James Starks Injury Update: 'Out' Status Cements Cedric Benson Fantasy Value

July 28, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) carries the football during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, WI. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

James Starks is out which means good things for Cedric Benson. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Packers have ruled out James Starks (turf toe) for their Week 1 contest with the 49ers.

Analysis: Starks arguably had some of the fastest plummeting fantasy stock of any player. Things were looking good for him when the Packers decided not to keep Ryan Grant. Once training camp came around, Green Bay seemed to lose all confidence in him. Alex Green got plenty of first- team reps, but the coup de grace to Starks came with the signing of Cedric Benson. Benson should be featured in the offense in the late-afternoon start and he looks like he'll be a strong flex against the stout San Francisco defense. Starks shouldn't be owned in almost any league and Alex Green looks to be the best handcuff for Benson in very deep leagues.

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