Derwin James
Derwin James
23-Year-Old SafetyS
Los Angeles Chargers
IR
Injury Foot
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.
Aiming to return this season
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 12, 2019
James (foot) is targeting a return to the field during the 2019 season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
James is working to recover from a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, for which he underwent surgery Aug. 22. His placement on IR guarantees that James will miss at least the first eight games of 2019, but it's possible that he could return in November if his recovery goes as scheduled. If James is indeed able to retake the field, his presence will be a notable boost for the Chargers' secondary.
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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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Placed on IR
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 1, 2019
James (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Undergoes foot surgery
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
August 22, 2019
James underwent surgery Thursday to repair a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Will undergo surgery
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
August 17, 2019
James (foot) will undergo surgery on his right foot to address the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal and is expected to miss around three months, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.
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Out indefinitely with foot injury
SLos Angeles Chargers
Foot
August 16, 2019
James will be out indefinitely after sustaining a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
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Expected to miss some time
SLos Angeles Chargers
Ankle
August 16, 2019
James is dealing with a foot injury that could cost him "a significant amount of time," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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