Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  LAC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  LAR  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      Footballguys View     |     All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Lions | Detroit makes three roster moves     Tue Aug 15, 04:09 PM

Detroit Lions OG Matt Rotheram was waived Tuesday, Aug. 15. In addition, DE Kerry Hyder (Achilles') and RB Mike James (concussion) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Link to story
Mike James player page
Kerry Hyder Jr player page


  Lions | Detroit signs a few players    Mon Jan 9, 04:47 PM

Detroit Lions TE Kennard Backman, TE Khari Lee, RB Mike James and WR Andrew Turzilli were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 9.

Link to story
Mike James player page
Kennard Backman player page
Khari Lee player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James waived by Buccaneers    Tue Nov 29, 05:29 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was waived by the team Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James praised by head coach    Sat Nov 12, 11:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James brings energy to the team and is 'one of those guys you cheer for,' according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Hot hand situation at RB for Tampa    Fri Nov 11, 04:33 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Peyton Barber and Mike James are expected to split the main ball carrying duties against the Chicago Bears in Week 10 with RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) out and RB Doug Martin (hamstring) unlikely to play. Beat writer Greg Auman predicts a hot hand situation, where the carrier starting out well gets more carries as the game progresses.

Footballguys view: Barber is the better physical talent and he has had more experience with the team this year, but James had his moments during his first stint with the Bucs. If you have to pick one, Barber is probably the better bet, but James could come through as a desperation play.

Link to story
Mike James player page
Peyton Barber player page


  Buccaneers | Four touches for Mike James    Fri Nov 4, 01:02 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James, re-signed earlier this week, had a carry for three yards with three receptions and 17 yards in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3.

Footballguys view: James could be a bigger part of the backfield next week with Antone Smith injured and on crutches after the game. Watch Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers' injury status this week to see how big James role will be in Week 10.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James back with Buccaneers    Mon Oct 31, 03:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James re-signed Monday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: It's a sign that Jacquizz Rodgers is going to miss time with his foot injury.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Lions | Detroit releases Mike James    Tue Oct 25, 02:57 PM

Detroit Lions RB Mike James was released from the practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 25. Free-agent OG Matt Rotheram (Eagles) was subsequently signed to the practice squad.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Lions | Detroit adds Mike James to practice squad    Mon Oct 3, 04:20 PM

Free-agent RB Mike James (Buccaneers) was signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad Monday, Oct. 3. RB George Winn was subsequently released.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Lions | Several running backs try out for Detroit    Sat Oct 1, 09:36 AM

Free-agent RBs Daniel Thomas (Dolphins), Jonas Gray (Jaguars) and Mike James (Buccaneers) worked out for the Detroit Lions earlier this week.

Link to story
Daniel Thomas player page
Jonas Gray player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Two roster moves for Buccaneers    Thu Sep 8, 05:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 8, after being waived/injured Wednesday, Sept. 7. RB Peyton Barber was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.

Mike James player page
Peyton Barber player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James waived    Wed Sep 7, 01:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was waived/injured Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Tampa's Week 17 inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:28 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.

Brandon Myers player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Tampa's Week 16 inactives    Sun Dec 27, 11:56 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, FS Chris Conte, WR Evan Spencer, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Vincent Jackson inactive for Week 16.

Vincent Jackson player page
Brandon Myers player page
Chris Conte player page
Mike James player page
Evan Spencer player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James re-signs with Tampa    Thu Oct 1, 11:57 AM

Free-agent RB Mike James (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad Thursday, Oct. 1.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James released    Tue Sep 29, 12:31 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was released Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Footballguys view: It's a tough spot for James if he's not going to make a Bucs roster that could use quality RB depth. He was their fourth-string back behind Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey, and James had not been active this year. James should get another shot somewhere eventually, but even in dynasty leagues we moved on some time ago.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 27, 11:38 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Adam Humphries, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, C Evan Dietrich-Smith, SS Major Wright, DL Matthew Masifilo, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Brandon Myers will get a lot more work at tight end with Seferian-Jenkins out. Mike Evans is back to 100% for this game.

Major Wright player page
Mike James player page
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 2 inactives    Sun Sep 20, 11:48 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Jeremiah Warren, SS Major Wright, DL Matthew Masifilo, RB Mike James, CB Mike Jenkins, QB Ryan W. Griffin, LB T.J. Fatinikun inactive for Week 2.

Mike Jenkins player page
Major Wright player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 13, 03:21 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared C Eric Kush, DL Kourtnei Brown, WR Mike Evans, CB Mike Jenkins, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, LB T.J. Fatinikun inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Evans is officially inactive even though he was supposedly only removed from the game two weeks ago as a precaution. He should be ready for next week's game against the Saints, but we'll be monitoring practice reports to be sure.

Mike Jenkins player page
Mike James player page
Mike Evans player page


  Buccaneers | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 28, 12:01 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, DL George Uko, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 17.

Mason Foster player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 21, 11:32 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Anthony Collins, FB Evan Rodriguez, CB Isaiah Frey, DL Lawrence Sidbury, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron, WR Solomon Patton inactive for Week 16.

