Fantasy owners in a bullish mood should strongly consider playing St. Louis Rams rookie RB Zac Stacy, especially if they are playing Daryl Richardson or Isaiah Pead (didn’t want to leave him out to dry, though I don’t know why anyone would play him in fantasy). St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat writer Jim Thomas is one of the best in the business, and he tweeted out something incredibly interesting just now. Per Thomas, Zac Stacy received about 80-85% of the Rams practice reps this week, and Thomas believes that the Rams will give the Vanderbilt rookie the “bulk” of the carries today.
Zac Stacy was a popular fantasy sleeper in the offseason, but a lot of that was just bloated speculation with Daryl Richardson the main player. However, the darkhorse Rams RB has become a legitimate fantasy play this week, because it would be unwise to go against the thoughts of somebody as well-connected as Thomas.
But the main reason why Stacy is a legit option? Well, look at who the Rams are facing this week, none other than the Jacksonville Jaguars. Because he has only one carry so far and this move would be based on practice reps, playing Stacy is risky. But because it’s the Jaguars and Thomas is usually right, starting Stacy could yield big rewards for an owner in need of a new starting RB or flex play. This is a high risk-reward move, but I would be willing to make it if I had an open/uncertain flex or RB2 slot.