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RB John Kuhn - Green Bay Packers

6-0, 255Born: 9-9-1982College: ShippensburgDrafted: ---

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Week 12: vs Chicago Bears

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Eddie Lacy started the 2015 season well, with 19/85/1 rushing and 2/14/0 receiving against these Bears back in Week One - since then, he's waxed and waned and even lost his starting job to James Starks two games ago. However, Lacy surged to 22/100/0 rushing with 1/6/0 receiving at Minnesota last week, while James Starks posted 8/14/0 rushing with 1/30/0 receiving - the coaching staff now considers the backfield a '1-2 Punch' with neither guy a clear starter, but if Lacy keeps up the good work he'll likely out-touch Starks: 'We need both Eddie and James,' head coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday, November 23. 'It was great to see Eddie have success.' The Bear's rush D has allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to opposing running backs over the past four games played, with an average of 18.8 surrendered to opposing teams. They are ranked 25th in the NFL averaging 123.7 rushing yards allowed per game, but are stingy in the red zone with just three rushing scores handed over to date. Last week, Denver rolled to 36/170/0 rushing at Soldier Field; two games ago St. Louis managed 21/94/1 rushing against the Bears. This is a middlin' rush D entering Week 12, as you can see. This looks like a good matchup for a surging Lacy and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at DEN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 at CAR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 vs DET 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 at MIN 26 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
12 vs CHI 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 0 * * * *
12 vs CHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 10 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Kuhn was on the field for just five offensive snaps, and his tiny amount of time on the field continues to shrink. He was targeted once and didn't make the catch.

2015 Week 6 vs SD (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

As is normally the case, fullback John Kuhn continues to be primarily a blocker, with the occasional carry or dump off pass coming infrequently. He did have a very nice catch and run late in the third quarter, as he ran a short out and was left unaccounted for. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers saw that and quickly tossed him the ball, which the wide open Kuhn caught and ran for the first down and more. Overall, Kuhn continues to be nothing more than a gimmick, albeit one the fans love.

2015 Week 5 vs STL (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Kuhn continues to primarily be a blocker when he is not being a brief distraction. His three yards were the most he's had all season in a game.

2015 Week 4 vs SF (1 / 1 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

There seems to be nothing head coach Mike McCarthy loves more than a fullback dive on the one-yard line, which is where Kuhn ended up scoring his touchdown. The play was actually a nice bit of misdirection on quarterback Aaron Rodgers' part, as Kuhn was lined up in front of running back Eddie Lacy. Rodgers turned and handed the ball to Kuhn, but continued to mime a handoff to Lacy. The defense stepped to Lacy, while Kuhn ran into the end zone virtually untouched. Overall, Kuhn doesn't do this often, and is normally just a blocker.


Latest News

Packers | Fullback aids Eddie Lacy's running (Tue Nov 24, 10:15 AM) - Updating an earlier report, Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed 22 times for 100 yards in Week 11, and FB John Kuhn was repeatedly seen crossing the formation opening lanes for Lacy. Kuhn was the lead blocker on 20 of the 34 runs Sunday, Nov. 22, according to NFL Media's Brian Baldinger. 'I thought Mike McCarthy and the whole staff did some things from a formation standpoint to get Lacy going, and I thought they got the balance in a game that they've been looking for: 34 runs, 34 passes, it's not all Aaron Rodgers,' Baldinger told viewers on NFL Network's latest edition of The Aftermath, saying of Lacy: 'I saw his footwork yesterday. That guy can stop and he can start. He looked a lot the kid that played at Alabama three years ago and like we saw the last couple seasons. He looked like he was healthy and in good form right now.'

Our View: The Packers were able to spring Lacy against the Vikings on Sunday. He looked like the back many selected in the first round of fantasy drafts, and there's hope going forward that he'll be able to maintain this momentum. We like Lacy as a RB1 in Week 12 on Thanksgiving against the Bears.
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