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.
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...
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 […]
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...