James Starks
RB GB (4)
5 days ago

Starks had four carries for one yard in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Starks returned to action in Week 10 after missing a month with a knee injury and totaled 10, 14, and 22 touches, respectively, between Weeks 10-12, but both his opportunities and production came to a screeching halt against the Texans, as he was limited to just the four carries and was on the field for only seven snaps in all, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Starks was at least a viable fantasy option in November while he was getting the ball, but his usage Sunday -- as well as his season average of 2.3 yards per carry -- signals that his snaps, and likely his touches, will be limited moving forward. If that is indeed the case, expect Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael -- as they did in Week 13 -- to pick up the slack.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Starks ran 17 times for 41 yards and caught five passes (on five targets) for 27 yards in Monday night's win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Starks once again struggled to find running lanes, as he's now averaged over 2.8 yards per carry in just one game this season. While that average isn't conducive to fantasy success, Starks at least got a season-high 17 carries Monday, as the Packers killed the clock with long drives late. Additionally, he caught all five passes thrown his way, accounting for a handful of receptions for the second straight game. Although his two-game touchdown streak was snapped Monday, Starks' Week 12 usage is at least encouraging ahead of this Sunday's matchup against the Texans.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
3 weeks ago

Starks carried nine times for 25 yards while catching five of six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Starks, who headed the backfield, received his second-highest number of touches this season, and although he could get little going on the ground he was effective enough as a pass-catcher to turn in a respectable fantasy performance. He appears to be locked in for double-digit touches as things presently stand and should remain involved both on the ground and through the air next week against he Eagles.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

Starks (knee) rushed seven times for 33 yards, and caught three of four targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 47-25 loss at Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Starks successfully made his return after being out since Week 5 due to knee surgery. He led the Packers backfield in both carries and receptions, but Green Bay had to abandon the run early after getting down 21-0 in the first quarter. Starks' only competition for touches at the moment is converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery, so the veteran running back's workload is expected to ramp up once he gets healthier.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

Starks (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee, ESPN's Rob Demovksy reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Starks active, Don Jackson will not play. Starks will likely split carries with Ty Montgomery.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
4 weeks ago

Starks (knee) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Titans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Starks, who is recovering from knee surgery, was limited in practice all week, and even if he is approved to play, it's unclear what kind of workload he will be given, especially with Ty Montgomery expected to continue getting plenty of work out of the Packers' backfield.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Starks (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Starks practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, with head coach Mike McCarthy saying Friday that the veteran running back is close to a return. This could still come down to a game-time decision, and it's not entirely clear how much Starks will play even if he's available. McCarthy hinted that Ty Montgomery will likely retain a significant role out of the backfield.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning that Starks (knee) is "very close" to being ready to play.

EDGE Analysis

Starks was able to practice on a limited basis both Wednesday and Thursday, and it seems he will have a chance to get back on the field this week if he is able to make it through the final session of the week without issue. The Packers will reveal Starks' official Week 10 status at some point following the conclusion of Friday's practice.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Starks (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Starks was a limited participant, marking his third such showing dating back to last week. He's approaching the four-week mark from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, so there's a chance that he attempts a full practice either Thursday or Friday. Even if he achieves that end or (at the very least) is deemed active Sunday at Tennessee, he'll be faced with the prospect of a backfield headed by wideout-turned-running back Ty Montgomery, who head coach Mike McCarthy termed a three-down back Wednesday.

James Starks
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Starks (knee) is expected to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As he did Thursday and Friday last week, Starks will fit in a capped session to kick off this one. Now embedded in the fourth week of his recovery from a torn meniscus, his next big test will be Thursday's padded practice, after which his activity level could give an indication that he's closing in on a return. No matter when he's cleared, Starks will likely be relegated to backup duties off the bat due to converted wideout Ty Montgomery's recent effectiveness out of the backfield.