Tough fantasy matchups ahead

Eddie Lacy has a grueling schedule the next four weeks. Time to trade him? Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Last week's Fantasy Foresight article covered players with highly favorable matchups over the next four weeks.

For this week's piece, the tables will be turned to take a look at five players who have highly unfavorable matchups (designated by a red matchup rating) over the next four weeks.

Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

Injuries are a big part of why Lacy has produced just 21 fantasy points this season. His improved health has led fantasy owners to hope he can take more steps toward becoming a true RB2, but his schedule will place a pretty hefty barrier in the way.


The Packers are due to face three red-rated run defenses from Weeks 6-9 (Baltimore, Cleveland and Chicago) and also face a Minnesota defense that has allowed 100 or more rushing yards to running backs in only one of their four games this year. Lacy's schedule gets somewhat easier after this stretch, but he still faces Minnesota, Dallas (ranked fourth in the league in rush yards allowed per game) and Chicago again, so the opponent docket does him few favors. This means Lacy's fantasy owners should strongly consider trading him for a running back with comparable value and a more favorable schedule.