Zac Stacy | RB | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 9/5/2014 3:21pm et
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he expects the team to ride the 'hot hand' any given week at running back, according to a source. As a result, RB Benny Cunningham could cut into RB Zac Stacy's workload immediately in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Stacy had 250 carries in just 12 starts last year and was among the league leaders in carries per game. Cunningham had just 47 carries last year, but he impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: Stacy logged a healthy 67 percent of the Rams' RB carries in 2013, but that's not looking like it'll be the case this year. If you remember, Cunningham actually got the start in the Rams' third preseason game, so Stacy owners should be tempering their expectations accordingly.
Posted: 7/30/2014 4:53pm et
St. Louis Ram RB Tre Mason has received some snaps with the first- team, but RB Zac Stacy is receiving a majority of the first-string work.
Huddle Up: The Rams certainly have high hopes for the third-round pick, but Stacy was a rookie revelation last season and it would be no shock to see him get 70 percent of the Rams' RB touches this season.
Posted: 3/27/2014 10:19pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hinted that RB Zac Stacy could be the team's lead back. 'I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Odd statement as it will be a shocker if Stacy ISN'T the Rams' No. 1 option in 2014 after easily pacing the team with 973 rushing yards, 1,114 yards from scrimmage and 8 TDs this past year as a rookie.
Posted: 12/16/2013 6:08pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (hip) suffered a hip injury on the first drive in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. 'I just took a shot ... (the doctors and trainers) fixed it up for me and I went back out there,' he said. 'I'm a competitor. I want to get back on the field as much as I can to help this team and this organization be successful.'
Huddle Up: He did just fine after returning. He is worth monitoring this week, but we expect he will be just fine this week.
Posted: 11/29/2013 5:13pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. He passed the final hurdle for his concussion tests Friday and has been cleared to play this Sunday.
Huddle Up: Welcome news for Stacy and his fantasy owners after the impressive rookie RB was injured in the Week 12 win over the Bears.
Posted: 11/28/2013 10:56pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Stacy was at least able to get in some work on Thanksgiving after sitting out Wednesday, but will still have a clear the final protocol hurdles in able to play this coming weekend. Chances are you're starting him if he's healthy so monitor his progress.
Posted: 11/27/2013 8:55pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Stacy is dealing with a concussion but he's hoping to get cleared before Sunday. If he can't play Benny Cunningham will get the start against San Francisco. Cunningham has been impressive the last two weeks backing up Stacy and would be a solid flex play even versus a tough 49ers' defense if Stacy is forced to sit out.
Posted: 11/6/2013 6:37pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: It's likely just a rest day for Stacy after he racked up 178 total yards on 33 touches against Tennessee on Sunday. He has a tough match-up versus Indianapolis but Stacy is still locked in as a RB2 this week.
Posted: 11/1/2013 5:15pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Stacy's participation ran the gamut this week -- one missed practice, one full practice and one limited workout -- but he's worth a start if he's healthy enough to play given his recent productiveness.
Posted: 10/30/2013 7:43pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: Stacy is dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered last Monday against the Seahawks. Stacy has been playing well but if he can't go on Sunday, Daryl Richardson would get the start against Tennessee. Richardson would be worth a flex start considering he'll likely see 20 touches with Kellen Clemens at quarterback.
Posted: 10/29/2013 7:54pm et
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy sprained his ankle in the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 28, and he was not on the field for the club's final drive of the night. Stacy went back on the field for the final play of the game and was split out wide instead of being used in the backfield. It was reported Tuesday that the injury is not a high-ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Stacy was masterful in notching his first 100-yard game, but perhaps all the work (26 rushes, 1 reception) started to take its toll with the late-game ankle injury. See what Stacy can do in practice on a short week.
Posted: 10/29/2013 12:18am et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy carried 26 times for a career-high 134 yards Monday, Oct. 28 in a 14-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The rookie continues his impressive surge, topping the century mark for the first time and doing it against one of the league's most heralded defenses. Stacy ran hard and hit the holes with authority -- particularly between the tackles -- but did leave the game a couple times after getting banged up. In a league where dependable fantasy RB talent has been hard to come by, Stacy is quickly establishing himself as a must-start RB.
Posted: 10/9/2013 6:05pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. Stacy missed the end of the Week 5 game with what the team was calling a rib injury, but Stacy said he felt like he had the wind knocked out of him and that he'd be fine for Week 6. 'He took the day off,' head coach Jeff Fisher said. 'He's a little sore after that outing, but he'll be fine.'
Huddle Up: Interesting given he was named the starter earlier this week, but it seems that Stacy will be fine. Keep an eye on the injury through the rest of the week.
Posted: 10/7/2013 6:27pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said RB Zac Stacy will start at running back Week 6. Fisher said Stacy earned another start with his play Week 5.
Huddle Up: It seems the Rams backfield situation is clearing up a bit. It's too soon to tell whether Stacy will stick long term, but get him on your roster if he's available.
Posted: 10/3/2013 5:50pm et
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will probably go with a committee approach at running back in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and RB Zac Stacy could receive his chance after RBs Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham haven't been very productive. 'I think Zac's done a really good job since he's been here,' QB Sam Bradford said. 'He's a very talented runner. He's a powerful guy. He's got great vision. He makes cuts in the hole that are quick and decisive, so I'm excited to see him out there.' Stacy has only one carry for four yards on the season against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He was inactive in Weeks 2 and 3. The rest of the team's running backs haven't been good in pass protection through four weeks, and although he hasn't proven himself in the NFL yet, Stacy had a reputation as a good pass blocker coming out of college.
Huddle Up: Stacy, the Rams' 5th-round pick, had 1 carry for 4 yards in the opener, but the Rams might as well see what they have in the rookie from Vanderbilt. That said, fantasy owners aren't going to find any value whatsoever in a jumbled RBBC on a struggling team.