Alex Green expected to start for Packers in wake of James Starks injury: Fantasy implications

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Familiar face Ryan Grant will be the backup to Green in the interim. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Packers have listed Alex Green as the starter going forward with James Starks expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury. Starks returned in Week 6 against the Texans and had inconsistent production over the course of six games, totaling 15 carries and 66 yards with a touchdown on Sunday against the Vikings.

Green was getting a starters workload in the middle of the season, carrying the ball 20+ times in three straight games, but never reaching three yards-per-carry in any of those games. In total, Green has 360 yards rushing and zero touchdowns with 122 yards receiving. The recently-resigned former Packer Ryan Grant will be the backup.

Fantasy Take: The Packers are not a good running team, and no back has much value in that system. If you are desperate, Green is the player to own, but he rates as a RB3. Grant has done nothing and hasn't been given much of a shot in 2012, so he's very far off the fantasy radar.

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