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Richie James

#5 WR,


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133 FPTS

RANK: 50



RANK: 111


27 yrs


5'9'' / 185 lbs


Middle Tennessee

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Helps on special teams in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

James finished the 2023 regular season with 10 catches for 114 yards on 14 targets.

After a productive year with the Giants in 2022, James nabbed a one-year contract with the Chiefs prior to the 2023 campaign with hopes of some playing time in a somewhat lackluster wideout room. While he couldn't secure regular playing time on offense, James did log some action on both kick return and punt return, amassing a combined 387 yards in those duties. Kansas City inked James to just a one-year deal prior to the season, so he'll head into the offseason looking for a home in 2024.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @TEN Outdoor 77° 11.1 41st 1.855.543.56559011.89317%30029%81%0%20%
2 CAR Outdoor 77° 10.1 47th 2.021.543.56551010.2820%30019%84%0%10%
3 DAL Outdoor 70° 8.0 57th 1.60-1.539.5543609.0730%20016%89%2%9%
4 CHI Outdoor 59° -0.1 156th -0.10-3.039.531909.0900%00020%91%0%10%
5 @GB Outdoor 64° 3.6 86th 1.809.541.5221608.0620%1008%76%0%15%
6 BAL Outdoor 61° 3.8 63rd 1.905.545.5221809.0450%1008%64%0%36%
7 @JAC Outdoor 74° 1.2 97th 1.203.542.521202.0-130%0007%71%0%29%
8 @SEA Outdoor 54° -4.0 149th 0.003.545.500000.0000%0000%50%0%50%
10 HOU Outdoor 50° 0.0 127th 0.00-5.040.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
11 DET Outdoor 35° 13.8 19th 4.60-3.045.53348116.0970%2108%75%0%25%
12 @DAL Dome 57° 15.1 24th 3.0210.044.5654118.2620%20021%78%0%22%
13 WAS Outdoor 40° 5.0 66th 1.672.540.5332006.7520%10011%74%0%21%
14 PHI Outdoor 37° 19.1 14th 2.737.045.5976118.7720%30028%59%5%36%
15 @WAS Outdoor 35° 8.2 52nd
16 @MIN Dome 2° 17.0 16th 2.134.547.511890011.38320%31027%96%0%4%
17 IND Outdoor 52° 20.6 8th 2.94-5.538.57776110.9740%31030%82%0%18%
18 @PHI Outdoor 43° 0.0 147th 0.0016.042.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 12 30.82.2657th4.33.4420.312.36.95.82%
Home Retractable Dome 3 21.81.9913th2.72.0330.016.511.36.70%
Away Outdoor 8 20.41.74175th2.01.6190.
Away Dome 2 15.21.4158th8.05.5580.
Away Retractable Dome 3 32.51.7696th4.73.0320.310.88.91.910%

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2018 23 SF 13 2 32 141st149130114.441118%3213%39%1%54%
2019 24 SF 16 1 26 138th106165127.511170%4312%37%0%54%
2020 25 SF 11 7 64 205th3523394117.11088%13706%20%0%80%
2022 27 NYG 17 4 133 50th7057569410.0735%273014%80%1%18%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Sets season-high receiving totals

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-26

James caught all three of his targets for 54 yards in Monday's 20-14 loss versus the Raiders.

With Kadarius Toney (hip) sidelined in Week 16, James was able to take over a larger share of Kansas City's offense in the slot and logged a season-high 25 snaps, helping him to season-bests in receptions and receiving yards. His biggest play of the day came in the middle of the fourth quarter, when he settled into a busted coverage on the right hash and recorded a 45-yard catch and run. He's been relatively efficient with the opportunities he's gotten this year, but his overall lack of consistent involvement in the offense means he's still not bankable in most formats.

Makes four-yard grab in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

James played 11 of 66 snaps on offense and hauled in one of his two targets for a four-yard reception in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bills. He also returned three punts for 49 yards.

James made his third consecutive appearance since being activated from injured reserve Nov. 18 after missing seven games with an MCL injury. The 11 snaps were James' most in any of those three contests, but the Chiefs have made a concerted effort to get the ball in his hands when he's on the field. Over 24 total snaps on offense since he made his return to the lineup, James has been targeted four times.

Not on injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-22

James (knee) isn't listed on the Week 12 injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders.

James was activated from injured reserve last weekend but wasn't able to crack the Chiefs' wideout rotation and was deemed inactive last Monday night against the Eagles. With Kadarius Toney and Mecole Hardman as options in the kick and punt return game, it's going to be tough for James to see playing time.

Inactive Monday night

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

James (knee) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Eagles.

Though James -- who last suited up in Week 2 -- was activated from injured reserve Saturday, he was listed as questionable for Monday's contest. James' next chance to suit up will arrive this coming Sunday against the Raiders, and if he's available for Week 12 action, he'd provide the Chiefs with added wideout depth as well as another option in the return game.

Rejoins active roster Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-18

James (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

James is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Eagles, but if he's able to suit up, it would be his first appearance since Week 2. Prior to being placed on injured reserve, James worked as Kansas City's primary punt returner while playing a part-time role on offense at wide receiver.

Logs another full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-18

James (knee) was a full participant in practice for the third straight day Saturday, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

James remains on injured reserve, but he logged his second straight week of full practices around Kansas City's Week 10 bye. The veteran wideout has played in just two games this season, notching one catch on three targets for six yards over 26 offensive snaps. While he appears to be progressing, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said "probably not" when asked if James would play this Monday against Philadelphia, per Matt Derrick of Kansas City has until Nov. 22 to activate James before he'd need to sit out the rest of the season on IR.

Not activated for Week 9

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

James (knee) wasn't activated from injured reserve Saturday and will remain out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany.

James made the trip with the Chiefs overseas and was a full participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, but Kansas City isn't yet ready to bring him back from IR. Since James' 21-day evaluation window was first opened Wednesday after he was designated for return from IR, the Chiefs will still have two more weeks to either add him back to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR for the rest of the season.

Questionable for Week 9

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-03

James (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

James remains on injured reserve but had his 21-day practice window opened Wednesday. The Chiefs likely aren't in a rush to activate James after recently acquiring Mecole Hardman from the Jets to serve as a depth wideout and return man.

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