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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
#66 7 -

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 - 71 255 3.6 1 6 4 31 7.8 0 34.6 5.8
2013 GB 13 - 89 493 5.5 3 13 10 89 8.9 1 82.2 6.3
2014 GB 2 - 15 75 5.0 0 4 2 11 5.5 0 8.6 4.3
2014 (Projected) GB     82 345 4.2 2   14 94 6.7 0 55.9  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
During his four-year career with the Packers, James Starks has been a playoff hero, a training room resident and on-the-roster bubble. In the early offseason of 2013, he was nearly cut or traded away following the drafting of rookies Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. This year, he signed a new contract and plays a valuable back-up role on a playoff team. What happened? Well for one, Starks stayed relatively healthy. Playing in a career-high 13 games, Starks amassed nearly 500 yards and three touchdowns playing second fiddle to Lacy. Secondly, he capitalized on the struggles and subsequent injuries to rookie Jonathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris, and showed why lack of health and not talent has held him back from his true potential. Sporting an explosive 5.5 yard-per-carry average, Starks is back on the fantasy map, but unfortunately, barring a long-term injury to Lacy, is no more than a deep roster stash or handcuff. With coaching-staff-favorite Harris healthy, Rodgers back in the fold and Lacy dominating carries, don't expect much from Starks in 2014. Maybe that's what fantasy owners should have done all along with Starks. though. You can, however, hope for surprising value at some point in the season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Eddie Lacy
RB2RB2 James Starks
RB3RB3 DuJuan Harris
RB4RB4 John Kuhn
Packers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Eddie Lacy misses practice Wednesday
Courd return Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 10, 12:58 pm

Green Bay Packers
It's too early in the week to rule out RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) or rule in OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), but the return of TE Brandon Bostick (leg) looks pretty promising as the Packers got back to work Wednesday. Lacy did not participate in practice, but the fact he was present is a good sign for him. Typically, players coming off concussions usually attend practice as part of the final stages of the recovery process, so it's possible Lacy could be back on Thursday when the team practices in full pads. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Lucy is recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 against the Seahawks. Chances are good that he will get cleared before Sunday's game. James Starks would get the start if Lacy can't go.


Starks to assume lead back duties in Week 2?
Lacy in concussion protocol, needs clearance from neurologist
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 9, 9:33 am

Green Bay Packers
On Friday, coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy was doing better than expected and was already going through the early steps of the protocol. Still, this is Lacy's second concussion in two years and until he's cleared for contact, the Packers won't know for sure whether they'll have him for the New York Jets on Sunday. If they don't, James Starks would probably be the starter. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: With Eddie Lacy going through the NFL's concussion protocol (he will have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed to play again), Starks is in line to be the Packers lead back in Week 2. He ran well on Sunday in Lacy's stead.


Injury Eddie Lacy suffers concussion
Ten days until next game against Jets
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 4, 11:00 pm

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy sustained a concussion during Thursday night's 36-16 season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy confirmed after the game. The second-year player departed in the second half after picking up 34 yards on 12 carries. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It wasn't a pretty night for the Packers offense and while Lacy found some holes in the first quarter the Seahawks defense quickly responded and held the big back to 2.8 yards per carry. Lacy left in the fourth quarter and catches somewhat of break as the Packers have ten days before their next game at home against Jets. James Starks saw action as Lacy's backup rushing for 37 yards on seven carries.


DuJuan Harris pushing Starks for No. 2 RB
Packers RB coach: "It's anyone's guess" who backs up Lacy
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 26, 12:50 pm

Green Bay Packers
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)

FFToday'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
Broncos led the NFL in 2013 with 72.1
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 14, 4:10 pm

Green Bay Packers
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)

FFToday'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.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SEA L 16-36 7 37 5.3 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 4.8
3 at DET L 7-19 8 38 4.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.8

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SF L 28-34 0 0 - 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 0.8
2 WAS W 38-20 20 132 6.6 1 5 4 36 9.0 0 22.8
3 at CIN L 30-34 14 55 3.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.5
8 at MIN W 44-31 7 57 8.1 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.7
9 CHI L 20-27 6 40 6.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 10.0
10 PHI L 13-27 4 5 1.3 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 1.4
11 at NYG L 13-27 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.1
12 MIN T 26-26 3 37 12.3 0 2 1 -5 -5.0 0 3.2
13 at DET L 10-40 2 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
14 ATL W 22-21 7 19 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
15 at DAL W 37-36 3 12 4.0 0 1 1 11 11.0 1 8.3
16 PIT L 31-38 10 47 4.7 0 1 1 23 23.0 0 7.0
17 at CHI W 33-28 11 88 8.0 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 9.5
WC SF L 20-23 5 29 5.8 0 2 1 13 13.0 0 4.2
WC = Wild-Card

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
6 at HOU W 42-24 5 11 2.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
8 JAC W 24-15 1 8 8.0 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 1.7
9 ARI W 31-17 17 61 3.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.1
11 at DET W 24-20 25 74 3.0 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 8.0
12 at NYG L 10-38 8 35 4.4 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.5
13 MIN W 23-14 15 66 4.4 1 2 2 16 8.0 0 14.2

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