Richie James

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #82
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #82

Richie James News

Continues late-season surge

James caught all seven of his targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 17 win over Indianapolis.

Analysis: For the fourth straight week, James led the Giants in receiving yards, and he also paced the team in both targets and catches. The wideout accounted for New York's first touchdown in the big victory when he connected with quarterback Daniel Jones for a six-yard score in the second quarter. James has emerged as the team's most productive wideout late in the campaign, totaling 26 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns over the past four weeks. The Giants face Philadelphia in Week 18, but it remains to be seen how much they'll play their starters in that contest with a playoff berth clinched and nothing to gain with a victory.

Jan 1, 2023 2:16 PM EST

Leading receiver against Minnesota

James caught eight of 12 targets for 90 yards in Saturday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: The 27-year-old wideout led the Giants in receiving yards and tied Saquon Barkley and Isaiah Hodgins for the team led in catches, as James put together his best performance of the season. He's posted a 19-193-1 line on 26 targets over the last three games, giving James solid fantasy value heading into a Week 17 meeting with the Colts.

Dec 24, 2022 3:50 PM EST

Leads team in receiving

James (concussion) caught four of five targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over Washington.

Analysis: James was able to clear the league's concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's tilt, suiting up and leading the Giants in receiving yards. It was a low-output game for New York's passing offense across the board, so there isn't much to take away from this showing. The 27-year-old was coming off of his best fantasy performance of the season last week (7/61/1) while producing three touchdowns over his last four contests. With the Giants hurting at the wide receiver position, James could be a sneaky DFS play Saturday against Minnesota's porous pass defense.

Dec 18, 2022 11:02 PM EST

Cleared to play

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.

Analysis: James should be a big part of the offense, as he's taken most of the slot snaps since Wan'Dale Robinson's ACL tear and is coming off season highs for snap share (91 percent) and targets (nine) in a 48-22 loss to Philadelphia last week. He had a 7-61-1 receiving line before suffering a concussion late in the game, working alongside Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins (all three topped 80 percent snap share with the Giants falling behind early and rarely using multi-TE formations). A better performance from the team this week likely would mean fewer targets for James, among others.

Dec 16, 2022 2:31 PM EST

Questionable for SNF

James (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Matt Citak of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: James will need to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol to suit up. He's making progress in that regard, as evidenced by his ability to participate in practice after sitting out Wednesday. James was injured in the Week 14 loss to the Eagles after scoring his third touchdown in four games.

Dec 16, 2022 11:22 AM EST

Limited in return to practice

James (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: James had been listed as a non-participant on the Giants' initial Week 15 practice report that was posted Wednesday, so he appears to have made some progress in the NFL's five-step concussion protocol in the past 24 hours. He'll have one more chance to upgrade to full activity in practice Friday, but even if he does, James will still require clearance from an independent neurologist in order to play Sunday in Washington. If James isn't cleared to play Week 15, Kenny Golladay could see added opportunities alongside starting receivers Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins.

Dec 15, 2022 1:15 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

James (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: James, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol, now has two more chances to practice ahead of Sunday night's game against the Commanders. If he's limited or out this weekend, Kenny Golladay and Marcus Johnson would be candidates to see added Week 15 wideout snaps behind Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins.

Dec 14, 2022 9:44 AM EST

In concussion protocol

James is in concussion protocol, according to coach Brian Daboll, Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: James likely sustained the injury at some point during Sunday's 48-22 loss to the Eagles, which the wide receiver finished with a team-high 61 receiving yards and a touchdown. He will need to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol to take part in the Giants' critical Week 15 game against the Commanders.

Dec 12, 2022 10:17 AM EST

Paces pass catchers in loss

James secured seven of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 48-22 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran wideout finished with the team lead in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the day for the Giants, but those were mainly empty numbers in the lopsided loss. James helped make the final score a tad bit less embarrassing with a 19-yard touchdown grab off the arm of Tyrod Taylor with 39 seconds remaining, and he'll aim to carry over his momentum into a critical Week 15 Sunday night battle against the Commanders on the road.

Dec 11, 2022 3:20 PM EST

Gets green light for Week 14

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.

