James Starks injury update: Fantasy value getting close to zero

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

James Starks has already been ruled out for Week 7. We break down the fantasy implications.

James Starks has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns. He has been out since Week 3 with a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

The team did say he could be back soon, but getting ruled out on a Wednesday is not a good sign. The Packers already had their bye week, so there's a good chance he'll need to miss Week 8's game, too.

He's had solid year with a 5.5 yards-per-carry average this season and one 100-yard game after Eddie Lacy went down with a concussion.

Fantasy impact: He's nowhere near sniffing fantasy value. Eddie Lacy ran like a man possessed on Sunday and he's been ripping up defenses for 109.5 yards per game in two games since returning from a concussion on Oct. 6. What's more, Jonathan Franklin has shown he's not a complete bust so far, so even if Lacy misses time, Franklin and Starks would like split the duties. For what it's worth, Lacy is only an RB2 against a very tough Browns front seven.

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