And really, you should have expected as much. Week 14 was Lacy's third game in four with at least 90 rushing yards. He has not just one touchdown, but two, in three of his last five. He's back to being the first-round back you drafted him to be.
Starks, with his average of 4.2 yards per carry, is a fine handcuff option, and you certainly weren't wrong to add him given the concern over Lacy's hip, but yeah, Lacy is here to stay, putting up stud numbers even against a Bills defense that entered the day ranked eighth against the run.
Backup running back
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Green Bay will be cautious with their second-year back moving forward. If he's unable to play, the team will turn to
"It all depends on how my body feels," Lacy said. "If I can go out and play through that pain without setting the team back or putting the team at a disadvantage, I'll go out and do that. If not, then I'm not going to risk that."
And by forced, I mean forced. In his own words, "I tried, but no."
Which allowed backup running back
Which isn't to say he was an afterthought before then. He got six carries and two catches and even scored the teams' first touchdown of the day on a 3-yard run in the first quarter. But is he explosive enough to make an impact in Fantasy with only 8-10 touches? He hadn't been before Week 14.
That's why I think Lacy will actually have to miss time with this hip injury for Starks to be worth your while in Fantasy, and at this early stage of preparation for Week 15 at Buffalo, he says he won't. Obviously, Starks is worth adding just in case, but you shouldn't get your hopes up.
Lacy caught five of nine targets for 33 yards and another touchdown, while Starks secured both his targets for 26 yards.
Lacy has gone over 100 yards from scrimmage in six straight games and he's up to 11 total touchdowns. He's averaged at least 4.7 yards per carry in four consecutive games.
Starks, his backup, received double-digit carries for only the second time this season as Green Bay played with a big lead most of the night.
They'll both visit the Bills in Week 15.
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