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Sunday, August 14, 2016, 11:09am
It's not as if the Packers' running game was deficient last season; they ranked 12th overall in the league in rushing yards per game (115.6). But McCarthy wants to start this season the way they finished last year. They averaged 131.0 yards rushing per game over the final six games, including playoffs. In the two playoff games, they rushed for 141 yards against the Redskins and 132 yards against the Cardinals.
"We wanted to run the ball,” McCarthy said. “Eddie Lacy and James Starks is our 1-2 punch. That's been an excellent combination now going into our third year with those two guys. It's important to establish that and make sure those guys touch the football."
They got off to a good start and the comments on Eddie Lacy, especially, were positive. Lacy lost 22 points and came into camp in much better shape. He carried on the first four plays of the game for 24 yards against the Browns.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:18pm
2016 Fantasy Outlook
Starks reached triple digits in carries for just the second time in his career last season and responded with a career-high 601 yards. He also crushed his career high with 43 receptions. That said, he's also now 30 and with Eddie Lacy trimmed down, Starks will likely move back into a secondary role once again. Starks is an obvious handcuff and is one of the better backup running backs in the league, one who gets a series here and there even when Lacy is running well. Starks is going in the mid-to-late rounds in most drafts, so don't wait too long.
2016 Strength of Schedule - GB
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||9.25||37.56||0.13||0.19||4.06||2.69||24.50||0.19||3.31||9.12||33.00/71.75||45.30% |