James Starks | RB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Lacy has lived up to the preseason fantasy hype but the Packers would be wise to lighten the rookie's workload given his injury history that dates back through his days at Alabama.
Posted: 9/23/2013 7:57pm et
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) underwent an MRI Monday, Sept. 23, on the knee injury he suffered during the team's Week 3 game. He said he does not think he would be able play if the team had a game Week 4.
Huddle Up: Starks had his fantasy moment in the sun with 168 total yards and a TD in Week 2, but his late-first half knee injury cut short his Week 3 run. With Eddie Lacy (concussion) likely to be ready when the Pack returns in Week 5 and Jonathan Franklin also available if he's not, Starks is back off the fantasy radar for now.
Posted: 9/18/2013 4:21pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks will be the team's starting running back for their Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: Even if Eddie Lacy is cleared, it looks like James Starks will be given another chance to shine this week. Unfortunately, he can't play Washington every week.