RB - FA
Week 7 Outlook
James Starks has been released by the Green Bay Packers with a non-football injury designation.
Starks was less than stellar when he attempted to make up for Eddie Lacy's miscues. The Packers backfield is extremely thin with Montgomery looking like their healthiest option currently. Expect the Packers to strengthen their backfield this offseason which will more than likely occur through the draft with the need for young legs in Green Bay.
The Green Bay Packers have released running back James Starks on Wednesday.
Starks, who missed the last three games of the regular season, plus, two playoff games with a concussion suffered in a car accident, was released Wednesday. After having a career year in 2015 in which he totaled 993 yards and five touchdowns, Starks took a drastic step back last season -- he only totaled 279 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. With the Packers, who are already light at running back, cutting ties with Starks, the writing is on the wall for his career to come to an end. He likely played his last down in the NFL after seven seasons.
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (concussion) is officially ruled out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Starks hasn't played since Week 14 of the regular season, after which, he sustained a concussion in a car accident the following Monday. Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael will continue to handle the running back duties in his absence Sunday at Atlanta.
James Starks continued to not participate in practice on Thursday leading up to the NFC Championship game against the Falcons.
Starks will likely be inactive again on Sunday. Ty Montgomery will continue to be the lead back with Aaron Ripkowski getting a few touches. Montgomery is the only back worth DFS consideration.
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (concussion) is officially ruled out for Sunday's Divisional Playoff matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
Starks will miss his fifth straight game Sunday with a concussion suffered in a car accident following Week 14. Ty Montgomery will start -- despite dealing with an ankle injury suffered last week -- and will likely cede touches to his backup, Christine Michael. Facing the Cowboys' No. 1 ranked run defense, neither player is considered a quality DFS option for this week's slate of games.