James Starks, RB Green Bay Packers

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Monday, July 13, 2015, 2:23pm

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For the third straight year, the Packers enter the season knowing who their top two running backs are. Training camp and the preseason will be used to figure out a new third option.

Eddie Lacy and James Starks combined for 1,472 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014. That’s a slight drop from their collective production the prior year (1,671 yards and 14 TDs) when they were relied on more during quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ injury absence.

With DuJuan Harris now gone, the No. 3 back will be a fresh face, and he’ll be young. The candidates are practice-squad holdover Rajion Neal and undrafted rookies John Crockett and Alonzo Harris.

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out Neal was making a bid for a roster spot last summer, only to be sidelined the rest of camp with a knee injury. He was placed on injured reserve at the first roster reduction and was eventually brought back to the practice squad right after last season’s bye week. Spending the rest of his rookie season in Green Bay appeared to pay dividends for Neal this past spring, as he got a lot of work during OTAs and showed trustworthy hands catching passes out of the backfield, the story added.

2015 Strength of Schedule - GB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
@CHI
3
SEA
16
KC
15
@SF
5
STL
13
SD
BYE7
@DEN
14
@CAR
11
DET
27
@MIN
23
CHI
11
@DET
20
DAL
28
@OAK
1
@ARI
27
MIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1SEA737005.29211035.5025/6240%
2NYJ0000-0000-4/716%
3DET838004.750001-19/5336%
4CHI0000-0000-1/522%
5MIN1246003.8322021.0027/5450%
6MIA831003.88211055.5038/8048%
7CAR736105.1417017.0011/5819%
8NO25002.500001-14/6821%
9BYE------------
10CHI510002.000001-10/6715%
11PHI89001.12217028.5020/6829%
12MIN1-400-4.000001-4/656%
13NE12002.002340217.0010/7314%
14ATL1075107.502260213.0022/6832%
15BUF419004.751100310.0015/7121%
16TB73000.43422055.5029/7439%
17DET526005.200000-11/6617%
Totals85333203.92181400297.78260/105025%

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