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Faust

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Richie James caught 9-of-13 targets for 184 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Packers.

Activated from injured reserve 19 days ago, James entered the evening with zero 2020 catches and 295 career yards. He went to work against an extremely injured Packers secondary, tallying gains of six, 43, five, 18, 47, nine, 41, 11 and four yards. The 41-yarder was a touchdown where James took advantage of a brutal blown coverage from the Packers' B-team defensive backs. It was an impressive effort, even if it mostly came in garbage time, but James will immediately fall back behind Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne on the depth chart once they are over their injuries/COVID list placements. With the Saints on deck in Week 10 before a Week 11 bye, James will probably be fool's gold on next week's waiver wire.

Nov 5, 2020, 11:45 PM ET


NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco said Richie James last week earned a spot in the team's wide receiver rotation.

James looked like prime Antonio Brown in Week 9 against Green Bay, catching 9-of-13 targets for 184 yards and a touchdown. "He has earned the right to get on the field to become a more-significant contributor for as long as he remains with the 49ers," Maiocco said. Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and George Kittle (foot) remaining out for San Francisco leaves James, Brandon Aiyuk, and Kendrick Bourne as the most reliable receiving options for the Niners. Consider James a high-variance WR4 this week against the Saints.

DFS Slant:

We still prefer Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel for DFS purposes, though it seems likely the 49ers will be forced to make plays through the air to keep pace with Drew Brees and the Saints.

SOURCE: NBC Sports

Nov 13, 2020, 1:31 PM ET
 
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dmac37

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The Frankman

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Richie James caught 3-of-5 targets for 26 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Saints. 

James, as expected, crash landed after his monster Week 9 line against the Packers. Brandon Aiyuk resumed his WR1 role with Deebo Samuel (hamstring) out and Kendrick Bourne functioned as the team's WR2. C.J. Beathard missed James on a deep shot in the second half after James had zoomed by the Saints' secondary. James shouldn't be in fantasy lineups next week against the Rams. 

- Rotoworld

 
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The Frankman

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@Faust - thread title change plz

Richie James caught 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards in the Giants' Week 1 win over the Titans.​


No amount of spreadsheet grinding would have led anyone to predict that James would lead all Giants receivers in targets against the Titans. Stepping in for the injured Wan'Dale Robinson (knee), James turned in a solid performance for the Giants despite going scoreless on the day. James has served as a return man for most of his career but posted a career-best 23 receptions for 394 yards and one touchdown last season with the 49ers. This performance could be nothing more than a flash in the pan for James, who wasn't on anybody's fantasy radar prior to today. He could be worth a stash in deeper PPR leagues while we await the news on Robinson's injury.
- NBCSportsEDGE
 

Faust

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Richie James caught 4-of-5 targets for 36 yards in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.​

James continues to operate as an every-down receiver for the Giants but has posted meager 5/59, 5/51, and 4/36 receiving lines through three weeks with no touchdowns. With Sterling Shepard (knee) going down with a knee injury in the fourth quarter of this one, James' role could grow moving forward. This offense badly needs Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) healthy and playing snaps. James will be a PPR-specific WR5 next week against the Bears.
Sep 27, 2022, 12:17 AM ET
 

Faust

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Sterling Shepard tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Cowboys and is out for the rest of the season.​

Shepard went down in a heap on the final play of New York's Monday night loss to the Cowboys. He was carted off and later diagnosed with another season-ending injury. Shepard's absence from the Giants offense will open up plenty of targets for the team's remaining receivers, including Richie James, who has functioned as the team's WR2 in the early going. Kadarius Toney, if he can come back from a hamstring issue and earn the trust of Giants coaches, could slot in as the team's new top wideout with Shepard sidelined.
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Sep 27, 2022, 12:10 PM ET
 

Faust

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Fantasy Football Week 4 Start/Sit Advice: Sleepers & Duds (2022)

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Richie James (WR – NYG)

“Richie James is second on the Giants in targets and air yards — second to Sterling Shepard, who’ll miss the rest of the year with a torn ACL. Giants head coach Brian Daboll doesn’t seem optimistic that injured WRs Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) will be able to return for Week 4 according to beat writer Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. With so many Giants receivers injured, James, who’s already on a 79-catch pace, figures to get a generous dose of targets against the Bears. He’ll likely see a lot of rookie slot corner Kyler Gordon, who’s given up 3.47 yards per route run into his coverage, according to PFF, and is currently graded 91st out of the 103 cornerbacks PFF has graded. James is worthy of lineup consideration this week, especially in PPR leagues.”
– Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

“Richie James is a fantastic sleeper to target this week. He’s seen a 20.5% target share that will get a bump with Sterling Shepard sidelined and Kenny Golladay proving that he should hang up his cleats. James has been effective this year as the 36th-highest graded receiver per PFF (immediately ahead of Jerry Jeudy) while ranking 46th in yards per route run. James will run about 84% of his routes against Kyler Gordon, who has been arguably the league’s worst slot corner. Gordon has allowed all 15 targets in his coverage to be secured with the most slot yards allowed and a perfect passer rating (158.3, per PFF).”
– Derek Brown (FantasyPros)
 

The Frankman

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Richie James caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Giants' Week 6 win over the Ravens.


James has little to no fantasy upside after catching two or fewer passes for the third-consecutive week. The veteran receiver surprised fantasy managers in Week 1 with a six-target performance but has seen just seven targets in the last three weeks combined. He can be dropped in all formats.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 

Faust

MVP

Richie James is in the NFL's concussion protocol.​

James exited Week 14's game against the Eagles with a brain injury and is now iffy to suit up for Week 15 against Washington. James, the Giants' primary slot receiver, caught seven balls for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles, leading all New York pass catchers. James would be a PPR floor option if he's able to play against the Commanders.
SOURCE: ProFootballTalk.com
Dec 14, 2022, 12:40 PM ET
 

The Frankman

Footballguy
Richie James caught 4-of-5 targets for 42 yards in the Giants’ Week 15 win over the Commanders.

After leaving the Giants' Week 14 game with a concussion, Richie James returned to the lineup to lead the team in receiving against the Commanders. He started hot, catching three balls in the first half before adding his longest grab of the night on his lone target in the second. The fill-in slot receiver maintains relatively modest expectations in a low-volume Giants pass attack, but fantasy managers in a pinch during the fantasy playoffs can do worse than taking a flier on the shifty wideout.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 

The Frankman

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Richie James caught 4-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Giants' Wild Card Round win over the Vikings.

James had a few nice catches, looking shifting on a 13-yard catch, his longest of the day. However, he finished fourth on the Giants in receiving yards behind Isaiah Hodgins, Darius Slayton, and Saquon Barkley. James will be a dart throw receiving option against the Eagles in the Divisional Round. As a slot receiver, his best path to upside is high-end receiving volume. If the Eagles push the Giants, it's possible the Giants will drop back frequently.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 

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