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Running Back, Green Bay Packers

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Draft: 2010 Round 6 (24)
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 218 DOB: 1986-02-25 Age: 28
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#61 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2010 GB 3 0 29 101 3.5 0 4 2 15 7.5 0 11.6 3.9
2011 GB 13 2 133 578 4.3 1 37 29 216 7.4 0 85.4 6.6
2012 GB 6 0 71 255 3.6 1 6 4 31 7.8 0 34.6 5.8
2012 (Projected) GB     76 320 4.2 2   12 82 6.8 0 52.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Packers spent the offseason talking up Starks and his potential as a workhorse back in their offense. Then they signed Cedric Benson midway through training camp after Starks suffered a turf toe injury. Some players spend their whole careers on the cusp of earning a major role and you get the feeling that will be the story of James Starks. A 6th round pick in the 2010 draft, he entered the league with the reputation of being injury prone and hes spent his career backing up that claim, having missed 13 games of his rookie season due to injury and then three more in 2012 while also playing nicked up in numerous other contests. Starks entered training camp as a solid RB3 with upside given the expectation that he would not be splitting the job with a veteran back like he did with Ryan Grant. However, with Benson likely to earn a roster spot, Starks is a RB4 and most likely best suited to using in the flex role in leagues that use that position.

Comment: James Starks is dealing with turf toe which is a difficult injury to shake, especially for running backs. With Cedric Benson in town, Starks' arrow is pointing downward.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Eddie Lacy
RB2RB2 James Starks
RB3RB3 DuJuan Harris
RB4RB4 John Kuhn
Packers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
DuJuan Harris pushing Starks for No. 2 RB     -- Tue Aug 26 12:50 pm --

Packers RB coach: "It's anyone's guess" who backs up Lacy
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn writes that DuJuan Harris has made a push for the Packers' No. 2 running back job, and "it's anyone's guess" if it's Harris or James Starks. "That's a question that has yet to be determined," said RBs coach Sam Gash. Harris lost a fumble in the second preseason game, but exploded for 98 yards on 14 touches in Friday's dress rehearsal against the Raiders. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

FF Today's Take: Harris and Starks are in a pretty even battle for the backup job, but Starks is a complete back with experience who's earned the praise of scouts and fantasy pundits. For now, he's still the smart handcuff for Eddie Lacy owners, and Harris is just a deep-league flier.
Packers aiming for 75 plays per game     -- Mon Jul 14 4:10 pm --

Broncos led the NFL in 2013 with 72.1
Packers HC Mike McCarthy and his quarterback have one primary goal in mind for 2014: run 75 plays per game. Do that, and everything else -- big numbers for Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and possibly one of the new rookie receivers; another 1,000-plus yard season for Eddie Lacy; solid pass protection - will fall into place. The first hint of McCarthy's plans came in February, when he declared that he wants all of his running backs to turn into three-down players in order to limit the need for substitutions, which, of course, slows down the game. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: It is always notable when one of the league's best offenses wants to do something in order to give its best players more opportunities. Rodgers, Lacy, Cobb and Nelson are already in line for a ton of production regardless of the tempo Green Bay operates at, but a few more plays per game may allow players like Boykin and James Starks to become spot starters in deeper fantasy leagues and enable the stars to bump up their numbers a bit at the same time.

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