James Starks
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By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 9:28am EDT

Packers running backs coach, Sam Gash, likes what he has seen of James Starks so far. "He's in midseason form. He runs as angry as he did last year. He runs with a purpose." (Source: Rob Demovsky of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With Lacy sitting out the first preseason game, Starks had the chance to start. He rushed for 49 yards on only 6 attempts, including a 20-yard touchdown run in a heavy rain storm. When Starks got the chance to carry the ball last season, he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Lacy is still the running back in Green Bay that you want to target, but Starks will get plenty of opportunities if Lacy were to go down. If you plan on drafting Lacy, Starks is must-own handcuff.

By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 12:50pm EDT

Against the Titans on Saturday, Starks rushed six times for 49 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: With Lacy sitting out the preseason opener, Starks got the start and looked as good as ever. He is locked-in as the no. 2 back in GB. After an effective year in 2013 spelling Lacy, he could be in line for a bigger role this season. The Packers are thinking long-term health with Lacy, the feature back for years to come. This means lightening his load when games are out of hand and playing it safe with injuries. This makes Starks a valuable handcuff for one of the leagues' elite playmakers. Lacy owners take heed.

The Football Girl | Aug 20th
Would likely share work with DuJuan Harris if Lacy were hurt.
Breaking Football | Aug 20th
One injury and Starks is a top-10 RB. He needs to be handcuffed to Eddie Lacy.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
James Starks had his best regular season as a pro in 2013. He will do well as a backup and occasional fill-in for the Packers.