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RB James Starks - Green Bay Packers

6-2, 218Born: 2-25-1986College: BuffaloDrafted: Round 6

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Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs MIN 12 46 0 2 2 2 0 0
6 at MIA 8 31 0 5 2 11 0 0
7 vs CAR 7 36 1 1 1 7 0 0
8 at NO 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs MIA (8 / 31 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Starks did nothing through three and a half quarters (four total yards) but was a key figure in the Packers late comeback. With less than seven minutes remaining in the game, Starks had back-to-back impressive carries. On a 2nd-and-3, he took the shotgun handoff heading left and then sharply cut upfield bursting through the hole for a 9-yard gain. The next play, again from the shotgun, Starks waited patiently for a pulling OL to cross the formation and seal the Dolphins LB and then made a pretty cut towards the outside following his blocks to pick up 11 yards and another Packers first down. On the decisive drive late in the 4th quarter, Starks was again the primary back. He was targeted three times in the final two minutes and made two catches, including a key 3rd-and-10 grab with :40 seconds left. Starks caught the ball short over the middle, turned quickly upfield, dove and extended the ball to pickup the first down on a 10-yard gain. While neither Lacy nor Starks were particularly impactful running the ball, Starks again looked more comfortable operating out of the shotgun and was the RB of choice down the stretch as the Packers scored ten late points to win the game.

2014 Week 7 vs CAR (7 / 36 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Starks started off with a nice run around the edge for a 7-yard gain and then followed it up with a nice power run for a first. Starks scored on his third carry, which featured a really nice cut-back when he found the interior clogged. He cut to his left and found a huge swath of green thanks to some nice blocking by the receivers. Starks made it to about the third yard line before defenders caught up to him. Not to be denied, Starks pushed his way through to the score. Overall, Starks ran with authority and power as well as a little speed this weekend and was successful on his carries. He did leave the game in the third quarter and did not come back, although the game was well in hand and many key players were rested late in the match. The injury was a twisted ankle, but there was no further news as of Monday.

2014 Week 8 vs NO (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Starks had very little overall impact in the game, carrying the ball just a few times while only being targeted once by Aaron Rodgers, who missed him by a wide margin while scrambling under heavy pressure. He was wide open during Matt Flynn's strip-sack in the fourth quarter, but Flynn didn't appear to see him.


Latest News

Packers | James Starks ready to play (Sun Oct 26, 07:23 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) is active for the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Packers | James Starks probable (Fri Oct 24, 05:05 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 24, but is probable for Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. The Packers didn't practice Friday, so Starks' designation is an estimation.

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Packers | James Starks limited Thursday (Thu Oct 23, 04:33 PM) - Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 23, after not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Our View: Starks isn't worth much with Eddie Lacy playing well, even if Lacy isn't as good as he played last season. We have Lacy as an RB2 and Starks way back in the RB4 ranks.
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Packers | James Starks practicing (Thu Oct 23, 01:20 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Our View: Starks really only gets work when Eddie Lacy is hurt. Lacy hasn't been as good as he was in his rookie season but should be a solid RB2 this week against New Orleans. If Lacy is playing, Starks is no better than an RB4.
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Packers | James Starks doesn't practice (Wed Oct 22, 04:27 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Starks injured the ankle in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers.

Our View: Starks is nothing more than a 'what the heck' flex if he plays in Week 8 against the Packers.
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