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Benny Cunningham

St. Louis Rams
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 217

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Rams | Rams to ride hot hand at RB?

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:08:13 -0700

St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he expects the team to ride the "hot hand" any given week at running back, according to a source. As a result, RB Benny Cunningham could cut into RB Zac Stacy's workload immediately in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Stacy had 250 carries in just 12 starts last year and was among the league leaders in carries per game. Cunningham had just 47 carries last year, but he impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: We warned folks not to overvalue Stacy's work last year too much in drafts leading up to the 2014 season. This week against the Vikes, Stacy ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) isn't a wise FantasyScore investment, and it may be tough to find the right time to start him moving forward if Cunningham cuts into his workload significantly. Look to pick up Cunningham at a low investment in standard leagues if you're already searching for running back depth.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Gregg Rosenthal

Rams | Benny Cunningham may get snaps

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:43:14 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham has been the team's best running back during the preseason and could push RB Zac Stacy for playing time this season.

Fantasy Tip: Stacy likely will enter the season as the starter, but Cunningham could get some carries during games. Owners should only consider Cunningham has a handcuff to Stacy in deeper leagues. Tre Mason probably has the most value among the team's backup running backs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jim Thomas

Rams | Zac Stacy does not start

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:30:08 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy did not start in the third preseason game, because the team wanted to see what RB Benny Cunningham would do with the first-team offense, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said the team knows what Stacy can do with the starting offense.

Fantasy Tip: Stacy likely will be the starting running back this season and get a majority of the carries. Stacy probably will be a weekly flex option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Nick Wagoner

Rams | RB competition being pushed by OC

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:16:26 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy isn't officially the team's starting running back. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer reiterated that RBs Benny Cunningham, Tre Mason and Isaiah Pead will all compete with Stacy for starter status. Schottenheimer added that each running back has a different skill set that will be used "throughout the course of the year."

Fantasy Tip: It's still too early to make too much out of the St. Louis running back situation, but it's still not good news for Stacy. While Stacy may still get most of the playing time, he probably won't be called on as much as he was last season. Still, he's a solid RB2 option in standard leagues. If we were to choose a St. Louis running back to bet on other than Stacy, it would probably be Mason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Nick Wagoner

Rams | Four could compete for No. 4 RB job

Mon, 26 May 2014 23:24:56 -0700

The St. Louis Rams will likely use RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the first three slots on the depth chart. In the fourth spot it could be a competition between RBs Isaiah Pead, Chase Reynolds, Kadeem Jones and Trey Watts.

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Rams | Three could be options as kick returner

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:30:56 -0800

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham, RB Isaiah Pead and WR Chris Givens could be kick returner options Week 15 if WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is not able to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Lyons

Rams | Zac Stacy probable

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:52:31 -0800

St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. He passed the final hurdle for his concussion tests Friday and has been cleared to play this Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: The matchup against the Niners is a tough one, but if Stacy is playing, he's at least an RB2 or flex play, assuming he isn't limited by a great deal. Benny Cunningham is a weak flex play now that Stacy is expected to suit up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Nick Wagoner

Rams | Benny Cunningham briefly left game

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:33:30 -0800

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) left the team's Week 10 game because of an ankle injury but was able to return later in the game and was the leading rusher with 72 yards.

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Rams | Benny Cunningham able to play

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:32:39 -0800

St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) returned from injury in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans, playing nine snaps on offense and four more on special teams.

Fantasy Tip: Cunningham is working as the backup to Zac Stacy, and that role could be in jeopardy after a costly fumble. For fantasy purposes, Cunningham is not someone you'll want to rely upon anytime soon.

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Rams | Friday practice report for Week 9

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:54:25 -0700

St. Louis Rams OG Harvey Dahl (knee) has been ruled out for Week 9. RB Benny Cunningham (ankle), QB Brady Quinn (hip) and DE Robert Quinn (illness) are questionable. OT Jake Long (knee), C Scott Wells (thigh), FS Darian Stewart (foot) and CB Brandon McGee (illness) are probable. Dahl and Quinn did not practice Friday, Nov. 1, while the rest practiced in full.

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