2014 Fantasy Football Keeper Profile: RB Zac Stacy

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While countless  fantasy football owners were hanging onto  St. Louis Rams running backs Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead, some owners were smart enough to grab Zac Stacy just before he blew up. Since taking over the starting job, though, Stacy has been an absolute beast. He has be able to handle 18-plus touches per game and has been quickly matured into a fantasy superstar.

Let’s look at Stacy’s totals since taking over as the team’s main back.

 

Wk.

Rushing Yards

TD

PTS

5

78

0

7

6

79

0

8

7

53

0

14

8

134

0

13

9

127

2

29

10

62

1

12

12

87

1

15

13

72

0

7

14

25

1

8

15

133

1

20

 

These are starter quality numbers in every fantasy format, and the fact that he came off the waiver wire in the middle of the season, just adds to this rookie’s legend. He has now scored six touchdowns in the last six games and has been outperforming some of the biggest names in football.

St. Louis is a team that loves to pound the ball inside, and they have historically loved to do it with just one back. Stacy has quickly earned the title as the team’s starting tailback, and as a result,  the 22-year-old will be ranked much higher when fantasy rankings officially come out this summer. He has no real competition, and while he doesn’t possess breakaway speed, he knows how to run between the tackles and find the end-zone.

If you are in a 10-man league and are allowed to keep two or three players, Stacy is someone that is absolutely worth keeping. He should be able to rack up around 1,100 rushing yards with 10-plus touchdowns given a full season’s workload and mature into one of the best backs in fantasy.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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