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| Eddie Lacy slowed by asthma -- Mon Jan 12 7:00 am --|
Packers RB missed time in 2nd quarter
|The only thing that can put Eddie Lacy on pause is the sub-freezing temperature of the Wisconsin outdoors that inflames his lungs.
But while an asthma attack sidelined him for a portion of the second quarter, the Green Bay Packers running back roared back and ended up with 101 yards on 19 carries against the respected Dallas run defense ranked No. 8 in the NFL this season.
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FF Today's Take: James Starks played exclusively on a Packers' drive in the 2nd quarter while Lacy was struggling with his breathing. Lacy returned for a few plays before halftime then carried a normal workload in the 2nd half. He should be fine for Sunday's championship matchup with the Seahawks.
| Lacy (hip) still limited in practice -- Thu Dec 11 2:45 pm --|
Packers not overly concerned about Week 15 availability
|Maybe Eddie Lacy's hip injury will be more of an issue than originally thought. The Green Bay Packers running back did little to nothing in the portion of practice that was open for viewing Thursday. Lacy, who was officially listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, was uniform Thursday but spent a good portion of the individual drills watching his teammates go through the workout.
Lacy did not finish Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons, but on Tuesday coach Mike McCarthy said he did not have a high level of concern about Lacy's availability for this Sunday's game at the Buffalo Bills. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: McCarthy stated following his team's practice on Thursday that Lacy is "making progress", but Friday's availability figures to be key. The second-year back has a difficult matchup against Buffalo, so if he is limited in any way going into the weekend, his owners need to have a backup option in mind. If Lacy were to miss Week 15, James Starks would fill in and could be considered a low-end RB2.
| Lacy (hip) dinged up in win over Falcons -- Tue Dec 9 10:30 am --|
"Bobsleddy" Eddie sits out final series in favor of James Starks
|James Starks did the job at the end, helping the Packers run out the clock, but why wasn't Eddie Lacy in the game? It turned out Lacy sustained a hip bruise late in the game that prevented him from finishing. Lacy said he thought he would be OK despite the short turnaround to Sunday's game at Buffalo, but he couldn't go at the end against the Falcons.
"I mean I tried, but no," Lacy said.
Lacy and Starks combined for 148 yards rushing (Starks had 10 carries for 75 yards, while Lacy had 13 carries for 73 yards) and each scored a rushing touchdown. Lacy also caught a touchdown pass, but it was Starks who was there at the end.
"He had a great game out there tonight," Lacy said of his backfield mate. "And we have to go out and continue to do this for the rest of the season." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Lacy should be fine for Week 15 but James Starks makes a decent waiver wire pickup heading into Buffalo.