Eddie Lacy | RB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 2/22/2014 8:54pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like RB Eddie Lacy to become more comfortable with playing on all three downs. 'Eddie Lacy obviously had a heck of a year,' McCarthy said. 'He was a primary player for us, [a] play-maker. Eddie's focus is on being a three-down player. He has to play all three downs throughout the whole game.'
Huddle Up: Lacy showed enough in the passing game, both as a receiver and in pass protection, to indicate he's capable of being a three-down back. And if Lacy stays on the field all three downs in that offense, he's knocking on the door of the elite fantasy backs.
Posted: 1/14/2014 6:38pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was named the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America rookie of the year.
Huddle Up: Lacy set Pack rookie records with 284 carries and 11 rushing TDs while leading all 2013 rookies with 1,178 rushing and 1,435 yards from scrimmage. He had some injury issues but only missed 1 game and figures to be a solid RB1 on 2014 fantasy draft boards.
Posted: 1/7/2014 7:07pm et
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is hopeful of being part of a 1-2 running back punch with RB Eddie Lacy next season. He entered training camp as the team's starting running back, but a right knee injury sidelined him in the offseason, recurred in the preseason and landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. He said at midseason that there was fluid on the knee and irritation of the patellar tendon, but no structural damage after surgery in August. He expects to be ready for the offseason program and organized team activities (OTAs) in the spring.
Huddle Up: Lacy and fellow 2013 rookie Jonathan Franklin have to be regarded as the only 2 RB mainstays for the Pack next season, and it's hard to envision both Harris and James Starks both returning to a crowded backfield.
Posted: 1/3/2014 2:43pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 3, but is probable for the team's Wild Card game this weekend. However, Lacy is not expected to be limited by his ankle injury in the Wild Card game against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. 'He's a totally different back. It's night and day,' WR James Jones said when comparing Lacy to earlier this season. 'Way more comfortable, way more confident. They'll have to account for him. I know by them watching film and seeing what he's done during the season, they know he's not the same player he was Week 1. It's good for us to have him in the position he is now.'
Huddle Up: Lacy was lightly used in the earlier meeting between these squads; with a full season of NFL experience under his belt, he is expected to be a significantly larger factor this time around.
Posted: 1/2/2014 5:21pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: The Pack are going to take it fairly easy with the rookie in practice, but look for him to give it a full go Sunday afternoon against the Niners.
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:27am et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, Dec. 30, that RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) made it through the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears without any setbacks. 'Eddie Lacy came out of (the game) much better than in the past (with his ankle),' McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: Lacy shared more than usual with James Starks in the Packers' win over Chicago, but it sounds like he'll be back to his usual heavy workload when the 49ers come to Green Bay in the first round of the playoffs.
Posted: 12/27/2013 10:13pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was limited in practice Friday Dec. 27, and is probable for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: He's been a question mark since departing the Week 16 game early, but Lacy figures to be good to go Sunday in a juicy matchup against the league's worst run defense (161.5 yards allowed per game) by a wide margin. That also means James Starks goes from hot waiver-wire commodity to the bench.
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:18pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'I feel Eddie is in good place,' McCarthy said. 'I expect him to play.'
Huddle Up: Lacy hasn't practiced this week, but the Pack -- and his fantasy owners -- would rather him rest up for Sunday. Continue to keep tabs on the situation but expect him to play.
Posted: 12/25/2013 5:44pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Keep monitoring him this week. James Starks would be an excellent start if Lacy can't go.
Posted: 12/24/2013 12:56am et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy's ankle is sore at this point, and the team will not know his Week 17 status until they practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Lacy was at least able to provide his fantasy owners with 90 total yards and 2 rushing scores on Sunday before departing late in the third quarter. Check back Thursday to see if Lacy's prognosis looks any rosier.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:16pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Keep rolling with the rookie who has four double-digit fantasy games in his last five outings.
Posted: 12/19/2013 4:20pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 19. Head coach Mike McCarthy still expects him to play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Count on starting Lacy on Sunday if you need him going against a spotty Steeler run defense ranked 19th in the league with an average of 115.6 yards allowed per game.
