James Starks
RB GB (4)
3 days ago

Starks had one carry for minus-1 yard and one reception for nine yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Starks' opportunities were minimal Sunday with fellow running back Eddie Lacy running the ball effectively (6.1 YPC on 17 attempts). Lacy has averaged 5.0 yards per carry on his 43 attempts this season while Starks has averaged just 0.8 yards on his 12 carries, so look for Lacy to continue seeing the bulk of the work in the Packers' backfield coming out of the team's Week 4 bye.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 week ago

Starks carried seven times for three yards and secured his only target for 16 yards in the Packers' 17-14 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Similar to the rest of the Packers' offense, Starks was completely bottled up on Sunday, posting an abysmal 0.4 YPC. However, that number is especially worrisome when considering his teammate Eddie Lacy managed an average of 4.2. On the bright side, Starks will have an opportune chance to rebound Week 3 against a Lions' defense that was whittled to just two healthy linebackers Week 2.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Starks had four carries for seven yards and one reception for six yards in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Starks totaled a career-high 191 touches last season as fellow running back Eddie Lacy struggled to produce and stay on the field, but he played only a bit role in Week 1 with Lacy handling most of the work in the Packers' backfield: Lacy tallied 36 snaps and 15 touches to Starks' 18 and five, respectively. Expect those trends to continue unless the issues that plagued Lacy last season start to surface again.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

Starks will not play in Green Bay's preseason finale against the Chiefs on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Starks has seen time in each of the team's first three preseason tilts but is being rested now to keep him fresh and healthy for the regular season. His and Eddie Lacy's (rest) absences will allow for Brandon Burks and Brandon Ross to see extensive time in the backfield for Green Bay.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Starks has averaged just 3.4 yards per carry this preseason, but he is not being pushed for the backup job behind Eddie Lacy, and will presumably head into the regular season in that role with only the final exhibition game to go.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Starks had six carries for 26 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Starks did most of his damage on a 24-yard jaunt, but was otherwise bottled up by the Raiders' defense. However, he emerged from Thursday's contest unscathed and did nothing to affect his standing as the top backup behind starting running back Eddie Lacy.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Starks got one more touch than presumed starter Eddie Lacy, but his fairly defined role eliminates the need for the backup running back to see much early preseason action. Second-year man John Crockett was able to find the end zone in this one, but Starks still has a leg up on him after rushing for over 600 yards in 2015.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Starks' veteran status is likely the impetus for the incoming decision by head coach Mike McCarthy, but the running back is less than a week removed from missing practice for an unknown reason. With Eddie Lacy (ankle) questionable to suit up Sunday, second-year pro John Crockett is line to receive a majority of the running back reps.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Starks had been dealing with cramps earlier in the week, while several days of missed practices were a potential cause for concern. His return Wednesday is a good sign there are no serious issues and he shouldn't miss additional time at this point. Fellow running back Eddie Lacy left Wednesday's practice a bit early, so Starks could be in line for additional reps the rest of the week if Lacy is sidelined, although his issue appears to be minor as well.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Starks sat out some of Green Bay's practice on Sunday due to what he said was just cramps, but now that it's lingered into a second day it seems it could be more. Whatever the injury is it doesn't appear to be very serious and the running back could be able to return in the coming days.