Heading into Houston to take on the struggling Texans, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has named RB Zac Stacy his starter. To this point, Daryl Richardson has been a disappointment for the Rams, and Stacy has taken advantage of every opportunity that he has been given.
Stacy took over as the starting tailback last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After racking up 78 yards on 14 carries, Jeff Fisher said via the Rams’ official Twitter, “He’ll probably start the game off, just like he did yesterday.”, and, “Would’ve liked to see him get more carries, but that’s the way the game went.”
Despite Houston’s recent struggles, they are no Jacksonville. The Texans front four still consists of J.J. Watt, and as long as that is the case, quarterbacks and running backs must be aware. Houston will be coming off an embarrassing 34-3 loss at the hands of the San Fransisco 49ers, and they will likely come out urgent and looking to bounce back.
Stacy was taken in the 5th round of the draft out of Vanderbilt this past April, and he has already taken over starting duties for Jeff Fisher’s Rams. Despite having just one start under his belt, look for the Rams to try to establish the run early against the Texans. Stacy will almost certainly have more than 14 touches this Sunday.