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Isaiah Pead likely to get reps with the Dolphins first-team Thursday night

by Steve Maro | Thu, Aug 25th 5:11pm EDT

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase “would love” to get RB Isaiah Pead reps with the first-string offense in the third preseason game Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons. Pead was originally signed in the summer as a “camp body”, but has emerged this preseason for the Dolphins leading the team in rushing during the preseason. (Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact:

Pead is currently going undrafted in even the deepest leagues; while teammates Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi have ADPs at 70 and 91 respectively. Pead is also currently being drafted behind RBs Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams despite the fact that it’s likely that he has already passed them on the depth chart. While Foster and Ajayi are still clearly ahead of Pead at this point, neither are what you would call “sure things.” Foster has been one of the most injury prone RBs in the NFL over the past few years, and Ajayi is completely unproven. I would monitor the way that Miami uses Pead during the third preseason game Thursday. If the Dolphins are willing to give Pead valuable first-team carries in what is usually known as the “dress rehearsal” preseason game, it is very likely that they are planning on giving him reps during the regular season. If you are in a deep league or a league that has a lot of bench spots, Pead might be a decent stash candidate.

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