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James Starks

30-Year-Old Running Back – Green Bay Packers

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

148

Yds

601

TD

2

Yds

392

TD

3

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Starks finished the year as a top-25 back in basic scoring leagues, which gives you an idea of how messy the RB landscape is these days. He set career bests for carries, catches, total yards, yards pe...

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2016 ADP:  164.04

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Bye Week:  4

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

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James Starks Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Packers in March of 2016.

August 30, 2016  –  James Starks News

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Starks ran the ball seven times for 22 yards and caught one pass for two yards in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers.

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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
2015 29 GB 16 148 601 2 4.1 5 1 1 0 0 43 392 9.1 3 53 0 0 0 0 5 3
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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
2015 29 GB 16 8.1 10.8 9.4 9 38 13 6 1 3 25 7.4 10 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Starks – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

528

Offensive Snaps in 2015

James Starks was on the field for 528 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

23

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

James Starks was on the field for 23 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 200 11
2014 260 20
2015 528 23
James Starks 2015 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 @Chi 13 6 2 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Sea 50 2 20 95 0 4.8 1 0 4 11 2.8 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 KC 39 0 17 32 0 1.9 0 0 1 19 19.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SF 24 0 9 28 0 3.1 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 StL 26 3 5 17 0 3.4 0 0 3 29 9.7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SD 28 0 10 112 1 11.2 2 1 1 5 5.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0
7 @Den 22 0 5 9 0 1.8 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 55 0 10 39 0 3.9 0 0 6 83 13.8 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
9 Det 82 0 15 42 0 2.8 0 0 6 54 9.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Min 33 0 8 14 0 1.8 0 0 1 30 30.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Chi 35 0 7 39 0 5.6 0 0 4 41 10.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0
12 @Det 33 0 9 15 0 1.7 0 0 5 45 9.0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
13 Dal 32 0 11 71 1 6.5 1 0 4 32 8.0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
14 @Oak 21 0 9 51 0 5.7 1 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Ari 7 7 3 11 0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Min 28 5 8 24 0 3.0 0 0 3 18 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Was 0 0 12 53 1 4.4 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Ari 0 0 7 23 0 3.3 0 0 4 4 1.0 0 4 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
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 had six carries for 26 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.

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Starks turned five carries into 13 yards, but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Friday's preseason opener against the Browns.

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Starks will "probably be limited to spot play" during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Colts, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Starks returned to practice Wednesday after missing Monday's session due to an undisclosed reason, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

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Starks is not practicing Monday for undisclosed reasons, Michael Cohen of the Journal Sentinel reports.

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The Packers and Starks have agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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Starks, an impending free agent, suggested that he may seek out a starting role this offseason, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Opportunity is all I need," Starks said. "Could I be a starter? Yeah. Can I handle it? Yeah. But I'm good in any position I play. I'm a team player. I just want to be successful. I want to win another ring."

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2015

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 he managed to stay on the field for 16 games. He also doesn't run with much power for a back his size, and his ability to break tackles is as pedestrian as his ability to miss them altogether. With Lacy dominating the backfield touches as a true three-down bell cow, Starks' primary role is simply to give him a breather now and then. The Packers started to shift away from a pass-heavy offense last season, but unless Lacy gets hurt while Starks stays healthy, Starks won't see a significant increase in touches.

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.