Posted: 12/12/2013 4:52pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was in a walking boot Thursday, Dec. 12. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy would be re-evaluated Friday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: This sounds anything but promising for Lacy, who has missed both of the team's practices this week. We'll know a lot more, of course, Friday, but in the meantime, James' Starks' value is headed due north.
Posted: 12/11/2013 5:12pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) could participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13. Lacy will rehab his injured ankle Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Monitor this situation. James Starks could still see a big workload if Lacy is gimpy heading into Sunday.
Posted: 12/11/2013 9:11am et
If Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) cannot play this week, it is likely fourth-year veteran RB James Starks will play in Lacy's place. Starks has a career-high three touchdowns this season and is averaging a career-high 5.3 yards per carry but has never played against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Starks had a brief run of success earlier this season and would be primed to do so again with a favorable matchup against a struggling Cowboys defense. However, Lacy has not yet been ruled out for this week.
Posted: 12/9/2013 5:54pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said it is too early to tell if Eddie Lacy (ankle) will be able to play in the team's Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Monitor his status throughout the week.
Posted: 12/9/2013 12:52am et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 8, that his ankle bothered him during the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was forced to leave the game for treatment in the locker room, but he was able to return. 'I definitely couldn't push off of it as much as I wanted to,' Lacy said. 'I could feel it whenever I ran and, if I was healthy, I could have broken a couple of tackles. But I couldn't because I couldn't push off.'
Huddle Up: Hopefully it's not a lingering issue for Lacy, but he was unable to take full advantage of his incredible matchup.
Posted: 11/25/2013 11:14am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (asthma) was struggling with asthma in overtime in Week 12. 'It's worse in the winter time,' Lacy said. 'I've had it since I was little. Sometimes it's worse than others. And it's going to get worse, I think.'
Huddle Up: Something to keep in mind, given that Lacy will be playing on grass in the cold as a member of the Packers. Lacy played well, but had to leave the field and cede carries to James Starks.
Posted: 11/22/2013 8:49pm et
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said Friday, Nov. 22, that ideally the team would like RB Eddie Lacy to handle the ball 20 times, with RB James Starks getting five carries and RB Johnathan Franklin handling the ball five times. It depends on the situation. If the game is on the line, Lacy 'will be the one carrying the ball.'
Huddle Up: Lacy is still a RB1 and a Top 10 fantasy option this week against Minnesota. Regardless of what the coaches say, Lacy is too talented to keep off the field for a long period of time.
Posted: 11/21/2013 7:49pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy hasn't found much room to run ever since QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was injured. Opponents have loaded the box with extra defenders to gang up on Lacy with Rodgers out, and it has worked. The Packers have faced seven or more defenders in the box nearly twice as much with Rodgers out as they did in the first eight games. Green Bay has ran for only 154 yards in their last two games, both losses. The New York Giants hit Lacy at or behind the line of scrimmage on 10 of his 14 carries, and he averaged only 1.9 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Lacy was at least able to salvage something out of his Week 11 showing by scoring on a 4-yard run in the 4th quarter. See if things get better this Sunday vs. the Vikings, who've surrendered the sixth most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season, If not, Lacy's fantasy owners will need to wish Rodgers a speedier recovery.
Posted: 11/5/2013 10:49pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Nov. 5, that RB Eddie Lacy took a step as a runner in the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears, running even more physical than he has in the past. McCarthy still believes Lacy has more to give, and is a legitimate three-down back.
Huddle Up: Lacy has emerged as one of fantasy's top backs, and ever since missing Week 3 with a concussion, he has at least 82 yards rushing in his past 5 games and has scored a TD in each of his past 3 outings.
Posted: 11/5/2013 12:39am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed 22 times for 150 yards and a TD Monday, Nov. 4 in a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It was a career game for the rookie, who has rushed for a league-high 545 yards and 3 TDs since Week 5. Lacy has been everything his fantasy owners had hoped for and more, and he could see even more work if Aaron Rodgers' injury proves serious.
