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GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
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Player Updates

February 7, 2017 05:05 PM
James Starks: Waived by Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been waived by the Packers with a non-football-injury designation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Starks was only able to take the field for nine games this season, ending the year on concussion protocol. The 30-year-old running back rushed for a measly 145 yards on 63 carries while recording in 19 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns in those nine contests. Starks' role on offense quickly diminished due to injuries and the emergence of Ty Montgomery as the new quick-paced, pass-catching target out of the backfield. The veteran now heads into free agency after spending the past seven seasons in Green Bay, the only place he has called home over his NFL career. It remains unseen how much Starks has left in the tank, especially when you factor in his injury plagued 2016 campaign, but he could find his way onto a team in need of a third-down back.

January 13, 2017 04:45 PM
Packers' James Starks: Out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.

Starks has been sidelined entirely since suffering a concussion during a Dec. 12 car accident. At this point, it appears unlikely he'll play again this season, even though the Packers have yet to comment on his status beyond Sunday's game.

January 6, 2017 04:00 PM
Packers' James Starks: To remain sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's playoff game against the Giants.

Starks still hasn't practiced since suffering a concussion during a Dec. 12 car accident. As a result, him remaining out of contention to play is no surprise, but it's worth wondering whether he'll be available should the Packers advance beyond Sunday's contest.

December 30, 2016 05:10 PM
Packers' James Starks: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Starks hasn't practiced since suffering a concussion in a Dec. 12 car accident. With him slated to miss a third straight game, Christine Michael will once again serve as Ty Montgomery's only backup at tailback, although fullback Aaron Ripkowski has proven capable of filling snaps when needed.

December 23, 2016 07:55 PM
Packers' James Starks: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Vikings.

Starks was unable to practice this week, which will prevent him from playing for the second straight game. His absence will leave Christine Michael as Ty Montgomery's primary backup versus Minnesota.

December 21, 2016 11:15 AM
Packers' James Starks: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Starks remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Starks has still not been cleared of concussion symptoms over a week after he was involved in a minor car accident, so he will not be able to practice Wednesday. It will be a stretch for him to play in Week 16 if he is unable to practice Thursday, but even if he is able to make it back this week, his role would be minimal behind Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael.

December 17, 2016 06:25 PM
Packers' James Starks: Ruled out for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Starks did not practice all week after suffering a head injury in a minor car accident Monday, and he will not be able to take the field Sunday. Starks' absence will leave the Packers with just Ty Montgomery, and presumably Christine Michael (illness), in the backfield for Week 15.

December 16, 2016 09:55 PM
Packers' James Starks: Deemed doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Starks remains in the league's concussion protocol after being involved in a car accident earlier this week. Unless he's cleared over the weekend, which is unlikely, Starks won't be able to play in Week 15. With both Christine Michael (illness) and Aaron Ripkowski (back) listed as questionable as well, Green Bay's banged-up backfield could result in more carries for Ty Montgomery.

December 16, 2016 08:20 PM
Packers' James Starks: Remains in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks remains in the league's concussion protocol as of Friday morning.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Starks is making progress in his recovery, but it appears the veteran will not practice Friday for the third day in a row, which could make it tough for him to play in Week 15 against the Bears even if he is cleared from the protocol prior to Sunday. The Packers will provide another update on Starks' status when they release their final injury report of the week sometime Friday afternoon.

December 15, 2016 12:45 PM
Packers' James Starks: In NFL concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks is in the NFL's concussion protocol, as the result of a car accident he was involved in Monday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

While Starks sustained a concussion in the accident, coach Mike McCarthy relayed that the running back was "OK" otherwise. Starks must now clear several hurdles in the concussion protocol, notably clearance from an independent neurologist, in order to gain clearance to play Sunday against the Bears. If Starks ends up out or limited this weekend, Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael would be in line to head the Packers' Week 15 rushing attack.

December 14, 2016 11:25 PM
Packers' James Starks: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks was unable to practice Wednesday due to a concussion, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

The Packers didn't discuss Starks' placement in the concussion protocol until Wednesday, and his lack of participation denotes that he's in the early stages. If he's upgraded to limited before the end of the week, he likely won't participate beyond non-contact drills. As the No. 1 running back on the depth chart, he may soon yield the top spot to the next player on the list, Ty Montgomery, who led all Packers to line up in the backfield Sunday against the Seahawks with 30 snaps and 12 touches, outpacing Christine Michael's 17 and 10, respectively.

December 12, 2016 12:45 PM
Packers' James Starks: Non-factor for second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks had two carries for three yards in Sunday's victory over the Seahawks.

It was not long ago that Starks was the Packers' featured back, but he played just seven snaps in Week 13 and followed that up with just seven more in Week 14, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, so it's pretty evident he has fallen clearly behind both Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael at the running back position. Given Starks' declining snap count and depth chart standing -- not to mention the 2.3 YPC he has averaged this season -- don't expect him to be of much help to your fantasy team any longer.

December 5, 2016 12:22 PM
Packers' James Starks: Opportunities fall off in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks had four carries for one yard in Sunday's victory over the Texans.

Starks returned to action in Week 10 after missing a month with a knee injury and totaled 10, 14, and 22 touches, respectively, between Weeks 10-12, but both his opportunities and production came to a screeching halt against the Texans, as he was limited to just the four carries and was on the field for only seven snaps in all, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Starks was at least a viable fantasy option in November while he was getting the ball, but his usage Sunday -- as well as his season average of 2.3 yards per carry -- signals that his snaps, and likely his touches, will be limited moving forward. If that is indeed the case, expect Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael -- as they did in Week 13 -- to pick up the slack.

