Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

Green Bay Packers

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By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Dec 19th 6:57pm EST

Eddie Lacy is dealing with an eye issue, it started with a contact lens that has caused some irritation this past week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Lacy is in line to start this week, as he's gone from questionable and a limited participant in practice to probable. Expect a solid performance from the talented, consistent running back who will get his opportunities against a Tampa Bay defense allowing the 11th most points to RBs. The only concern for Lacy is a lingering injury to offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga, but utility man JC Tretter filled in serviceably against the Bills last week and should do even better if called upon after a full week of first team reps.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 17th 7:45pm EST

Eddie Lacy was limited in practice on Wednesday with an eye issue. Coach McCarthy called the injury "just a situation he has going on with his eye that's not game-related." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: At this point it doesn't look like this is anything serious, but it is worth monitoring for fantasy owners looking to use the talented RB in the playoffs. Lacy is a pretty sure bet to finish as a top-tier back this week in a matchup with Tampa Bay after facing and performing well against the much tougher Buffalo Bills run defense last week.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 5:19pm EST

Eddie Lacy rushed 15 times for 97 yards and a touchdown. He was somewhat limited in the passing game adding just 2 receptions for 11 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: A lot of props to the Bills defense as they played tough, physical football against one of the NFL's premier offenses. But, despite the tough matchup and speculation that Lacy's injury last week would lead to an increase in workload for Starks, Lacy did what he's done for the Packers much of the year topping 100 total yards and/or scoring a touchdown. He will remain one of the surer things at RB next week, when the Packers play Tampa Bay.

By Scott Ellinwood, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 10:04am EST

Packers RB Eddie Lacy has gotten hot down the stretch, with many fantasy owners reaping the benefit. Lacy will play through a hip injury in Week 15, but will have his workload monitored according to a report by Albert Breer of NFL Media. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Lacy sounds like a risky play in a fantasy postseason start. Even if he starts the game, if Green Bay is far ahead of the Bills, Lacy could be pulled instead of grinding the clock down as he usually would. Even in a best case scenario, Lacy will likely surrender a few more carries than usual to James Starks.

By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 10th 1:40pm EST

Mike McCarthy says he doesn't have high concern over Eddie Lacy's hip injury. See how players respond tomorrow on short week. (Source: Twitter - Tyler Dunne)

Fantasy Impact: It appears Eddie Lacy's hip bruise, that caused him to miss the end of the Atlanta game, is nothing serious. That being said, the Packers play the 4th best defense to opposing running backs in Buffalo this week, so if Lacy is at all limited it could be seriously detrimental in fantasy. His situation is worth monitoring closely, especially in your fantasy playoffs. If Lacy is unable to go, James Starks has proved himself more than serviceable in the past and is available in over 90% of leagues.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 7:43pm EST

Eddie Lacy rushed 13 times for 73 yards and touchdown, adding 5 reception for 33 yards and another touchdown. A well-defended pass stopped him from adding another receiving touchdown on a play where he lined up out wide. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Lacy was out-rushed on 3 less carries by James Starks, who had a key 41-yard run that helped the Packers run out the clock and close the game out. Lacy's not in danger of losing opportunities, but against a very poor Falcon's run defense the Packers emphasized their rushing attack throughout the game. Additionally, Lacy was targeted 9 times in the passing game further establishing his utility in PPR games. He will continue to be a strong RB1 for the remainder of the season.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sat, Dec 6th 1:14pm EST

Eddie Lacy has rewarded patient fantasy owners with 342 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, and 143 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns over the past four weeks. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Atlanta Falcons give up the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs, allowing 1244 yards with 14 touchdowns on the ground and 582 yards with 2 touchdowns through the air to the position. Add to that Eddie Lacy's increasing touches, improved offensive line play, the Packers playing at home against a team that doesn't perform well on the road, and this game script seems to favor a heavy dose of Lacy. He looks like an RB1 with high upside this week.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 10:50pm EST

