Eddie Lacy | RB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 8/12/2014 8:21pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is not expected to see a big workload during the preseason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: Lacy's fantasy owners should be more than fine with that after having to spend a first-round pick, on average, for the second-year back.
Posted: 8/5/2014 11:18am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was compared to former NFL RBs Curtis Martin and Jamal Lewis by Packers running backs coach Sam Gash. Lewis ran for 2,066 yards in 2003, and Martin rushed his way into the Hall of Fame -- Gash, a former fullback, blocked for both backs during their careers. 'I compare because he deserves it,' Gash said. Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said Lacy has become a better practice player.
Huddle Up: Tough to see Lacy getting the carries to reach 2K on a pass-heavy Packers team, but there are similarities in style. And the flip side of the pass-heavy coin is that defenses are spread thin, allowing Lacy to take on one would-be tackler rather than multiple tacklers as he powers his way through the defense. Lacy is going off the board as high as top-five in many formats, and the attention is certainly warranted.
Posted: 8/1/2014 6:15pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is enjoying a strong training camp one week in, breaking powerful runs into the secondary on a daily basis. 'You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme,' backup Packers QB Matt Flynn said. 'He's going to find the hole. He's one of those guys that hates being on the ground.' Lacy 'couldn't have looked any better,' according to one media source.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners certainly are anticipating a big season from the second-year back as he currently owns a top-10 overall ADP and trails only LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson among RBs.
Posted: 6/26/2014 8:21pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is ready for another season of 250 or 300 carries in 2014, but the team would like to lessen the burden for Lacy in an attempt to help keep him healthy.
Huddle Up: Odd because just recently the Pack had talked about utilizing Lacy more as a three-down back. Lacy had 284 rushes and 35 catches last season as a rookie, but as is the established trend throughout the league, look for other RBs to share in the load. In the Pack's case, that means James Starks and DuJuan Harris.
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.