Lawrence Sidbury Jr player page
Evan Rodriguez player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 23, 11:38 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB C.J. X. Wilson, CB Crezdon Butler, DL Da'Quan Bowers, OT Kevin Pamphile, LB Lavonte David, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron inactive for Week 12.

Crezdon Butler player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
Lavonte David player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 28, 11:31 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared QB Josh McCown, OG Kadeem Edwards, OT Kevin Pamphile, DE Larry English, LB Mason Foster, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Doug Martin is active and will get the start in the backfield.

Josh McCown player page
Larry English player page
Mason Foster player page
Mike James player page


   Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Week 1    Fri Sep 5, 04:34 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) fully practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for Week 1. RB Mike James (shoulder) and FB Jorvorskie Lane (hand) both were limited in practice and are probable. DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdominal) was limited in practice and has been ruled out. DE William Gholston (shoulder), FS Bradley McDougald (knee), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) and WR Louis Murphy (back) all did not participate in practice and have been ruled out for Week 1.

Link to story
Mike Jenkins player page
Louis Murphy player page
Jorvorskie Lane player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
William Gholston player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 4, 06:23 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE William Gholston (shoulder), S Bradley McDougald (knee), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) and WR Louis Murphy (back) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 4. DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), RB Mike James (shoulder) and FB Jorvorskie Lane (hand) were limited, while CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) practiced in full.

Link to story
Mike Jenkins player page
Louis Murphy player page
Jorvorskie Lane player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
William Gholston player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Several inactive    Sat Aug 23, 03:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), RBs Mike James (shoulder), Charles Sims (ankle), CB Danny Gorrer (undisclosed), DE Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed) and DE William Gholston (shoulder) are inactive Saturday, Aug. 23.

Link to story
Mike Jenkins player page
DaQuan Bowers player page
William Gholston player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James doubtful to play Saturday    Sun Aug 17, 03:51 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the team's next preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Footballguys view: If this is a multi-week injury, Bobby Rainey will get on the field a decent amount early this year. Third-round pick Charles Sims is already out 12-14 weeks, so Rainey is the last man standing behind Doug Martin at the moment.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Five leave preseason game    Sat Aug 16, 11:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee (ankle), DE William Gholston (shoulder), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle), RB Mike James (shoulder) and SS Major Wright (back) left the team's preseason game with injuries Saturday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys view: Charles Sims is out for 12-14 weeks, so the Bucs embarrassment of riches at backup running back could turn into embarrassingly little depth in a very short time. Bobby Rainey is becoming a more important player by the day, although this could end up being minor for James when the dust settles.

Link to story
Major Wright player page
William Gholston player page
Mike James player page
Brandon Magee player page


  Buccaneers | Bobby Rainey and Mike James likely to compete for backup job    Fri Aug 15, 04:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James are likely to compete for the back up running back job behind Doug Martin. RB Jeff Demps may also be in the mix as a situational player.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on both guys in the preseason here. Both James and Rainey looked good in limited duty last year. James got banged up after Doug Martin went down, which opened the door for Rainey. The former Western Kentucky back looked good against bad defenses but struggled against better teams.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Jeff Demps player page
Bobby Rainey player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Several players return kicks     Mon Aug 11, 05:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Eric Page, WR Solomon Patton, RB Jeff Demps and RB Mike James all saw kick return work in practice Monday, Aug. 11.

Link to story
Eric Page player page
Jeff Demps player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James running with twos    Sat Jul 26, 05:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James is working with the second-team offense Saturday, July 26.

Footballguys view: James is competing with rookie Charles Sims to be the primary backup behind Doug Martin this year. This competition could last through camp.

Link to story
Bobby Rainey player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Want to use rotation at RB    Fri Jun 20, 04:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Bobby Rainey, Mike James, Charles Sims and Jeff Demps will be vying for carries behind RB Doug Martin in training camp. Martin is the team's starting running back, but the team wants to use a rotation in the backfield.

Footballguys view: Do they or don't they? We've heard the team will use a RBBC, then we've heard that Doug Martin is the man. We'll see how this shakes out in training camp. Martin will be splitting a bit of time with rookie Charles Sims. Martin's current ADP is RB12 (2.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Jeff Demps player page
Bobby Rainey player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Charles Sims' likely role    Fri May 30, 09:22 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is the most likely among the backups to have a weekly role behind starter Doug Martin, in the opinion of Scott Smith, because of Sims' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Martin will probably cede a few carries and third-down work to Sims.

