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Packers | James Starks believes this will be his big season

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks is convinced he is ready to break out this season. "I believe I can and I believe I will," Starks said. Starks has a long history of injury problems, so counting on him for an entire 16-game season may be too optimistic. He has spent time during the offseason working on his flexibility and endurance with hopes of avoiding another injury-filled season.

The Packers seem to believe Starks is ready to step up, too, based off of their lack of movement at the running back position during the offseason. However, they are taking a chance because the team has oft-injured, unproven players in the backfield. None of the team's backs - Starks, Alex Green and Brandon Saine - have proven they can handle a heavy workload, but if the team's pass-first offense continues to click they can get by with the group they have.

Fantasy Tip: Relying on Starks as anything more than a No. 3 runner at this point is pretty dangerous. He hasn't shown enough during his first two seasons to prove he can be depended on as a starting fantasy option. Plus, the Packers' offense runs through the passing game, leaving little opportunities for the backs to consistently provide points to your squad.

2012-06-16 23:27:04 | Source: Wisconsin State Journal - Tom Oates

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