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.