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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 GB 2 - 25 77 3.1 0 6 5 29 5.8 0 10.6 5.3
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
Injury Lacy cleared for Week 2
Returns to normal practice one week after concussion
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 11, 6:10 pm

Green Bay Packers
Packers HC Mike McCarthy: Eddie Lacy is cleared and had a normal practice (Thursday). (Green Bay Packers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Lacy quickly passed through the league's concussion protocol and returns to what appears to be a difficult matchup on paper against the Jets. However, New York's decimated secondary is unlikely to provide much resistance versus the Aaron Rodgers-led passing attack, meaning Lacy could have a few short-yardage scores. Barring an unlikely setback, expect RB1 numbers from the Packers' lead back in Week 2.

Injury Eddie Lacy misses practice Wednesday
Courd return Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 10, 12:58 pm

Green Bay Packers
It's too early in the week to rule out RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) or rule in OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), but the return of TE Brandon Bostick (leg) looks pretty promising as the Packers got back to work Wednesday. Lacy did not participate in practice, but the fact he was present is a good sign for him. Typically, players coming off concussions usually attend practice as part of the final stages of the recovery process, so it's possible Lacy could be back on Thursday when the team practices in full pads. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Lucy is recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 against the Seahawks. Chances are good that he will get cleared before Sunday's game. James Starks would get the start if Lacy can't go.

Starks to assume lead back duties in Week 2?
Lacy in concussion protocol, needs clearance from neurologist
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 9, 9:33 am

Green Bay Packers
On Friday, coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy was doing better than expected and was already going through the early steps of the protocol. Still, this is Lacy's second concussion in two years and until he's cleared for contact, the Packers won't know for sure whether they'll have him for the New York Jets on Sunday. If they don't, James Starks would probably be the starter. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: With Eddie Lacy going through the NFL's concussion protocol (he will have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed to play again), Starks is in line to be the Packers lead back in Week 2. He ran well on Sunday in Lacy's stead.

Injury Eddie Lacy suffers concussion
Ten days until next game against Jets
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 4, 11:00 pm

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy sustained a concussion during Thursday night's 36-16 season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy confirmed after the game. The second-year player departed in the second half after picking up 34 yards on 12 carries. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It wasn't a pretty night for the Packers offense and while Lacy found some holes in the first quarter the Seahawks defense quickly responded and held the big back to 2.8 yards per carry. Lacy left in the fourth quarter and catches somewhat of break as the Packers have ten days before their next game at home against Jets. James Starks saw action as Lacy's backup rushing for 37 yards on seven carries.

DuJuan Harris pushing Starks for No. 2 RB
Packers RB coach: "It's anyone's guess" who backs up Lacy
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 26, 12:50 pm

Green Bay Packers
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn writes that DuJuan Harris has made a push for the Packers' No. 2 running back job, and "it's anyone's guess" if it's Harris or James Starks. "That's a question that has yet to be determined," said RBs coach Sam Gash. Harris lost a fumble in the second preseason game, but exploded for 98 yards on 14 touches in Friday's dress rehearsal against the Raiders. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Harris and Starks are in a pretty even battle for the backup job, but Starks is a complete back with experience who's earned the praise of scouts and fantasy pundits. For now, he's still the smart handcuff for Eddie Lacy owners, and Harris is just a deep-league flier.

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.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SEA L 16-36 12 34 2.8 0 3 3 11 3.7 0 4.5
2 NYJ W 31-24 13 43 3.3 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 6.1

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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