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Derwin James
LAC

S LAC

# Safety

128 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.47

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

Floor

5

DS Projection

7.5

Consensus

38 other sites
0

Ceiling

9

Rest of
Season

7.8

Week 3 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
6 1.2 0 0 0 0.6 0.1 0 7.5
Weekly Writeup
James hasn't delivered top-shelf fantasy production just yet, though his numbers have been fine. Pro Football Focus grades him as the top-performing safety in the league through 2 weeks, however. Spike weeks will come to drive up those overall numbers.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
4.7 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 0 7.8

2021 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

# Safety

128 Projected Points

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs
80 33 3.50 1 1 13 2 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

3d Projection

Floor

110.1

DS Projection

128

Consensus

38 other sites
0

Ceiling

156.2

Ceiling Likelihood

High
How likely they will reach their ceiling projection

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

James played no football last year, thanks to a torn meniscus in his right knee. He played just 5 games the season before, thanks to a foot fracture.

That has to add some risk. But there have been no signs of lingering issues with James this summer. And the only full season we've gotten from him in the NFL so far was spectacular.

James racked up 105 team-leading tackles in that 2018 campaign. He tallied 3.5 sacks, tying Jamal Adams for the lead among safeties. He defensed 13 passes, 1 fewer than safety leader Eddie Jackson. And he grabbed 3 INTs.

All of that as a rookie.

James is a special talent capable of lining up basically anywhere on the defense. His new HC is Brandon Staley, a fast-rising youngster who piloted the Rams' league-leading defense in his only year as DC there. And James will share the field with an iffy set of LBs, which could increase his tackle opportunities.

It's an exciting player in an upside situation. As long as you can look past the recent injuries, there's plenty to like here.

Recent Shark Bites View All Shark Bites »

Chargers S Derwin James will require surgery on his right knee and miss the 2020 season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The hope had been that James could get a meniscus trim and miss just a few weeks. Instead, he'll miss his 3rd season after sitting out most of his 2nd with a foot fracture. HC Anthony Lynn told reporters Monday morning that he'll rely on a "stacked" secondary to fill in for James. It's not clear who will step in primarily. Rookie Alohi Gilman has worked as the SS backup. But Rayshawn Jenkins could also slide over and leave FS snaps to Desmond King. We'll see how this plays out. None of the remaining options comes close to James' top-level IDP potential.

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Chargers S Derwin James sustained a meniscus injury in Sunday's practice and is "likely to miss significant time," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The star safety will undergo further evaluation before determining next steps, but it looks like the options are: get the meniscus trimmed and miss about 4 weeks, or get a full repair and sit out several months. We've shaved 4 games of James' projection in our 2020 IDP rankings for now and will keep an eye out for further updates.

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Chargers S Derwin James left practice Sunday with a hamstring strain, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The team doesn’t know about the severity yet.

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Chargers S Derwin James is active for today's game against the Broncos, and the team says he'll start in place of Roderic Teamer. HC Anthony Lynn also said they'd monitor James' playing time, so it's tough to know just how much he'll be on the field. But James is ready if you waited for him in your IDP lineup. The Chargers also announced that rookie LB Drue Tranquill will start in place of Denzel Perryman. Make the switch if you were planning to start Perryman in your fantasy football lineup.

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The Chargers have designated S Derwin James to return from IR, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that James is expected to play this week against the Broncos. James opened the season on IR after suffering a foot fracture in August. He was enough of an IDP stud last year for many of us to gamble on putting him back into lineups. We'll factor in some risk of limited playing time when we include James in our Week 13 DB rankings, though.

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