Lacy's 2.59 yards per carry was the lowest in the league this season among players with at least 50 rushing attempts, as he was arguably the NFL's worst running back. Lacy, who signed an incentive-laden one-year deal, was a colossal bust for the Seahawks. Despite the team's bare cupboard at running back, he didn't play in seven games, a healthy scratch in all but one of the five games he was inactive. The Seahawks might as well have released him as he had one carry in December. He had only four runs longer than 10 yards among his 69 rushes and didn't score for the second consecutive season. Not only won't he be back with the Seahawks, his career could be over.
Lacy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Seattle Times reports. With Lacy a healthy scratch Sunday, the Seahawks will roll with a Week 16 backfield comprised of Mike Davis, J.D. McKissic and Thomas Rawls.
Lacy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest at Jacksonville. The absence marks the third time the Browns have deemed Lacy a healthy scratch. More than likely, the Seahawks will rely on Mike Davis as the lead back and J.D. McKissic for obvious passing downs, but Thomas Rawls will be around to spell the duo.
Lacy had a three-yard run during Seattle's 24-10 win over the Eagles. Lacy's time atop Seattle's depth chart was apparently short-lived. The Alabama product worked a three-yard carry late in the first quarter and never touched the ball again after seeing 20 touches last week. Lacy's demotion cannot be a complete surprise as the veteran has averaged just 2.6 yards per carry this season and has just one game in which he averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry. Still, the precipitous drop is notable, going from starter to three offensive touches in the course of a week.
Lacy ran for 46 yards on 17 carries and added three catches for 15 yards during Sunday's 24-13 win over San Francisco. Sunday was Lacy's heaviest workload of the season by a full eight touches and was the first time since Week 7 that Lacy cracked double digits in touches. Seattle needs a consistent running threat outside of quarterback Russell Wilson. The team certainly leaned heavily on Lacy on Sunday, but is his sixth straight game of under 3.5 yards per carry enough to keep J.D. McKissic off the field?
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||16||17.14|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||8||13.29|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||14||15.67|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||23||20.57|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||23||20.57|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||31||25.29|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||109||432||1||10||88||1||61|