Isaiah Pead signed with the Dolphins in March, and he will look to make the final roster as a reserve running back. Pead was briefly with the Steelers in 2015, but he has two offensive touches since 2013. Pead never panned out as a former second-round pick with the Rams and will likely get cut by Miami in training camp. Even if Pead makes the final roster he would have minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues and is not worth drafting in most formats.
The Dolphins have signed Pead, the Miami Herald reports. After making attempts to add C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson to their backfield mix, the Dolphins will now add Pead to the depth mix behind Jay Ajayi, but his addition is not likely to be the team's last move to fortify the running back position. The 26-year-old -- who was a 2012 second-round pick by the Rams -- was limited to two carries for three yards in two games last season, and he thus has much to prove before approaching fantasy consideration.
The Steelers have released Pead, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. To replace Pead as a depth RB option, the Steelers have promoted Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad to the team's active roster.
Pead is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Pead, who was just signed this week for depth, had a small chance to play behind DeAngelo Williams in this game, but he is not on the active roster.
Pead signed with the Steelers on Monday. Pead's signing unfortunately coincides with star Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) being placed on season-ending injured reserve. With Bell out, veteran DeAngelo Williams is expected to shoulder most of Pittsburgh's workload, but Pead could compete with fellow backups Dre Archer and Jordan Todman for touches out of the backfield.
Pead will visit with the Steelers on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. With Le'Veon Bell (knee) looking at an extended absence, Pead may join the Steelers to provide depth behind DeAngelo Williams. The former second-round draft pick (2012) was unimpressive during his time with the Rams, and he probably won't have a major role with the Steelers if he signs.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@New England Patriots||5||14.00|
|9||11/06||New York Jets||3||13.13|
|10||11/13||@San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|12||11/27||San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|15||12/18||@New York Jets||3||13.13|
|17||01/01||New England Patriots||5||14.00|
|3 Year Avg||3||8||0||4||26||0||2|