Packers RB Eddie Lacy could lead the league in yards 'without a doubt'
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Packers RB Eddie Lacy could lead the league in yards 'without a doubt'

In a statement made by Sam Gash, the Green Bay Packers' running back coach, he believes Eddie Lacy is, "Without a doubt," perfectly capable of leading the NFL in rushing this season. He also went on to say, "I think he's a bell cow." In the 2013 season, Lacy showed flashes of league-leading potential, racking up 1,178 rushing yards as a rookie, the eighth-most rushing yards in the NFL. He also totaled 11 touchdowns.

Fantasy Analysis:

Lacy is in a position to succeed from every aspect. The Packers' passing attack is formidable enough to keep the defense honest, allowing Lacy to ravage opponents between the tackles. Lacy has very little competition and will therefore take nearly all of the goal-line carries. Lacy also has a monster-sized motor that keeps his legs churning until the whistle. Although the cost seems high, he is an extremely safe option with support from all ends of the field. You can't go wrong with Lacy as an RB1.

Source:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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6 Comments | Add Yours

I have the second overall pick in my draft this Tuesday, and I'm strongly considering taking Lacy with it. I know for a fact that the guy picking first is taking Shady. I'm concerned about AP's age and the way he fizzled out at the end of last season, and the Kansas City Jamaals lost a lot of talent on the O-line as well as the defense... possibly a major regression there. I just feel that Lacy is the safest pick, and after watching him last year as a rookie, I absolutely believe he can lead the league in TDs in that offense and be near the top in rushing yards.
Or am I just plain old dumb and wrong?

Posted by:
theCencei 08/28/14 03:31 PM

Not at all. He's going to also likely double his catching yards and receptions. I'm a Packer fan and have watch all his pre-season games. He's shredding defenses rushing and catching short 5 yard check downs and turning them into 20 yard gains. I won't be surprised at 1900 total yards and 12-16 total TDs, if he stays healthy. If your league is PPR he'll still be great. Its him or Forte at the two slot. Plus AP is playing outside on grass this season in Minn.

Posted by:
oxpuke 08/28/14 03:55 PM

I took him @ #2 in my draft

Posted by:
npp 08/29/14 04:28 AM

I have been offered a trade involving Lacy...whats you opinion?
I would be getting Lacy, Vincent Jackson and Kelvin Benjamin.
I would be giving up Montee Ball, Andre Ellington and Corderelle Patterson
I like it on paper but makes me a little thin at rb. I also have McCoy so my line up would look great at rb but for some reason I have a bad history with fantasy and injury.
Appreciate your input

Posted by:
bcrew4@yahoo.com 08/31/14 12:23 PM

Do that deal. Absolutely. You'll have Shady and Lacy and V Jax is gonna improve with McCown for sure. Sucks giving up Patterson (everyone and their mom is on his dick right now) but two legit top 5 overalls is a recipe for success every season, regardless of position.

Posted by:
uziboss 09/01/14 12:24 AM

I have my final draft later today... One keeper per squad, 1/4 PPR league... I already have Montee Ball as my keeper (cost me my 4th round pick) and I have the first overall pick in the draft... Both Calvin and Lacy are available with all the other top RBs having been kept... Is Calvin too good to pass on at #1 or should I shore up my backfield immediately by pairing Lacy and Ball?

Posted by:
dms460 09/02/14 09:45 AM

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