Fantasy Expectations for Eddie Lacy After Randall Cobb, James Jones Injuries
In the wake of untimely injuries to wideouts James Jones and Randall Cobb in the first half, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will have to shoulder the load even more through the second half.
Green Bay had marginal success through the air in the opening half against Baltimore, as Aaron Rodgers went 10-of-21 for 116 yards. But more than half of those yards went to either Jones or Cobb.
On the other hand, Lacy enjoyed a productive first half with eight carries for 65 yards as a workhorse back, and they'll look to ride on his back throughout the second half as their offense immediately became relatively one-dimensional when Cobb went down at the end of the half.
Rodgers won't be able to easily find Nelson and Jermichael Finley in the second half, as they'll be blanketed by a Ravens secondary that recognizes Rodgers is without arguably his two favorite targets.
With the Pack leading 6-0 at half and nothing doing for the Ravens offensively, Green Bay will repeatedly try to build more of an advantage on the ground. This is only amplified by the loss of Jones and Cobb.
Should the Packers defense continue to make it difficult for Baltimore to run the ball, they could get out to a more extensive lead and put the ball in the hands of their workhorse back Lacy.
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