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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:13:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks may look for a starting job in free agency but could also re-sign with the Packers if he is not able to find a better situation.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:00:26 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was limited in practice Friday Dec. 27, and is probable for the team's Week 17 game.
Fantasy Tip: James Starks could still see a lot of work, enough to be a decent flex play in the teams Week 17 game.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:49:44 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. "I feel Eddie is in good place," McCarthy said. "I expect him to play."
Fantasy Tip: Lacy has been a nice fantasy football weapon most of the year and mainly in the fantasy playoffs. Even with a bum ankle, he should have room to run against the hapless Bears run D. James Starks could get extra work, but he's a flex play, at best.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:55:43 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), who entered the Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with an ankle injury, limped off the field in the fourth quarter with help from the training staff. RB James Starks replaced him in the backfield.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:40:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic that RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) can return in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys. Lacy will be re-evaluated Friday, Dec. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy probably won't be worth the risk this week, since the decision on whether he plays may not come until game time. If he doesn't go, James Starks will be the lead back and could warrant a flex play against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has been overmatched mostly all season.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:42:31 -0800
If Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) cannot play this week, it is likely fourth-year veteran RB James Starks will play in Lacy's place. Starks has a career-high three touchdowns this season and is averaging a career-high 5.3 yards per carry but has never played against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Tip: Considering the Cowboys' defense averages close to 129 rushing yards per game, which is ranked 28th in the National Football League, Starks may be a good bet to pick up off the bench. As a previous post indicated, monitor Lacy's health but if you have a bench spot open pick Starks up as a handcuff.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:37:48 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (undisclosed) didn't start the second half. RB James Starks is in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: He was spotted limping to the locker room at halftime. We'll keep you updated.
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.
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