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Derwin James
ADP: N/A
Bye: 8
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26.1
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.47
Speed Score: 107.70
SPARQx (Rank): 123.50 (88%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.68 (9%)
Height Adjusted Speed Score (Rank): 107.70 (89%)

Derwin James's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
5 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0 8
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
5 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0 8

Derwin James's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

# Safety

123.3 Projected Points

Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs
76.2 38.3 2.7 1.4 1 9 2 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsDerwin James's Preseason Player Analysis

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Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

James saw his "in the box" rate dip in the 1st year under HC Brandon Staley, a former DC with the Rams. The safety spent 41.8% of 2021 snaps there last season vs. 61.4% in 2018 -- the last time we saw a full campaign from James. He still ranked 15th among safeties in total box snaps last season, though, and 10th in slot snaps. Those 2 areas are key because they increase a DB's tackle opportunities. James just might be the league's most talented safety, capable of excelling in any role. And it sounds like the Chargers plan to maximize his potential in 2022 and beyond.

"A lot of people talk about arming quarterbacks, but we wanted to arm Derwin with some weapons that would really bring out the best in him," Staley said, referring to the team's free-agent additions on defense, led by EDGE Khalil Mack and CB J.C. Jackson.

James lost all of 2020 and most of 2019 to lower-body injuries. His other 2 seasons have found him top 5 among DBs in fantasy points. And he led the way in points per game last season. We'll gladly chase that upside over worrying about any risk. There will always be insurance options available at DB -- both late in drafts and on in-season waiver wires.

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Derwin James, S LAC

8:30pm EDT 8/22/22

James returns to team drills

Chargers S Derwin James took part in team drills Monday for the 1st time in training camp. James had been "holding in" until signing his recent contract extension. It's nice to see his participation ramping up still well ahead of Week 1. James remains the clear top DB in our IDP rankings.

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Chargers HC Brandon Staley revealed this week that S Derwin James had surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder in February, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. The injury originally occurred in the 1st half of Week 3, but James didn't miss any games until weeks 14 and 16 (then for a hamstring issue). The safety has been sitting out of team drills this spring, but Staley calls that "precautionary." James is reportedly back to full health and will be good to go for training camp.

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Chargers S Derwin James carries no injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos and is expected to return to the starting lineup. James remained limited in practice this week, but the lack of a game status suggests we should expect full playing time. We'd roll with James in IDP lineups in most cases, chasing the upside over worrying about lingering risk with his hamstring issue.

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Chargers HC Brandon Staley said Wednesday that he's "hopeful" S Derwin James can play Sunday against the Broncos, according to Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. James did manage a limited practice Wednesday, something he didn't do until Friday last week. We'll watch for more on James' status heading into Sunday.

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Chargers S Derwin James (hamstring) is active for today's game, but the team listed no inactives because of the number of players missing on the COVID list. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's still "TBD on if he plays." If we don't hear ahead of kickoff, you'll need to start someone else in your IDP lineup.

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Dynasty Overview View DB Dynasty Rankings »

Derwin James, S LAC
Dynasty MVP 100.9
Position Rank #2 DB
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