Footballguys view: Sims is one of the best all-purpose backs to come out in the draft this year. He's basically a poor man's version of Matt Forte (Bears). Sims has the speed to get to the second level quickly, and he is not afraid to run between the tackles. He is also a fantastic receiver out of the backfield who can make defenders miss in the open field.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Bobby Rainey player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James doing well in rehab    Wed Apr 16, 12:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not said if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Buccaneers here. Monitor James during training camp as he'll be competing with Bobby Rainey for the primary backup job behind Doug Martin. That's critical information for those wanting to handcuff a back to Martin in their fantasy drafts.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin having surgery    Fri Nov 15, 01:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) is set to have surgery on his shoulder Friday, Nov. 15. RB Mike James (ankle), who is also out for the season, underwent surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, after fracturing his ankle in Week 10. Head coach Greg Schiano is expecting both players to be healed in time for next year.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Michael Hill signed    Wed Nov 13, 11:20 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Michael Hill off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad. RB Mike James (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James' season over    Tue Nov 12, 03:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said RB Mike James (ankle) will miss the rest of the year with a broken left ankle.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Buccaneers here. They're moving on without Doug Martin or James. Now the Bucs will turn to Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey as their main duo in the backfield. Rainey is a nice change of pace back with good speed in the open field. Leonard is a fullback who can catch passes and pick up tough yards between the tackles.

Link to story
Brian Leonard player page
Bobby Rainey player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James fractures ankle    Mon Nov 11, 11:24 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) had X-rays which revealed a fractured ankle, according to a source. He is out indefinitely.

Footballguys view: More bad news for the Bucs here. James hurt his ankle and was replaced by Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey. Fantasy owners should look at both in deeper leagues.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James done for the night    Mon Nov 11, 09:20 PM

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have ruled RB Mike James (ankle) out for the remainder of the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter, and was carted off to the locked room.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James gets good news    Mon Nov 11, 08:52 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) suffered what the team is calling an ankle injury in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins, and listing him as questionable to return.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James carted off    Mon Nov 11, 08:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) left the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter due to an apparent left ankle injury. He was carted off to the locker room.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James banged up    Mon Nov 11, 08:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (undisclosed) was injured in the first quarter of the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He suffered an undisclosed injury, but was writhing around on his back and was apparently in a great deal of pain.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James won't affect Doug Martin    Thu Nov 7, 12:33 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the recent success of RB Mike James has no bearing on the decision whether RB Doug Martin (shoulder) plays again this year. Martin has been inactive since Oct. 20 and will need surgery on his left shoulder at some point in the offseason. James ran for 158 yards in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks and is averaging 4.6 yards on 55 carries.

Footballguys view: As we said earlier, the Bucs know what they have in Martin and are thinking long term. They won't threaten his spot nor allow him to worry enough to rush back prematurely. Besides it's been too few games for anyone to get too excited about James--let's see how the season finishes.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James solid    Mon Nov 4, 11:29 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James rushed 28 times for 158 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9.

Footballguys view: James did what he usually does; he runs tough between the tackles and takes what the defense gives him. The Buccaneers played with a lead against the Seahawks early on, and that allowed them to continue featuring James and the ground game.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin misses practice    Thu Oct 31, 08:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: We know he'll be out for the foreseeable future so this is no surprise. Mike James has a tough row to hoe against the Seattle Seahawks who will be looking to regain their mojo after allowing rookie Zac Stacy 134 yards. They can be run on but James is a flex start this week at best.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James to start    Thu Oct 24, 08:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James will start at running back Week 8 in place of RB Doug Martin (shoulder).

Footballguys view: James is a solid runner but nothing special. He could struggle to gain enough yards to be more than a flex.

Link to story
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Optimistic about Doug Martin    Thu Oct 24, 04:27 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic that they'll have RB Doug Martin (shoulder) back at some point this season since they play one game in the next 18 days after their Week 8 contest Thursday, Oct. 24. Martin will strengthen his shoulder and wear a harness over the next 18 days, and the target date for his return is Nov. 11. If he experiences a setback, he'll be shut down for the season.

Footballguys view: While it may help the Bucs to be back, they're all but eliminated for a playoff spot so you have to wonder if risking further harm to their stud running back is wise or just a last ditch effort to save Greg Schiano's rear end. Martin wants to come back, but sometimes what a player wants and what is best for his career aren't the same thing. Hopefully if they bring him back he doesn't re-injure or further aggravate his injury. If he does come back, his fantasy value is negligible, as he has been a bust all season long in an offense which sometimes looks like a Shakespearean tragedy and others a sequel to Dumb and Dumber.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin ruled out    Wed Oct 23, 06:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is ruled out for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Martin has not been ruled out for the season, but he may not be back on the field for quite some time.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Mike James solid in relief     Mon Oct 21, 01:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was solid in filling in for injured RB Doug Martin (shoulder) in the team's Week 7 game. James carried the ball 14 times for 45 yards. "You hate to see anyone go down, but it felt good to get out there and help,'' said James, who had only three carries for 12 yards going into Sunday's matchup. "From the first time I played football, I always wanted to run with a lean."

Footballguys view: James is a no-nonsense rookie with little flash to his game. He'll take what the defense gives you as a hard-charging between the tackles runner. James is going to be a hot waiver wire pickup this week, but even on his best day we can't see him as anything more than a low end RB2.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page


  Buccaneers | Doug Martin likely out a few weeks    Mon Oct 21, 11:05 AM

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) is likely to miss several weeks with what is initially being deemed a serious shoulder injury.

Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Mike James player page