"I think he should be more productive because he'll have more carries," Snead said. "When we drafted him, he's got nice patience, a nice vision, and if you really analyze running backs, a lot of those guys are the most successful. Because of those traits, it makes you think he can keep continue doing it."
Stacy started 12 games in 2013 and had 250 carries for 973 yards and seven touchdowns, and he added 26 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.
"I was given the opportunity and I pretty much just took advantage of it every week," Stacy said. "There’s really no secret sauce to what I’m doing. It all started up front with the offensive line and just being a pro about yourself. Staying an extra hour watching tape, staying an extra hour working on your footwork and craft and stuff like that.
"That’s one thing I’ve taken from guys like Chris Long, James Laurinaitis. One thing they told me is just be a true pro about yourself. Eat right, take care of your body. Little things like that."
Stacy, who finished with 973 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns, appears to have done enough to go into 2014 as the starter, the report said. He said he plans to get a better grasp of the playbook, including pass protection, and get faster and stronger entering next season.
After back-to-back 100-yard games,
Stacy caught all four of his targets for 23 yards in the 27-9 loss. He finishes the year with 250 carries for 973 yards and eight total touchdowns.
Stacy will enter 2014 as the featured back and should benefit from the return of starting quarterback Sam Bradford.
Stacy has been one of the biggest surprises in Fantasy football and despite missing three games earlier in the season, he is 42 rushing yards away from the 1,000-yard mark. Stacy rushed for 104 yards on a career-high 33 carries against Tampa Bay in Week 16. He has 235 carries for 958 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. In a 14-9 loss to the Seahawks in Week 8, Stacy rushed for a career-high 134 yards on 26 carries.
The Seahawks have not allowed a rushing touchdown over the past eight games. Seattle has permitted 107.5 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 13th in the league. Opposing running backs have scored 13.13 Fantasy points per game this season. Stacy may be in for a tough matchup, but he should still be worth starting in the majority of Fantasy formats for Week 17.
Stacy finished with his second 100-yard game in a row Sunday, totaling 104 yards on a career-high 33 carries. He scored once in the game, his seventh touchdown in the last seven games, from 1 yard out in the second quarter. The lone blemish on his game came from a lost fumble.
Stacy has 958 yards on the season, and seems likely to finish the season with more than 1,000. Not bad for a fifth-round draft pick who had just one carry through the first five games of the season. The Rams finish the season in Week 17 in Seattle.
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||250||973||3.9||40||7||5||47|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||26||141||5.4||25||1||1||0||7|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||1||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|