Will Lacy show up today?
Eddie Lacy has had a frustrating season for himself and fantasy owners. Will he have a role for the Green Bay Packers against the Oakland Raiders today?
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag, Green Bay is favored on the road in this game, as the Packers are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Raiders. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points. These two meet today at 4:05PM ET and the game airs live on FOX.
Big things were expected for Lacy coming into 2015, but injuries, conditioning, fumbles, off-the-field issues and more have kept him from being a consistent force on the field for the Packers (9-4, 8-5 ATS). The third-year back is well on his way to his worst season as a pro, as he has just 641 rushing yards with three touchdowns this season. He seemed to find his stride with back-to-back 100-yard games in late November, but got in the dog house entering Week 13 and had just 5 carries for 4 yards. However, he regrouped last week and ran for 124 yards and a TD on 24 carries in a 28-7 win over the Packers.
For today, oddsmakers have set an over/under of 65.5 rushing yards against the Raiders (6-7, 7-6 ATS). Oakland has actually been not too bad against the run this season, allowing just 101.1 yards per game, which ranks 12th in the NFL. In Oakland’s last three games, they have held opposing running backs to 61 yards or less. Though Oakland can stop the run, today’s odds seem to be more about how many chances Lacy will get. Assuming he hasn’t screwed up in practice, Lacy should get his share of carries. When getting 15 carries or more in a game, he has run for at least 85 yards this season.