LaMichael James | RB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 12/10/2012 12:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers rookie RB LaMichael James made his NFL debut during a Week 14 win over the Miami Dolphins. He rushed eight times for 30 yards and caught one pass for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: James brings a speedy change of pace to the 49ers backfield, plus he has some familiarity running the spread option looks that are leading to Colin Kaepernick's long runs. He may see an uptick in touches over the final few weeks as the 49ers ready for the playoffs, but San Francisco still has work to do to wrap up all of the necessary playoff details (division, home field, etc.) so the Niner backfield is still primarily a Frank Gore production.
Posted: 12/5/2012 11:55am et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday, Dec. 4, there is a possibility RB LaMichael James could see action in Week 14. According to Harbaugh, James has "worked hard for an opportunity" and his debut is 'something that's definitely a possibility.' With backup RB Kendall Hunter out for the season, the team turned to RB Brandon Jacobs in Week 13, but he chipped in with four carries for six yards.
Huddle Up: Frank Core is the workhorse; after that the Niners have to decide if they want the speed of James or the... um... let's go with power of Jacobs. At this stage Gore is getting the vast majority of the carries--even after exiting last week's game with his arm hanging at his side like amputation might be required, he returned one play later--so neither James nor Jacobs offer fantasy value other than Gore insurance.
Posted: 11/7/2012 7:04pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins and RB LaMichael James have combined to be active for one game this season. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said they have been working hard during practice but have not played in a game because the players in front of them on the depth chart have stayed healthy.
Huddle Up: It's been a wrong-team, wrong-season scenario for Jenkins and James with the depth ahead of each of them at both positions. Condolences to any fantasy owner who used anything higher than a late-round flier on either player.
Posted: 8/20/2012 7:17pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (ankle) observed practice but did not participate Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: There's no good time to be injured, but this ankle sprain is coming at a bad time for James, who has the opportunity to possibly make a move up the depth chart with veteran Brandon Jacobs injured. James, though, has said he'll be back this week and will be looking to make an impression in Sunday's preseason game in Denver.