Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Richie James (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve on Saturday. He wasn't able to practice all week due to an MCL injury. James only played three offensive snaps in Week 2, but has an important role on special teams. There will now be a void to fill on special teams with James out for at least the next four games. He'll be eligible to return for the Week 7 matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Fantasy managers can continue to ignore James in all fantasy formats.
Sep 23, 2023 8:45 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Richie James (knee) will not play in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. The 28-year-old veteran did not practice this week due to a knee injury sustained in Week 2. James has had little impact on the Chiefs' offense, registering just one catch on three targets over the first two weeks of the new season. He does serve as the team's primary punt returner, though, leaving a void on special teams that will have to be filled by one of Kansas City's other wide receivers with returning experience such as Skyy Moore or Justin Watson.
Sep 23, 2023 1:11 AM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Kadarius Toney (knee) and Richie James (knee) both practiced in full on Wednesday and have been cleared to play in Thursday night's regular season opener against the visiting Detroit Lions. Tight end Travis Kelce (knee) is questionable after hyperextending his knee in practice on Tuesday, so there could be more opportunity for the Chiefs receivers, although KC is expected to roll with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore and Justin Watson in most three-wide sets to open the year. Toney's athleticism gives him plenty of fantasy upside in his first year in KC, but he'll have to be able to stay on the field and won't have an every-down role right away. Fantasy managers are best off looking in another direction than rolling with Toney or James in a flex spot in Week 1.
Sep 6, 2023 8:00 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Richie James (knee) was upgraded to a full practice participant on Tuesday after he was listed as limited on Monday. Barring a setback on Wednesday, James should be fully ready to go for the Week 1 regular season opener on Thursday night against the visiting Detroit Lions. Kadarius Toney (knee) is also expected to be available, but he'll likely have a limited role after having surgery for a torn meniscus this summer. With tight end Travis Kelce (knee) now in doubt for the season opener, the 28-year-old James could have an expanded role behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore and Justin Watson to kick off the season. Still, James is more of a long shot as a fantasy lineup option with Rashee Rice and Justyn Ross also available.
Sep 5, 2023 7:15 PM EST
The Kansas City Chiefs listed wide receiver Richie James (knee) as a limited practice participant on Monday on their first injury report of the 2023 season heading into Thursday night's Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Along with James, Kadarius Toney (knee) was limited, but we expect both pass-catchers to suit up on Thursday night. The 27-year-old James put up career-highs in catches (57), targets (70), receiving yards (569) and touchdowns (four) in his lone season with the New York Giants in 2022. He's now operating in one of the best offenses in the league, but he's probably not going to be a worthwhile weekly fantasy contributor unless injuries open up playing time ahead of him on KC's depth chart.
Sep 4, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Richie James, a six-year veteran, was one of the team's most impressive players during training camp this summer. The Chiefs will throw the ball plenty, and James looks to be a reliable option for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 27-year-old has the talent to be an effective slot receiver alongside Skyy Moore this year. James can also provide a fantasy boost on special teams, as he's currently the team's top punt returner. He's an intriguing late-round flier in deep fantasy leagues, especially considering that Kadarius Toney has had a tough time staying on the field due to injuries early in his career. James led the New York Giants in 2022 with a career-high 57 catches for 569 yards and five touchdowns, so if he gets the opportunity, he could pop back up on the fantasy radar.
Aug 25, 2023 11:29 AM EST
James will be given a bigger role in Kansas City's offense with Kadarius Toney (knee) missing time, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Jul 25, 2023 12:14 PM EST
James caught all seven of his targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 17 win over Indianapolis.
Jan 1, 2023 2:16 PM EST
James caught eight of 12 targets for 90 yards in Saturday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.
Dec 24, 2022 3:50 PM EST
James (concussion) caught four of five targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over Washington.
Dec 18, 2022 11:02 PM EST
James cleared concussion protocol Friday and no longer has an injury designation for Sunday's game at Washington, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Dec 16, 2022 2:31 PM EST
James (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Matt Citak of the Giants' official site reports.
Dec 16, 2022 11:22 AM EST
James (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Dec 15, 2022 1:15 PM EST
James (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Dec 14, 2022 9:44 AM EST
James is in concussion protocol, according to coach Brian Daboll, Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic reports.
Dec 12, 2022 10:17 AM EST
James secured seven of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 48-22 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Dec 11, 2022 3:20 PM EST
James (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Dec 9, 2022 11:27 AM EST
James (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Dec 8, 2022 1:36 PM EST
James (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Dec 7, 2022 12:51 PM EST
James brought in all three targets for 20 yards and returned three punts for 18 yards in the Giants' 20-20 tie with the Commanders on Sunday.
Dec 4, 2022 5:56 PM EST