Green Bay Packers reserve running back James Starks had nine carries for 28 yards and two receptions for 11 yards in the Week 4 defeat of the 49ers.
Starks averaged 21 touches a game over Weeks 2-3, but starting running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) was able to handle a bigger workload Sunday than he did the previous two games, so Starks was not needed for as many snaps, even coming off a short week.
Lacy appeared healthy against San Francisco and the Packers will have a full week to prepare for their next game, so Starks figures to be used moderately again in Week 5.
Green Bay Packers premier back Eddie Lacy (ankle) is listed as probable for the battle in San Francisco on Sunday.
Lacy was a full participant throughout the week of practice, after sharing work with James Starks in the MNF win over the Chiefs. Lacy will likely handle a larger percentage of the snaps and touches in Week 4, as there's been no indication that his ankle will be a lingering issue.
Green Bay Packers featured back Eddie Lacy (ankle) has implied that he's not overly concerned about his ankle, NFL.com reports. "It's not going to be a lingering thing," he said. "It's going away. My rookie year, it really didn't go away."
Lacy suffered an ankle injury in 2013, but he missed only one game and was able to shoulder the rushing load into the postseason.
He did not appear to be favoring the ankle during the win over Kansas City on Monday night, finishing with 46 yards on 10 carries to go with three receptions for 41 yards, all while splitting snaps with James Starks.
Starks' 18 touches surpassed teammate Eddie Lacy's 13, but the veteran couldn't find much room to run Monday night.
While Starks made good on his lone target, the Chiefs limited his production overall. With another week for Lacy's ankle to receive treatment, Starks will likely see his touches scaled back, but remain decently involved as the Packers' No. 2 tailback in Week 4 against the 49ers.
If Eddie Lacy (ankle) plays next Monday against the Chiefs, he could split running-back reps with running back
In Monday's media session, head coach Mike McCarthy said, "We could play 50/50 with Eddie and James."
Lacy will be consumed with treating his sprained right ankle this week, with Thursday providing the first window into his potential availability in Week 3. In the meantime, Starks will prepare to start after filling in admirably at running back versus the
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