Who Should I Start? Richie James or Laviska Shenault Jr.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
1.8 0.0 0.0 0.7 7.6 0.1

Richie James News

Richie James Placed On Injured Reserve

Saturday, September 23, 8:45 PM

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.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
3.7 2.7 0.0 1.4 13.6 0.1

Laviska Shenault Jr. News

Laviska Shenault Jr. In Concussion Protocol

Tuesday, August 22, 3:13 PM

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol from an incident of contact at training camp practice on Monday. Shenault is competing for a spot on Carolina's roster heading into the 2023 regular season, so this won't help his cause as he competes with guys like Shi Smith and Damiere Byrd. The 24-year-old has yet to catch a pass through two preseason games on three targets. The former second-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 caught a career-low 27 passes on 32 targets for 272 yards and one touchdown in 13 games (four starts) in his first year with the Panthers in 2022. Shenault is well off the fantasy radar in upcoming drafts.

Richie James vs. Laviska Shenault Jr.

Still trying to decide between James and Shenault Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Richie James is projected to score 1.8 points this week while Laviska Shenault Jr. is projected to score 3.7 points.