Eddie Lacy set the tone with early game production, eventually turning 21 carries into 98 yards and 2 receptions into 17 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: In back-to-back weeks Lacy has topped 20 carries. His opportunities in this offense are endless as he has proven since midseason to be a dynamic back that can produce on the ground and through the air. Though Lacy has been great for fantasy owners looking to make deep playoff runs, a lot of credit should go to the improved play of the Packers offensive line. In addition to giving QB Aaron Rodgers a ton of time to pass the ball, they simply outplayed the Patriots front seven for much of this game. Continue to use Lacy as an RB1 going forward as the Packers run game looks to continue its strong momentum at home against Atlanta in Week 14.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 6:44pm EST

Eddie Lacy rushed 25 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, adding 2 receptions for 13 yards and a second touchdown. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: He did it against the Vikings in Week 5, and while past success isn't always an indicator of the future, he did it again in Week 12. Lacy showed the great power and vision that kept him on fantasy owners radars as a first round pick. Early season fears about sharing opportunities with James Starks are slowly starting to fade as Lacy has gotten it done regardless of workload. The good news for Lacy owners is that Starks had only one carry in this game and he fumbled. This may be the beginning of a cold-weather shift toward getting the Lacy the ball even more.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 11:29pm EST

Eddie Lacy ran 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown, and caught 3 balls for 45 yards and a touchdown. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Over the last 3 weeks Eddie Lacy has proven to be an increasingly dynamic part of the Packers high-powered offense despite losing opportunities to backups James Starks and DuJuan Harris once the team gets up big. And let's give credit where credit is due. It's true that Aaron Rodgers makes this entire offense better, but Eddie Lacy has showcased better vision and power in their last 3 games. He highlighted this today running through 4 defenders on his way to the end zone on a 35-yard screen pass. Expect RB1 numbers against a struggling Vikings team in Week 12.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Nov 11th 12:21am EST

Eddie Lacy rushed 14 times for 50 yards and added 3 receptions on 6 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Though the Bears did a decent job of bottling up the Packers run game early, Lacy was again effective in the passing game. He tied Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb with 6 targets. Of his 3 receptions, Lacy's most impressive was a screen pass turned into 56 yards and a touchdown thanks to the downfield blocking of the Packers wide receivers. It looks like this is the kind of all-around performance fantasy owners can expect from Lacy as long as the Packers offense continues firing on all cylinders.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Nov 7th 11:06am EST

One Alabama teammate doesn't remember Eddie Lacy dropping a single pass in college. His running backs coach here in Green Bay? Sam Gash can count Lacy's drops — since individual workouts in April — on "one hand." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners just want the talented second-year running back to get his touches, knowing that he has the ability to turn them into production. This sounds like Lacy is proving that he isn't only a threat on the ground, but the Packers would like to get him more involved in the passing game, something they proved against the Saints. Expect Lacy to get his against a struggling Bears defense and when he does, watch out. He has RB1 potential this week with big upside.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 7:30pm EST

Eddie Lacy has been in on 62.9 percent of Green Bay's offensive snaps this year, up from 60.5 percent last year. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has played a greater percentage of snaps this year than he did last year. This is reassuring for fantasy owners, although, James Starks snap count is also up from last year. The back losing out? Fan-favorite John Kuhn. Lacy owners can rest assured that the Packers are trying to get him on the field and create opportunities for him. Going forward he looks to earn his lofty draft-day price by capitalizing on more of those opportunities, particularly, as we saw against New Orleans, in the passing game.

By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 30th 5:23pm EDT

“We’d like to get [Eddie Lacy] about 20 touches, however they come about. That’s approximately what he had [against New Orleans]. Some games it’s going to be tilted more toward the run. [On Sunday night], he had it tilt a little bit more toward the pass. As long as he has the ball in his hands, he’s a weapon” - Offensive Coordinator, Tom Clements. (Source: ESPN Wisconsin)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Lacy owners as his production for the most part this season has not been up to expectations. His 182 total yards in Week 8 were much appreciated and the 8 catches translated into an excellent game in PPR formats. He can't be expected to have that kind of output every week, but its realistic that he can consistently go over 100 total yards every week on 20 touches. Considering his propensity as a goal line back, that would propel him back into top tier RB1 status.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 7:28pm EDT

Eddie Lacy catches 8 of 9 for 123 yards through the air. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is encouraging for fantasy owners adding another dimension to his game. He was still effective in the run game with 13 for 59 and a 4.5 average. He's doing everything he can to earn back owner's trust. Use him as a high upside RB2 going forward.

