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James Starks | Running Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Buffalo
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James Starks led the Packers with 38 receiving yards on three catches and also logged 12 yards on five carries in Thursday's preseason win over the Patriots.
Starks was sprinkled in with the first team and accounted for Aaron Rodgers' biggest gain of the day on a 22-yard screen pass in the first quarter. Starks consistently ran into brick walls in the ground game with his longest carry going for just five yards. The 29-year-old has a good set of mitts and could see time on third downs this year. With just eight career touchdowns across 51 games, Starks isn't a serious fantasy consideration. Aug 13 - 11:29 PM

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James Starks rushed five times for 44 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game defeat.

Starks was targeted three times in the passing game, nearly hauling in a deep reception. His five carries were largely the result of Eddie Lacy battling some sort of second-half leg ailment. The owner of a career 4.3 YPC, Starks has proven to be an able "breather back," but has never suggested he's ready to be more. He's due a slightly-steep $1.175 million for 2015, but should be back in Green Bay. Starks turns 29 in February.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

James Starks rushed five times for 26 yards in Green Bay's Week 17 win over the Lions.

Eddie Lacy's caddie enters the playoffs on the back of a regular season where he averaged just 3.91 yards per carry. That's compared to 5.53 in 2013.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:36:00 PM

James Starks had seven carries for three yards in Week 16.

He added four catches for 22 yards on five targets. Starks got the majority of his work after Eddie Lacy was rested in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Lacy is expected to be fine for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:25:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:28:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:42:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:13:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:49:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:37:00 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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 01:01:00 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.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:33:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 07:10:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:33:00 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.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 01:15:00 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.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Scott Tolzien
3Brett Hundley
4Matt Blanchard
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3Rajion Neal
4John Crockett
5Alonzo Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
2Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Randall Cobb
2Ty Montgomery
3Myles White
4Javess Blue
5Adrian Coxson
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Jared Abbrederis
4Jimmie Hunt
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Andrew Quarless
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
K1Mason Crosby