Posted: 11/1/2013 11:01pm et
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements mentioned using the running back with the 'hot hand' when deciding between RBs Eddie Lacy and James Starks. 'Well, you want to get them both work,' Clements said Friday, Nov. 1. 'You don't want to overload one or the other but if one has the hot hand then you stick with him. So it's not a set plan as to how that works, but they're both going to play. The line's going to block for both of them and we'd anticipate that they'd both be effective.'
Huddle Up: Lacy is still going to be the main man in Green Bay's backfield. The Packers will sprinkle Starks in so Lacy doesn't get overworked but the rookie is still a RB1 heading into this week's match-up with the Bears.
Posted: 10/16/2013 10:53am et
The Green Bay Packers ranked fifth in rushing yards per game (140.8), and with several wide receivers banged up, there might be more of a focus on the run game going forward. 'I just think there's some growth there,' head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Oct. 15. 'You could see it when we got together in the spring. It was exciting once we got in pads in training camp.' The Packers threw the ball 122 times in the first three games, going 1-2. In the past two games, they ran 63 times to just 62 pass attempts, winning both games. RB Eddie Lacy has run for 219 yards over the past two weeks, and RBs James Starks and Johnathan Franklin have each hit the century mark once this season.
Huddle Up: With Randall Cobb and James Jones both nursing injuries it only makes sense for the Packers to get Lacy more involved. He's been effective when healthy, plus defenses are more geared towards stopping the pass. And as an added bonus, running the ball helps keep Green Bay's defense--also battling a spate of injuries--off the field.
Posted: 10/3/2013 7:56pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: The Pack's early bye week came at exactly the right time for the rookie RB who got an extra week to heal. Plan on having him back in your lineup for a juicy matchup against the Lions and their third-worst fantasy run defense.
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:41pm et
The Green Bay Packers may go with a combination of RBs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. RB James Starks (knee) is injured and may not suit up for the game. 'I think as far as running style, it really depends on the game plan, who you are playing and how you rotate those guys in,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'Some people try to run certain schemes with certain backs. Some people play them differently based on personnel groups. Those are game plan questions.'
Huddle Up: Franklin did look great against the Bengals until he coughed the ball up to cost the Packers the game. If Lacy is forced into a timeshare, his value is short-circuited.
Posted: 9/30/2013 6:19pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) and RB Johnathan Franklin (foot) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Lacy has a nice matchup this week, and he will likely have the bulk of the work.
Posted: 9/24/2013 9:58am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is expected to be ready to play in Week 5, after the team's bye week this week.
Huddle Up: Lacy sat out Week 3 with a concussion, and now he has the bye week to recover and get back on the field in Week 5.
Posted: 9/20/2013 4:54pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: With the questionable tag, Lacy theoretically has a 50-50 chance of playing Sunday in Cincy, but he hasn't practiced all week and all signs point toward James Starks shouldering the load Sunday.
Posted: 9/18/2013 9:24pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) was unable to participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Lacy will almost certainly miss this week's game against Cincinnati. James Starks will draw the start and get most of the touches but he's nothing more than a flex play against a stout Bengals' rush defense.
Posted: 9/18/2013 1:45pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: This is unsurprising. He might not play this week given concussion protocol.
Posted: 9/17/2013 8:14pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) will be eased back into the running back picture alongside RB James Starks if he returns in Week 5 following the team's Week 4 bye. 'We're going to use both backs,' said offensive coordinator Tom Clements. 'When Eddie's healthy he's going to get his reps, and James will be ready to get his reps.'
Huddle Up: If Starks can keep up the pace after rushing for a career-high 132 yards stepping in for the injured Lacy in Week 2, this might remain a RBBC long after Lacy is healthy.
