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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.

Starks saw his most action since Week 6, but he did not do much with his extra opportunities. Starks averaged 5.5 yards per carry last season, but he is averaging just 3.7 yards per run through Week 11 this year.

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

DuJuan Harris had eight carries for 52 yards, all of which he accrued during the meaningless fourth quarter. Starks didn't do much with his touches, but he at least got a few before halftime, showing that he's still Eddie Lacy's top backup.

James Starks RB GB 3 Months

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

The Packers ran the ball just 19 times in Sunday's game, and primary running back Eddie Lacy accounted for 13 of those carries, which made Starks a non-factor. Starks dealt with a minor injury leading up to Sunday's game, but with the Packers off in Week 9, he figures to be back at 100 percent for the team's next game in Week 10.

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

Starks' minor ankle ailment suffered last weekend evidently will not prevent him from playing Sunday night. As a result, Starks should be expected to fill his usual complementary role to Eddie Lacy out of the Packers' backfield.

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

Starks has been running well as the Packers' compliment to Eddie Lacy, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. In the Packers' high-powered offense, even his part-time workload gives him flex appeal in some leagues, though the Saints have been pretty stingy against the run in recent weeks.

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

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.

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Starks (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Starks alternated modest showings with no touches through the first four contests of the season, but with appearances in three consecutive games, he's spelled Eddie Lacy admirably out of the Packers' backfield. During that stretch, Starks has averaged nine carries for 37.7 yards and 1.7 catches for 6.7 yards per week, while reaching the end zone on one occasion. With an ankle injury now in tow, though, his status is clouded in advance of Sunday's game in New Orleans.

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Starks finished Sunday's game against the Panthers with seven carries for 36 yards and a touchdown. He left in the third quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.

Starks' injury didn't appear serious, and the Packers may have sent him back out on the field if they didn't hold a large lead. In any case, we'll monitor his practice workload leading up to next Sunday's game against the Saints. Green Bay has been making a concerted effort to get Starks the ball in recent weeks, and he is usually good for eight to 10 carries and around 40 rushing yards in his current role. His touchdown Sunday was a fine piece of running.

James Starks RB GB 3 Months

Starks suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Panthers and is considered questionable to return.

Starks' left ankle needed to be re-taped following a run, but the running back's ailment is considered minor. Nonetheless, given the current lopsided score of 35-3 in Sunday's game, the Packers may opt to keep Starks out of harm's way and on their sideline. Prior to exiting, Starks rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown.

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Starks had eight carries for 31 yards and two receptions for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-24 victory over Miami.

Eddie Lacy mustered just 40 yards on 14 carries, so the Packers turned to James Starks at times in the second half, especially near the end of the game. If something were to happen to Lacy, Starks would immediately be a hot pickup, but for now his value is mostly limited to deep leagues and as a Lacy handcuff.