Week 11 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Profile

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Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 55-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

RBs – Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris

In a game where everything was working for the passing game, the run-game didn’t really need to do much. But they were plenty of contributions from this spot.

The running game combined between four players to accumulate 132 yards on 32 carries, most of which were added after the lead was set and the game was decided. Eddie Lacy (50 yards) did a decent amount of the work with James Starks (10 yards), John Kuhn (20 yards) and DuJuan Harris (52 yards) all helping add to the total.

Though it was against backups, Harris’s work was particularly impressive. He was running with a great amount of burst, showing why the original plan with the backfield going into last year was to have him and Lacy split the tailback work. His knee injury obviously hindered that majorly, but the speed he showed was on the level of how it was at the end of the 2012 season when he was the starter.

Going forward, it’ll still be Lacy garnering the most looks in the pass-oriented offense of the Packers, but what Harris showed could give him possibility of supplanting James Starks as the #2 guy there and maybe even see a few meaningful carries as a change-of-pace option the rest of the way.

Until there is any proof to that theory, however, you’ll have to just stick with assuming Lacy is the only runner seeing any time. With his newfound impact in the passing game and overall increased snaps on third-down plays, he’s the only one you can trust to be out there enough to rack up any legitimate amount of yardage, touchdowns, and fantasy points.

Prediction: 70 yards rushing, 55 yards receiving, TD (Lacy); 20 yards rushing (Harris); Benched (Starks)
Verdict: Must-Start (Lacy); Injury-Pickup Watch (Harris); Cut (Starks)