Posted: 9/17/2013 10:39am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is likely to miss Week 3 and return in Week 5, following the team's bye week. He will likely be re-evaluated Wednesday, Sept. 18. James Starks will likely fill in, and Johnathan Franklin is the only other healthy running back on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Starks looked good in gouging the Redskins in Week 2 after Lacy left the game, but a road date with Cincinnati is a different challenge entirely. Expect Lacy to have little difficulty reclaiming his job assuming he's good to go after the bye.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:18pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: This was bad news for Lacy owners, who were rightfully expecting a big game from Lacy. James Starks stole that thunder.
Posted: 9/12/2013 12:57pm et
Green Bay Packers rookie RB Eddie Lacy struggled with the details during a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He admitted to being nervous during the game, and it showed on the field. In his defense, some of his early runs were horribly blocked. When there was room to run, he didn't crash through the holes or maximize the yardage available to him. Lacy simply may have been thinking too much. The team didn't use a traditional fullback in front of him until the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Hey, despite the real-life football issues listed above, Lacy still produced 13 fantasy points (Huddle Performance scoring) against one of the league's tougher D's to rank 8th among all Week 1 fantasy backs. Keep riding the rook.
Posted: 8/28/2013 2:44pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB DuJuan Harris (knee) was going to have a big role on offense this season as part of a tandem with RB Eddie Lacy before he was placed on Injured Reserve. 'You have a vision, packages in place on how you're going to start the season. I'll just tell you this: DuJuan was a big part of particularly my individual focus for this season. Last week was really the first opportunity to play DuJuan and Eddie Lacy in a game as kind of a 1-2 type punch format, and that has now changed,' McCarthy said.
Huddle Up: Reading the tea leaves here is no easy task. Does this mean Lacy is now the workhorse? Will the team be splitting the role between Lacy, Johnathan Franklin and Alex Green? On the surface, it seems like excellent news for Lacy's fantasy value, especially given the potency of that offense. He is now a solid RB2 in all formats, unless McCarthy is toying with us all.
Posted: 8/14/2013 12:51pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) is likely to see the most carries when he is healthy, followed by fellow rookie RB Johnathan Franklin, who has reportedly been adequate, but not yet special, during training camp.
Huddle Up: This flies in the face of what Mike McCarthy been saying about DuJuan Harris all along. We shall see how the preseason pans out.
Posted: 8/12/2013 2:45pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: After a strong start to training camp, Lacy's continuing absence comes at a bad time. With DuJuan Harris still dubbed the starter and coming off the PUP, Lacy could be falling behind.
Posted: 8/9/2013 11:42pm et
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks led the team with 38 rushing yards on 12 carries in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, against the Arizona Cardinals. RB Alex Green checked in with seven carries for 16 yards, while RB Johnathan Franklin posted six scampers for 14 yards. RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) did not play due to a hamstring injury, and RB DuJuan Harris (knee) was absent due to a knee.
Huddle Up: Lacy looked great in the Packers' scrimmage, so this was a chance for another one of the running backs to step up and impress. It didn't happen. Lacy remains the favorite to be the Packers' main ball carrier this season, with the other players trying to carve out roles in the passing game.
Posted: 8/9/2013 8:00pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) and WR Randall Cobb (biceps) will not play in the team's first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the injuries are nothing to be concerned about, so hopefully both players will return to practice early next week. Lacy hasn't practiced since Wednesday and it would be nice to see the rookie in game action soon. However, Lacy is still the favorite to be the Packers' top fantasy RB this season.
Posted: 8/8/2013 10:24am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 8. The team is well into the jog-through period, and he hasn't taken a rep yet, which indicated he's not 100 percent.
Huddle Up: No reason to push Lacy at this point and risk aggravating his hamstring injury, and no reason for fantasy owners to panic about his availability. This does, however, open the door for Jonathan Franklin to get some extra reps and stake his claim to a share of the Packers backfield workload.
Posted: 8/7/2013 1:08pm et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) was sidelined from practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, due to a hamstring injury. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the issue has been bothering Lacy off and on during camp, and he is not concerned it is a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Every practice missed by Lacy is another opportunity for Johnathan Franklin to gain on him. If he misses an extended period of time, DuJuan Harris might get back in on the action. Monitor the situation in Green Bay.
