Eddie Lacy | RB | Green Bay Packers
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.
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.