Zac Stacy, running back for the St. Louis Rams, is expected to get the start today as the team takes on the Tennessee Titans. According to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner,
Stacy didn’t practice Wednesday but returned Thursday full-time and was moving around well before reverting to practicing on a limited basis Friday. At the time, it appeared the Rams were just taking proper precautions to get Stacy’s ankle back to as close to full strength as possible in time for Sunday’s game.
Stacy has been not a bad option for the Rams since taking the starting job for the team. On the season, Stacy has 76 carries for 348 yards, and no touchdowns. There is obvious room for improvement, and today could be the day where he gets his first rushing touchdown. I expect him to get a majority of the carries for the Rams.
However, when he’s not behind center, it will be up to someone else to carry the ball for the run plays.
The backup situation is a bit more tenuous. Daryl Richardson’s foot injury made him questionable and he didn’t do much in practice all week. Benny Cunningham appears poised to return this week after missing the past two weeks with an ankle injury. He was listed as questionable also but participated fully in practice all week.