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RB Eddie Lacy - Seattle Seahawks

5-11, 231Born: 1-1-1991College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 2

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Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers

All RB vs SF

FBG says: Great matchup. The Seahawks running backs struggled again this past week, as usual, but Russell Wilson was the story of this rushing offense as he posted a season-high 86 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. Wilson led the Seahawks in rushing yards for the second time in the last three games as he ranks second among quarterbacks in rushing yards. Mike Davis was promoted to the starting running back for the Seahawks this week, but he couldn't get anything going with just six carries for 18 yards before injuring his groin in the third quarter. J.D. McKissick saw quite a few snaps on passing downs while carrying seven times for 30 yards with most of his usage coming after Davis left the game. Pending the injury status of Davis, expect him to start for this backfield again this week as the pair of Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls are being phased out of this offense. The 49ers rushing defense struggled again in their last outing as they allowed five yards per carry to the Giants backfield. Even with a rare pass-heavy game script, this 31st ranked rushing defense (133.5 rushing yards per game) gave up over 100 rushing yards to opposing running backs for the fourth straight game. A silver lining is that they did not allow a rushing touchdown to running backs for the second straight week, but the 49ers are still allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position. They have a couple big difference-makers in Deforest Buckner and Reuben Foster, but this defense is depleted outside of those two. If Mike Davis is healthy enough to play this week, he should have a good chance at some yards against this abysmal unit despite the Seahawks' continued poor offensive line play.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 vs HOU 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 vs WAS 11 6 20 0 1 1 14 0 0 3.4
11 vs ATL 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
12 at SF PROJ-Dodds * 7 * * 1 * * * *
12 at SF PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 1 * * * *
12 at SF PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Lacy genuinely looked impressive on his first goal line carry, with a good burst at the line. But, he still didn't make it in. He had a couple more carries after that, each one less impressive than the last. To add insult to injury, later in the game, they took him out of the short yardage package entirely.

2017 Week 9 vs WAS (6 / 20 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Lacy did nothing to write home about, but he did look a lot better than he has previously this season. The coaching staff gave him a longer leash, and he seemed to be responding to that. He was running with a bit more burst and even looked more agile than usual on a first down catch in traffic -- which you might chalk up to a slightly improved offensive line giving him more to run, but either way, he was somewhat effective. Until, that is, he left the game with an injury in the second quarter.

2017 Week 8 vs HOU (6 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Lacy appeared as sluggish as ever, and while on the surface, the numbers appears equal to Rawls, based on his actual play, it's hard to see Lacy contributing anything meaningful the rest of the way.

2017 Week 7 vs NYG (11 / 34 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Lacy did not look terrible. And yes, that's about the best one can say about him until he shows more consistency. Lacy genuinely looked better than he has all season when bursting through the line. He's a big back who is finally using that to his advantage. He was also used in the red zone, but Thomas Rawls picked up the goal line carries.

2017 Week 5 vs LAR (9 / 19 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Lacy failed to impress, yet again. He shared the backfield primarily with Thomas Rawls, whose equally poor play actually made Lacy look good on occasion. The small, shining, diamond in the rough here is that Lacy seemed to gain steam as the game went on. This could be a trend or it could be coincidence, as last week he did quite well with the lead, in what was arguably garbage time. Tough to see the Seahawks handing him the keys for the full game just to find out, though.

2017 Week 4 vs IND (11 / 52 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Lacy started sluggish but ended with a bang. And with Chris Carson's injury, a window of opportunity may have opened for him, slim as it may be. It's hard to fault the production here, but keep in mind that much of it was in garbage time, with the Seahawks up by about 20 points.

2017 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With Thomas Rawls declared out, Lacy had a prime chance to prove his naysayers wrong, but he did nothing of the sort. He looked sluggish hitting the line and was not targeted as a receiver. It can't be said enough that the Seahawks offensive line was atrocious, but compared to the other backs, Lacy paled in comparison. In the end, he gave way to both C.J. Prosise and rookie Chris Carson, finishing with a paltry 7 (yes, seven!) offensive snaps on the day. When Rawls returns it would be a surprise to no one if Lacy were benched completely, or even cut.

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Latest News

Seahawks | Seattle's Week 11 injury report (Sat Nov 18, 07:08 PM) - Seattle Seahawks OG Luke Joeckel (knee), LB Michael Wilhoite (calf) and SS Kam Chancellor (neck) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 11. OT Duane Brown (ankle) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DT Jarran Reed (hamstring) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Doug Baldwin (hip), QB Russell Wilson (jaw), DE Frank Clark (thigh), LB Terence Garvin (shoulder), CB Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), DE Marcus Smith (concussion), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), RB Eddie Lacy (groin), FS Earl Thomas (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (heel) and DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy not on injury report (Sat Nov 18, 07:00 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (groin) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

Our View: Lacy should play on Monday night against the Falcons, but it's difficult to trust him, Thomas Rawls or any player in the Seahawks backfield at this time.
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy practices (Fri Nov 17, 08:02 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 17.

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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy returns to practice Thursday (Thu Nov 16, 06:10 PM) - Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (groin) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

Our View: There's so little value in the Seattle run game, and Lacy doesn't hold any of it. If you have room on your roster, you can hold on to him as a handcuff, but even if he gets another shot we don't expect much given what we've seen this season.
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Schedule

12@ San Francisco 49ers
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Arizona Cardinals