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Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers training camp kicked off this week, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year...
Via cover32 - Packers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Xs and Os: What We Might See From McCarthy’s Up-Tempo Offense (Part 1)

Will Aaron Rodgers be leading an up-tempo or no huddle offense in 2014? (Photo credit: Jeff Hanisch/USA Today). This off season, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned two philosophical adjustments he would like to see his offense implement this year: 1) run a faster up-tempo game plan with 75 plays per game, and 2) have three-down players on the field to limit the...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Speed Does Not Mean Packers Efficiency

One of these guys is going to lower the Packers offensive snap count. Recently, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stated in an interview with Rob Demovsky that he plans for the Packers to run 75 offensive plays on average per game.  While this might seem like a great idea consider the Packers have one of the most high flying and potentially dangerous offenses in the NFL, one only...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Running backs

  This is the second in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: RUNNING BACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 10 Projected starter: Eddie Lacy (2nd season) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *James Starks, *DuJuan Harris, *John Kuhn, Michael Hill, Rajion Neal, LaDarius Perkins The breakdown...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers would like to decrease Eddie Lacy’s carries

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette,  the Packers would like to decrease the load on Eddie Lacy and have James Starks and DuJuan Harris take more reps in order to preserve Lacy. Lacy said he’s ready for another 250 or 300 carries if that’s what the offense calls for, but the coaching staff would like to lessen the burden for the between-the-tackles back, who ran the final...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Eddie Lacy, James Starks Give Green Bay Dominant 1-2 Punch at RB

For a long time under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers’ offense was all about the passing game. Sure, McCarthy said the right things about running the ball and maintained that it was a focus but it wasn’t and it was starting to become a problem. Routinely, the Packers running game would falter when it was needed most. Packer fans surely remembers the many times...
Via The Packers Guru
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: A healthy DuJuan Harris is a perfect No. 2

DuJuan Harris rushed for 157 yards in four games in 2012. He missed all of last season with a knee injury. The news about Johnathan Franklin was stunning and devastating. Even without Franklin, the Packers’ running back position still appears to have plenty of promise. There is a Rookie of the Year returning in Eddie Lacy and a guy that tore up the postseason en route to a Super...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Ranking the Packers’ Running Backs

The Packers are known for their powerful passing attack, and rightfully so, they have been a top 10 passing offense every year with Aaron Rodgers under center. But in 2013, the Packers had a top 10 rushing attack for the first time since 2004. The Packers have a workhorse running back in Eddie Lacy, but they also have great depth at the position. James Starks and DuJuan Harris have...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 24: James Starks / DuJuan Harris

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers are as Deep as They Have Ever Been at Running Back

What a difference a year makes.  At the end of the 2012 season, there were a lot of questions surrounding the Packers’ backfield. James Starks, who was a key part of the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl run, was only able to start 2 games due to injuries, and always seemed to be battling some sort of nagging injury. 2011 3rd round pick Alex Green sustained a knee injury his rookie year...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Three late-round sleepers to target

While most of the publicity from the NFL Draft is on the players who were selected in the first round, the later rounds is often when some great gems are found.  Arguably a top five all time quarterback, Tom Brady wasn’t taken until the sixth round with the 199th overall pick.  Seattle Seahawks shutdown cornerback Richard Sherman was not taken until the fifth round in 2011....
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading Ted Thompson: Re-Signing James Starks

Running Back – Re-signed: James Starks – With the emergence of the Alabama Hamma’ Eddie Lacy, it’s easy to forget about the other guys in the Packers backfield. James Starks is among the forgotten even though his play last year, while scarce, was memorable.In his four years as a Packer, Starks has shown that he is a break-out threat whenever he gets the ball. He’s never...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: James Starks

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. James Starks, running back Season stats: 14 games (239 offensive snaps; 19.6 percent of total offensive snaps), 94 rushing attempts, 522 yards, three touchdowns, one fumble...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Gave RB James Starks Over $3.1 Million For Two Years

