Richie James
Richie James
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
James' sophomore campaign was nearly identical to his rookie year, finishing with six receptions for 165 yards and a long score while contributing as a return man on special teams. The 49ers lack depth at the wide receiver position, so there is an opportunity for James to stick on the 53-man roster if he can come back strong from a wrist injury suffered in June. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.54 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2018.
Gets more run with offense
WRSan Francisco 49ers
January 23, 2021
James set new career highs in receptions (23) and receiving yards (394) while scoring a touchdown over 11 games with the 49ers this season.
ANALYSIS
James has spent the majority of his first three years as a pro on special teams as a punt and kick returner, but injuries allowed the wideout to nearly double his previous high in offensive snaps with 405 in the 2020 campaign. The speedster maintained a healthy 17.1 yards per reception average even with the bump up in playing time. James saw his playing time diminish when Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel were able to suit up, which confirms his status as a backup heading into 2021. However, the 24-year-old's improved play should earn him an opportunity to compete for the starting slot receiver role in training camp.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Richie James' 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
34.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.94
 
% Team Air Yards
10.2%
 
% Team Targets
6.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.7%
 
Drop Rate
8.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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11210%
666%
404%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Richie James Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Richie James' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
185 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.16 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.87 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
6 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
James began the 2018 season buried on the depth chart, seeing just one target through the first eight games of the season. As the 49ers quickly fell out of contention, they gave their seventh-round pick a look in the slot in addition to regular kick return duties. The speedy wideout made a couple of big plays before season's end, but was otherwise a non-factor in fantasy (nine catches for 130 yards and a score). With a slew of new wideouts in camp, James will have to really stand out to secure a roster spot.
James was selected with the 49ers' final pick in the 2018 draft, but the playmaking ability he flashed with Middle Tennessee State could land him a specialist role right off the bat. If the 5-9 receiver doesn't make the cut, he likely would start the year on the practice squad while he waits for an opportunity to present itself.
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No catches in start
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 27, 2020
James started and logged 51 offensive snaps (91 percent) Saturday, but he was held catchless (one target) in a 20-12 win over Arizona.
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Cleared for Week 16
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 24, 2020
James (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
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Logs limited showing at practice
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 23, 2020
James (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
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Limited to start week
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 22, 2020
James (ankle) was a limited participant in Tuesday's walkthrough practice.
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Makes four catches vs. Cowboys
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 20, 2020
James (ankle) caught four of seven targets for 56 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys.
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