Eddie Lacy | RB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 3/29/2015 2:53pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will have his touches limited next season in order to keep him healthy during the season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'I'm conscientious of how many times each guy touches the ball, how much each guy plays, especially the running back. I think you have to be smart there,' McCarthy said. McCarthy indicated he is not looking for Lacy to abandon his physical running style.
Huddle Up: Lacy had 38 fewer rushes and 31 fewer touches this past season than he did in rookie year of 2013 but did more with less, gaining 131 more total yards and scoring two more TDs, lending credence to McCarthy's point.
Posted: 1/16/2015 10:30pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (knee) said that his left knee was sore but fine Friday, Jan. 16. 'I'm not concerned,' Lacy said. 'I'm chillin'.'
Huddle Up: Lacy, who was limited in practice the second straight day Friday, has averaged 115.4 total yards per game with six TDs over his last seven contests. The Seahawks' run defense is the weakest part of a formidable D, and Lacy figures to play a key role if the Pack is to spring an upset.
Posted: 1/15/2015 11:20pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (knee) will be ready to go for the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend after being limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 15, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said he was being conservative in limiting Lacy Thursday.
Huddle Up: Lacy's touches were down (319-288) this season, but the RB can certainly use a light practice day (or three) to get ready for the physical test that awaits Sunday in Seattle.
Posted: 1/10/2015 12:55am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy said he is much healthier going into the playoffs this year than he was last season. 'Eddie was in a (walking) boot all week and then played on Sundays this time last year,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'So he feels better. He's a better football player in my opinion this year than last year. I think he's a complete third-down player. In fact, I know he is. So I think he's definitely in a better place this year than he was last year.' Lacy faced less stacked boxes this year than last year when QB Aaron Rodgers missed seven-plus games with a broken collarbone. Lacy averaged 5.0 yards per carry and had 711 yards in the last eight games this year, which was fifth in the league during that span.
Huddle Up: After a slow start, Lacy tied Arian Foster for the fifth most fantasy points among RBs and will be facing a Dallas D that finished eighth in the league with 1,650 rushing yards allowed on the season but gave up the 14th most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Much of the talk this week has centered around DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys' running game, but Lacy and Co. have the skills to dominate the matchup just as easily.
Posted: 12/19/2014 10:38am et
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (eye) said he wasn't able to read a teammate's nameplate a few feet away in the locker room Thursday, Dec. 18. Lacy said he won't wear goggles in Week 16, but he hopes to be able to put his contact lens in his irritated eye.
Huddle Up: Lacy needs to embrace the goggles and go with an Eric Dickerson look, or at least hope he's able to get his contact back in. One way or another he should find a way to make it to the field on Sunday... even if he needs someone to guide him there.
Posted: 12/12/2014 2:32pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Lacy is improving and is hopeful of playing.
Huddle Up: Great late-week news for Lacy owners, who hopefully, have James Starks as a fall-back plan just in case.
Posted: 12/11/2014 4:13pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) said there are some hurdles he has to clear before being ready to play in Week 15 and does not want to hurt the team if he is not able to play effectively. Lacy, who has been limited in practice this week, said the main issue is the pain he is feeling in his hip. He is not sure if he can further damage his hip if he plays.
Huddle Up: Something to keep a close eye on as Packers practice observers Thursday said Lacy was not able to do much of anything -- which is contrary the optimism of a few days ago. We should definitely have a better idea after Friday's drills.
Posted: 12/11/2014 4:13pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 11. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy participated in some drills and is making progress.
Posted: 12/10/2014 6:20pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) appeared to be limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Lacy and the Pack have downplayed the hip issue which cropped up Monday night and seeing him at least get in some work two days later is encouraging. Something, though, to monitor the rest of the week.
Posted: 12/10/2014 10:22am et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) suffered a hip injury in the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons, but head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Dec. 9, that he doesn't have high concern about the ailment.
Huddle Up: James Starks handled Green Bay's backfield duties in Lacy's absence, but it sounds like Lacy should be good to go for the Packers' upcoming game. It's a good reminder, though, that if you're rostering Lacy you should have Starks on your bench just in case.