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks had a free agent visit lined up for earlier this past week with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that was ultimately cancelled after he decided to re-sign with the team that he's played for his entire career. Now, thanks to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, we know why Starks didn't make a visit. According to McGinn, the...
Via Steelers Depot
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Expectations for Eddie Lacy in 2014

Eddie Lacy was the Packers’ second-round draft pick last offseason, and Green Bay hoped that he would fix their running back issues. Lacy was one of the main reasons that the Green Bay Packers won the NFC North and made the playoffs last season. When superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone, Lacy stepped up in a major way and came through for the team...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Officially Re-Sign RB James Starks

The Green Bay Packers announced that they re-signed free agent RB James Starks. Earlier this week, Adam Schefter reported that a deal was “imminent”, and would likely be a two-year deal. Starks, 28, is coming off of a pretty decent season for the Packers, despite the fact that he was limited to just 224 snaps last year. He finished the season with 493 yards rushing on 89 carries...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers re-sign James Starks, add Letroy Guionlose; lose Evan Dietrich-Smith and James Jones

In the same week in which Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson arguably has his biggest impact free agent signing since Charles Woodson in the form of DE Julius Peppers, Thompson pulled off another surprise by re-signing unrestricted free agent RB James Starks to a two-year deal.The general line of thought toward the end of last season -- despite the good performances by Starks down...
Via Packer Fans United
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Re-Sign RB Starks to Two-Year Deal

Starks returns to Green Bay on a two-year deal The Green Bay Packers have re-signed running back James Starks to a two-year contract.  The news broke last night via ESPN’s Adam Schefter (who else?) and his famous Twitter account. Starks had just finished a visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers when he came to terms with the Packers. Starks was a sixth-round draft pick for Green Bay...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Packers re-sign Starks to two-year deal

The Green Bay Packers' rushing offense was the best it's been in a decade last season and the team is making sure to keep the two-headed monster that made it so successful intact for a couple more years. Green Bay has reportedly come to terms with free-agent running back James Starks on a two-year deal, according to multiple media outlets. Starks had received interest from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Starks Return Proves Packers Commitment to Run Game

After years of being pass happy, the Green Bay Packers are committed to running the football and by re-signing free agent running James Starks to a new two-year contract Monday, the team only reaffirmed its drive to be one of best running teams in the NFL. Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Starks, who was originally scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers but...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Starks Return Proves Packers Commitment to Run Game

After years of being pass happy, the Green Bay Packers are committed to running the football and by re-signing free agent running James Starks to a new two-year contract Monday, the team only reaffirmed its drive to be one of best running teams in the NFL. Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Starks, who was originally scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers but...
Via The Packers Guru
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

RB James Starks Likely To Re-Sign With Green Bay Packers

Free Agent running back James Starks is reportedly close to re-signing with the Green Bay Packers on a two-year deal. On Monday, Starks visited the Pittsburgh Steelers but came away from it with no contract. And all along, the Packers have said they were interested in bringing back the oft-injured veteran to be the #2 behind second-year starter Eddie Lacy. The injuries are more than...
Via FF Locker Room
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Starks Re-Signing With Green Bay Puts The Steelers In A Bind

The Green Bay Packers seem to have seen fit to undercut the Pittsburgh Steelers late last night, agreeing to terms on a new two-year contract with their own free agent running back, James Starks. Starks, of course, was set to visit Pittsburgh today, with a fair likelihood of working out a deal, but that visit is now off. As I wrote recently, Starks provided a complementary skill...
Via Steelers Depot
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers expected to bring back RB James Starks

James Starks was scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.  But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the free agent running back will return to the Green Bay Packers on a two-year deal. Starks missed just three games last season and served a complementary role to rookie Eddie Lacy.  Starks carried the ball 89 times and rushed for 493 yards with three touchdowns. In...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Starks cancels meeting with Steelers, re-signs with the Packers

Free agent running back James Starks ended up canceling his meeting with the Steelers and re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on Monday. Packers now expected to bring back RB James Starks on a two-year deal, per source; deal considered imminent. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME&...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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