Zac Stacy is Worth the Risk Against the Niners

Stacy has good shot at breaking through the 49ers run defense

Stacy has good shot at breaking through the 49ers run defense

St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy has been cleared to play on Sunday,  just 5 days after sustaining a concussion. This young Rams team will need all of their weapons available as they take on the division rival San Francisco 49ers. Stacy, who has been a happy revelation this season, will need to play his absolute best.

In the Rams 42-21 beat down over the Chicago Bears, they lost 3 players to concussions. Stacy was the most valuable of all of them. Reshaping themselves into a run-first football team, much of their recent success has come at the feet of Stacy.

As a rookie 5th round draft pick out of Vanderbilt, Stacy wasn’t expected to be as productive as he’s been. But through the 7 games, he’s averaging 4.4 yards per carry totaling 624 yards with 4 touchdowns. He’s repeatedly proven himself to be a tough guy, so it’s hard to believe any lingering effects of the concussion will impede his play.

It’s a risky start against a bruising 49ers defense, but it’s worth it. Stacy is a consistent running back who has the potential to breakout in this game.

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