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James Starks | Running Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Buffalo
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James Starks managed 19 yards on four carries with a ten-yard reception in the Packers' Week 15 loss to Buffalo.
Although reports indicated the Packers would use a 50:50 timeshare with Eddie Lacy nursing a bruised hip, Lacy went to halftime with 12 touches compared to Starks' 5. Starks didn't touch the ball in the second half, and Lacy was also far more effective than Green Bay's usual breather back. Entering a Week 16 date with the Buccaneers' Starks is just a handcuff to Lacy's RB1. Dec 14 - 4:28 PM

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James Starks rushed for 75 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

He also caught both of his targets for 26 yards. Starks and Eddie Lacy split touches 18-12, in favor of Lacy. Lacy piled up 40 yards on three opening-drive touches before Starks was summoned to get the three-yard touchdown. Starks then got the clock-killing carries to close out the game. That's when he ripped off a 41-yard run down the left side. Starks is merely a handcuff.
Dec 9 - 12:42 AM

James Starks caught two passes for 34 yards in Green Bay's Week 13 win over the Patriots, adding a two-yard rush.

Starks now has just four touches over Green Bay's past two games.
Nov 30 - 8:13 PM

James Starks had just one carry for negative-four yards in Week 12.

Starks didn't factor into Eddie Lacy's workload. He remains a strict backup going into Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:49 PM

James Starks rushed eight times for nine yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

The days of Starks getting series to himself in a rotation with Eddie Lacy are long over now. Lacy has been spectacular over the last few weeks, relegating Starks to strict garbage-time work. He's a handcuff only heading into Week 12.
Nov 16 - 7:37 PM

James Starks had five carries for 10 yards in Sunday night's win over the Bears.

Starks didn't get on the field until the fourth series of the game. He played limited snaps, and wasn't a threat to Eddie Lacy's workload. The Packers gave mop-up duty to DuJuan Harris, who finished with eight carries for 52 yards. Starks will look to be more involved against the Eagles in Week 11.
Nov 10 - 1:01 AM

James Starks had two carries for five yards in the Packers' Week 8 loss to the Saints.

Starks had been dealing with an ankle injury coming into the game, and played a limited role. He was only targeted once in the pass game. Starks will use the Packers' Week 9 bye to get healthy.
Oct 27 - 1:33 AM

James Starks (ankle) is active for Sunday night's Week 8 game against the Saints.

Starks was listed as probable, so he was fully expected to play. The Packers inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, WR Jeff Janis, CB Sam Shields, S Morgan Burnett, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, and DE Datone Jones.
Oct 26 - 7:10 PM

James Starks (ankle) is probable for Week 8 against the Saints.

Starks rested Wednesday after tweaking the ankle last week, but is good to go as Eddie Lacy's change-of-pace. He's an RB3/4 in this potential shootout.
Oct 24 - 12:33 PM

James Starks (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Starks got a day of rest on Wednesday after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's blowout win over the Panthers, but his status isn't in doubt for Week 8. He'll be an RB3/4 in what should be a high-scoring affair in New Orleans.
Oct 23 - 1:15 PM

James Starks (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Starks stood on the sidelines in observation mode. He hurt his ankle midway through the third quarter last Sunday against the Panthers. If Starks can't play, Eddie Lacy will see a bump in snaps Week 8 versus the Saints.
Oct 22 - 1:26 PM

The Packers did not provide an update on James Starks (ankle) following Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Starks went down midway through the third quarter and did not return. However, the game was a blowout so it could have very well been precautionary -- especially considering Starks stayed on the sideline with his helmet.
Oct 19 - 9:28 PM

James Starks rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 7 rout of the Panthers, but left early with a tweaked ankle.

He also caught a seven-yard pass. Starks went down late in the third quarter, but almost certainly could have continued running were the Pack not running away with the game. He remained on the sideline in his helmet, which is almost always an indication a player could check back in. Starks continued to rotate with Eddie Lacy before going down, getting three series to himself. Starks cut back on his 13-yard score in the first quarter, displaying excellent vision. It was clear Lacy remained the 1A, however. Starks is a touchdown-dependent RB3, albeit one who should get plenty of scoring opportunities in Green Bay's elite offense.
Oct 19 - 4:35 PM

James Starks rushed eight times for 31 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win at Miami.

Starks rotated evenly with Eddie Lacy, getting full series to himself throughout the game. He was also the primary back on the game-winning two-minute drill that Aaron Rodgers executed. Starks isn't going to get the goal-line work so he's a low-upside option weekly, but the Packers clearly want to get him touches. Lacy's stock is falling as this becomes a RBBC.
Oct 12 - 4:58 PM

James Starks had 12 carries for 46 yards in Thursday night's win over the Vikings.

Starks had an expanded role with the Packers playing on a short week. He took over for Eddie Lacy in the fourth quarter, and ended up with only one less carry. Green Bay made more of an effort to get him involved early after he saw zero touches in Week 4. Starks remains just a high-end handcuff.
Oct 2 - 11:59 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Brandon Bostick
4Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby