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Lamichael James 2012 Season Outlook

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Does he have any value? He muffed two punts and bobbled another in last night's preseason game, he is probably fourth on the depth charts, and hasn't really shown much. Only bright spot for potential is that the 49ers picked him in the 2nd round of the draft, so you'd think they have some kind of plans for the guy...??

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As a Niner fan, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh's been holding LMJ back in the preseason. A few of their beat writers think this way too. That being said, I don't expect much value from him. I do see Harbaugh having a nice few package plays for LMJ this year -- they will use him.

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What about his value in dynasty leagues. He was awesome in college and is a better between the tackles runner than ppl think. Of course inside running isnt as easy on the NFL level but overall I like LaMichael James. You guys think he emerges as a fantasy difference making RB in a yr or 2?

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According to teammate Anthony Dixon, the 49ers have rookie RB LaMichael James "doing Percy Harvin stuff" on the scout team.

"I watch him every day on the practice field, and he’s making plays, going up to get the ball," Dixon said. "They have him doing Percy Harvin stuff when we’re playing teams like that. ... I feel like he’s going to come in and make plays." James was a Harvin-like talent at Oregon, though he caught just 51 passes in three seasons. As an elite athlete in the 49ers' creative system, however, he'd be worth a gander in PPR leagues if he replaces Kendall Hunter as San Francisco's change-of-pace back. James has yet to be active this season.

Source: CSN Bay Area

Nov 27 - 9:24 PM

Honestly with the emergence of smaller backs such as Spiller, Sproles, CJ2K, as well as the emergence of hybrid receivers such as Harvin, Cobb, and Hilton I think James is the backup to own in Frisco. This line can open some gaping holes as we've seen them do all season for Gore, holes that a guy like James can surely exploit....

If Frisco decides to rest Gore, anyone else see James being a factor down the stretch? Sure Jacobs will be the guy in the redzone, but I can definitely see Frisco using James in an expanded role going forward.

Thoughts?

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Loved him in college wanted the Giants to take him... Lost Andre Brown/Parmale in my 14 teamer ... not gonna burn a claim but will add him in the morning if still available.

Perfect 3rd down type Rb... maybe a deep league flex in ppr leagues

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unless youre in deep dynasty ppr...or just dynasty...I wouldn't pick him up just yet. at least wait till he's active on a gameday, lol.

jewell hampton might get playing time over him

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Before I go on my true thoughts about him let me just say I did grab him in my dynasty as a stash just in case. The crazy thing about football is you never know who will break out.

With that said I think his 2012 value is about 0. Next year that should rise with Jacobs out of San Fran and Gore 50/50 to be out. He's obviously not going to start over Kendall Hunter but he could be one injury away from getting a lot of playing time.

I don't know how much upside is here though. The comparisons to Harvin are way too optimistic, I see him more as a Dexter McCluster type player or at best a Jacquizz Rodgers. Hopefully he gets some playing time but I don't see him ever being more than a bye week fill in type player IF he is used like McCluster in the passing game.

Hopefully I'm wrong though since I have him now haha.

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He was absolutely electric at Oregon and i wouldnt be surprised if he did indeed run a 4.2 40 yard dash. I look at him as a smaller deangelo Williams and i think if the guy gets a chance he can be servcieable; However, once Gore breaks down, Hunter will replace him and James may see a backup role for the next 2-3 years depending on Hunters play.

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This guy is going to be a superstar. This is someone who I have been extremely high one since day 1.

How can you be bad when your name is Lemichael James? It's the greatest name you can have in sports.

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Darren Sproles-lite. If you're in a PPR league and need help at RB or can make room on your bench, I'd stash him now.

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Posted · Hidden by The Harsh, December 2, 2012 - No reason given · Report post

Honestly with the emergence of smaller backs such as Spiller, Sproles, CJ2K, as well as the emergence of hybrid receivers such as Harvin, Cobb, and Hilton I think James is the backup to own in Frisco. This line can open some gaping holes as we've seen them do all season for Gore, holes that a guy like James can surely exploit....

If Frisco decides to rest Gore, anyone else see James being a factor down the stretch? Sure Jacobs will be the guy in the redzone, but I can definitely see Frisco using James in an expanded role going forward.

Thoughts?

you used the word "Frisco" 3 times in your post.

Even if you were correct (you're not) nobody is going to agree with you.

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Inactive again, even with Kendall Hunter now done for the year. Maybe if Gore went down he'd get involved in some way but his fantasy outlook for this season is extremely grim.

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Posted · Hidden by The Harsh, December 2, 2012 - No reason given · Report post

Like I said, James is dead last on the RB depth chart and had absolutely zero chance to get any signifigant play at all today. Mods apparently felt the need to delete my post so sorry to those of that it may have helped.

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sounds like he'll be active this week. I suggest to pick him up in keepers if you have bench space.

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In what little time he saw, he looked explosive. I was very surprised at how he has bulked up over the course of the season compared to how he looked in college. He must have packed at least 10lbs of muscle on to his thighs. I think he's worth a look in dynasty leagues for 2013, Hunter has an torn Achilles, could be out half of next season.

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Anyone think the 49er's will rest Gore in week 16 and let James get a bunch of carries?

I tend to think top-seeded teams (i.e. 1 and 2) tend to duke it out till the end if they know they have that bye week. If they can grab home field advantage throughout its a big deal.

Same reasoning attaches to Houston and NE at this point. Wouldn't be surprised to see Peyton play week 17 either.

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Does James get 10+ offensive touches this week? I need alternatives with Sidney Rice out. James looked pretty good last week and with Jacobs banished and Kendall Hunter on IR, he's basically the #2 guy for carries. Got a big decision to make.

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Does James get 10+ offensive touches this week? I need alternatives with Sidney Rice out. James looked pretty good last week and with Jacobs banished and Kendall Hunter on IR, he's basically the #2 guy for carries. Got a big decision to make.

Too many questions involving touches if you ask me. Your taking a big chance that he gets enough carries to be productive in only his second time being active all season. A lot of questions for a playoff matchup.

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Hunter and James have pretty much the same build... they're both "change of pace guys", yes? If so, won't they be competing for the same carries once Hunter is back?

What do you think the SF backfield will look like next season? Hunter and James are both on the wire in my keeper league... just trying to figure out if one is worth the investment.

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Hunter and James have pretty much the same build... they're both "change of pace guys", yes? If so, won't they be competing for the same carries once Hunter is back?

What do you think the SF backfield will look like next season? Hunter and James are both on the wire in my keeper league... just trying to figure out if one is worth the investment.

hunter is more built, hes shorter but also bulkier.

I dont think james is going to be a feature back anytime in the near future. hunter is the heir apparent to gore, but that achilles tear is worrisome.

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Hunter and James have pretty much the same build... they're both "change of pace guys", yes? If so, won't they be competing for the same carries once Hunter is back?

What do you think the SF backfield will look like next season? Hunter and James are both on the wire in my keeper league... just trying to figure out if one is worth the investment.

hunter is more built, hes shorter but also bulkier.

I dont think james is going to be a feature back anytime in the near future. hunter is the heir apparent to gore, but that achilles tear is worrisome.

I think everyone in this thread except for me is underestimating the upside of a player whose name is Lamichael James. This guy is going to be elite.

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In my keeper league we can pick up one free agent to keep for $1 dollar. So if a guy is drafted and cut and then picked you cannot keep him, its only someone who went undrafted during the draft and never picked up during the season. In week 17 I stashed James and am keeping him as my $1 dollar keeper next year. I think he has a lot of talent and with Gore's age and wear, he could be in for a big role next season.

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