Emergence of Eddie Lacy
Does everyone remember in the pre season when poorly angled photos of Eddie Lacy emerged showing him as ‘fat’. This was a red flag for a lot of potential fantasy owners. But after emerging as the #1 Running back in Green Bay over fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin and ,former Buffalo Bull, James Starks Lacy has gone taken the NFL by storm. Since Week 5 Eddie Lacy leads the NFL in rushing with 545 yards. Last night might have been his real right of passage as week to week fantasy starting Running Back with 150 yards and a TD on 22 carries ( 6.8 average ) clearly emerging as Green Bay’s #1 ball carrier. The thing that really stands out about Lacy’s play is his yards after contact. He had a league best 97 yards after contact last night making that the most of anyone this season. He plays hard nosed, deceptive Alabama football. Lacy’s stock is high and rising and he would be one of my top targets in any Dynasty league, as well as a sure fire start for any fantasy owner. He’s on pace to become the Offensive Rookie of the Year, as long as he keeps pace. Lacy should see 15-30 touches a game, especially with the news of Aaron Rodger’s shoulder injury. Expect him to go off next week against a sketchy Eagle’s run defense.
-Alexander LeMere ( @merekatkat )