Eddie Lacy RB GB 6 Days
Eddie Lacy was first hit at or before the line of scrimmage on nine of his 10 carries in the Thanksgiving loss to the Lions.
The 10-carry, 16-yard disaster was a combination of two main factors. The Lions quietly have been dominant against the run this year, ranking third in the league at 82.7 yards allowed per game. And the absence of Aaron Rodgers allowed stacked boxes. Lacy gets a dream matchup at home against the Falcons in Week 14, putting him back on the borderline RB1 radar. If Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) suits up, Lacy will become an elite RB1 option.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 10 Days
Eddie Lacy got bottled up in Green Bay's Week 13 loss to the Lions, rushing 10 times for just 16 yards.
Lacy added two catches for 23 yards. Lacy simply had nowhere to go against a defense that could bear down on the box with Matt Flynn offering pathetically-little threat in the passing game. Lacy also appeared a little sluggish just four days after getting the rock 31 times in Green Bay's tie with the Vikings. He managed more than three yards on only four of his touches. It was a disappointing day, but things should be much better for Lacy in Week 14, where the Pack are likely to get back Aaron Rodgers against the Falcons' overmatched defense.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 12 Days
Speaking Tuesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy hinted Eddie Lacy will be in for his normal workload against the Lions.
"He's going to play a lot," McCarthy said of his rookie back, who missed some time in Sunday's tie after his asthma flared up. "Ran a bunch Sunday. He knows what he has to do to get ready for the game." Lacy's asthma hadn't been an issue before, and isn't a concern going forward. Lacy is on the RB1 borderline against Detroit's solid run defense.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 13 Days
Coach Mike McCarthy mentioned no injury for Eddie Lacy during his Monday press conference.
Lacy missed some snaps late in the fourth quarter and overtime of Sunday's tie against the Vikings, but it was due to his asthma. McCarthy called the asthma "definitely something we're aware of. ... He told our staff, nothing he's concerned about." Lacy will remain an RB1 on Thanksgiving against the Lions.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 13 Days
Eddie Lacy watched video of Adrian Peterson to see how to handle eight-man boxes.
Since Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been sidelined, teams have been selling out to stop Lacy. The Vikings did as well on Sunday, but the rookie still gashed them for 110 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. "[Peterson] is very patient, but even with his patience he has great explosion," Lacy said. "As soon as he finds it, he's hitting it like zero-to-60 really fast. I'm trying to work on the zero-to-60 part." Fat Eddie is a beast even with Scott Tolzien/Matt Flynn, but he'll be an absolute monster once Rodgers gets back.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 14 Days
Eddie Lacy rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries in the Packers' 26-26, Week 12 tie with the Vikings.
Lacy was a man in this one, just like he's been in every game as a rookie. He caught all six of his targets out of the backfield for an additional 48 yards. Lacy mustered just four yards on his first four carries but took off thereafter. He consistently powered through Minnesota's sieve-like run defense, running over defenders in the process. One of his most impressive runs of the day was on a fourth-and-one. Lacy appeared to be stuffed for a three-yard loss, but sheer will and determination led him through a few arm tackle attempts on his way to a first down. The Packers aren't worried about overworking their powerful rookie back. The Lions are up next on the schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Detroit has been playing pretty stout run defense of late.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 16 Days
Packers RBs coach Alex Van Pelt confirmed Eddie Lacy will continue to be Green Bay's go-to running back.
The Packers about a month back hinted at a "hot hand scenario" with James Starks, but over Green Bay's last two games Lacy has 42 touches compared to Starks' seven. "If you can do the perfect math," Van Pelt said, Lacy would handle 20 carries, Starks five and Johnathan Franklin five. If the game is on the line, Lacy "will be the one carrying the ball." Despite a two-week lull without Aaron Rodgers under center, Lacy remains an RB1 in fantasy.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 30 Days
Packers RBs coach Alex Van Pelt believes Eddie Lacy is fully capable of carrying the ball 30-plus times per game.
"Obviously, you want to keep him down around 25-20, somewhere in there," Van Pelt said. "29 was a little high. Over 30 would probably be too high, but hey he might have to carry it 35 times. Who knows? The game will dictate that to us. Hopefully, that won't be the case, but if it is, he's fully capable of doing it." The Packers are going to lean on Lacy and, to a lesser extent, James Starks while Aaron Rodgers is out. Lacy has plenty of softies on the schedule.
Eddie Lacy RB GB 1 Month
Eddie Lacy rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Monday night's Week 9, 27-20 loss to the Bears.
Lacy wasn't involved in the passing game. He was whipping the Bears on the opening drive. If Aaron Rodgers hadn't left the game following that opening possession with a left shoulder injury, we feel comfortable saying Lacy likely would have ran for over 200 yards. The Bears were playing two safeties high on the first drive, leaving a ton of running lanes for Lacy. After Rodgers left, Chicago could stack the box against an inept Seneca Wallace. Lacy still shredded the loaded-box look for solid gains. Since returning from his concussion, Lacy has rumbled for 545 yards and three touchdowns in five games. The Packers will take on the Eagles in Week 10. Lacy is a top-six back moving forward.