November 29, 2016 12:16 AM
Packers' James Starks: 17 rushes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks ran 17 times for 41 yards and caught five passes (on five targets) for 27 yards in Monday night's win over the Eagles.

Starks once again struggled to find running lanes, as he's now averaged over 2.8 yards per carry in just one game this season. While that average isn't conducive to fantasy success, Starks at least got a season-high 17 carries Monday, as the Packers killed the clock with long drives late. Additionally, he caught all five passes thrown his way, accounting for a handful of receptions for the second straight game. Although his two-game touchdown streak was snapped Monday, when fullback Aaron Ripkowski vultured a one-yard score in the fourth quarter, Starks' Week 12 usage is at least encouraging ahead of this Sunday's matchup against the Texans.

November 21, 2016 12:56 AM
Packers' James Starks: Receiving touchdown in loss to Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks carried nine times for 25 yards while catching five of six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Redskins.

Starks, who headed the backfield, received his second-highest number of touches this season, and although he could get little going on the ground he was effective enough as a pass-catcher to turn in a respectable fantasy performance. He appears to be locked in for double-digit touches as things presently stand and should remain involved both on the ground and through the air next week against he Eagles.

November 13, 2016 07:22 PM
Packers' James Starks: Scores in first action since Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (knee) rushed seven times for 33 yards, and caught three of four targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 47-25 loss at Tennessee.

Starks successfully made his return after being out since Week 5 due to knee surgery. He led the Packers backfield in both carries and receptions, but Green Bay had to abandon the run early after getting down 21-0 in the first quarter. Starks' only competition for touches at the moment is converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery, so the veteran running back's workload is expected to ramp up once he gets healthier.

November 13, 2016 11:38 AM
Packers' James Starks: Active against Tennessee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee, ESPN's Rob Demovksy reports.

With Starks active, Don Jackson will not play. Starks will likely split carries with Ty Montgomery.

November 13, 2016 07:56 AM
Packers' James Starks: Will be game-time decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (knee) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Titans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Starks, who is recovering from knee surgery, was limited in practice all week, and even if he is approved to play, it's unclear what kind of workload he will be given, especially with Ty Montgomery expected to continue getting plenty of work out of the Packers' backfield.

November 11, 2016 04:32 PM
Packers' James Starks: Listed as questionable after limited practices
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starks (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

Starks practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, with head coach Mike McCarthy saying Friday that the veteran running back is close to a return. This could still come down to a game-time decision, and it's not entirely clear how much Starks will play even if he's available. McCarthy hinted that Ty Montgomery will likely retain a significant role out of the backfield.

November 11, 2016 11:10 AM
Packers' James Starks: "Very close" to playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning that Starks (knee) is "very close" to being ready to play.

Starks was able to practice on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday, and it seems he will have a chance to get back on the field this week if he is able to make it through the final session of the week without issue. The Packers will reveal Starks' official Week 10 status at some point following the conclusion of Friday's practice.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/11/16JAC4740
29/18/16MIN7350
39/25/16DET1-1-10
510/9/16NYG1233100
610/16/16DAL0000
710/20/16CHI0000
810/30/16ATL0000
911/6/16IND0000
1011/13/16TEN733110
1111/20/16WAS92580
1211/28/16PHI174180
1312/4/16HOU4140
1412/11/16SEA2320
1512/18/16CHI0000
1612/24/16MIN0000
171/1/17DET0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2010Green Bay Packers30291013.516005
2011Green Bay Packers1321335784.3401531
2012Green Bay Packers62712553.6221112
2013Green Bay Packers131894935.5413627
2014Green Bay Packers160853333.9412316
2015Green Bay Packers1641486014.1652529
2016Green Bay Packers94631452.311009
TOTAL761361825064.165920129
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010Green Bay Packers302157.5120001
2011Green Bay Packers132292167.4170009
2012Green Bay Packers624317.890000
2013Green Bay Packers13110898.9231103
2014Green Bay Packers160181407.8280106
2015Green Bay Packers164433929.13034015
2016Green Bay Packers94191347.1312104
TOTAL761312510178.13167038
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2010Green Bay Packers322512.51700
2011Green Bay Packers1300---000
2012Green Bay Packers600---000
2013Green Bay Packers1300---000
2014Green Bay Packers1600---000
2015Green Bay Packers1600---000
2016Green Bay Packers900---000
TOTAL7622512.51700
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Green Bay Packers300.000000.0000
2011Green Bay Packers1300.000000.0000
2012Green Bay Packers600.000000.0000
2013Green Bay Packers1300.000000.0000
2014Green Bay Packers1611.000000.0000
2015Green Bay Packers1611.000000.0000
2016Green Bay Packers900.000000.0000
TOTAL7622.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Green Bay Packers300000000
2011Green Bay Packers1321010010
2012Green Bay Packers610000000
2013Green Bay Packers1310000000
2014Green Bay Packers1610000000
2015Green Bay Packers1653010010
2016Green Bay Packers910010010
TOTAL76114030030
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/218
Birthdate:
2/25/1986
Age:
33
Hometown:
Niagara Falls, NY, USA
School:
Buffalo
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: