Green Bay Packers running back James Starks will likely see an increased workload in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions. Running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said this week (via The Green Bay Press-Gazette) that Starks had earned the role as the team's primary back. Starks had 17 carries for 61 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Starks was the team's No. 1 back going into training camp but then suffered a severe turf-toe injury that sidelined him until Week 6. Alex Green had 53 yards on 11 carries in Week 9.
Fantasy Impact: Green Bay's running game hasn't been great this season but it makes sense for the team to make Starks its primary back. Green figures to play on obvious passing downs, with Starks getting most of other the snaps.
Starks should be considered a mid-to-low No. 2 fantasy running back in Week 11, with Green sliding down to a low-end No. 3 running back or flex play.