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Derwin James

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200 FPTS

RANK: 32





26 yrs


6'2'' / 215 lbs


Florida State


Sensational season

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-12

James finished the 2022-23 season with 115 tackles (64 solo), four sacks, an additional tackle for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 14 games.

James had another phenomenal season, as he led the Chargers in forced fumbles and recorded the second-most tackles. The Pro Bowl safety also had the most sacks of his career, and he wasn't as hampered by injuries as in prior seasons. Assuming he stays healthy, James should be expected to produce at a high level once again in 2023, in addition to during the upcoming postseason.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

2018 22 LAC 16 16 211 10th1,0203068467%13363.50000
2019 23 LAC 5 5 50 461th2991121386%10000000
2021 25 LAC 15 15 207 21st9574375755%52720030
2022 26 LAC 14 14 200 32nd8325164566%62540020

Good to go for Week 18

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-06

James doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

James was sidelined for Week 17 due to a concussion he suffered in Week 16, but he's been a full participant Wednesday through Friday and will be good to go for Week 18. Across 13 appearances, the fourth-year safety has totaled 109 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Practicing in full

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-05

James (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

James suffered a concussion during Week 16's win over Indianapolis, and the Chargers haven't yet announced whether he's cleared the league's five-step protocol. The 26-year-old's chances of suiting up for Sunday's road matchup against the Broncos will depend on his gaining full clearance.

Won't play versus Rams

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-30

James (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

James sustained a concussion during the Week 16 win over Indianapolis on Monday Night Football, leaving him sidelined during practice Wednesday. The 26-year-old then logged consecutive limited sessions Thursday and Friday, though it appears he'll need some additional time to clear protocols. In his stead, expect Alohi Gilman to step back into a starting role at strong safety, as he previously played every defensive snap when James was sidelined with a quadriceps injury for back-to-back games ahead of Week 16. James has been the Chargers' best defensive player when healthy this season, so it will be worth monitoring his status heading into the regular-season finale versus Denver on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Trending in right direction

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-29

James (concussion) logged a limited practice Thursday.

James logged a DNP on Wednesday, as he is still recovering from the concussion suffered in Monday's win over the Colts. Even though he was able to take the field Thursday, it does not necessarily mean that the five-year pro has cleared the league's concussion protocols. However, it does appear he is trending in the right direction, and the 26-year-old still has three more days to gain clearance to play Sunday against the Rams.