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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:34:37 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Lacy's practice participation this week to see if he is able to play Week 15.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:00:21 -0800
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."
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:42:37 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) returned to the Week 14 game.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:47:37 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is questionable to return to the Week 14 game due to an ankle injury.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:37:48 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (undisclosed) didn't start the second half. RB James Starks is in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: He was spotted limping to the locker room at halftime. We'll keep you updated.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:47:17 -0800
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."
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:00:41 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy carried 25 times for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy now has three 100-yard games this season, with two coming in the past four games. He also has a rushing score in five of his past six games. Lacy has emerged as a low-end RB1 or must-start RB2 in all fantasy formats.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:55:35 -0800
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."
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:07:47 -0800
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 just 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.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy is still a must-start in fantasy circles, but until Rodgers returns, expect this trend to continue in earnest. Downgrade him in your weekly rankings again for Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:07:31 -0800
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.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:12:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed 22 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Expect a heavy dosage of him moving forward with Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) possibly out for a period of time. If they can keep defenses honest with a legitimate passing attack, he could have some monster weeks ahead.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 09:32:47 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said the team would like to reduce RB Eddie Lacy's carries to around 20 carries per game. Lacy has had at least 24 touches in the last four games.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy will still be the team's top running back but may be looking to cut back on his work to make sure he is healthy later in the season. Lacy should be a No. 2 running back or flex option in most weeks moving forward.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:22:21 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: This isn't the type of thing fantasy owners of either Lacy or Starks want to hear. One week their guy could be the top option, and another week it's possible he might see fewer touches if the other guys catches fire. It's a maddening situation, but Lacy remains a solid RB2 or flex play, while Starks is more of a low-end RB2 or flex option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:13:55 -0700
The Green Bay Packers would like to limit the burden on RB Eddie Lacy by giving RB James Starks more carries. Starks had seven rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings in his first game back since suffering a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his knee last month. Lacy still finished the game with a season-high 29 carries for 94 yards and a score. "Eddie was in a groove so we stayed the way we did and obviously it worked out well," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "When James got his opportunity, I thought he jumped in there and made an impact. He was running hard, downhill, not wasting any steps. He had good reads. That's why the attempts and things like that, you look at it week to week. I would have liked to have James Starks get a few more carries."
Fantasy Tip: Starks is now worth adding off the waiver wire for running back depth or as a handcuff to Lacy. The Packers are a different team these days after losing both Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley. Look for them to run the ball more than ever, making Lacy a must-start and Starks an option in deep leagues.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:04:30 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy is the one to watch for fantasy purposes heading into the new week. He was able to shred the Baltimore Ravens for 120 rushing yards last week, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and has emerged as a must-start RB2 or flex play in all formats. The Week 7 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, have allowed just 98.2 yards per game. However, they have given up eight rushing touchdowns, which is most in the NFL.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:11:27 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy finished with 99 rushing yards on 23 carries in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners know, and some just missed that bonus for a 100-yard rusher. Still, it was a solid day for the rookie, who continues to improve. He is a solid low-end RB2 or flex option in most formats, and a must-have in long-term dynasty leagues.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:25:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy appears to be recovered from the concussion he suffered Week 2 and should be starter for most fantasy owners this week.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:28:17 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:57:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy looks to be a full go and is a must-start in all fantasy football leagues.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:56:56 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks (knee) will not play Week 5 because of his knee injury.
Fantasy Tip: Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin likely will handle the running back duties Week 5. Lacy should be in starting fantasy lineup this week because he likely will get a majority of the playing time. Franklin should be considered a flex option this week.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:38:40 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: Lacy is a must-start, regardless. Franklin should be owned in deeper leagues and is a risky flex play, since his workload will be a mystery.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:23:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 30.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Lacy is on track to play Week 5 after recovering from his concussion during the bye week. Owners should have him in their starting lineups this week.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:37 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) and RB Johnathan Franklin (foot) participated in practice Monday, Sept. 30.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 05:13:29 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is expected to be ready to play in Week 5, after the team's bye week this week.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:57:35 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin rushed 13 times for 103 yards in Week 3, while RB James Starks (knee) left the game with an injury.
Fantasy Tip: After the bye week, Eddie Lacy (concussion) should be able to return in Week 5. This will muddy the backfield situation even more. The severity of Starks' injury is unknown, but we can expect a rotation of the three for the foreseeable future.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:54:12 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Tip: James Starks was going to get the start even if Lacy was going to play, so his value will not change much. Johnathan Franklin could also receive some playing time during the game.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:38:22 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have declared CB Casey Hayward, RB Eddie Lacy, CB Jarrett Bush, FB John Kuhn, DL Josh Boyd, OG Lane Taylor, FS Morgan Burnett inactive for Week 3.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 06:34:21 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 3, although he still has a glimmer of hope to get into the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: It is extremely unlikely that Lacy gets back into the lineup today, and even if he does, he will likely be limited. Go to a better option until Lacy can get healthy.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:51:17 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is questionable for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: Check back on Sunday, but it is tough to imagine Lacy will play this Week. Have a backup plan ready to go if you own him, even if he does get into the game, he would likely be limited.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:59:46 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice again Thursday, Sept. 19, and he's a long shot to play in Week 3. RB James Starks will start regardless.