Posted: 12/9/2014 4:08pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hip) suffered a bruised hip late in the game Monday, Dec. 8, and RB James Starks took over on a crucial drive. Lacy said he believed he'd be fine for Sunday, Dec. 14, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Starks wound up leading the Pack in rushing Monday night with 75 yards on 10 carries, but Lacy did notch his sixth straight game with 100-plus total yards, finishing with 106 and 2 TDs on 18 touches. We'll monitor practice reports this week.
Posted: 11/23/2014 9:11pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (illness) ran 25 times for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added two receptions for 13 yards and a score. Lacy left the locker room after the game without speaking to reporters, and the team said Sunday, Nov. 23, that the running back was ill.
Huddle Up: Lacy's illness obviously didn't bother him during the game. He should be fine for next week's showdown with New England. Lacy is locked in as an RB1.
Posted: 10/3/2014 12:19am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed for a season-high 105 yards on 13 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns Thursday, Oct. 2. He also added three catches for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Well, looks like that buy-low timeframe has passed. Lacy came into the contest averaging 40 rushing yards an outing and only one TD, but he delivered big time for the fantasy GMs who were wise to stick with him. It was only one game, but Lacy is back to RB1 status going forward.
Posted: 9/22/2014 10:41am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had five of 11 carries Sunday, Sept. 21, go for no gain or negative yardage. Lacy acknowledged defenses may know how to contain him with a year's worth of tape on him now. 'That could be it,' Lacy said. 'But no matter what it is, it's still my job. I'm still supposed to be able to run the ball in and make sure - not every run is going to be 10 yards - but make sure we get something positive.'
Huddle Up: Lacy has faced three of the better run defenses in the league, and while his schedule doesn't get a whole lot easier the toughest part is behind him. Expect Lacy's fantasy prospects to improve going forward
Posted: 9/11/2014 5:56pm et
Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) has been fully cleared and will play in Week 2 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Lacy fully practiced Thursday, Sept. 11. Lacy said he plans to go back to the old helmet he wore last year after trying the new Riddell 'SpeedFlex' helmet in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. 'Somehow I'll have to figure out a way to change the way I run, but still keep the physical part of it,' Lacy said. 'It's not really something I'm trying to change as of now. I guess as I get older I will figure out how it goes.'
Huddle Up: As expected, Lacy has been given a green light, but he'll be facing a tough Jets' front seven which only surrendered 25 rushing on 15 carries to the Raiders in Week 1.
Posted: 9/11/2014 2:39pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is on the practice field in full pads Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Keep on top of the updates, but most all the signs continue to point to Lacy playing Sunday against the Jets.
Posted: 9/11/2014 10:34am et
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. The final hurdle for Lacy is being cleared by an independent neurologist.
Huddle Up: Keep James Starks on speed dial just in case, but as of now it looks like Lacy should be good to go for the Packers' home opener this weekend.
Posted: 9/10/2014 4:48pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is attending practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, but is not participating.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Lacy still is expected to be cleared to participate in practice later in the week.
Posted: 9/9/2014 3:56pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) isn't expected to miss significant time, but head coach Mike McCarthy said he'll need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning. RB James Starks would be the starting running back if Lacy can't return in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Needless to say, Lacy's fantasy owners will need to monitor the updates closely this week. Starks, meanwhile, should be owned in almost all leagues.
Posted: 9/5/2014 7:42pm et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) has cleared the first stage of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said he was told Lacy was feeling good Friday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Lacy, who has nine days to get ready for the Jets because of the long week. James Starks would get most of the work if Lacy can't go in Week 2 but the early signs look positive.
Posted: 9/5/2014 12:08am et
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (head) left the team's game in the fourth quarter Thursday, Sept. 4, to be evaluated for a concussion. He did not return.
Huddle Up: Lacy, who missed a start last season with a concussion, was bottled up before departing, rushing 11 times for 34 yards and catching 3 passes for 11 yards. James Starks (7-37) led the Pack in rushing, while John Kuhn vultured the team's lone rushing score of the night. The only good news is that the Pack has 10 days before their next contest.
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.