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Derwin James
ADP: N/A
Bye: 8
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26.4
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 21 Projections
Tackles Assists Sacks FF FR Pass Def INTs TDs Fantasy Pts
4.3 2.5 0.2 0.1 0 0.5 0.1 0 7.2
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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

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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

5:13pm EST 12/27/22

James in concussion protocol

As expected, Chargers S Derwin James won't be suspended for the hit that got him ejected from Monday night's win over the Colts. The play did put him -- as well as WR Ashton Dulin -- into the concussion protocol, though. So James will have to pass through that before getting back onto the field. We'll see whether he can do so ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams.

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Chargers S Derwin James was ejected from Monday night's game against the Colts for a hit in the 2nd quarter. He lowered his helmet and drove head-first into Colts WR Ashton Dulin, who left the field immediately after for a concussion check. We wouldn't bet on the league adding a suspension, so expect to have James back for Week 17.

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Chargers S Derwin James (quad) got back to full practice participation Friday for the 1st time since Week 13. That should put him in line to start Monday night against the Colts. We probably won't get the game-status report for that one before the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs on Saturday, but we'd recommend trying to wait on James instead of playing a lesser guy in 1 of those games.

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Derwin James, S LAC
Dynasty MVP 100.9
Position Rank #2 DB
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10yr Projection
370
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598
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