The Seahawks believed Lacy would drop weight �� incentive clauses were included in his one-year, $5.5 million contract �� and regain the form that made him a 1,000-yard rusher in 2013 and ’14. But while he looks thinner, Lacy failed to impress enough during the preseason to claim a starting spot. He was even declared inactive last Sunday with Seattle instead playing Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and rookie Chris Carson.
The Seahawks save $62,500 in per-game roster bonus by keeping Lacy inactive, which could lead to him remaining on the sideline barring injury to another running back. Lacy’s release or a trade isn’t completely out of the question, either.
Eric Karabell reveals his rest-of-season rankings as we enter Week 3, including many running back changes as rookies emerge and veterans fade.
It’s easy to dismiss Jay Cutler from fantasy relevance, but doing so would be foolhardy. In 2015, Cutler posted his highest QB rating of his career (92.3) running Adam Gase’s offense. He competed that season with limited resources at wide receiver as Alshon Jeffery played just nine games. Marquess Wilson was second among wide receivers on the Chicago Bears that season with just 467 receiving yards. With Gase now the Miami Dolphins’ head coach and Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker at wide receiver, Cutler is poised to have a solid season.
Odell Beckham Jr. hauls in his first reception of the season. Manning finds the receiver for a 4-yard reception on first down.
Touchdown, Lions. Detroit strikes first and takes a 7-0 lead. On third-and-12, Stafford throws a back-shoulder fade to receiver Marvin Jones, who comes down with the 27-yard reception for the score.
Facing a third-and-9, Stafford scrambles for 13 yards and a first down. Detroit has a fresh set of downs on the New York 25.