Green Bay Packers

Position
RB
 
Jersey
44
Name  James Starks
Born  2/25/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  218
College  Buffalo
12/9/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Packers running back James Starks ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries and combined for 101 yards from scrimmage.
Insight: Starks saw almost as much work as starter Eddie Lacy and posted excellent fantasy numbers for a backup. It was his best game of the season, but there is no guarantee that this level of work and production will continue.
 
10/26/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks (ankle) is active.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy as the starter, Starks has a limited upside, but he is getting steady work.
 
3/18/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Packers running back James Starks has re-signed with Green Bay for two more years.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy as the starter, Starks doesn't have much fantasy value except as insurance, but he can get the job done if called upon.
 
10/16/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Browns.
Insight: With Eddie Lacy back Starks doesn't have any fantasy value anyway, but his absence means Lacy is locked into another 20-carry day.
 
10/9/2013 3:08:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Starks, if healthy, would be the handcuff for Eddie Lacy as rookie Johnathan Franklin has been too loose with the football and can't be trusted anymore. If Starks can't go we think Lacy could be in for a workhorse-level workload.
 
10/3/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Packers halfback James Starks won't be available for Week 5 because of a sprained knee. SOURCE: Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Starks was a popular fantasy add in Week 3 after Eddie Lacy went down but it didn't take long for the injury bug to hit him just as hard. Now that Lacy is back, Starks doesn't figure to be heavily involved in the Green Bay offense upon his return. It's safe for fantasy owners to cut him loose.
 
9/24/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Green Bay running back James Starks, who left Sunday's game with a knee injury, is questionable for Week 5.
Insight: A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report says if Green Bay had a game in Week 4, Starks would not be ready to go due to swellin in the knee. Starter Eddie Lacy is expected back in Week 5.
 
9/23/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Green Bay halfback James Starks left Sunday's game with a knee injury and is questionable for Week 5.
Insight: Starks totaled 55 yards on 14 carries, but rookie Johnathan Franklin was pretty good too, rushing 13 times for 103 yards and catching three balls for 23 yards. If Eddie Lacy returns after the bye week, both Starks and Franklin will have little to no fantasy value.
 
9/22/2013 2:54:00 PM
Description: Green Bay halfback James Starks left Sunday's game with a knee injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: So far he has 55 yards on 14 carries. Rookie Johnathan Franklin will fill in for Starks while he's on the sidelines.
 
Hot9/20/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks should be in for a massive workload on Sunday as Green Bay has few other options this week.
Insight: Eddie Lacy is expected to miss Sunday's game since he has yet to get medical clearance, John Kuhn has been downgraded to doubtful and rookie Johnathan Franklin has yet to run the ball in 2013.
 
9/19/2013 11:57:00 AM
Description: According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said James Stakrs "will get the starting opportunity this week" against the Bengals.
Insight: Eddie Lacy is expected to miss Sunday's game with a concussion so he can get several weeks of rest (Green Bay has a Week 4 bye). Starks is a solid flex option Sunday, even against Cincinnati's tough defensive front.
 
9/15/2013 5:23:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks entered in relief of a concussed Eddie Lacy Sunday and shockingly ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Insight: The Redskins' defense has been gashed on the ground and through the air in the first two weeks this season, but Starks is a must-add nevertheless in case Lacy misses several weeks. Rookie Johnathan Franklin didn't touch the ball once despite Lacy's injury.
 
4/27/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: It looks as though running back James Starks could be on his way out of Green Bay. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: The Packers loaded up on halfbacks in the draft (Eddy Lacy and Johnathan Franklin), so Starks won't be needed next season. The 27-year-old was a non-factor during the 2012 campaign (255 rushing yards in six games).
 
1/10/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Green Bay halfback James Starks is questionable for Saturday's game in San Francisco. Starks has missed the Packers' last five games with a knee bruise.
Insight: DuJuan Harris has been getting most of the reps at halfback in Starks' absence. We don't think either player will be a factor Saturday against the 49ers' fourth-ranked run defense.
 
12/28/2012 4:28:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks (knee) will miss Week 17 versus Minnesota.
Insight: Starks injured his knee against Minnesota the last time they played and hasn't been back on the field. The Packers re-signed Ryan Grant a couple of games ago and he rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win over Tennessee and should be the feature back over Alex Green (concussion) in the Green Bay offense.
 
12/6/2012 11:01:00 AM
Description: Packers running back James Starks (knee) will miss "multiple weeks," according to coach Mike McCarthy. SOURCE: Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Starks injured his knee Sunday versus the Vikings. The Packers re-signed Ryan Grant, but we suspect that move was made only because he's familiar with the system; Grant was released by Washington earlier this season and passed over by the Giants twice last week when they picked up both Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin.
 
12/4/2012 11:07:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks injured his knee in Sunday's victory over Minnesota and could be done for the season. SOURCE: ESPNMilwaukee.com
Insight: "It's not an ACL," an NFL source said. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, but the Packers are considering putting the running back on injured reserve anyway to open up a roster spot for a healthy player. The oft-injured Starks has rushed for 255 yards and a touchdown on 71 carries in six games this season.
 
Cold11/20/2012 3:54:00 PM
Description: James Starks' poor outing Sunday against Detroit has drawn the ire of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Insight: Starks got plenty of chances against the Lions (25 carries) but was only able to collect 74 rushing yards. McCarthy regretted not using Alex Green more during the win and hinted that next week's rushing workload could feature a 50/50 split between the two.
 
11/15/2012 9:52:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks has surpassed Alex Green as the team's starter, running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said. SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette
Insight: "I think (Starks) has earned it," Van Pelt said. "I think he was productive when he was in there the last couple of games with limited touches, and he has the most experience of the backs we have right now. I think he's earned the right to get in there and get some more touches." Starks could be a nice sleeper RB2 this week against the Lions.
 
11/8/2012 4:40:00 PM
Description: Packers running back James Starks could see an increased role when the team gets back from the bye. SOURCE: Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Silverstein said Starks proved against the Cardinals in Week 9 that he's back to full strength after a two-month absence due to a toe injury. Alex Green was ineffective as the lead back and serves the team better as a change-of-pace player but he is much better than Starks as a receiver and Green Bay likes to run a lot of no-huddle. We'd take a wait-and-see approach with this backfield but fantasy owners should add Starks if he's still available.
 

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