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James Starks | Running Back | #44

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Buffalo
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (193) / GB
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James Starks (concussion) is out for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Cowboys.
Another week, another absence for Starks, who remains in the league's concussion protocol. He hasn't played in over a month. The Packers haven't been running the ball much, but Ty Montgomery is still the lead back with Christine Michael handling a change-of-pace role. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski has also been getting some short-yardage opportunities. Jan 13 - 3:49 PM

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James Starks (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Starks doesn't seem to have made any noticeable progress since suffering a concussion last month. Extreme long-shot Jordy Nelson (ribs) has a better chance of playing than Starks this week. Green Bay's backfield work will again be dominated by Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael Sunday at Dallas.
Jan 12 - 1:46 PM

James Starks (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Starks remains week to week. He's not expected to return for the Divisional Round.
Jan 11 - 5:00 PM

James Starks (concussion) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Giants.

This will be his fourth straight absence. Starks remains week to week with a concussion. Ty Montgomery should get most of Green Bay's backfield work in Sunday's playoff opener.
Jan 6 - 3:27 PM

James Starks (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Coach Mike McCarthy said last week that Starks was "getting closer" but so far there's been no evidence of that. Starks won't be ready for Sunday's playoff opener against the Giants. Ty Montgomery will continue to serve as the Packers' lead back.
Jan 5 - 1:47 PM

James Starks (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Starks hasn't practiced since his car accident last month. He's not expected to be cleared for the first round of the playoffs.
Jan 4 - 4:34 PM

James Starks (concussion) is out for Week 17 against the Lions.

This will be his third straight absence. Starks hasn't practiced since his car accident earlier this month. Coach Mike McCarthy said he's "getting closer" but wasn't specific about his timetable. Ty Montgomery has cemented himself as the Packers' lead back in Starks' absence.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said James Starks (concussion) is "getting closer."

Starks suffered a concussion in a car crash earlier this month. He did not practice on Wednesday and looks unlikely to play this week, but it sounds like he could return if the Packers make the playoffs. Either way, Ty Montgomery has earned the lead back job the rest of the way.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:47:00 AM

James Starks (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Starks remains in the concussion protocol following a car accident that took place a little over two weeks ago. Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael will handle the backfield work Sunday against Detroit. That game will serve as the de facto NFC North Championship.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:00:00 PM

James Starks (concussion) is out for Week 16 against the Vikings.

He got hurt in a car accident last week and has yet to resume practicing. Ty Montgomery will be the lead back Saturday against Minnesota with Christine Michael playing a change-of-pace role.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 03:37:00 PM

James Starks remains in the league's concussion protocol.

Starks has fallen to the wayside in Green Bay, with Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael forming a solid 1-2 punch in the Packers' backfield.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Packers declared RB James Starks, WR Trevor Davis, CB Josh Hawkins, LB Nick Perry, LB Jordan Tripp, OT Kyle Murphy and G/C JC Tretter inactive for Week 15 against the Bears.

Starks is week to week. Ty Montgomery is getting the start in Starks' absence, and shaping up as a high-reward DFS play.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:32:00 AM

James Starks (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Week 15.

Starks was listed as doubtful after suffering a concussion in a car accident this week. His absence creates more touches for Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 06:25:00 PM

James Starks (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 15 against the Bears.

Starks hasn't been playing a lot lately, but he is the Packers' most trusted pass-protection back, so Starks' absence upgrades Ty Montgomery into a more secure passing-down role. Christine Michael missed practice time this week and is being used strictly as a running-down hammer. Montgomery's enhanced receiving role gives him exciting potential as a PPR flex against Chicago.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:33:00 PM

James Starks (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Starks suffered a concussion in a car accident on Monday. The Packers haven't been using him much anyway and will probably err on the side of caution. Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael stand to benefit if Starks sits this week.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
RB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3James Starks
GLB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3RB1Ty Montgomery
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Randall Cobb
3Trevor Davis
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Geronimo Allison
WR31Randall Cobb
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby