Zac Stacy will start at running back for Rams

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams will have a rookie starting against the league's worst run defense in Week 5.

The Rams will have a new starting running back in Week 5. Rookie Zac Stacy is set to get the majority of the carries for the Rams against the Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (via NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano).

Stacy is a fifth-round pick out of Vanderbilt. The 5-foot-8, 216-pound running back has appeared in just two games this season and had zero carries in Week 4 against the 49ers. He has a total of four carries for four yards heading into Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. Luckily for Stacy and the Rams, Jacksonville ranks last in the league against the run and has allowed an average of 165 yards per game. The Jaguars have also allowed four rushing touchdowns.

Stacy is starting over Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead, who were both higher on the depth chart prior to Week 5. The Rams will host the Jaguars on CBS at 1 p.m. ET.

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