Packers to increase Eddie Lacy's snap count

Packers to increase Eddie Lacy's snap count

Fantasy owners have huge expectations for the second-year back formerly from the University of Alabama.

Packers running back Eddie Lacy was on the field for 637 snaps last season, about 62 percent of the team's total play count. In 2014, the Packers want more.'s Rob Demovsky wrote Wednesday that the team would like to keep Lacy on the field for more plays this season in an effort toward Green Bay's quest to average 75 plays per game.

"That means Lacy will have to perfect his pass-blocking skills," Demovsky wrote. "It also could mean more opportunities to catch the ball coming out of the backfield."

Fantasy Analysis

Last we heard about the Packers' plans for Lacy this season, they wanted to reduce his workload. As I wrote a few weeks ago, that is a stupid idea. As Demovsky wrote today, keeping Lacy's on the field longer may not mean an increase in carries, but it could give a little boost to his PPR value. Lacy is locked in as a top-five fantasy back.

Source: Rob Demovsky via

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