Maurice Jones-Drew: Eddie Lacy needs to get out of Packers’ doghouse

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy runs around the end in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 1, 2015.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy runs around the end in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 1, 2015.

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After rushing for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two years, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy came into the season considered an elite player at his position, and a must-have in fantasy football leagues. But as the 25-year-old has struggled through the first half of this season, his value has diminished greatly to the Packers and to fantasy owners.

On NFL Radio, three-time Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke about Lacy’s struggles, and compared them to some of his personal experiences.

“Hopefully he can get his stuff going and get back right, because they’re going to need him come December when they have to run the ball, and if they can’t run the ball it’s a wrap,” Jones-Drew said. “It was 2007, I went though like a four-game slump and I was a backup, and I was at home moping and the coach was like, ‘What’s wrong with you? You’re not yourself.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know how to play this game anymore. Something along the line just happened.’ And they were like, ‘Hey, slow down there. And two, it’s going to be OK. We just need to help you, we need to put you in better situations.’”

On SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, host Gregg Sussman had some things to say about Lacy’s fantasy value.

“Pickup James Starks because Eddie Lacy, not only is he a bust, not only is he out of shape — he’s fat, and he stinks, and he’s benched,” Sussman said.

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