Green Bay Packers Week 6 Fantasy Profile

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Oct 2, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back

Eddie Lacy

(27) breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings safety

Robert Blanton

(36) for a first down in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

RBs – Eddie Lacy and James Starks

One word for Lacy: FINALLY!

This is what anyone who is a Packers fan and/or owns him in fantasy was thinking after last Thursday. He put up his first 100-yard game of the year and got two more touchdowns.

It wasn’t just the stats that impressed; it was more how he did it. He basically bested his game-high rushing stats in his first two runs, and he brought back his amazing combination of power and decisiveness that had been missing to this point. Robert Blanton of the Vikings won’t be putting this game on his list of favorites; Lacy destroyed him out there on multiple plays.

The best part here? Lacy did all that damage on only 13 carries; the rest went to James Starks. That is majorly important because the run game works best when all options are functioning well together. After not seeing the field much against Chicago, Starks got 12 carries. He put up 46 yards, and the fact that he could run semi-effectively bodes well for the run game going forward. More options = more opportunities.

This week could end up as a bit of a step back though; Miami is highly ranked against the run and good on defense in general, so they could slow things down.

Now me? I don’t believe a full-on shutdown is in the making. Au contraire actually; I expect the game-plan to be slanted in favor of running more often than most weeks to help beat the heat. Lacy won’t want to disappear again so soon, and Starks should do a good job backing him up. Call them Smash & Bash, because that is what I believe they will do all day to the Dolphins.

Predictions: 90 yards, 1 TD (Lacy); 50 yards (Starks)
Verdict: Start (Lacy); 12/14-Team League Bye-Week/Flyer Pick (Starks)