Eddie Lacy (RB)

01/27/2013 8:33 am by in Rookie Spotlights

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Eddie Lacy is a one cut downhill runner capable of receiving out of the backfield, though he was not called upon to fill that role in Alabama. He will get his yards between tackles so his value increases if he can avoid being drafted by a team using a lot of the spread or pistol offense. That won’t kill his fantasy value, just limit it. His 40 time at the combine could cause him to drop during the draft, but he’s a runner that will push the pile not run away from defenders. As long as he’s in the 4.5 range for his 40 he could go in the second round.

As the backup to Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson he’s started for only one year and doesn’t have a lot of “mileage” for a running back. The most telling thing for me is that he had his best games on the big stage; SEC Championship game (181/2) and the BCS Championship game (140/2).

In dynasty drafts Lacy is currently a first rounder. In redraft leagues we’ll have to wait to see where he goes but he looks like an RB2 at the moment given the depth of the position.

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