|Week 5 (MIN) - Average||18.0||73.0||1.0||2.0||12.5||0||14|
|Week 5 (MIN) - Dave Richard||18||75||1||1||3||0||13|
|Week 5 (MIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||18||71||1||3||22||0||15|
|2014 Season - Average||273.0||1280.0||10.5||36.0||254.0||1.0||205|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||269||1148||9||34||231||1||180|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||277||1412||12||38||277||1||229|
|Current Player Ranking: 5|
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|10/02/2014||Lamar Miller, RB MIA|
Doug Martin, RB TB
Bobby Rainey, RB TB
Rob Gronkowski, TE NE
|Matt Asiata, RB MIN|
Eddie Lacy, RB GB
Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN
James Starks, RB GB
|10/02/2014||Fred Jackson, RB BUF|
Vincent Jackson, WR TB
|Eddie Lacy, RB GB|
Terrance West, RB CLE
|10/02/2014||Eddie Lacy, RB GB||Rob Gronkowski, TE NE|
Rank Among Leaders
|Change in offense taking toll on Packers RB Eddie Lacy |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(10/1/14) Eddie Lacy is struggling to overcome several obstacles in his second season as featured back for the Packers. The result has been a distinct drop in production.
Lacy rushed for 1,178 yards a year ago and won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. But he has yet to exceed 50 yards in any game in 2014. His longest run has been 17 yards and he's averaging a mere 3.0 YPC. He is on pace to rush for just 644 yards this season.
Among the changes to which Lacy has been forced to adapt is the no-huddle offense and the shotgun formation. The Packers ran the no-huddle a year ago, but Lacy did not start until quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down - and the no-huddle went down with him. That's when Lacy began to thrive.
"Last year, we were able to run the ball a lot because A-Rod went down, so we just ran the ball a lot," Lacy explained to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday. "Having him back definitely it's not going to be that type of season. We just have to get in the backfield, run the ball when we're called upon and pass protect and let them throw the ball."
That means, however, Lacy must work on running out of the shotgun. It is believed he is best-suited running downhill with a head of steam. The shotgun forces him to gather in the ball before surging forward.
|Eddie Lacy still worth your trust in Week 5 |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/30/14) Disappointed in Packers running back Eddie Lacy? Good, you should be. Even in his best Fantasy outing of the season, Lacy rushed for just 48 yards on 17 carries in Week 4, in a performance that was salvaged only by a touchdown.
Lacy has given little reason for Fantasy owners to feel good about his performance this season, as he carries a pitiful 3.0 yards per carry average into Week 5 against the Vikings. However, he may start to turn things around this week, against a beat up Vikings defense that just surrendered 6.0 yards per carry to Falcons running backs.
The Vikings have surrendered 70 Fantasy points to opposing running backs over the last three weeks, and now have to face a short turnaround as they try to slow Lacy down. Even with how disappointing he has been, this could be a good chance for Lacy to build on his first score a week ago, against a team that could be trailing early.
Lacy ranks just 23rd among running backs in Fantasy scoring this season, but both Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg have him ranked right inside the top-10 for Week 5. Despite his struggles, keep Lacy active.
|Eddie Lacy sort of shows up |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/28/14) Running back Eddie Lacy capped the Packers' first drive with a touchdown Week 4 at Chicago, validating all the Fantasy owners who stuck with him for the favorable matchup. The problem is he didn't do much after that.
His 48 yards on 17 carries gave him a pathetic 2.8 yards per carry -- this against a defense that had allowed 5.0 yards per carry in its first three games. Through four games, Lacy has yet to reach even the half-century mark, much less the century mark.
And the worst part is the Packers weren't struggling to keep up in this one. They had a big lead for much of the second half, when Lacy got 11 of his season-high 17 carries. He just couldn't capitalize on it.
My colleague, Chris Towers, wrote earlier in the week that Lacy's schedule was partly to blame for his struggles through the first three weeks, and that may be true. But my confidence in him will plummet if he doesn't bounce back in a meaningful way Week 5 against Minnesota.
|Eddie Lacy finally scores, but poor season continues Sunday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/14) Packers featured back Eddie Lacy could not match the production of his skill position teammates, but he did contribute his first touchdown of the year to the blowout defeat of Chicago on Sunday.
Lacy opened the scoring for his team with a 2-yard touchdown run that tied the game with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. But he finished with just 48 yards on 17 carries and the one score, as well as one catch for 11 yards.
His disappointing season continues. The Week 4 rushing total was, shockingly, his best of the year. Lacy has just 161 yards on 53 carries in 2014. He will attempt to hit his stride literally and figuratively Thursday night against Minnesota.
|Eddie Lacy not concerned about being called out |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Packers running back Eddie Lacy isn't concerned about his coach calling him out, according to ESPN.
"As a player, I think when a coach calls you out, that means he sees something in you that you can do or you need to work on and get better as a player," Lacy said. Following Sunday's game, head coach Mike McCarthy said that Lacy needed to play better. Lacy admitted he's been surprised by his struggles thus far, but indicated that he's been working on a way to fix things. "There were a few times last week where I was running kind of high, and I just figured that out," Lacy added. "This week, definitely get my pads down when I'm running."
|Eddie Lacy figures to be the primary rushing workhorse for the Packers, a role he fell into last year and thrived in (1,435 total yards and 11 touchdowns). There's a little concern he won't finish with as many touches as he did in 2013 since a number of backs on the roster could pick at his workload, but so long as Lacy is effective and healthy he'll be on the field a lot. That health is a concern as Lacy was banged up throughout his collegiate career and was forced out of a game last season with a concussion. But Lacy was among Fantasy's most consistent running backs in '13, bringing home 10-plus Fantasy points nearly 80 percent of the time! Leading the charge on the ground and playing in an offense spearheaded by Aaron Rodgers should mean a lot of numbers for Lacy. We wouldn't hesitate to take him with a first-round pick between fourth and 10th overall in standard leagues (a smidge later in PPR formats). Just make sure to back him up with James Starks with a late-round pick.
(Updated 4/30/14) |