Week Nine Add: If there is any truth to the rumors that Steven Jackson is not only on the trading block, but also that the Rams are fielding offers for him, Daryl Richardson stands to be in line for an epic increase in touches. If Jackson stays put, Richardson still is a decent addition to your roster. Richardson has had at least 11 touches in each of the last three games and has seen an increase in receptions in each of the last three weeks. Even if Jackson isn't traded you'll be glad you bid $10 on Richardson. He's still owned in only 12 percent of ESPN leagues, so chances are he's available.
Week Three Add: Isaiah Pead was widely drafted, but he's not the Rams backup. It's another rookie, Daryl Richardson, who cleanly beat out Pead in the preseason. Richardson, taken in the seventh round of the draft, looked spry last week when he took over for the injured Steven Jackson. He had a 53-yard run in the game, and nearly scored. He also caught some passes, too. Jackson's hamstring injury could be a problem, along with his general lack of production for the past, oh, five years. Keep in mind that the Rams have a totally new coaching staff, and they're not beholden to the previous players. The new regime drafted Richardson, and if he evolves into a productive starter, it makes them look like geniuses. That's a big incentive. I'd bid $12-15 for Richardson.