St. Louis Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy locked himself in as the Rams starting RB with a big performance yesterday against the Seattle Seahawks, and it’s a shame that he had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Stacy simply looked terrific against a tough defense, and they should have ran the ball with him even more, instead of allowing an even-worse-than-expected (we knew he’d be bad, but he was scary bad) Kellen Clemens to undermine a lot of the good things Stacy did on the ground. The Vanderbilt product finished the game with 134 rushing yards, and he’s headed for a monster season the rest of the way; this guy needs to be picked up in all fantasy leagues, if he is somehow still available in your league.
So while the bad news is that Stacy suffered an ankle injury last night, the good news is that it’s just a low-ankle sprain. FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo reported the news today, but Garafolo isn’t sure when Stacy will be able to return. The Rams face the Tennessee Titans this week, and Stacy’s status is totally up in the air. Keep a close eye out for his practice status and all reports regarding his injury.
Boy did Stacy look great out there, and he is averaging 4.6 yards per carry so far this season. Teams are going to stack up the box on Stacy, but the amount of carries he should get will make up for that. Hopefully the Rams can call his number plenty of times, because a talented player like Stacy deserves to have the chance to shine.