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By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 11:30am EDT

After sitting out the first preseason game, Lacy turned in a solid performance against the Rams and their first-team defense. Lacy averaged 5.0 yards per carry on 5 rushing attempts and also hauled in 2 catches for 22 yards. (Source: Rob Demovsky of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news if you are already a Lacy owner or are targeting him with a first round pick. Every piece of news that has come out of Packers' camp about Lacy has been positive. Lacy should also have a larger role in the passing game this season which adds even more value to the second-year running back.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 9:29am EDT

Eddie Lacy didn't play in the Green Bay Packers' first preseason game by design. Coach McCarthy has said, "Eddie’s gotten a lot of work. His reps are up this year from last year, and you have to pay attention to that. It is not my goal for his workload to be very high in preseason games.” (Source: Packers.com)

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy owners this comes as good news. The Packers are limiting Lacy's exposure to possible injury in a preseason game, working in extra practice reps (including pass catching and blocking work) and trying to make sure he's as fresh and healthy for the start of the season as possible. Lacy is looking at the prospect of increased responsibility in one of the NFL's elite offenses...when the regular season starts.

By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 3:28pm EDT

McCarthy said this offseason that he wants his running backs to be able to stay on the field for all three downs, and that could mean more opportunities for starter Eddie Lacy in the passing game. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is well known Lacy is fully capable running the ball inside the tackles and out, but his inaugural season ended with just 257 receiving yards, which is only good for 26th in the league among running backs. The bright side here is that he did haul in nearly 80% of his targets. With more opportunities in the passing game, and a healthy season, Lacy could legitimately challenge for the top fantasy performer in 2014.

By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 8:32am EDT

Packers running back’s coach, Sam Gash wants Lacy to be ready to be a workhorse for the Packers. "If he gets 40 (carries in a game), I'm OK with that. If he gets 10 carries, 20 carries, as long as we're productive and winning, I don't really care. I tell all the guys, be ready for 50 carries, that's the way you should train in the offseason, as if you're getting 50 carries a game.”

Fantasy Impact: Lacy won’t see 50 carries in game; however this is good news for fantasy owners hoping to land the second year running back. In his rookie campaign, Lacy rushed 284 times for 1178 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is currently being drafted as the 5th overall pick according to ADP.

The Fake Football | Aug 20th
I love Lacy this year in the up-tempo Green Bay offense. They plan on keeping him on the field on all downs so they can keep the pace up and he will see
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Barring the dreaded sophomore slump, Lacy should be a near lock to finish as a top ten back in fantasy. He was a stud last year and the Packers will want to run more now that they have the back who can handle the load. Don't expect a big increase in receptions, but 300+ carries is within reach.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 20th
Played on 60.5 percent of the snaps as a rookie. Had 1,435 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Look for Green Bay to go with a more balanced attack on office, which will benefit Eddie Lacy in 2014. Lacy is also expected to be more involved in 3rd down situations. Look for 300 rush attempts and 40-50 receptions.
The Football Girl | Aug 19th
Modern-day Earl Campbell could score 15 TDs, but he takes a LOT of hits.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 19th
He had a monster rookie campaign; he runs so tough and has a ton of burst. Lacy's upside is amazing and he is on an offense that knows how to stay on the field.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
Love the offensive upside in GB; Top 4 fantasy RB from Week 5 thru Week 17
Breaking Football | Aug 19th
Lacy is a beast and his role will only grow in year two. Hopefully his punishing running style doesn't come back to bite him.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Lacy looked like the real deal in 2013, finishing his rookie season with 1,435 yards from scrimmage and scoring 11 rushing touchdowns. He should be a lock to finish as a Top 10 running back in 2014. It will be interesting to see how many carries he can rack up on an offense that wants to run 75 offensive plays per game.
The New York Times | Aug 19th
300+ carry candidate as the Pack want to rely less on Rodgers's arm in 2014.
Legion Report | Aug 16th
The new buzz around the Fantasy World is that the Packers want to run 75 plays a game this season. The Denver Broncos led the league last year at 72.1 plays per game and we all know the fantasy production out of that team. Lacy totaled a whopping 284 caries last season while catching the ball 35 times on 44 targets, however, they want to substitute him as little as possible in order to keep their fast-paced offense. If Rodgers is able to play an entire season the Packers won’t have to rely nearly as much on Lacy. In fact, Lacy still has plenty of room to grow in terms of YPC and Receptions. Green Bay plays only 4 Teams inside the Top 10 against the run this season (Seattle, Detroit, Carolina, New Orleans) – expect at least 1100+ yard season and 10+ TD’s out of Lacy again this season in Green Bays high powered offense.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 13th
Eddie Lacy didn’t become Green Bay’s full-time back until Week 4 last season, and over the final 13 games, he totaled 1,382 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. That’s a season’s pace of 1,701 yards and 12 scores. Aaron Rodgers missed more than half of those 13 games (essentially eight), so it’s safe to assume Lacy’s scoring opportunities will be greater with a healt...
Breaking Football | Aug 11th
The first three players off the board in almost all fantasy football drafts this year will will be, in no particular order, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, and Jamaal Charles. But you have the fourth pick. Who do you take? You could go quarterback. Peyton Manning vs. Aaron Rodgers is a reasonable debate to have. You could go wide receiver where you’d face the question: Calvin Johnson or Demar...
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Eddie Lacy will get all the touches he can handle as the Packers workhorse and is the last of the top five you will see go off the board before any other position is considered.
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Aug 5th
Packers Eddie Lacy: Top Fantasy Football Running Back In 2014? Could Packers RB Eddie Lacy end up being this season’s top fantasy football running back? The odds of this happening are unlikely. However, it is a possibility. In a league where 3 down running backs are becoming extinct, Lacy will carry this title in 2014. I don’t see anyone drafting him before Jamaal Charles or […]...
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Aug 1st
2014 Fantasy Football Rookie Targets In 2013, many rookies stepped up for their teams to make an impact on the field.  Many people also were able to get a little lucky and take a chance on drafting a rookie runningback or they were able to find them on the waiver wire once the season started.  Players like Eddie Lacy that […] Original Source
ESPN | Jul 23rd
Eddie Lacy had a fantastic rookie season, but does that make him a sure-thing running back in 2014?
4for4.com | Jul 10th
Over the past few seasons, it has become more acceptable to draft one or two wide receivers in the first two rounds and wait until the middle rounds to start drafting running backs. While I’m still going to target an elite running back in the first half of the 1st round (and target Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy in the late 1st round), heading in...