James Starks, RB, Packers
|RB - #62||GB||Active||4 years||27||6'2||218||@James44Starks|
2012 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Aug-27-2012 by Matt De Lima
The running back position in Green Bay is bit of a formality. They do run the ball about 20 times per game, but this is a pass-first offense. James Starks had 133 carries last year compared to Ryan Grant's 134. Grant is out of the picture (which is great for Starks), but it's not as though Starks will see 250-plus carries. Starks is a low-end RB2 with some bonus value in PPR leagues. Starks is a nice option as long as he isn't a reach.
Update (8/12): The Packers have signed running back Cedric Benson because of Starks' turf toe injury which is considered "week-to-week."
Update (08/27): Benson will begin the season as Green Bay's starting running back. Starks will likely be used as a change-of-pace second option when fully healthy.
Average Draft PositionJames Starks was drafted in 1% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 190.00
2012 Mock Draft Results
MyFantasyLeague Expert Draft
May 2, 2012
2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)
June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012
|7.07||FFToolbox.com (Ben) - Last year I had zippy interest in Starks, especially when his ADP was on the rise. Considering the high-scoring Pack brought in scant help/competition this offseason, he almost has to fall into half-dozen strong fantasy games at least. If he's actually playa, could be a lot more.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)
July 16 - 27
|8.02||FFToolbox.com (Ben) - Yeah, the Packers are hardly a run-heavy team, but there is still pretty much only one RB option worth considering. If Starks can get even just a little more goal line love and avoids injury, could be major surprise in this offense.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)
Aug 14 - 24
|13.12||FantasySharks.com - Shy on running backs, I need to grab when I can. I'm not a big fan of this selection but this late, I'll take the turf-toed, mediocre James Starks who is on a pass first team and is facing real competition from Cedric Benson. Sigh.|
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