Analysis: James has appeared on injury reports for three straight weeks due to the knee issue, but he hasn't been forced to miss game action because of it. With a full practice under his belt to conclude the week, James should be primed to play north of 50 percent of snaps on offense for the third consecutive game while the Giants lack healthy and/or productive bodies at receiver. Over his previous two appearances, James has hauled in eight of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 9, 2022 11:27 AM EST

Limited again Thursday

James (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: James continues to operate with a cap on his reps for a second consecutive week as he deals with a knee issue. He still was active for this past Sunday's tie with the Commanders, logging 52 percent of the plays and hauling in all three passes for 20 yards. Friday's injury report will reveal whether or not James heads into the weekend with a questionable designation yet again.

Dec 8, 2022 1:36 PM EST

Still limited at practice

James (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: James appears to be dealing with the same knee issue that capped him to two limited sessions last week, but he still was able to suit up this past Sunday against the Commanders and turn a 52 percent snap share into three catches (on three targets) for 20 yards. Assuming he makes more progress as Week 14 prep ensues, James may enter the weekend without a designation for Sunday's contest versus the Eagles.

Dec 7, 2022 12:51 PM EST

Modest production in tie

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.

Analysis: James worked through a questionable designation due to a knee injury to fill his usual role as a short-area target for Daniel Jones. The veteran journeyman has arguably fallen into more of a No. 3 receiver role in the Giants' perpetually makeshift wideout corps behind Darius Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins, but he's generated a solid 11-109-2 line over his last three games heading into a Week 14 home matchup against the Eagles.

Dec 4, 2022 5:56 PM EST

Active Sunday

James (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Commanders.

Analysis: A knee issue forced James to operate under some restrictions in practice during Week 13 prep, with his eventual regimen DNP/LP/LP. That left the fifth-year pro questionable to suit up Sunday, but he'll play through the injury. Fellow wide receiver Darius Slayton (illness) also is available, while Kenny Golladay (illness) is not. Slayton should continue to be the Giants' No. 1 option at the position this weekend, but James is poised to be next up for reps after combining for eight catches (on nine targets) for 89 yards and two touchdowns the past two contests.

Dec 4, 2022 8:48 AM EST

Status in question for Week 13

James (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: James opened the week with an absence Wednesday due to a knee injury, but he capped it with back-to-back limited showings, leaving his availability up in the air ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Fellow wide receiver Darius Slayton is in a similar boat, as he's listed as questionable after sitting out Thursday and Friday due to an illness. If Slayton ends up sidelined this weekend, an active James would be in line for additional targets from quarterback Daniel Jones.

Dec 2, 2022 11:37 AM EST

Limited on estimated report

James (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Thursday's practice estimate, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: After he was absent from Wednesday's session, James would have mixed into some drills if the Giants had held practice one day later. It's a positive sign as the team gears up for Sunday's game versus the Commanders, but ultimately his listing on Friday's injury report will give a sense of his potential to play through his knee issue.

Dec 1, 2022 11:42 AM EST

Dealing with knee concern

James didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With touchdown catches in back-to-back games, James seemingly is on the upswing in the Giants' passing game, but his health now is a question mark as the team begins Week 13 prep. Wednesday's DNP is somewhat of a concern, but he at least has two more opportunities to mix into drills this week before he potentially is given a designation ahead of Sunday's contest against the Commanders.

Nov 30, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Finds end zone again in Dallas

James caught five of six targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 28-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: He led the Giants in receptions while getting into the end zone for the second straight week, although his one-yard TD grab late in the fourth quarter did little more than make the final score respectable. James has seen his role in the offense increase again with Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) the latest New York wideout to be lost for the season, giving him some fantasy appeal heading into a Week 13 tilt against the Commanders.

Nov 24, 2022 5:32 PM EST

Active in Week 12

James (knee) is listed as active Thursday at Dallas.

Analysis: Despite being listed as questionable for this Week 12 contest due to a knee issue, James was a near certainty to be available to the Giants offense after the team ruled out seven players Wednesday. As a result, he may be an emergency option in the event injuries hit the receiving corps Thursday. Still, in the wake of Wan'Dale Robinson's ACL tear, James will be a candidate to get in the mix at wide receiver behind Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay and Isaiah Hodgins.

Nov 24, 2022 12:13 PM EST

Status in question for Thursday

James (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game at Dallas, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With back-to-back limited sessions under his belt this week, James has given himself a chance to be available for Week 12 action. If he's active Thursday, he'll be part of the solution at wide receiver for the Giants now that Wan'Dale Robinson has been lost for the season due to an ACL tear. Having said that, James hasn't done much on 21.7 snaps per game, tallying a 23-239-1 line on 29 targets to date.

Nov 23, 2022 12:07 PM EST

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