Derwin James
Derwin James
23-Year-Old SafetyS
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Everyone knew it made no sense when James fell to the 17th pick of last year's draft, and it looks like the Chargers lucked into a generational talent. James' rookie season couldn't have been any better, as he piled up his triple-digit tackles and noteworthy playmaking stats (3.5 sacks and three picks) while providing strong work in coverage. A foot fracture suffered in August will cost him the early part of the 2019 campaign, but the Chargers hope to get James back at some point during the regular season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.39 million contract with the Chargers in June of 2018.
Persistent menace in loss
SLos Angeles Chargers
December 23, 2019
James posted eight tackles (five solo) in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Raiders.
ANALYSIS
It's fair to wonder how different the Chargers defense could have been if James were healthy all season, as the safety has been a force in the four games since returning from a stress fracture in his foot. He'll be arguably one of the top IDP options at his position come 2020, so long as he's able to maintain his health in a meaningless Week 17 contest against the Chiefs.
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Measurables Review
How do Derwin James' measurables compare to other safeties?
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
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.47 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
James fell to the No. 17 pick in the most recent draft, but he's one of the best safety prospects in years and will almost certainly make teams regret passing on him. At 6-2, 215, James is a high-motor defender with 4.47 speed and a 40-inch vertical. There's a three-down role up for grabs with the Chargers now that Tre Boston is gone, and it would be shocking if James didn't claim it immediately. James posted 84 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games last year for Florida State.
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Leads team in tackles
SLos Angeles Chargers
December 17, 2019
James tallied nine tackles (six solo) in the 39-10 loss Sunday to the Vikings.
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Comes off injured reserve
SLos Angeles Chargers
November 30, 2019
James (foot) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.
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Designated for return
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
November 25, 2019
James (foot) has been designated for return from injured reserve, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
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Could return after bye week
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
November 20, 2019
James (foot) could suit up against the Broncos in Week 13, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
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Return timetable set
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
November 7, 2019
James (foot) is targeting a Week 13 return against Denver, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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