Beat: Week 5 return of Eddie Lacy makes sense

Green Bay Press-Gazette - [Full Article]

The most likely scenario for Packer's RB Eddie Lacy’s return is that he would sit out Sunday, get an additional week of rest with the Packers’ Week 4 bye and return for the home game against Detroit on Oct. 6.

Even if Lacy is 100 percent by then, the Packers likely would ease him back into the lineup, meaning James Starks would share the load.

“We’re going to use both backs,” said Clements. “When Eddie’s healthy he’s going to get his reps and James will be ready to get his reps.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Under McCarthy, the Packers have used both a running-back-by-committee approach as well as feeding one player most of the carries as they did with Cedric Benson last season before he sustained a season-ending injury. It certainly seems like this could go back to being some sort of split, especially if Starks takes advantage of the situation again in Week 3 against the Bengals.

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