Eddie Lacy could miss Week 15, putting James Starks on the fantasy radar
Eddie Lacy was limited in practice and his hip injury could be more serious than the Packers initially let on. We break down the fantasy implications.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is dealing with a hip injury that could be more serious than we thought. Lacy was listed as “limited” in Thursday’s practice report, but ESPN’s Rob Demovsky noted that he “did little to nothing” in the portion open to the media. Speaking to the media after practice, Lacy admits he still has hurdles to clear.
Lacy’s status is now unclear for Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills. He suffered the hip injury in last Monday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons and could very well be held out on a short week. James Starks will get the start if Lacy can’t go.
Fantasy impact: After a slow start to the season, Lacy has reasserted himself as a rock-solid RB1, recording 1,228 total yards and 11 touchdowns on the season. We’ll know more about his status after Friday’s injury report comes out, but fantasy owners need to have Starks on their roster just in case. Starks is one of the better handcuffs in fantasy and rushed for 75 yards in Lacy’s absence Monday night. He’ll be an acceptable flex play for the fantasy semifinals.