Starks was listed as questionable on the team's Wednesday's injury report after he participated in a short walk-through session. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Starks, the team's top rusher, would be a game-time decision.
Starks sprained his knee and injured his ankle in the final minutes of last Sunday's win.
He replaced Jahvid Best, who was previously ruled out for a fifth straight game because of a concussion.
Smith was out of the league three weeks ago, hoping to get another shot to play when his former employer gave him another chance.
Jackson, who has 4 1/2 sacks this season, was out for a second straight game with a thigh injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.