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Ranks reax: Good matchup for Pack RBs

Updated: October 12, 2011, 6:44 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
It's probably happened before, but I can't recall a situation in which one player outside of the top 10 at any position was given the same rank by all four rankers. Check out the Week 6 running back rankings, and there's Green Bay Packers underachiever James Starks sitting at No. 18. We all did it! Now, how can I call Starks an underachiever yet I have him in my top 20? Well, it's easy. Six teams are on a bye, taking a few decent running backs with them, and the Packers have a great matchup this week against the brutal St. Louis Rams.

I didn't really want Starks in my top 20, but I'll be honest, it just kind of happened. I can't put Darren Sproles higher. Even though Sproles is getting more carries than he was a few weeks ago, he's still not getting a lot of them. I couldn't move Shonn Greene into the top 20. I don't think he's very good, or getting the proper help from his quarterback and offensive line. DeAngelo Williams? Good luck getting 100 yards on nine carries again. Ryan Torain? Could get 25 carries this week, or just five. Thanks, Mike Shanahan. We can always count on you!

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