This is the way running backs Alex Green and James Starks were used Sunday: Alex Green got all of the snaps in the no-huddle and third down, and James Starks was used in normal down-and-distance situations.
The alternating worked pretty well. Starks gained 61 yards on 17 carries, while Green ran for 53 on 11 carries.
It was too early for coach Mike McCarthy to commit to using the same strategy when the Packers come out of their bye in Week 10 and face the Lions in Week 11. But compared to the last several weeks where Green got the bulk of the work and was mediocre, this strategy worked well. It was Starks' first action since coming back from a turf toe injury that kept him out two months. Neither back would be all that great an option as a result, but both could be useful in deeper leagues, and especially Green deeper PPR formats.