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James McCarthy

25-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier

Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  November 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Glasgow, Scotland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  159 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


James McCarthy Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with Everton in September of 2013.

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2015 Proj. Everton 2878 2 2 24 5 1478 4 16 97 36

June 13, 2016    James McCarthy News

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McCarthy has been dealing with a groin issue, but was labeled fit and in Ireland's starting lineup against Sweden on Monday.

In his defensive midfield role, McCarthy's fantasy value will be limited, especially against a more defensive team like Sweden.

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April 14, 2016

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McCarthy is suspended for Saturday's match against Southampton after picking up two red cards during Wednesday's fixture with Crystal Palace.

McCarthy's role as a holding midfielder limits his fantasy upside in most formats, so his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy rosters. Muhamed Besic could move into the starting XI in McCarthy's absence.

April 12, 2016

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McCarthy scored in Everton's 1-1 draw away to Watford on Saturday.

James McCarthy would be a dream acquisition for a fantasy manager if he could just compliment his undoubted defensive, not to mention passing, ability and foray into the opponents box from the time to time. His goal in Saturday was his first of the season and until he starts adding to this tally, perhaps, it is best to stay away.

January 24, 2016

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McCarthy (groin) is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea on Sunday.

McCarthy has apparently recovered from his groin injury but isn't match fit enough to participate. Muhamed Besic will get the start in his place.

January 22, 2016

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McCarthy (groin) was deemed "medically fit" but will have to go through late fitness test before the Swansea game on Sunday, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

McCarthy already had a full training session with the team but he hasn't played in 2016 yet and may need a little extra time to challenge a return to the starting XI. If he doesn't get the nod Muhamed Besic, who's had a nice few games, will probably pick up another start as defensive midfielder alongside Gareth Barry.

December 30, 2015

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McCarthy (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Tottenham.

McCarthy aggravated a previous injury during Monday's match against Stoke City, and making matters worse for Everton, Tom Cleverley, who came on for McCarthy, also went down with an injury.

December 28, 2015

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McCarthy picked up an assist on Romelu Lukaku's early goal but then came off after aggravating his previous groin injury, according to The Times.

McCarthy came off the pitch and immediately walked down the tunnel, a harrowing sign after his recent ailment. Tom Cleverley replaced him Monday and could start if McCarthy has to miss additional time.

December 28, 2015

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McCarthy (groin) is starting Monday against Stoke City.

While it's great news that McCarthy is back, his holding midfield tendencies don't put him in positions with high scoring chances, which limits his upside in many fantasy formats.