By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 5:27pm EDT
At a press conference on Monday, Coach McCarthy said, "It was more of Eddie not getting touches. In the big picture over 16 games, the distribution of reps at the running back position will not reflect what we did yesterday. Eddie is one of our best players on offense and his opportunities were limited.” (Source: Packers.com
Fantasy Impact: Lacy had 13 carries on Sunday, and only 3 in the first half, against the New York Jets. The Jets played to their strength and focused in on stopping the run throughout the game. It's good for Lacy owners to know that McCarthy expects to feed him more than this as the year goes on. Lacy is still a borderline elite talent at RB and should continue to be used accordingly in fantasy lineups.
By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:44pm EDT
Eddie Lacy was cleared to play on Sunday against the Jets after suffering a concussion in week 1 against Seattle. Lacy struggled to get going against New York, accumulating only 43 yards on 13 carries. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: It was expected that Lacy would be a risky start due to his concussion symptoms. Green Bay travels to Detroit next week, where Lacy only managed to rush for 16 yards on 10 carries in last year's meeting between the two teams in Detroit. This was a game where the Packers failed to gain a single rushing first down. Detroit has one of the best run defenses in the league. However, you are going to start Lacy either way. I recommend you put Lacy at the Flex instead of at his usual RB slot.
By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 1:51pm EDT
Tom Silverstein reporting that Eddie Lacy returned to practice today and was in full pads. (Source: Tom Silverstein on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is encouraging news for fantasy owners as the fact that Lacy was at practice and in full pads assumes that he is ready again for contact and should be cleared to play this weekend against the Jets. Though the matchup looks tough with the Jets sporting a stout rush defense this year, Lacy is an every week starter and owners should remain confident. According to the Acme Packing Company blog, Lacy forced nine missed tackles against Seattle's top-notch defense in week 1.
By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 4:28pm EDT
In this afternoon's press conference, Coach McCarthy said that RB Eddie Lacy was progressing quickly and he believed he was near the end of the concussion protocol. (Source: Paul Imig on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is an optimistic sign for Lacy owners who feared the RB would miss time. It now appears that Lacy is nearing the end of the concussion protocol and could get a green light to play against a tough New York Jets defense this week. Continue to track Lacy's status, if he is a no go RB James Starks could get the starting nod.
By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 11:18am EDT
On Friday, Coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy had passed the first step of the concussion protocol and was told the RB is feeling good. (Source: Packers on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is good news for the Packers, Eddie Lacy and fantasy owners as there have been no immediate setbacks in the talented second-year running back's return. The situation requires further monitoring, but if Lacy is cleared to play he should again be in all fantasy lineups for the Packers matchup with the New York Jets.
By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 9:21am EDT
Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that RB Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion. He doesn’t play for 10 days. (Source: Twitter- Ian Rapoport
Fantasy Impact: Lacy had an early exit from the game Thursday night suffering a concussion in the second half. Prior to that he rushed for 34 yards on 12 carries and 11 yards on three receptions. He looked as advertised, even though the numbers don't exactly show it. He was just starting to wear down Seattle when he went out. The Packers have a long week because of the Thursday night game, so Lacy has a chance to suit up. If he doesn't, look to Starks to get the start with DuJuan Harris spelling him.
By Dale Redman, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 12:36pm EDT
Eddie Lacy is projected to have a good game in Week 1, despite the tough matchup with Seattle. Consensus projections for the RB are for 90 total yards with a pretty good chance of finding the end zone. (Source: FantasyPros
Fantasy Impact: Seattle has the top defense in the league, but you never sit your studs no matter the matchup. With the amount of touches Lacy is projected to receive, the RB should still post starter worthy numbers in Week 1. Feel free to start Lacy without hesitation.
By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 30th 8:00pm EDT
Packers RB Coach Sam Gash made a bold statement saying Eddie Lacy could lead the league in rushing. (Source: Chris Wesseling
Fantasy Impact: The fact that it is plausible that Lacy actually could lead the league in rushing is remarkable. However, the Packers remain a pass-first offense. Eddie Lacy is a terrific football player, but it is unrealistic to think he will finish the year leading the league in rushing.
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.
Breaking Football | Sep 11th
Week 1 in fantasy football has come and gone. Some players have gotten hurt, others have had their roles re-defined. Some players stepped up while others lost control of their proverbial bowels. The first week of the season is likely the most active one on the waiver wire. So many unexpected things happen that there’s a definite need to reform the bottom of your bench. That said, the NFL cha...
Breaking Football | Sep 10th
The Green Bay Packers had a rough go in their opener in Seattle last Thursday, as they were throttled by the defending Super Bowl champs 36-16. They also lost their primary running back, Eddie Lacy, to a concussion late in that game. As of Wednesday, just a few days before the Pack return to Lambeau for their home opener against the New York Jets, Lacy’s status is still up-in-the-air. Lacy s...
ESPN | Sep 5th
Christopher Harris discusses Eddie Lacy's value after Week 1.
ESPN | Sep 5th
Matthew Berry joins Keith Olbermann to discuss fantasy predictions for Marshawn Lynch and Eddie Lacy after the running backs' performances in the NFL season opener.
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 […]