GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 20: James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers is helped ooff the field after being injured in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on November 20, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

James Starks Injury Update: Knee Sprain For Packers RB

James Starks suffered a knee sprain in the Packers Week 11 victory over the Bucs. His status is questionable moving forward.

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James Starks Injury Status Update: Packers Running Back Listed As Questionable

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is listed as questionable after a week of limited practice. Starks would have sat out Monday's practice if it had been more than a walkthrough. He followed that up with limited appearances in Tuesday and Wednesday practices.

Starks has emerged as the better fantasy option between him and Ryan Grant. That does not say a whole lot given the Packers reliance on the pass. Starks is a solid flex and RB2 on occasion, but there is not a ton of upside in the Packers offense. Additionally, John Kuhn snags goal line carries and Ryan Grant gets plenty of his own carries to offset Starks' value.

Starks will be a game-time decision, which means we will find out if he is active or inactive by approximately 11am ET when the Packers inactive list should go out. If Starks is inactive, Grant will be the feature back. If Starks is active, he would likely get the majority of the carries, although it might be a fairly slim majority. Packers running backs in general are bad news in fantasy football because of the offense they are in.

For more on the Packers, check out Acme Packing Company. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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With Week 11 of the NFL schedule almost in the books, SB Nation Medical Expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi discusses some of the most significant injuries from this weekend's games so far, and their potential impact:

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James Starks Injury Update: Packers RB Reportedly Dealing With Knee Sprain

The Green Bay Packers continued their run of dominance, improving to 10-0 with a 35-26 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers grabbed the win without much in the way of a rushing attack as they relied on Aaron Rodgers arm for much of the game. Running back James Starks got eleven carries on the day but was forced out of action in the fourth quarter with what head coach Mike McCarthy believed to be a knee sprain.

The Packers have made it through the first ten games of the season relying primarily on their passing attack to carry the offense. Their rushing attack has dealt with a mix of ineffective play and injuries. Ryan Grant opened the year as the starter but has been surpassed on the depth chart by Starks. Grant has dealt with injuries as well and that has pushed him further down.

The Packers face a short week as they travel to face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. There is nothing to indicate Starks will not be able to go on Thanksgiving, but if he is inactive, Ryan Grant would take his place in the starting lineup. Of course, when John Kuhn and B.J. Raji are getting goal line carries for the Packers, the fantasy options grow more and more slim.

For more on the Packers, check out Acme Packing Company. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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