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Eddie Lacy | Running Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: Alabama
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Packers RBs coach Sam Gash believes Eddie Lacy is capable of leading the league in rushing and total yards.
While Lacy might not be the favorite, he's one of a handful of contenders. He's been dominant this preseason across just 21 offensive snaps, rushing for 61 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries while breaking six tackles. Lacy's also caught two balls for 22 yards. In Aaron Rodgers' starts last season, Lacy averaged 99 yards rushing on 23 carries per game. He's an easy top-five pick. Aug 27 - 4:14 PM

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Eddie Lacy played just one series in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, rushing six times for 36 yards with a touchdown.

Lacy was nothing short of dominant. The Packers' ran no-huddle exclusively on their opening drive, and Lacy showed his improved versatility by never leaving the field -- even on third downs. The Raiders were no match for his physicality as he ran through arm tackles and punctuated the seven-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Lacy only played 19 snaps this preseason, but totaled 11 carries for 61 yards (5.54 YPC) and two catches for 22 yards. We would not let him get past the No. 5 overall pick in standard formats. This is a grown man that's going to eat in one of the league's most explosive offenses.
Aug 22 - 9:28 PM

Eddie Lacy rushed for 25 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 22 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

It was Lacy's first action of the preseason after sitting out the opener. Lacy played one series before James Starks relieved him in the backfield. Lacy ran all over the Rams' first-team defense, lowering the boom on defensive backs, and accounting for 47 of the 87 yards on the opening touchdown drive. Lacy is a top-five fantasy running back. Owners need to handcuff him with Starks.
Aug 16 - 5:46 PM

Through one week of camp, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Eddie Lacy "couldn't have looked any better."

The Journal-Sentinel says you'd be hard-pressed to find a subpar moment for Lacy, who is preparing himself for a mammoth workload in one of the league's elite offenses. "You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme," backup QB Matt Flynn said. "He's going to find the hole." Lacy is reportedly "running through arm tackles" and "showing off top-notch speed for a big man." The second-year man is our pick at No. 5 overall in fantasy drafts.
Aug 1 - 8:31 AM

Packers RB coach Sam Gash said he's not worried about preserving Eddie Lacy's health.

Gash has a 230-pound beast and is ready to use him. "This is the NFL, you're not going to play this game until you're 45 or 50," he said. "A lot of people, especially the media, try to make it out, 'He's got to last.' He'll last as long as he's meant to last." Lacy averaged 21.2 touches per game as a rookie, a number that could very well rise as he stays on the field for more third downs. Gash said he's seen no deficiencies at all in Lacy's pass protection.
Jul 23 - 11:54 AM

The Packers want Eddie Lacy to log more snaps than he did last season, "in order to prevent substitutions from slowing down the offense."

The Packers want Lacy "on the field longer," according to beat reporter Rob Demovsky. "We want to get him touches, trying to get him more involved in all aspects of the game," said OC Tom Clements. Demovsky believes an even more complete role could mean more receptions for Lacy, who caught 35 passes as a rookie. Lacy played 60.2 percent of Green Bay's offensive snaps last season.
Jul 16 - 10:45 PM

According to the Green Bay Post-Gazette, the Packers' coaching staff "would like to lessen the burden" on Eddie Lacy this season, incorporating more of James Starks and DuJuan Harris.

Piling up 285 rookie-year carries -- and in 11 weeks toting it more than 20 times, including playoffs -- Lacy played the final month of last season on a repeatedly sprained ankle. Scatback Harris is a coaching staff favorite, while Starks was more efficient than Lacy last year, averaging 5.5 YPC with six runs of 20-plus yards. Perhaps Lacy won't flirt with 300 carries again, but he will stay active in the passing game and should have no trouble scoring double-digit TDs as a three-down back in one of the NFL's top offenses. He's a mid-first-round fantasy pick.
Jun 25 - 6:59 PM

Eddie Lacy ran with "pep in his step" during OTAs and minicamp.

