James Starks RB GB 6 Months

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers are expected to re-sign free agent James Starks to a two-year contract.

Starks visited the Steelers on Monday and reportedly had two other teams interested in him. After rushing for 493 yards and three scores on 89 carries (5.5 YPC), it's a little surprising the 28-year-old couldn't find a team to offer him a chance to compete for a bigger role. In Green Bay, he'll return as the No. 2 behind Eddie Lacy, leaving DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin fighting for scraps.

James Starks RB GB 6 Months

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers remain in the mix for free agent James Starks.

Other than a visit with the Steelers on Monday, Starks hasn't drawn any other known interest one week into free agency. The 28-year-old is our fourth-best free-agent back left on the market, behind Andre Brown, Knowshon Moreno, and Maurice Jones-Drew. Starks would be more of a luxury for the Packers to bring back.

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Free agent RB James Starks will visit the Steelers on Monday.

The Steelers are an ideal landing spot for Starks, who posted 493 yards, four touchdowns, and a 5.53 YPC in a bounce-back 2013 season. Starks would immediately take over as the No. 2 running back behind Le'Veon Bell.

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that "it sounds like" the Packers are interested in re-signing impending free agent James Starks.

They may be interested, but we can't really see it happening. The Packers have talented runners in Johnathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris behind Eddie Lacy and aren't going to dole out the cash it'll take to keep Starks. After a bounce-back season in 2013, Starks should have a number of suitors.

James Starks RB GB 8 Months

The Newark Star-Ledger wonders if impending free agent James Starks could be a "contingency plan" for the Giants.

Giants GM Jerry Reese recently said he'll put together a "contingency plan" should David Wilson (neck surgery) not be ready for the start of the 2014 season. Starks isn't likely to return to Green Bay. He also has a history with new Giants OC Ben McAdoo, is from New York, and went to college at Buffalo. Starks isn't going to break the bank and would be an upgrade on Andre Brown.

James Starks RB GB 9 Months

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't expect the Packers to re-sign impending free agent James Starks.

"Starks is going to get a good offer somewhere, and the Packers aren't going to be able to match it," writes Tyler Dunne. The Packers have a plethora of free agents and holes to fill, so some players are going to have to hit the road. Starks ran with plenty of juice in 2013 and could be part of a timeshare elsewhere. The Packers have Johnathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris behind Eddie Lacy.

James Starks RB GB 9 Months

James Starks rushed five times for 29 yards and caught a 13-yard pass in Green Bay's playoff loss to San Francisco.

Starks played sparingly behind Eddie Lacy and John Kuhn, but delivered a clutch 13-yard reception on a late second-quarter checkdown to keep a drive alive. Starks tacked on a handful of chain-moving runs in the third quarter. An impending free agent, Starks is unlikely to generate serious interest as a 2014 starter, although we wouldn't rule it out. He ran with more energy than ever before this past season, and Starks can function in the pass game.

James Starks RB GB 9 Months

James Starks rushed three times for 12 yards in Green Bay's Week 15 win over the Cowboys, adding an 11-yard touchdown catch.

Starks' score came as he spelled a gassed Eddie Lacy. That's Starks' only role, keeping him off the re-draft radar for Week 16.

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James Starks was limited to 19 yards on seven carries in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

Starks' playing time received a bump when Eddie Lacy missed a handful of snaps following a late-second-quarter ankle injury, but otherwise he's just a change-up back and fantasy handcuff. Starks is barely worth rostering in 12-team leagues for fantasy playoff Weeks 15 and 16. The Packers play Dallas next.

James Starks RB GB 10 Months

James Starks rushed for 37 yards on three carries in Week 12 against the Vikings.

34 of those yards came on one carry. Eddie Lacy played almost every down, leaving very little for Starks. He's simply a handcuff for Lacy owners and holds very little standalone fantasy value.