Franklin’s Injury Could Lock Eddie Lacy Into True Bell-Cow Status
With the new information on Johnathan Franklin’s neck, we are even higher on Eddie Lacy's fantasy prospects. Assuming the unfortunate news on Franklin holds true, Eddie Lacy is now in line to be a true bell cow back for the Packers. The second year back is facing competition primarily from James Starks. Starks does not threaten Lacy’s status in any way. He’s a perfect handcuff option in deeper leagues, but not a threat to take 3rd down action away from Lacy as Frankin may have been able to do.
Give Lacy a nice bump in PPR and a slight bump overall. It’s tough to overdraft the former Alabama star at this point. He’s just a shade behind the three elite backs (McCoy, Charles and Peterson) and he’ll be a top five pick in any format.