Ryan Grant clear RB1; Starks bulked up

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

James Starks came to Green Bay a new player this season.

For one, he's finally healthy. Injuries had dogged the running back since his junior year at the University at Buffalo. And two, he's bigger. Following a strict diet, Starks added eight pounds this offseason. He's up to 225.

Considering Starks is already taller than his peers at 6-foot-1, adding bulk was a good idea. Now, he hopes it helps him in the battle for carries with Ryan Grant.

Grant remains the No. 1 back right now. Back from his season-ending ankle injury, he's been working with the first team and playing well himself. But as all players at this position know, things can change on a dime during the course of the season. Mike McCarthy prefers the hot hand.

Fantasy Impact: 

Grant is shaping up as a nice value in the middle rounds as a RB3, but this situation could be fluid if Starks starts to outplay him.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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