By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 23rd 9:44am EDT

During his sophomore year, Lacy made his return to New Orleans. Alabama beat LSU for the national championship. He didn't exactly get a standing ovation."They knew I was from Louisiana, and I was at a traitor school as people would say," Lacy said. "So, I got boos for that and a bunch of negative comments." (Source: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Eddie Lacy was the backup behind Trent Richardson in that game, now he is the starter. After spending the first 14 years of his life in New Orleans before Katrina forced his family to evacuate, Lacy is finally returning home as a starter--eager to make a statement. With Rob Ryan's tendency to blitz early and often, Lacy will have an opportunity to have the game he wants. According to ESPN, the Saints are 22nd against fantasy running backs. Lacy has not been the back fantasy owners expected when they drafted him with their first pick, but he might live up to the expectations in Week 8.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 9:21pm EDT

Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown, adding 3 receptions for 10 yards through the passing game.

Fantasy Impact: Lacy out touched and out performed fellow running back James Starks (7-36, 1 TD) in a game that the Packers got out ahead in early. This remains a time share at running back in Green Bay, as Lacy and Starks continue to alternate for offensive drives. Though it appears Lacy will be benefitting from a slight advantage in number of opportunities per week, but, still, had either back not scored a touchdown fantasy owners would have much more to lament. This looks like a risky situation going forward, but Lacy gets an edge because of opportunity and the advantage his size allows him near the goal line.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 5:48pm EDT

Eddie Lacy is rushing nearly 6 times less per game this year than last year, and it may be part of why his production has declined, suggests Rob Demovsky, ESPN. On average, Lacy is rushing for nearly 27 yards less per contest. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: While this may be one reason, it appears to be a part of a larger trend. Less for Eddie Lacy, more involvement for James Starks and terrible O-Line rush blocking means less individual production for both. Lacy, and Starks, have a nice matchup against a poor Carolina rush defense this week. There's no way of telling which back will get more touches, and Coach McCarthy suggests that he's fine with both being involved.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 8:42pm EDT

Eddie Lacy rushed 14 times for 40 yards in the Green Bay Packers Week 6 matchup against an underrated Miami Dolphins defense.

Fantasy Impact: Another week, another disappointing performance. Although some of the same excuses fantasy owners have been making for the talented RB are still valid – terrible run blocking, slow to get going, tough defenses – Lacy has shown only momentary sparks of what made him a first round pick and is losing opportunity to James Starks. Lacy is quickly becoming a match-up based or TD dependent play for fantasy owners until he can put together consistent performances week-to-week. It's getting closer to now or never, but fantasy owners should give Lacy one more shot against Carolina's 26th ranked rush defense.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 10:06am EDT

In the Packers best rushing game of the season, Eddie Lacy led the charge and James Starks contributed for spells throughout. It may be surprising to learn that the split was exactly 50/50, with each back playing 27 offensive snaps. Packers Running Backs Coach Sam Gash has said he wants to keep both back fresh throughout the game and expects them to continue splitting carries in the future. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Lacy owners would love to hear that after his breakout game against the Vikings he would get a much bigger workload in Week 6. That's not the case. Though Lacy was incredibly efficient and effective against a struggling Vikings defense, he'll have a much harder test against Miami--in terms of talent and temperature. It bears monitoring how the Packers manage this game, but it seems likely that any type of split would favor Lacy with a heavier workload. The Packers will need to run the ball well to manage the clock against the Dolphins, Lacy and/or Starks is sure to be a big part of that.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 7:44pm EDT

On his weekly radio show, quarterback Aaron Rodgers compared Eddie Lacy's running in Week 5 against the Vikings to the previous four weeks: “He just got some more opportunity to run through big holes and he ran with a lot of confidence. There wasn’t any stutter step in the open field. He was looking for contact, and I think that is when Eddie runs at his best." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Trust the man who leads this offense and is the lynch pin of its success. Rodgers noted that Lacy was running with more confidence and it showed as the second-year back was hitting holes with power and not shying away from contact downfield. But, Rodgers made another great point saying that Lacy was given more running room by the offensive line. That may be the biggest change for the Packers offense and is partially the effect of the pass game firing on all cylinders and weaker opponents. Look for Lacy to continue to deliver on his high draft-day price going forward.

