Until Chris Lacy finds meaningful playing time with the Lions this fall, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Lacy (lower leg) missed practice Thursday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Lacy reportedly sustained the injury last week and it's unsure whether he will be ready for training camp come late July. The injury comes at an unfortunate time for the Oklahoma State product, as he finds himself in a job battle with Andy Jones for what could end up being the last wide receiver spot on the team's 53-man roster.
Lacy was targeted once in the passing game but did not record a reception during Sunday's season finale in Green Bay. Promoted from the practice squad a week ago as a replacement for Bruce Ellington (hamstring), Lacy played a significant role right off the bat. His 48 percent snap share wasn't too far off No. 3 receiver TJ Jones (58 percent), but neither of these guys drew many targets on a day quarterback Matthew Stafford honed in on Andy Jones (12 targets) and Brandon Powell (nine). Under contract with Detroit through the 2019 season, Lacy -- at 6-foot-3 with 4.50 speed -- seems like an intriguing developmental prospect for a team in need of depth at receiver behind stalwarts Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.
Lacy was promoted to the Lions' 53-man roster Saturday. Lacy spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the team's practice squad but joins the active roster with Bruce Ellington (hamstring) going on injured reserve. The 22-year-old should serve as a depth option at wide receiver for Detroit.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|4||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|6||10/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|8||10/27||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|15||12/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|17||12/29||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
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