Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered an ankle injury in last week’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, but the workhorse out of Alabama was able to finish the game. Still, there were worries regarding his status for this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after Lacy missed practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but the Packers and Lacy had always targeted Friday as his day to return.
Lacy did return to practice yesterday and looks set to play tomorrow against the Cowboys, and it’s a favorable matchup for Lacy. A must-start for fantasy owners, Lacy is going to face a Sean Lee-less Cowboys defense, and the Packers will probably give him a big workload with Matt Flynn starting again. That said, watch for James Starks, because Lacy is coming into this game nicked up, is a rookie, and the Packers might want to manage his snaps. Starks has proven to be a more-than-capable No. 2 RB, and it will be interesting to see how many carries he gets to spell Lacy.
The Packers are only listing Lacy as probable on the injury report, which means that Lacy is just about a guarantee to play tomorrow. Fantasy owners should have no issues with starting him, and I would be surprised if he doesn’t turn in a monster game. He has 887 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns this season, and he continues to be a workhorse for this Packers offense.