Posted: 8/4/2013 3:58pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 65 yards on eight carries in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 3. 'He went in there and proved he could run the ball effectively,' RB Alex Green said. 'Even when he was a little bit winded he still ran hard and finished runs. Picked up the blitzes when he had to. I thought he did great.'
Huddle Up: Green was all too aware of what Lacy did, as the rookie 2nd-round pick looks to be in line to open the season as the Pack's No. 1 back.
Posted: 7/30/2013 12:26pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had his best run of camp Tuesday, July 30, in which he bulled through the middle and carried some tacklers downfield.
Huddle Up: Lacy's image took a hit Monday as an unflattering photo made the rounds on the Internet. But he looked just fine in camp and remains in a battle for backfield touches with fellow rookie Jonathan Franklin.
Posted: 7/3/2013 1:44am et
Green Bay Packers RBs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin are locks to make the roster. The rookies will be joined by some combination of Alex Green, DuJuan Harris, James Starks and undrafted rookie Angelo Pease. Green and Starks have received first-team reps this offseason with the rookies studying the system and Harris sidelined with a lung issue.
Huddle Up: Harris made some noise late in the season and the playoffs and figures to make the squad as well. That would leave the remaining 3 backs -- Green Starks and Pease -- battling for 2 and maybe even 1 roster spot(s).
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
The Green Bay Packers signed RB Eddie Lacy to an undisclosed four-year deal Wednesday, May 29.
Huddle Up: Lacy has the inside track on the Packers' starting running back gig, but it's likely to be more of a "lead dog in a committee" role than a true feature back job.
Posted: 5/27/2013 5:22pm et
At least three teams were told by their medical teams that Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy could have problems with his surgically-repaired toe within the next two to three years.
Huddle Up: While Lacy's surgery didn't involve a full toe fusion, and as such isn't as serious, there are obviously concerns that the issue will prevent him from living up to his potential. It hurt Lacy's stock on draft day and could do the same in fantasy drafts as well. Also dinging his fantasy stock is the presence of Jonathan Franklin as a threat to Lacy's touches in Green Bay.
Posted: 5/13/2013 11:34pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy said he is not worried about his surgically repaired toe and does not believe it will be a problem. "It's nothing that I'm thinking about. I'm pretty sure I won't have any problems with it. It's holding up good. The surgery was basically perfect, and now it's about getting back to doing what I know how to do best," Lacy said. Lacy added that he believes he will fit in the offense well this season. "I feel that I can fit into the offense perfectly. They won't have to change anything. I'll be able to go in there and adapt to it. It'll keep defenses guessing," Lacy said.
Huddle Up: Lacy will compete with Jonathan Franklin in what could be a potentially lucrative fantasy role as the primary back in Green Bay. If he's able to stay on the field--both health-wise and from a scheme-fit perspective--Lacy could be a solid fantasy contributor.
Posted: 5/10/2013 10:52am et
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy didn't have toe fusion surgery before his senior year at Alabama. It was a surgery to correct turf toe. Unlike the typical toe fusion surgery--which hardens the toe completely, limiting mobility--only the bone on the tip of Lacy's big toe was fused. "The joint underneath the toenail was fused to allow the ligament to work better basically," Alabama's team doctor E. Lyle Cain Jr. said. "It's something you do to give you a better push-off. His big toe moves just like a normal big toe in terms of motion... If you fused it completely, it'd give you a stiff big toe and you can't push off and that's a big problem. In Eddie's case, he does not have that. His fusion does not affect his big-toe motion."
Huddle Up: Lacy fell in the 2013 Draft reportedly because of injury concerns, the greatest of which is the turf toe he had surgery on. This is a bit of positive news, that the surgery wasn't as significant or limiting as perhaps some fear. Though it does conjure images of Uma Thurman in the back of a big yellow truck willing herself to "wiggle your big toe". Or Bill Murray leading the troops in "big round of applause to our newest, bestest buddy, and big toe... Sergeant Hulka".