Eddie Lacy Fantasy Football News 2017

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy is expected to start today's game against the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That doesn't necessarily mean Lacy will finish with more carries than RB Thomas Rawls, but it does make him the slightly better Week 5 fantasy bet.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy is a healthy scratch for today's game against the 49ers. Evidently 4th on the depth chart, he's cuttable in shallower fantasy leagues. Seattle will roll with Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise today.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll make his 2017 debut against the 49ers on Sunday. Rawls' return further crowds a backfield that also includes Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Eddie Lacy. Avoid the situation in Week 2 fantasy lineups if possible.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. It sounds like Seattle is holding him out to get him back to 100%. We’re expecting a Week 2 debut for Rawls. His absence leaves the Seahawks’ backfield to Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise and Chris Carson.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) "may be held out" of today's opener against the Packers. He practiced all week, but it sounds like Seattle might play it safe here and make sure Rawls gets back to 100%. He shouldn't be in Week 1 fantasy lineups. RB Eddie Lacy will be easier to trust if Rawls is inactive.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. HC Pete Carroll said earlier in the day that Rawls is recovering from a high-ankle sprain, but he's clearly on track to play against the Packers this weekend. With Rawls and C.J. Prosise available and joining Eddie Lacy and Chris Carson, the Seahawks backfield is best avoided in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll suggested Monday that RB Thomas Rawls' Week 1 availability is in question, according to the team's official website. Rawls missed the final 3 preseason games with an ankle injury that Carroll deemed "minor" at the time. It now seems more significant. We'll track Rawls' status throughout the week, but he shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. His absence would make RB Eddie Lacy a bit easier to trust in lineups.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll described his backfield as "pretty wide open" on Wednesday. “You start with those two guys [Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy], but then C.J. [Prosise] brings some stuff and Chris [Carson] is really exciting to see too and then [J.D.] McKissic’s lit us up the last couple days with all the versatility he brought and with the question of where he playing and all, so I’m fine with it.” Carroll said. “I am really comfortable and I have no problem with it. Also, I’m comfortable with a guy taking over. If a guy takes over and it’s obvious, I got no problem with that either." There's potential for any of these guys to "take over." Rawls, Lacy, Prosise and Carson are all worth drafting at the right price (i.e. cheaply). But none of them will be a reliable Week 1 fantasy play.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson led the 1st-team backfield in Friday night's preseason game against the Chiefs. The rookie ripped off 46 yards on 8 carries and caught 2 balls for 44 more. RB Eddie Lacy, meanwhile, toted it 4 times for 21 yards and didn't catch any passes. Carson out-snapped Lacy 14 to 9 in the 1st half, according to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke. RBs Thomas Rawls (ankle) and C.J Prosise (groin) both missed this one, but Carson's performance and usage is notable nonetheless. He's been Seattle's most impressive RB this preseason and deserves a Week 1 role. This backfield is as muddy as ever. None of these guys will be reliable Week 1 fantasy plays.

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise missed practice Monday and Tuesday because of a strained groin he suffered before the Saturday preseason game, according to The News-Tribune. HC Pete Carroll said a weekend MRI came back negative, but Prosise has reportedly tested the area only with some running on the side the past 2 days. When asked Tuesday if he's getting concerned about Prosise's dependability, run-game coordinator Tom Cable said, "I think we all are." Carroll had previously called out Prosise's lack of durability early this offseason. If his return from this latest issue lingers, then it could impact coaches' willingness to increase his touches. Prosise looks like the biggest talent in the Seattle backfield, but he'll need to get and stay healthy to capitalize on it. His 10th-round ADP, at least, gives him little risk as a fantasy football draft pick.

The Seahawks lost starting LT George Fant to an ACL tear in Friday night's preseason game. Fant hasn't proved to be a special talent, but it's a bad loss for a team that has already struggled on the O-line. It harms the fantasy outlook for all Seattle RBs. We're not changing the projections for QB Russell Wilson, but losing Fant could make life more challenging for him all year.

Seahawks 7th-round rookie RB Chris Carson played with the 1st-team offense in Friday night's preseason game against the Vikings. He was on the field for 9 of 22 snaps with QB Russell Wilson. RB Eddie Lacy played 13. It's certainly worth noting that neither Thomas Rawls nor C.J. Prosise played in this one. But it still feels like Carson is pushing for a regular-season role. He's reportedly been impressive in training camp and turned his 7 touches into 44 yards vs. Minnesota. We're not ready to recommend Carson as a redraft pick just yet, but he's made this Seahawks backfield even more crowded.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls will miss the 2nd preseason game with what HC Pete Carroll labeled a "minor ankle issue." Remember that Rawls fractured his ankle back in 2015 -- although it's unclear if this is related, or even the same ankle. We'll keep an eye on him. Rawls' absence will give RB Eddie Lacy a shot to run with the starters against the Vikings on Friday.

Seahawks RBs Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls split 1st-team reps during the team's mock game on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. Seattle is likely taking it easy on Lacy, who's returning from a serious ankle injury. But it's still that Rawls is being given a shot to win the lead job. He's lasting into the 13th round of recent drafts, while Lacy is going in the 7th.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) avoided the PUP list and was on the field for the start of training camp over the weekend. “He got his work done," HC Pete Carroll said. "He looks good. I’m really happy that he made it through all of the work to get to this point and he is ready to go, so we take it one day at a time, but really good first impression coming back for our first camp with him." Lacy was limited all spring after last October's ankle surgery, and Seattle figures to ease him in early on in camp. But, barring a setback, he should be a full-go come Week 1. Lacy is the favorite to lead the 2017 Seahawks in carries but needs to fend off RBs C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls.

It's "unclear" if Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) will be at 100% when training camp opens on July 30, according to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. Lacy underwent surgery way back in October and was limited this spring. We haven't heard any concern that he won't be ready come Week 1, but his status will be worth keeping a close eye on. Condotta mentions that RB Thomas Rawls is expected to "run with the first team" when camp opens. If Rawls can rediscover his 2015 form, Condotta writes, there's "no way he won’t have a significant role." Rawls is an intriguing flier at his RB51 ADP.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy earned his first weigh-in bonus this week by checking in at 253 pounds, under the 255 limit, according to the Seattle times. That shouldn't be his playing weight, but it signals his conditioning his heading in the right direction. The shape of his repaired ankle will ultimately matter more than his waistline, however. We'll see how the rest of this spring and summer treat the former Packer.

 
 
 

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