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Daryl Richardson | RB | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 1/18/2014 3:00pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he believes RB Daryl Richardson will be able to compete for playing time next season after struggling with injuries this season. 'We've all seen what he can do. Some injuries derailed him a little bit. ... What you like about the whole thing is as you bring in more players, as we all grow here, there's more competition,' Snead said. Richardson could be a change-of-pace back for the team but will need to improve his pass catching and pass protection.
Huddle Up: Richardson was expected to be the heir to Steven Jackson's carries in St. Louis, but that gig ultimately fell to Zac Stacy. And with Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead still in the mix, it's a crowded Rams backfield. At best Richardson can hope for a complementary role with the possibility of increased touches should Stacy go down with an injury.

Posted: 10/2/2013 7:55pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wouldn't say who would be the starting running back this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars after RB Daryl Richardson hinted that he wouldn't be starting in Week 5. The Rams are currently last in the league in rushing, averaging just over 47 yards per game. Richardson is averaging a measly 2.7 yards per carry. 'We have just had one day of practice and all the backs got to participate in practice, so we've got different things for different style of runners,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars struggle at everything, including stopping the run. However, no Rams' running back is worth starting right now. Benny Cunningham could be next in line to get a shot but right now St. Louis' backfield is a fantasy mess to avoid.

Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson said on Twitter that he isn't going to start in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Richardson apparently didn't elaborate, so it's unknown if he's not starting because his foot injury is still bothering him or because Isaiah Pead is a better option in Jeff Fisher's mind. It's a favorable matchup against the Jaguars, so whomever does get the nod for the Rams could be a fantasy helper this week.

Posted: 9/26/2013 10:59am et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is listed as probable for the Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Richardson was listed as a full participant in practice last week as well, but someone apparently stepped on his injured foot on the first play and he was extremely limited the rest of the way. So it appears he'll at least be available for the start of the game, but there are no guarantees beyond that.

Posted: 9/24/2013 6:52pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) has been practicing this week on a limited basis and expects to play in Week 4 versus the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26. He leads the team with 30 carries and 98 yards in three weeks despite playing just two snaps in Week 3 before aggravating his injury.
Huddle Up: Sure, Richardson will likely play, but how much fantasy trust can you place in him after what transpired last week? Size up your RB options carefully.

Posted: 9/24/2013 12:10am et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Monday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Richardson dealt with a foot injury all last week, then was stepped early in the Week 3 loss to the Cowboys and didn't log a rushing attempt or pass reception. Now his biggest hurdle is a short week leading up to Thursday night's game against the 49ers. See what he can do over the next few days.

Posted: 9/23/2013 9:19am et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson was able to take part in just one play in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. His injured foot was stepped up, and he was forced from the game and unable to return. Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham split carries the rest of the way, but neither did much with the opportunity. Pead carried six times for 20 yards, while adding seven receptions and 43 yards. Cunningham had four carries for 16 yards, while adding one catch for six yards.
Huddle Up: This looks as if it will be a problematic situation for Richardson, who wasn't exactly establishing himself as the Rams' go-to back anyway. Expect the St. Louis situation to remain an RBBC for the foreseeable future.

Posted: 9/20/2013 5:59pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Richardson, who has 176 total yards and no TDs on 52 touches so far, looks good to go after practicing the past 2 days.

Posted: 9/12/2013 5:28pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) got a fair amount of practice work in Thursday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Richardson, who received 25 of the Rams' 26 RB touches in Week 1, reportedly had Wed. off as an extra day of rest so there's no real concerns with the Rams' starter, unless you count the return of No. 2 back Isaiah Pead, who served a suspension in Week 1.

Posted: 8/20/2013 12:38am et
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday, Aug. 19 that RB Daryl Richardson will be the team's Week 1 starter.
Huddle Up: No real shocker here as Richardson has been considered the front- runner in his competition with Isaiah Pead and rookie Zac Stacy. Richardson, who rushed for 475 yards on 98 carries and added 163 more on 24 receptions last season as a rookie, is a low-end No. 3 back in The Huddle's current standard-scoring rankings but should move up a little now that he's officially been handed the starting gig.

Posted: 8/17/2013 1:02pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is considered the heavy favorite for the starting running back job but has not clinched the job at this time.
Huddle Up: Some people have been touting this competition a lot closer than it actually has been. In reality, Richardson has been the clear favorite all along. He showed a lot of potential last season and while Richardson may not be Steven Jackson, he's clearly the back with the most fantasy value in St. Louis. Richardson is a flat-out steal at his current ADP of Round 6.

Posted: 8/16/2013 4:06pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson entered training camp as the favorite for the starting job, and he has done nothing in the preseason to hurt his status. 'I think Daryl played really, really well last week,' offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Even if, as expected, Richardson wins the No. 1 job, it's going to be hard to put too much fantasy stock into the 2nd-year back knowing the team has other capable components for a dreaded RBBC.

Posted: 8/9/2013 6:55pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson said he expects to be more involved in the passing game this season. 'I'm going to have more receptions this year,' Richardson said. 'They're going to give me more opportunities to catch the ball with screens and stuff.' Richardson said he is more comfortable with the offense.
Huddle Up: The Rams have a decade-plus lineage of pass-catching backs in Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson, and with Richardson remaining a prime candidate to start, he knows he'll have to improve on the 24 receptions for 163 yards he had as a rookie this past season.

Posted: 7/26/2013 6:13pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team may have a revolving door at running back this season, headed by RB Daryl Richardson. "I've usually had a guy, but that's what the competition is about, and that's what camp's for and preseason games are for," Fisher said. "It's not going to be out of the question that we don't play two or three of them quite a bit. We may not end up with a 'bell cow' like we've had last year (in Steven Jackson) and previous years, and just let them all play." RBs Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy will compete for touches with Richardson.
Huddle Up: This isn't what those banking on Richardson as a sleeper fantasy pick want to hear, but St. Louis is shaping up as an RBBC--worse, a three-way RBBC.

Posted: 7/16/2013 11:57pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is listed as a projected starter on the team's initial depth chart heading into training camp and the preseason, followed by RBs Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy, who are listed as 'key contributors'.
Huddle Up: Richardson had 638 yards from scrimmage a year ago to Pead's 70, and while the 5th-round pick Stacy is getting some fantasy sleeper love, Richardson should be the first STL coming off draft boards until something changes.

Posted: 7/5/2013 1:28pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson is considered the favorite for the starting running back job because he has more experience than RBs Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and Terrance Ganaway.
Huddle Up: There's plenty of fantasy love for Stacy as a sleeper candidate, but Richardson is consistently the first Rams' running back going off the board. It's definitely a situation to watch during the preseason.