Eddie Lacy's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 15

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 15, 2013

The playoff hopes for the Green Bay Packers were quickly fading against the Dallas Cowboys, but they found a way to come back, and Eddie Lacy was a big reason for that.

The Packers came away with a huge 37-36 victory, and the numbers for Lacy were impressive.  He finished with 141 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground along with another 30 receiving yards, giving him 23 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

Heading into this week, he had already run for 887 yards and seven touchdowns, with another 206 receiving yards. He's consistently had solid games this year, while his only bad recent fantasy performance came on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions.

While Lacy has been good, there's a chance that he will struggle for the last two weeks of the season. He can hit the holes and make big plays, but stamina could be an issue with games remaining in Green Bay and Chicago. The rookie running back had to leave a game a few weeks ago because of issues with asthma, which could flare up again in cold weather.

Plenty of owners will still probably start Lacy, and that's fair. But personally, I would be wary about him if he isn't able to get a big workload for the final two weeks. I have him as a flex player at best.

Related

    Packers Sound Increasingly Confident in McCray

    Green Bay Packers logo
    Green Bay Packers

    Packers Sound Increasingly Confident in McCray

    Zach Kruse
    via Packers Wire

    Congressman Blasts Jets Owner's Offer to Pay Anthem Fines

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Congressman Blasts Jets Owner's Offer to Pay Anthem Fines

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Avril: Seahawks Started Questioning Carroll After SB Loss

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Avril: Seahawks Started Questioning Carroll After SB Loss

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    Players with Most to Lose in Their Contract Year

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Players with Most to Lose in Their Contract Year

    Gary Davenport
    via Bleacher Report