By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 11:43pm EDT

Eddie Lacy ran for 105 yards and reached the end-zone twice in a 42-10 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Well, Lacy owners, are you happy now? You got what you wanted right? Lacy's coming out game? Already looking towards next week, Green Bay has 10 days to game-plan for the Miami Dolphins. The bad news is the Dolphins are on a bye this week so they will be preparing for Green Bay as well. Not to say they haven't already been doing so since last weeks blowout of the Raiders in London. I'm from Miami, I can tell you first hand, Lacy will have a field day against the Fins next week. This is only the beginning of great things to come.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 4:29pm EDT

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said in a press conference today that he would like to see the Packers rushing attempts get closer to 30 per game. (Source: Wes Hodkiewicz)

Fantasy Impact: At first glance this may sound like good news for Lacy, but McCarthy also went on to say that James Starks not getting a touch in the Packers Week 4 game was a big mistake on his part and won't happen again. Going forward, fantasy owners can start to expect a bigger role for Starks while Lacy continues to struggle behind terrible O-Line run blocking. Even if this increasingly goes the way of a RBBC, Lacy should continue to see the bulk of the goal line work, where his 5'11" 230 lb. frame remains the team's best bet for punching in close scores on a week-to-week basis.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 4:17pm EDT

Eddie Lacy rushed 17 times for 48 yards and one touchdown. He added one reception for 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact: In a game where it looked like the Bears defense couldn't stop anything the Packers were doing, RB Eddie Lacy never really got things going. He broke one run for ten yards, but was constantly getting hit in the backfield and turning those into two and three yard gains. This wasn't the encouraging performance fantasy owners were hoping for, but the good news for them is that Lacy was the only RB to get carries for the Packers.

By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 11:45am EDT

After a sluggish start to the season, Lacy faces a susceptible Bears Defense in week 4. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: I have two words of advice for Lacy owners: Don't panic. If you own Lacy, you should be optimistic this week. Lacy scored a touchdown in both match-ups against Chicago last season, with an average of 17 fantasy points in those 2 games. While 2 games isn't a large sample size, the numbers don't lie. Per Matthew Berry, the Bears are giving up a league-high 5.3 ypc since the start of LAST season. If Lacy doesn't get it done here, you have reason to begin to worry. Lacy has faced three teams who are terrific against the run. Between Seattle, NYJ, and Detroit, that's no easy task. Start Lacy with confidence this week.

By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 4:55pm EDT

Eddie Lacy musters just 36 yards on 11 carries. On the year, his yards per carry average sits at 3.1 yards. When asked what was plaguing the Packers run game, Lacy responded "We just have to figure out better ways to run the ball. I don't know if I have to be more patient or speed things up but one way or another I'm responsible for the run game." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The Packers have faced three very tough run defenses to start the year, but as the Journal Sentinel points out 5 of Lacy's 11 runs went for zero or negative yards. An indication, perhaps, that, in addition to facing tough defenses, the run game has struggled to create opportunities. Lacy's matchup with the Chicago Bears in Week 4 might be the game he needs to get back on track.

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 Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 6:33pm EDT

Eddie Lacy has been cleared to play on Sunday against the Jets. (Source: RotoWire)

Fantasy Impact: Good news for Lacy owners, cleared to play on Sunday. An obvious must-start.

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 , 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 , 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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Dec 20th
The Buccaneers allow the 9th most points to fantasy backs, Lacy should be a Top-5 option this week.
NFL.com | Dec 19th
Eddie Lacy has missed two practices due to eye irritation from his contacts. The Green Bay Packers' running back, who said he was nearly blind without them, said he should be fine this weekend.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 19th
Eddie Lacy can’t really see. But he can’t see himself looking like Eric Dickerson either. The Packers running back is having problems with his contact lenses, and was limited in practice the last two days because of an irritated eye. Lacy’s eye started bothering him when he wore his contacts past their normal 30-day shelf…
ESPN | Dec 12th
Christopher Harris analyzes RB Eddie Lacy for Week 15.
Breaking Football | Dec 10th
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy mashed the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in week 14. However, he was absent from the team’s closing drive due to a hip injury, which naturally stirred up questions about his week 15 availability. The injury has been diagnosed as a hip bruise, but head coach Mike McCarthy reportedly does not have a “high concern” in regards to t...
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