With Eddie Lacy sidelined,
Starks broke a 20-yard touchdown run with 10:34 remaining in the first quarter. He had six carries for 49 yards and a touchdown, averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. Starks is expected to serve as Lacy's backup heading into the start of the season.
Starks averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry last season, gaining 493 yards. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Starks rushed for 493 yards with three rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry last season. He also had 10 receptions, including one for a touchdown. He'll wind up in a crowded backfield with Eddie Lacy, DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin.
Free agent running back
In Pittsburgh, he'd back up second-year back Le'Veon Bell.
When it comes to running backs -- as Senior Fantasy Writer Dave Richard preaches – it’s all about touches. That's why it's exciting to think about
Even in a timeshare, Starks would draw far more than the 89 carries he had last year.
Starks averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry and ranked seventh with 0.46 Fantasy points per opportunity -- the number of points per carries and pass routes run, per Pro Football Focus. He forced 22 missed tackles on 99 touches, the fourth-best rate among RBs with fewer than 100 touches.
Starks turns 28 this month but has little tread on his tires. He showed a burst last season that reminded us of the back who ran for 415 yards in Green Bay's four-game run to the Super Bowl title.
“James Starks is definitely someone I look at as a starter and the ability to run as many times in a football game as needed,” coach Mike McCarthy said after Starks totaled 168 yards from scrimmage Week 2 vs. Washington.
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