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Running Back, Green Bay Packers

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Draft: 2013 Round 2 (31)
College: Alabama
DOB: 1991-01-01 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#6 2 1.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 GB 15 - 284 1,178 4.1 11 44 35 257 7.3 0 209.5 14.0
2014 (Projected) GB     278 1,195 4.3 10   42 296 7.0 1 215.1  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
In 2013, Eddie Lacy rumbled his way into the fantasy scene and into the record books for one of the NFL's most storied franchises. Great things were expected from the first-round rookie, and despite a very slow start 51 yards in 15 carries after three games he nearly single handedly kept the Packers season alive when Aaron Rodgers missed time with a broken collarbone. His nearly 1400 yard, 11 touchdown season was much needed given the team's instability. Lacy finished as a top-10 back in just his first year, during which he had 10 games of 20+ carries, and was the sole offensive threat for most of those contests. As a true 3-down, goal line back on an elite offensive team, Lacy should maintain a grip on RB1 status. For fantasy owners looking for a vast improvement in his numbers, though, they might want to think again.

What Lacy excels at is far more important on the field than in a fantasy box score. He was an elite pass-blocker and ball handler last season with only one fumble. There has been chatter that the Green Bay staff wants to lessen the running load on Lacy during the upcoming season. Lightening the load might be a good idea, as Lacy suffered a severe concussion early in the year and played with an ankle injury down the stretch. He wasn't the most explosive back last year with only nine carries of 15+ yards. He gained yardage mostly with pile-moving leg drive and nimble feet at and near the line of scrimmage. His volume of carries was leveraged against a decent, but nothing-special 4.1 yards-per-carry average.

The return of Rodgers should open up the offense and allow Lacy some bigger running lanes, but at the same time, result in fewer carries. Injury aside, rushing yardage totals should be very close to where they were in 2013. What will elevate Lacy into the top five or relegate him to fringe RB1 status are his touchdown totals. With Rodgers at the helm full-time, more scoring chances should be available. However, Mike McCarthy has always been comfortable allowing Rodgers to throw inside the red zone and that philosophy won’t change especially with Randall Cobb coming back from his leg injury. Expect Lacy's 2014 numbers to be close to his career highs, but not quite good enough to carry your fantasy roster alone.

Comment: Lacy's redzone touches should decrease but he still has low-end RB1 value.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Eddie Lacy
RB2RB2 James Starks
RB3RB3 DuJuan Harris
RB4RB4 John Kuhn
Packers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Packers aiming for 75 plays per game
Broncos led the NFL in 2013 with 72.1
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 14, 4:10 pm

Green Bay Packers
Packers HC Mike McCarthy and his quarterback have one primary goal in mind for 2014: run 75 plays per game. Do that, and everything else -- big numbers for Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and possibly one of the new rookie receivers; another 1,000-plus yard season for Eddie Lacy; solid pass protection - will fall into place. The first hint of McCarthy's plans came in February, when he declared that he wants all of his running backs to turn into three-down players in order to limit the need for substitutions, which, of course, slows down the game. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It is always notable when one of the league's best offenses wants to do something in order to give its best players more opportunities. Rodgers, Lacy, Cobb and Nelson are already in line for a ton of production regardless of the tempo Green Bay operates at, but a few more plays per game may allow players like Boykin and James Starks to become spot starters in deeper fantasy leagues and enable the stars to bump up their numbers a bit at the same time.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SF L 28-34 14 41 2.9 1 2 1 31 31.0 0 13.2
2 WAS W 38-20 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
5 DET W 22-9 23 99 4.3 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 9.7
6 at BAL W 19-17 23 120 5.2 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 12.5
7 CLE W 31-13 22 82 3.7 1 7 5 26 5.2 0 16.8
8 at MIN W 44-31 29 94 3.2 1 4 4 18 4.5 0 17.2
9 CHI L 20-27 22 150 6.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 21.0
10 PHI L 13-27 24 73 3.0 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 8.4
11 at NYG L 13-27 14 27 1.9 1 2 2 21 10.5 0 10.8
12 MIN T 26-26 25 110 4.4 1 6 6 48 8.0 0 21.8
13 at DET L 10-40 10 16 1.6 0 4 2 23 11.5 0 3.9
14 ATL W 22-21 20 65 3.3 1 5 3 25 8.3 0 15.0
15 at DAL W 37-36 21 141 6.7 1 5 4 30 7.5 0 23.1
16 PIT L 31-38 15 84 5.6 2 3 2 6 3.0 0 21.0
17 at CHI W 33-28 21 66 3.1 1 2 2 15 7.5 0 14.1
WC SF L 20-23 21 81 3.9 0 3 2 7 3.5 0 8.8
WC = Wild-Card

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