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James Starks

29-Year-Old Running Back – Green Bay Packers

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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85

Yds

333

TD

2

Yds

140

TD

0

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Eddie Lacy's primary backup, Starks has good speed and burst through the hole, but his upright running style and lack of elusiveness make him an injury magnet, and last season was the first in which h...

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2015 ADP:  188.11

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Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 218   DOB: 2/25/1986  College: Buffalo  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Packers in March of 2014.

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Starks carried the ball five times for three yards and scored a touchdown in a preseason game against the Eagles on Saturday. He also recorded one catch for 25 yards.

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James Starks NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 24 GB 3 29 101 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 7.5 0 4 25 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 GB 13 133 578 1 4.3 5 1 0 0 0 29 216 7.4 0 37 0 0 0 0 2 1
2012 26 GB 6 71 255 1 3.6 1 0 0 0 0 4 31 7.8 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 27 GB 13 89 493 3 5.5 5 0 1 0 0 10 89 8.9 1 13 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 28 GB 16 85 333 2 3.9 3 1 0 0 0 18 140 7.8 0 29 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Starks Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2010 24 GB 3 3.9 4.5 4.2 10 34 3 2 2 1 5 3.8 0 0 0
2011 25 GB 13 6.6 8.8 7.7 10 44 18 4 1 2 17 5.8 4 1 0
2012 26 GB 6 5.8 6.4 6.1 12 43 5 0 0 1 5 5.2 0 0 0
2013 27 GB 13 6.3 7.1 6.7 7 38 19 7 0 1 7 6.8 1 0 0
2014 28 GB 16 3.7 4.8 4.3 5 21 15 6 1 1 9 4.8 1 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Starks – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

260

Offensive Snaps in 2014

James Starks was on the field for 260 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

20

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

James Starks was on the field for 20 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 124 1
2013 200 11
2014 260 20
James Starks 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Sea 25 0 7 37 0 5.3 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 4 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Det 19 5 8 38 0 4.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Chi 1 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Min 27 0 12 46 0 3.8 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Mia 38 4 8 31 0 3.9 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Car 11 1 7 36 1 5.1 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 14 0 2 5 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Chi 10 1 5 10 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Phi 20 0 8 9 0 1.1 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 4 0 1 -4 0 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NE 10 0 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 2 34 17.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Atl 22 0 10 75 1 7.5 2 1 2 26 13.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 0
14 @Buf 15 0 4 19 0 4.8 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 29 0 7 3 0 0.4 0 0 4 22 5.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
16 Det 11 0 5 26 0 5.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
17 Dal 0 0 5 16 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 5 44 0 8.8 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for James Starks  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   218 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.23 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.89 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   33.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   15 reps
POOR
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James Starks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Starks gained 12 yards on five carries and 38 yards on three receptions in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots.

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Starks ran the ball five times for 44 yards and caught one pass for zero yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

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Starks had five carries for 26 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions.

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Starks had seven carries for three yards and four receptions for 22 yards in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

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Starks had four carries for 19 yards and one reception for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

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Starks ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, while adding two catches for 26 yards on two targets, in Monday's 43-37 win over the Falcons.

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Starks ran once for two yards and had two catches for 34 yards in Sunday's victory over the Patriots.

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Starks ran one time for minus-four yards in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

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Starks ran the ball eight times for nine yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

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Starks had five carries for 10 yards in Sunday's 55-14 win over the Bears.

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Starks ran the ball two times for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

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Starks (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

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Starks (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday night's game against New Orleans, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Starks (ankle) was wearing pads during Thursday's practice, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

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Starks' activity level is unknown, but a limited showing is the most likely scenario in his return to drills. In any case, his presence is an encouraging sign as the week draws to a close, with Friday's injury report forecasting his availability Sunday at New Orleans.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

Starks will serve as Eddie Lacy's backup again this year after doing great work in his limited opportunities last season, averaging a highly impressive 5.5 YPC. Even when Lacy was healthy last year, coach Mike McCarthy expressed a desire to work Starks into the game plan. Unfortunately, the 6-2, 218-pound Starks has suffered quite a few injuries in his career – including knee ailments that could have to do with his upright running style – and hasn't played more than 13 games in his four NFL seasons despite a light workload. The Packers seem likely to lean heavily on Lacy this year, keeping Starks relatively marginalized once again.

2013

Starks will be competing for a spot on the roster for the Packers with the crowd at the running back position after starting two games last season.

2012

Part of a rotation, Starks managed just 794 yards from scrimmage with only one touchdown in 2011. He continued to battle injuries, so durability remains a legitimate concern moving forward. However, despite getting just 133 rushing attempts, Starks’ 27 broken tackles were 15th most among all backs, and he plays in an offense that averaged an NFL-high 35 points per game last year. Green Bay didn’t select an RB in the draft and isn’t expected to bring back Ryan Grant, so a healthy Starks could pay big dividends in fantasy leagues.

2011

Starks wasn’t able to take advantage of Ryan Grant’s season-ending ankle injury last year because he, too, was battling a hamstring strain that had him open the year on the PUP. In fact, it was something of a miracle he didn’t land on IR. Apparently, the team knew it had something in the sixth-round pick, and its patience was rewarded when Starks became the team’s workhorse in the playoffs, averaging 20.3 carries per game. While his 3.9 YPC mark doesn’t jump out, he faced stiff competition and passed the “eye test.” He also has his coaches’ confidence, so if Starks can prove durable, he can play a big role in Green Bay’s backfield in 2011. Just keep in mind Grant will be back, and third-round draft pick Alex Green could be in the mix as well.

2010

Starks was taken in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He missed his final year of college due to a shoulder injury, but could be a decent sleeper. He'll compete with Brandon Jackson for a backup running back spot.