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James Starks 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

James Starks Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Running Back
Career: 7 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 218
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Niagara Falls, NY
High School: Niagara Falls HS [NY]
College: Buffalo
Drafted: 2010 Green Bay Packers (Round: 6 #193)

Running Back Rankings:
<< Eddie Lacy    Robert Turbin >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
James Starks 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
42.13 5.10 2 12.50 3.69 65 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Rush Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
8 No No Yes No No No No No No
James Starks Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Packers91913420014500033.203.69
2015 Packers1643392300601200109.706.86
2014 Packers161814000033320052.303.27
James Starks 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
James Starks has been below his fantasy projection 4 out of 7 years. His best fantasy RB ranking was #26 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Starks fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending down 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 253rd most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Starks is entering his 8th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 8th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.36 from their 7th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Starks has averaged 1.07 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2016 was 6.14.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. Coming off an Injury.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.36) pts per game for Starks. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Ty Montgomery (2016 Avg: 5.41 Pts/Game) is now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: J.C. Tretter has left the team and Corey Linsley is now starting.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Starks played last year (109 - 97 - 2 0.529%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (103 - 104 - 2 0.498%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,714) compared to last season's teams (4,564) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Starks had a better fantasy avg (4.28 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (2.52 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Starks doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Starks faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.46 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.77 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (106 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (103 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Starks has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (6.03 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (5.93 pts per game), 1st quarter (5.38 pts per game) and 4th quarter (4.73 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 2 (10.54 pts per game), week 7 (9.33 pts per game) and week 9 (9.30 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 16 (2.49 pts per game), week 3 (2.95 pts per game) and week 1 (3.51 pts per game).
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