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|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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Rank Among Leaders
Eddie Lacy reclaims missing skill
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/27/14) Part of what made Eddie Lacy the fifth running back selected on Draft Day is that he wasn't a complete non-factor in the passing game. In fact, he had four games as a rookie in 2013 in which he had at least four catches.
But in seven games to begin 2014, he had no more than three catches, averaging 1.9 per game.
That all changed Week 8 at New Orleans, when Lacy led the Packers with eight catches for 123 yards. His nine targets also tied for the team lead. He was effective rushing the ball as well, but he got only 13 carries with the Packers in comeback mode for most of the second half.
Backup running back James Starks was active for the game but was limited in practice leading up to it by an ankle injury, which may have had something to do with Lacy's increased role in the passing game. Starks typically spells Lacy in certain situations, but he got only two carries and one target in this one.
If Lacy can remain involved in the passing game going forward, he'll go from being a mild disappointment in Fantasy to something of a bargain.
Eddie Lacy erupts for 182 yards from scrimmage
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/27/14) Packers running back Eddie Lacy set a career high with 182 yards from scrimmage in Sunday night's loss in New Orleans. Lacy did most of his damage as a receiver, catching eight of nine targets for 123 yards, including a 67-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter.
Lacy carried 13 times for 59 yards (4.5 ypc) and broke numerous tackles, though he was stuffed on a critical 4th-and-1 in the third quarter. He served as Aaron Rodgers' outlet with Green Bay in comeback mode.
Lacy is on a bye Week 9.
Packers RB Eddie Lacy scores fifth rushing TD
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Packers running back Eddie Lacy scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season Week 7 at home against Carolina.
Lacy took a handoff and bounced it outside for a 5-yard score in the first quarter. He took 12 handoffs for 63 yards and a score, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt. He caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in a 38-17 victory. Lacy has 369 rushing yards through seven games.
The Packers will travel to New Orleans for a Week 8 clash against the Saints.
Eddie Lacy looking to get back on track
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/16/14) Packers running back Eddie Lacy fall back to Earth in Week 6, after appearing to post a breakout game in the team's previous outing. He will look to get back on track in Week 7, and he has a good chance to do so with the Panthers on the schedule.
Lacy rushed for just 40 yards against the Dolphins last Sunday, but that came against one of the league's stingier rushing defenses. The Panthers have been decidedly less successful at slowing down running backs, who are averaging 23.0 Fantasy points per game against them this season, the second-worst mark in the league.
The Panthers have been especially struggled against the run. They have been torched by running backs over the last four games, with opposing No. 1 backs averaging 16.4 Fantasy points in that time.
Lacy has been a big disappointment this season, but this might one of his best chances to find success. Even given his struggles, Lacy should probably be active in all Fantasy leagues for Week 7.
Don't go crazy for Davante Adams
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/14/14) For a team's third wide receiver to have significant value in Fantasy, that team's passing attack has to be pretty explosive. Green Bay's typically has been with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is having a banner year with 15 touchdown passes to just one interception.
And yet in three of Rodgers' six games this season, he's thrown for less than 200 yards. As a team, the Packers rank only 20th in passing yards per game. That's not my idea of explosive.
Certainly things could change. Eddie Lacy has failed to give them much of a running game, which could cause them to go more pass-heavy in the weeks ahead. But more than anything, the reason third wide receiver Davante Adams performed so well Week 6 at Miami, catching six passes for 77 yards, was because co-No. 1 Randall Cobb didn't. Rodgers threw for a modest 264 yards. Unless he goes for a consistent 300, you can't expect Adams to make a regular contribution in Fantasy in his current role.
So in standard leagues of 12 teams or fewer, I'm leaving him on waivers. For the list of wide receivers Jamey Eisenberg is adding over him, check out his latest Playing the Waiver Wire.
Six for Sunday: Home field hard to overlook in Broncos-Patriots
Tom Brady is 86-14 at home in the regular season, a statistic that could factor into the huge Patriots-Broncos showdown this week. Also, it's gut check time for the Dallas Cowboys.
Week 9 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Carson Palmer might not win you your Week 9 matchup in Fantasy, but there's a good chance he could help. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 9
Owners will likely be scrambling in advance of Week 9 with so many valuable assets on their bye. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his priorities in his latest edition of Playing the Waiver Wire.
Week 9 Fantasy Trade Values
Marshawn Lynch has let owners down for the majority of 2014, so is it time to buy low? Our Dave Richard helps owners pull off the best deals in their leagues with his Fantasy Trade Values.
Week 8 Snap Count Snapshot
At the Fantasy Football Today blog, Chris Towers brings together all the relevant snap count data in one place.
|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) |