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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:55:35 -0800
Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said Friday, Nov. 22, that ideally the team would like RB Eddie Lacy to handle the ball 20 times, with RB James Starks getting five carries and RB Johnathan Franklin handling the ball five times. It depends on the situation. If the game is on the line, Lacy "will be the one carrying the ball."
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:24:39 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks is the only player in the NFL this season to post three touchdown runs of 25 yards or longer.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:22:21 -0700
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements mentioned using the running back with the "hot hand" when deciding between RBs Eddie Lacy and James Starks. "Well, you want to get them both work," Clements said Friday, Nov. 1. "You don't want to overload one or the other but if one has the hot hand then you stick with him. So it's not a set plan as to how that works, but they're both going to play. The line's going to block for both of them and we'd anticipate that they'd both be effective."
Fantasy Tip: This isn't the type of thing fantasy owners of either Lacy or Starks want to hear. One week their guy could be the top option, and another week it's possible he might see fewer touches if the other guys catches fire. It's a maddening situation, but Lacy remains a solid RB2 or flex play, while Starks is more of a low-end RB2 or flex option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:13:55 -0700
The Green Bay Packers would like to limit the burden on RB Eddie Lacy by giving RB James Starks more carries. Starks had seven rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings in his first game back since suffering a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his knee last month. Lacy still finished the game with a season-high 29 carries for 94 yards and a score. "Eddie was in a groove so we stayed the way we did and obviously it worked out well," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "When James got his opportunity, I thought he jumped in there and made an impact. He was running hard, downhill, not wasting any steps. He had good reads. That's why the attempts and things like that, you look at it week to week. I would have liked to have James Starks get a few more carries."
Fantasy Tip: Starks is now worth adding off the waiver wire for running back depth or as a handcuff to Lacy. The Packers are a different team these days after losing both Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley. Look for them to run the ball more than ever, making Lacy a must-start and Starks an option in deep leagues.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:24:19 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:29:30 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee), CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring) and CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:24:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:54:18 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) and LB Brad Jones (hamstring) are participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 12:06:56 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have declared LB Brad Jones, CB Casey Hayward, LB Clay Matthews, WR James Jones, RB James Starks, LB Nick Perry, TE Ryan Taylor inactive for Week 7.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:31:51 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee), TE Ryan Taylor (knee), LB Brad Jones (hamstring), LB Clay Matthews (thumb) and LB Nick Perry (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 7.
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