James Starks | Green Bay Packers | RB
2012 Experience: 3rd Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Look for the Packers to remain a pass heavy offense as they cut ties with aging Ryan Grant and have injury-prone James Starks slated as the starter with Alex Green behind him, coming of an ACL tear.
As the season moves along, I could see Green unseating Starks as the starter but because Green is recovering from a major injury, Starks should see the bulk of work. It remains to be seen if undrafted rookies or if the Packers bring in a veteran, as to who will win the third roster spot, but at this time Brandon Saine seems to be the man.
As far as Starks projections for this season I have him slated for around 144 carries, but keeps in mind I took into account that Starks will likely miss time, during the year. Target Starks in the later mid-rounds of your draft as a respectable backup, but don’t look to him as an option worth starting weekly, to begin the year.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
James Starks missed most of the regular season as an injury held him back, and he spent some time on the practice squad. Towards the end of the season, the 6th round pick rookie received an opportunity to contribute with the team and had a decent game against the 49ers.
While Starks only finished with just over 100 yards rushing in the regular season, he became the Packers top runner in the post season. In the Packers first game against the Eagles, Starks had his best game of the year with 23 carries for 123 yards on the ground. Fresh legs proved to make an impact in the Packers Championship run as they finally had some respectability on the ground to go with their top rate passing attack.
Starks finished his four games in the post season with 81 rushing attempts for 315 yards (3.9 average) and a touchdown. While these numbers won’t blow you away, Starks has earned a roster spot on this team going forward, and he could win some short yardage work as he stands in at 6’2 and 218 pounds.
Ryan Grant will be back from his leg injury, week one, against the Eagles, last season so expect him to get the majority of the road. The Packers also drafted Alex Green in the third round out of Hawaii. It is likely that the Packers will go with Grant as the top option this season, but coming into 2012, Grant will be a free agent, and early rumors are that the Packers will go with Green and Starks as a committee after this year.
Starks may find fantasy value if Grant should suffer another injury or fail to return to his previous form (he should be fine) as the season moves along. At this time, I would recommend you pass on looking to Starks as anything more than a late round selection in keeper leagues. For standard re-draft leagues, Starks will be on the waiver wire as he won’t receive enough touches to be a contributor, early on.
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