Lacy pushed through a physical rookie campaign, repeatedly playing on a sprained ankle and carrying the ball 20+ times in 11 games (including playoffs). The good news is that he avoided offseason surgery and was coddled a bit during the offseason program by the coaches. They know they're going to be riding him extremely hard again this fall. Lacy is a strong bet for at least 300 carries, and has as much touchdown upside as anyone in the league. He's our No. 5 fantasy running back right now.
Jun 24 - 4:28 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy is planning a balanced offense, "particularly" featuring Eddie Lacy.

The Packers' offense has been far too pass-dependent over the last four seasons, relying exclusively on Aaron Rodgers' arm due to a lack of talent at tailback. That's no longer the case. "You hope they play you two-shell defense all day when Eddie's in the backfield," McCarthy said. A healthy Rodgers is going to open even more lanes for Lacy, who totaled 1,435 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. He's a no-brainer first-round fantasy pick.
Apr 2 - 11:16 AM

Eddie Lacy's snap count is expected to rise this season.

Lacy played on 60.5 percent of the snaps as a rookie, often ceding third-down duties to John Kuhn. But Kuhn is now a free agent and coach Mike McCarthy has been talking up Lacy as a three-down back. He's a very capable receiver and pass protector. Lacy is an excellent bet for 300-plus carries, 40-plus catches and all the goal-line work in one of the league's premier offenses.
Mar 24 - 9:07 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy said he wants Eddie Lacy to be a three-down back.

Lacy was already an every-down back as the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013, but this confirms that the Packers aren't really interested in scaling back his workload. Despite being a pounding hammer back, Lacy has soft hands and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Lacy should be locked in as a first-round pick in 2014 fantasy drafts. Getting Aaron Rodgers back will only help.
Feb 21 - 10:46 AM

New Packers RBs coach Sam Gash compared Eddie Lacy to Curtis Martin after studying Lacy during his rookie season.

Gash recently replaced Alex Van Pelt as Green Bay's running backs coach after Van Pelt was promoted to coach quarterbacks. He was a two-time Pro Bowl fullback in Buffalo. "Even though he’s bigger, same mentality," Gash said of Lacy. "Curtis didn’t like watching football. If anybody watched his Hall of Fame speech, he was a guy who didn’t necessarily like watching football, but he was instinctive and just a great player. Eddie is pretty similar in his mentality. But you watch him on film, which I’m just starting to do, he’s an exciting prospect."
Feb 10 - 5:18 PM

Associated Press named Eddie Lacy its 2013 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Lacy earned the honor after putting Green Bay's offense on his back for long stretches in the absence of Aaron Rodgers, who missed seven 2013 games. The fact Lacy won the award by a whopping 35-12 voting margin over Keenan Allen still makes little sense. Allen had one of the finest rookie wide receiver seasons in league history, and the vote should've been closer. With that said, the AP got this one right. EddieTooFat was an absolute monster in '13.
Feb 1 - 6:28 PM

Eddie Lacy rushed 21 times for 81 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in Green Bay's Wild Card loss to San Francisco.

Logging heavy snaps despite an ankle injury, Lacy turned in a workmanlike effort, failing to break big plays but ripping off numerous chain-moving runs against San Francisco's top-five rush defense. He was particularly effective in the second half, dealing repeated body blows before John Kuhn vultured an early fourth-quarter score. The Niners' defense clearly became winded late in the game. We'll genuinely miss watching Lacy run; his playing style reminds of Jerome Bettis. He's going to be a top-six pick in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Jan 5 - 8:00 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) is active for Week 18 against the 49ers.

This was expected, with Lacy turning in a near-full week of practice and being listed as probable on the final injury report. Green Bay's Wild Card round inactives list is as follows: WR Chris Harper, QB Scott Tolzien, CB Jumal Rolle, OLB Nate Palmer, OLB Clay Matthews, G Lane Taylor, and C/G JC Tretter.
Jan 5 - 3:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Jeff Janis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
WR31Jarrett Boykin
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Brandon Bostick
3Andrew Quarless
4Ryan Taylor
K1Mason Crosby