Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
RB - #4 9.85 GB Active 2 years 23 5'11 230

2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jul-03-2014 by Rob Warner

THE HYPE IS REAL: Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy proved to be a draft-day steal as Green Bay selected the Bama product in Round 2 of the 2013 draft (pick No. 61 overall). The bruising back (5-foot-11, 230) missed just one game in his rookie season and finished as the sixth-highest scoring RB in standard leagues. Lacy amassed 1,178 rushing yards on 284 carries with 11 touchdowns and a 4.1 YPC average. He forced 62 missed tackles in his rookie season and added 35 catches for 257 yards. Mike McCarthy has already stated he wants Lacy to contribute more as an every-down back in his second NFL season.

Latest Update

Jul-23-14 Packers RB Eddie Lacy to be team workhorse

Packers running backs coach Sam Gash tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette he has no concerns at all about overusing Lacy. "If he gets 40 (carries a game), I'm ok with that," Gash said. "He has huge upside." Last year Lacy touched the ball an average of 21 times per game, and it sounds as though that number is set to increase this sesason. Gash also dispelled the notion that the Packers will try to preserve Lacy for future seasons. "You're not going to play this game until you're 45 or 50," Gash said. "He'll last as long as he's meant to last."

Fantasy Analysis:

This is the time of year when coaches talk about getting their backs "20 to 25 touches per game." In this case, it looks like it'll actually happen. At 230 pounds, Lacy is built to take a lot of punishment, and the Packers recognize that fact. Gash also said Lacy has impressed in the passing game, and is a three-down back. The idea of 25 or 30 touches per game for Lacy should have fantasy owners salivating, given how rare it is for a back to get that kind of workload in today's NFL. Last year, with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers out half the season, and opposing defenses stacked against the run, Lacy still managed to post a 4.4 yards per carry average. It's hard to see that number going down significantly as Rodgers returns to open up the offense. If you want Lacy, you'll probably need to take him with your first-round pick. Right now he's going as the tenth player overall in drafts, and might even be a value at that spot.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/23 - Packers RB Eddie Lacy to be team workhorse
7/21 - NFL executive says Packers backfield 'best it's ever looked'
7/16 - Packers would like to raise RB Eddie Lacy's snap count
7/15 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants to run 75 plays per game
7/12 - Head coach impressed with Steelers second-year RB Bell
6/25 - Packers would like to cut back on RB Eddie Lacy's workload

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
7.02 FFToolbox - Ben Standig 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
5.01 FFToolbox - Eddie Lacy is a "value play" right now. Some are scared off by injury history, and maybe its a concern, but not for me. He's healthy, and he's a legitimate RB2 that should receive 200 carries+ for Green Bay.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
5.04 FFToday - This is the second pick in a row that my targeted player (in this case, Frank Gore) was taken before my selection. Then, CBS took my second option (Jason Witten). I'm an unhappy camper at this point but my frustration is just beginning.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
5.10 FootballDiehards - To maximize the talents of Aaron Rodgers, the Packers need to take a sledgehammer to Cover-2 defenses this year. Lacy can be that sledgehammer if he's healthy. Remember, Lacy, at full strength, was the runaway head of the draft class at his position. On the best team in college football, in the best conference, he rushed for 1,322 yards with 18 touchdowns. And yes, Jonathan Franklin worries me a bit.
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