James Starks, RB, Packers
|RB - #52||196.50||GB||Active||6 years||29||6'2||218||@James44Starks|
2015 Outlook: Fantasy HandcuffLast updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Starks is listed as the starter for the Packers headed into Week 14, but it looks like he will be downgraded a bit with continued positive reports from the Packers' coaching staff about Eddie Lacy. Starks has 153 rushing yards on 54 carries (2.8 YPC) over the last six games. His last rushing TD came in Week 6. Decent value in the passing game, but his touches will come in below winning value in the daily games.
UPDATE (11/18): Starks has wrestled away the Packers starting running back job from an inept Eddie Lacy. Starks has been by far the superior back when given the opportunity. However, he's not exactly lighting it up this season either. He's rushed for 376 yards and a TD. Nevertheless, he has been a major contributor in the passing attack, unlike Lacy. Starks has grabbed 25 receptions for 221 yards and two touchdowns. As of now, he's the projected RB1 in Green Bay for the remainder of the season.
James runs with power and has upside as a receiver when asked to fill in. Over the past two years, Starks has taken 202 touches for 1,055 yards and six TDs. His yards per carry average (3.9) and yards per catch average (7.8) were both more than a full yard less compared to 2013. James has no real upside without an injury to Lacy. Even if he did get a starting job, Starks has some injury risk. He's the natural handcuff to Lacy with only serviceable value if he becomes the starter.
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