Fantasy Tip: It's highly unlikely that Lacy will return this week, and it may take him several more weeks to come back, depending on how he progresses. Starks will start, but he's a weak flex play in a tough matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:51:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) was unable to participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy's status for Week 3 is up in the air. If he cannot go, James Starks appears to be in line to start after his giant performance in Week 2. He is a decent low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play in Week 3.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:43:58 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) is making progress in his recovery from a concussion but will have to pass some test before being able to practice Thursday, Sept. 19.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:13:23 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: Starks is an obvious free-agent target on waiver wires this week, especially if you own Lacy. However, his peak value probably won't last past this weekend, depending on how Lacy bounces back from his concussion. He'll be a pretty weak play when he's sharing touches with Lacy.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:48:45 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) 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.
Fantasy Tip: James Starks will likely fill in, and Johnathan Franklin is the only other healthy running back on the depth chart. Starks needs to be added in most leagues.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:59:32 -0700
The NFL is reviewing the Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather's helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy Week 2. It is not known if Meriweather could be suspended for the hit or just receive a fine.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:18:37 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks carried 20 times for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins, filling in nicely for the injured RB Eddie Lacy (concussion).
Fantasy Tip: Starks might have bought himself a start in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, whether Lacy is ready to return or not. He will undoubtedly be a hot pick-up off the waiver wire this week since he is the first Packers RB to hit the century mark since 2010.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:26:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Tip: The severity of Lacy's concussion is not known at this time, so there is a chance he could be able to play Week 3. Owners should monitor the situation to get a better idea of how long Lacy will be out. James Starks and Johnathan Franklin could be options to start if Lacy misses time, but the team could also use a committee at running back.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:20:19 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (undisclosed) was taken to the locker room after suffering an undisclosed injury during the team's Week 2 game.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:09:14 -0700
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.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:52:23 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is listed as the team's starting tailback on the depth chart heading into their Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy might get the start, but the running back picture in Green Bay remains a bit muddled. Lacy should have the most fantasy appeal of any back in Week 1, but still he should be considered as a low-end RB2 or flex play at best.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:03:43 -0700
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.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:42:24 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve and will miss the 2013 season after a negative second opinion on his knee.
Fantasy Tip: Eddie Lacy is expected to step in to start and becomes a low-end RB2 with more realistic RB3 expectations. His value makes sense in Round 5 or so in your average setup. Fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin had a tough camp but now gets a chance to showcase his natural shiftiness as a fantasy flyer.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:21:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB DuJuan Harris (knee) will get a second opinion on his injured knee. McCarthy said he is not sure if Harris will be able to play Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Eddie Lacy appears to be the top choice to be the team's starting running back to open the season. Lacy should be considered a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues this season. Harris should only be drafted as a handcuff to Lacy in deeper leagues.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:40:14 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed for minus five yards on eight carries in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, while RB Johnathan Franklin rushed for one yard on four carries.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:15:43 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks fumbled in the preseason game against the St. Louis Rams over the weekend, and he was last in the rotation of running backs behind RBs DuJuan Harris, Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin and Alex Green.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:10:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin hasn't been impressive thus far in training camp. "He looks like his numbers," a personnel man said. "He's not a real impressive guy. He plays small, and he doesn't play fast. I kind of liked him in college because he was so productive. But if you didn't know he was a draft pick, you'd think he was a free agent."
Fantasy Tip: DuJuan Harris is listed as the team's starter on the depth chart in the preseason, but Eddie Lacy still figures to be the main man in the team's backfield to open the season. Franklin's stock is dropping behind the other two backs and probably isn't worth a draft pick at this point unless you're in a very deep league.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:58:45 -0700
Green Bay Packers RBs DuJuan Harris (knee) and Eddie Lacy (hamstring) have returned to work as limited participants of the team portion of practice this week, after being restricted to just individual drills earlier in the week.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:41:33 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Coach Alex Van Pelt praised RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring), saying he shows great patience and reads the game well. "He's a patient runner," Van Pelt said of Lacy. "But once that decision has been made, it's north and south. That's the strong point of him. You rarely see him make a bad read in the running game. It's just a natural thing as a runner.
"He's always on track, he's always making the right reads and anticipates where the hole is going to be."
There is a chance Lacy could be held out of the team's second preseason game as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring issue.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy should get most of the work out of the Packers backfield, and it appears he is close to putting his injury issues behind him.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:57:12 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14. Lacy participated in individual drills and some team drills.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:22:50 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy and Franklin are your best bets for fantasy value, with Lacy getting a lion's share of the carries. On average, Lacy has been going in the fifth to sixth round on draft day in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, while Franklin has settled into the area of the 11th or 12th round, on average.