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Eddie Lacy is the No. 1 Fantasy Player

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy is a pretty badass running back, but the No. 1 fantasy football player for 2015?

That’s what ESPN says. They released their fantasy football player rankings on Monday and Lacy is No. 1.

Not just the No. 1 running back, but the No. 1 player overall.

The top 10 looks like this.

1. Eddie Lacy, RB
2. Le’Veon Bell, RB
3. Jamaal Charles, RB
4. Adrian Peterson, RB
5. Marshawn Lynch, RB
6. Arian Foster, RB
7. Antonio Brown, WR
8. C.J. Anderson, RB
9. Matt Forte, RB
10. DeMarco Murray, RB

Lacy is coming off a season in which he ran for 1,139 yards and nine touchdowns. He added another 427 yards and four touchdowns receiving.

Lacy will have to have a bigger season than that to warrant being named the No. 1 overall player, though. Personally, I’d suggest DeMarco Murray is looking awfully good as an option now that he’s playing Philadelphia.

It should also be noted that Lacy has historically been a slow starter. Part of the reason is because Buffoon refuses to hand him the ball more than 12 times a game in the first half of the season. The rest of your fantasy team will need to prop you up until you hit week 8 if Lacy is your No. 1 guy.

And hey, speaking of, who’s down for being in our fantasy football this year? Email me if you’re interested.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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16 Comments

  1. Rick May 18, 2015

    I have changed my strategy to not picking up a running back until the 3rd round. They are just too prone for injury and now it seems to be a pattern to get into trouble with the law (Peterson, Rice, etc.). Pick up a QB and WR then worry about a RB.

  2. Dave May 18, 2015

    This is so wrong in so many ways. No doubt, Eddie lacy is a very good running back, top 5, but the best RB in the NFL? and the best fantasy player available going into this year’s fantasy season? Absurd. ESPN is warped. Frankly, myself and anybody in this comment section could do a better job writing for ESPN than the stiffs that they already have.

  3. bob May 18, 2015

    Props to Eddie!! Rick. . . There are just a few running backs who can be counted on to get at least 10 points per week. You should pick those guys first, then worry about WR and QB. Look at the point margin between the top ranked QB and the 10th ranked QB, then do the same for RB and WR. You’ll see what I’m saying.

  4. Kreg May 18, 2015

    I don’t think he is a number one selection, fantasy wise.
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    Monty is dead wrong for calling MM misguided over slowly getting Lacy more involved as the season passes, ie limiting him to 12 rushes a game the first half of the season. He has a violent style that hurts others as well as himself. If you have the luxury to be able to save that towards the end of the year and hammer the $h!t outta tired and broken defensive players with a fresh back then that is brilliant.

    1. Cheese May 18, 2015

      I wouldn’t say brilliant, more like common sense..

      1. KillaCam May 18, 2015

        common brilliance

  5. Mason Crosby May 18, 2015

    It would be wonderful if you’d stop referring to our coach as ‘buffoon’ … He only lead the team to a superbowl win and multiple division championships.. And not to mention, he’s a top 5 coach in the league. Half the teams in the league would fire their coach just to get McCarthy.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK May 19, 2015

      The systemic breakdown in the NFC Championship game that is still fresh in all of our memories speaks volumes to the reference “Buffoon”. Nowhere in the history of modern sports has a team collectively “Shit the Bed” as much as our Packers did in that game. I personally believe that is directly related to the one holding all of the reins. In this case McCarthy. Not Belichick, not Carroll, but Buffoon. No amount of confirmation bias, or any type of rational thought will allow anyone to not realize that it lays with the coach! He runs the team. You all want to dish out platitudes and praise. Why not be intellectually honest with yourselves and admit he is not the coaching god that some of you profess him to be . . .

      1. Shawn Neuser May 19, 2015

        I expect I am not the only one who continuously sees great humor in someone whose username is MMTTDCSUCK repeatedly talking about “confirmation bias.” Hahaha…

        1. MMTTDCSUCK May 19, 2015

          You just used it yourself . . . did you realize that? Probably not . . .

  6. Snarff1 May 19, 2015

    Its GREAT to have him as our back, before TT drafted him it was running back by committee for a few years so even if he is top 5 we are blessed.

  7. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey May 19, 2015

    Murray will be splitting carries in the Philly backfield. Jamaal and Lynch are my top two RBs. Bell would be up there if not for his suspension to start the season and coming off a huge injury.

    No McCoy? I feel like he’s pretty much all the Bills have going on offense.

  8. E. Wolf May 19, 2015

    Fantasy football is complete nonsense. Among other things, it creates a conflct of interest. The only team I am interested is the Packers.
    Take it from Jim Florentine, who destroys the very notion of fantasy football:

  9. The Money Mike May 19, 2015

    Considering we aren’t even a heavy running team, uh…no

  10. jtmax May 19, 2015

    At first I didn’t think it made sense. But then you can kinda see that given that he doesn’t have much competition in Starks for carries and defense will game plan for the best QB in NFL and not the RB ever. Add in the fact that he’s most successful catching the ball out of the backfield and we have a pretty darn good QB to throw to him. All he has to do is run away from linebackers and run over DB’s at that point and that’s no contest.

  11. the real russ letlow May 20, 2015

    what is fantasy football? ………oh, I remember, thats where them chicks run around in their underwear playing football…..