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| James Starks on the practice field Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 9, 12:15 pm
|Sounds like James Starks and Jared Cook have a chance to play this week at Tennessee. "James is going to practice (today), we'll see it goes. Same with Jared," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We're going to put them in the limited category, but we're going to cut them loose today." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: How Starks responds on Thursday will be key for his availability on Sunday against the Titans. The Packers have all but abandoned the running game since losing Starks and Eddie Lacy to injury. If Starks does return Sunday, he'll be tough to trust as a Flex option given how well Ty Montgomery has performed.
| Ty Montgomery expected to be Week 9 lead RB|
James Starks, Jared Cook making progress
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 3, 8:05 pm
|RB James Starks and TE Jared Cook made their return to practice Thursday, taking part in some individual drills at the start of the workout. While their return signals they are making progress toward a return, it's unlikely it would happen this week against Indianapolis.
Also, working extensively was WR/RB Ty Montgomery (illness). He didn't appear to be slowed at all and worked with the running backs in all their individual drills. Assuming he's cleared to play, Montgomery will probably be the lead running back Sunday with Don Jackson and fullback Aaron Ripkowski also seeing action in the backfield. (USA Today)|
FFToday's Take: Montgomery could conceivably be the lead runner in Green Bay for the rest of the season based on how Starks played prior to his injury. As for now, Montgomery warrants WR2/RB2 consideration (assuming he has dual eligibility), especially in PPR leagues. If Starks returns to a starting job, he'll likely be a low-end flex option, while Cook will be in the TE2 discussion.
| Jared Cook dealing with high ankle sprain|
Packers TE expected to miss multiple weeks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 27, 10:56 am
|Ian Rapoport on Twitter: "#Packers TE Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain in the team's win, source said. It's pretty swollen & could cause him to miss time." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It looks as though Richard Rodgers will be the lone healthy Green Bay tight end, even after the team's Week 4 bye. Rodgers is a low-end TE2 with some matchup-specific upside.