2016 Outlook: After going first overall in plenty of fantasy drafts, Lacy was a massive disappointment last season. He was out of shape and ended up playing only 40 percent of the team's offensive snaps, sharing time with James Starks. After averaging 17.1 carries and 3.1 targets per game during his previous 31 games, Lacy averaged just 12.5 and 1.9 in 2015. Now 26, Lacy has vowed to be in shape for 2016, which makes sense, as it's a contract year. His massive ceiling keeps him in the RB1 mix, but obviously he's a risky investment.
2016 Outlook: He was initially ticketed strictly for change-of-pace work, but Starks' 2015 role grew significantly once it became apparent that Eddie Lacy couldn't carry the load. Starks ran the ball 148 times and averaged a solid 4.1 ypc, and he also finished among the top 18 RBs in targets, receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs. Starks was an unreliable fantasy source, though, as he spread a trio of top-10 weeks over the entire season and managed only one additional top-20 week. Green Bay will put Lacy in position to reclaim feature-back duties, but it's no certainty that he will. This makes Starks a fine late-round flier.
2016 Outlook: Jordy Nelson's torn ACL exposed Green Bay's lack of depth at the skill positions last season, which opens the door for Montgomery to emerge in 2016. The third-round pick played sparingly as a rookie but likely would've seen an expanded role down the stretch if not for an ankle injury that cost him 10 games. More of a receiver/back/returner hybrid, Montgomery might never develop into anything more than a gadget player. But Green Bay's depth issues and heavy use of three-WR sets (93.6 percent of the team's pass plays last season) make him worth a late-round pick.