Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy needs surgery on his left ankle and he was placed on injured reserve by the team Thursday. It looks like the Packers have the option of getting him back before the end of the season by using the designated-to-return classification on him when he's healthy again. The only problem is that if they choose to bring Lacy back, they won't be able to bring Sam Shields back, who also went on IR last week.
The backfield in Green Bay is a mess without Lacy - with James Stark out, there are no natural running backs left on the team. So the Packers traded a conditional late-round pick to the Chiefs for RB Knile Davis but it looks like Ty Montgomery might be the go to guy for the next few games.
If you're a looking for a fantasy football streamer this week - Montgomery might be worth taking a shot on! He finished with a 10/98 catch/yards stat line last week.