Packers Beat: Team wants to 'maintain a split' between Eddie Lacy and James Starks

Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

The best rushing game of the season for the Green Bay Packers featured Eddie Lacy and James Starks each playing 50% of the offensive snaps. In drilling the Minnesota Vikings for 151 combined yards, the two played 27 offensive snaps apiece.

Don't expect this formula to change much Sunday at Miami. It appears the Packers plan to maintain a split.

Position coach Sam Gash views both as "complete" backs. And the 2013 rookie of the year benefited from the shared workload — Lacy was fresh for those second-half haymakers.

"To keep them fresh, I think is very important," Gash said. "To keep them fresh throughout the course of a game because we want to obviously get into a rhythm and get going."

Fantasy Impact: 

This is fine in theory, but Lacy is the better back. As long as he's running well, the team will continue to lean on him. He may not dominate touches like he did against the Bears, but he should see 60-70 percent of the carries the rest of the way.

Filed Under: 2014, W6

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