James Starks

#44 RB / Green Bay Packers / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 218 lb Age: 29 College: Buffalo Bye 7

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    Packers' James Starks: Upstaged by Eddie Lacy

    Starks had eight carries for just 14 yards and caught his lone target for 30 yards in Sunday's 30-13 win at Minnesota. Starks took a backseat to Eddie Lacy, who finally got on track, rushing for a season-high 100 yards on 22 carries. The veteran Starks has been a steady, yet unspectacular contributor for most of the season, and that should continue, although it looks like Lacy might start to see more work again. Next up for Starks and the Packers will be a home tilt against NFC North rival Chicago.

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    Packers' James Starks: Collects 96 yards against Detroit

    Starks rushed for 42 yards on 15 carries in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He added six catches on seven targets for 54 yards through the air. The 2.8 yards per rush didn't look pretty, but big rushing gains haven't been a significant part Starks' game this season, as he entered Week 10 with just two contests in which he averaged more than four yards per carry. Catching the ball is more Starks' speed and with Sunday's performance, Starks moved into third on the team in receptions, behind only Randall Cobb and Richard Rodgers. It would be a surprise if Starks does not remain the Packers' starter after taking over for Eddie Lacy on Sunday, as Starks' 94 all-purpose yards were more than any game Lacy has had since Week 1.

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    Packers' James Starks: Named No. 1 back

    Head coach Mike McCarthy named James Starks the Packers' No. 1 running back in advance of Sunday's game against the Lions, Mike Spofford of the team's official site reports. "He has played very well and he earned that opportunity," said McCarthy. "But I'm not a big believer in just riding one running back the whole season, so we'll stay with the 1-2 punch." As the acting backup RB for much of the season, Starks has turned heads from game to game, taking full advantage of his touches as both a runner and pass-catcher. While he's grounded out 4.3 YPC and a rushing touchdown, he's also hauled in 19 of 25 targets for 167 yards and two additional touchdowns. Expect Starks to earn a larger share of the RB workload going forward, though McCarthy's comments indicate that Lacy won't disappear from the game plan.

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    Packers' James Starks: Heads Packers backfield versus Panthers

    Starks rushed 10 times for 39 yards in Sunday's game versus the Panthers. He also caught six of his eight targets for 83 yards and a touchdown. Due to the ineffectiveness of Eddie Lacy and the Packers falling behind by a large deficit, Starks saw an increase in snaps and took full advantage. He was the most productive Packers offensive player on the day, outside of Aaron Rodgers, and is seemingly stepping into a larger role. Lacy figures to remain the starter for now, despite his struggles, but Starks has seemingly earned a larger role. The Packers will host the Lions in Week 10.

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    Packers' James Starks: Listed as questionable for Denver game

    Starks (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Denver, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Starks missed practice Wednesday but logged limited sessions Thursday and Friday. Though he should get some touches if he's able to play, Starks will likely work behind Eddie Lacy, who is said to finally be healthy. The Green Bay backfield still merits close attention, as Lacy's struggles probably can't entirely be blamed on his banged-up ankle.

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    Packers' James Starks: Limited in return Thursday

    Starks (hip) was limited in his return to practice Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Starks surprisingly emerged from the bye week with a hip injury, which was sustained during the Packers' last tilt in Week 6 against the Chargers. Held out of drills to kick off this week, he appears to be inching toward active status Sunday in Denver. However, with Eddie Lacy healthy, Starks is poised to act as the second option out of the backfield..

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    Packers RB James Starks back at practice Thursday

    Packers running back James Starks (hip) returned to practice Thursday, per Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Starks tended to a hip injury during the recent bye and even missed the first practice of this week, but his return Thursday, albeit limited, indicates that he's on the path to active status Sunday at Denver. Nonetheless, Eddie Lacy has appeared uninhibited out of the break, meaning he's one the verge of dominating the running back reps and subsequently push Starks to the Fantasy periphery.

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    Packers RB James Starks dealing with hip injury

    Packers running back James Starks didn't participate in practice Wednesday due to a hip injury, ESPN.com reports. Starks sustained the ailment in the Packers' Week 6 victory versus the Chargers, but not before putting together his first 100-yard performance of the season. Receiving treatment on the hip during the team's subsequent bye, he has yet to practice, which has coincided with Eddie Lacy's removal from the injury report. As a result, the Packers' depth chart has retained order, especially if Starks is forced to take a seat Sunday in Denver.

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    Packers RB James Starks dealing with undisclosed injury

    Packers running back James Starks is dealing with an undisclosed injury, which might afflict his practice participation Wednesday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Starks was unable to practice Monday due to an injury stemming from the last game, a Week 6 win against the Chargers. Further affecting Starks' situation is that Eddie Lacy has reportedly recovered from his foot injury during the bye, which should place him atop the running back pecking order.

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    Packers' James Starks: Scores two touchdowns Sunday

    Starks ran 10 times for 112 yards and a touchdown and also caught a five-yard score in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers. Starks played a key role in the win, as Eddie Lacy was ineffective once again, rushing for just three yards on four carries. Both of Starks' touchdowns came in the first quarter, including his impressive 65-yard score, which featured a nice spin move at the line of scrimmage and decent speed in the open field. It doesn't appear as though Lacy is fully healthy, as he was previously dealing with an ankle injury, but the Packers will have their bye next week, giving him extra time to rest. In any case, Starks is more than a handcuff to Lacy, as the veteran RB has produced all season.

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