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Mike James

26-Year-Old Running Back – Detroit Lions

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

James, who joined the Lions on a futures/reserve contract in January, is competing with Matt Asiata and Tion Green for a bid to unseat Dwayne Washington as the No. 4 runner in Detroit. However, he’s...

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Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Concussion
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 223   DOB: 4/13/1991
College: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike James Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Lions in January of 2017.

August 15, 2017  –  Mike James News

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James (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Mike James NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 18 CFB 13 15 46 1 3.1 - - - - - 15 105 7.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 70 398 3 5.7 - - - - - 13 56 4.3 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 72 275 7 3.8 - - - - - 9 80 8.9 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 147 621 6 4.2 - - - - - 30 344 11.5 3 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 TB 8 60 295 0 4.9 2 0 1 1 0 10 43 4.3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 11 19 37 0 1.9 0 0 0 0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 4 4 19 0 4.8 0 0 0 0 0 4 22 5.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike James Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 18 CFB 13 1.6 2.8 2.2 1 4 - - - 1 8 - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 5.8 6.9 6.3 6 33 - - - 1 5 - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 7.0 7.7 7.3 6 23 - - - 1 7 - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 12.5 15.0 13.8 12 52 - - - 3 29 - - - -
2013 22 TB 8 4.7 6.0 5.4 8 37 9 5 4 1 5 3.9 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 11 0.3 0.4 0.3 2 3 6 4 1 0 -0 -5.0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 4 1.0 2.0 1.5 1 5 1 0 0 1 6 5.5 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike James – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

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Year Off ST
2016 49 61
Mike James 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ari
2 @NYG
3 Atl
4 @Min
5 Car
6 @NO
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Pit
9 @GB
10 Cle
11 @Chi
12 Min
13 @Bal
14 @TB
15 Chi
16 @Cin
17 GB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Mike James  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   223 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.62 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   28 reps
ELITE
Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Joe Dahl  IR
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Taylor Decker  PUP-R
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Mike James  IR
OG
Zac Kerin  IR
P
Sam Martin  NFI
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Mike James: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

James sat out of practice Tuesday with a problem that has hindered him for almost a week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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James signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Monday, The Detroit News reports.

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The Buccaneers waived James on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

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James carried twice for seven yards and secured his only target for five yards in Sunday's 36-10 victory over the Bears.

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James has picked the Bucs offense back up quickly and will be relied on going forward according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

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James, who returned to the Bucs early last week, is healthy and ready to help the team's decimated backfield, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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James carried once for three yards and secured all three targets for 17 yards in Thursday's 43-28 loss to the Falcons.

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James, who just returned to the Bucs on Monday after spending nearly a month on the Lions' practice squad, could receive a solid dose of work Thursday given the state of Tampa's backfield and his familiarity with the offense, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

James' on-again, off-again relationship with the Bucs continued in 2015, as he sandwiched two stints on the active roster around a practice squad tenure. The 2013 sixth-round pick's best season came in his rookie campaign, when he managed 295 yards rushing on 60 carries, while adding 43 yards on 10 receptions. James was able to capitalize on a Doug Martin injury that season, but played sparingly in 2014 behind Martin, Charles Sims, and Bobby Rainey. He found himself behind the same trio after making the final roster to start 2015, and was eventually released and resigned to the practice squad. A promotion to the active roster on Dec. 26 failed to net the former Hurricane any late-season playing time, and he once again will find himself in a battle for the third running back role going into the new season. Free-agent signee Storm Johnson and undrafted free agents Peyton Barber and Russell Hansbrough join James in a crowded tailback depth chart, leaving the 25-year-old's status for 2016 uncertain.

2015

Sparingly used last season, the third-year running back was buried on the depth chart behind incumbent starter Doug Martin and 2014 third-round pick Charles Sims. He saw offensive snaps in just seven games last season, playing just 43 total on the season and accumulating 37 rushing yards on 19 carries. Martin and Sims return this season and are expected to split the lion's share of carries in the Bucs' backfield. With the team's investment in the two men ahead of him on the depth chart, barring injury, James is unlikely to see a surge in playing time and will simply provide depth in the backfield while serving on special teams as well.

2014

After starter Doug Martin went down with a season-ending shoulder injury, James flashed as a legitimate replacement with 4.9 YPC and 10 catches on 11 targets. However, it was short-lived as James went down with a broken ankle in Week 10. It was then teammate Bobby Rainey who came in and ended up as the Bucs' leading rusher in 2013. James remains in the backup mix again, along with Rainey and rookie Charles Sims, once he returns from an ankle injury.

2013

James will back up Doug Martin and Brian Leonard for the Bucs.