TE Jesse James - Detroit Lions

6-7, 261Born: 6-4-1994College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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Week 2: vs Los Angeles Chargers

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Lions offense ran a surprisingly up-tempo attack as Matthew Stafford threw 45 times in five quarters of play, completing 27 of those passes for 385 yards and three touchdowns. This marked the most yard Stafford has passed for since the 2017 season. Stafford had pressure in his face for most of the game as he was actually pressured more than any other quarterback in Week 1. The Lions offensive line really struggled against a pair of solid Cardinals edge rushers last week, and they find no relieve with what should be an even better pair of edge rushers to square off against this Sunday. New slot receiver Danny Amendola finished as the top target with a whopping 13 as he served as a quick option for Stafford to go to in the face of all that pressure. Amendola may not be as open this week, however, as he squares off against one of the top slot cornerbacks in the league in Desmond King. It was tough for Stafford to find his outside receivers in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, as they both finished with just four receptions. Golladay was targeted over twice as often as Jones though, with none looks compared to the four to Jones. Who stole the show, however, was rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson. Finishing with 131 yards and a touchdown, Hockenson proved early that he was worth the first-round pick. His combination of size and athleticism created consistent mismatches in coverage as he looks to be an excellent option for Stafford moving forward. The Chargers secondary held Jacoby Brissett to just 190 yards as they did an excellent job both in coverage and the pass rush. Both Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram may have struggled against the run last week, but they flourished on passing downs with one sack apiece against the Colts. These two should have a clear advantage in their matchups this week against a pair of unreliable Lions tackles, which should again make it difficult for Stafford to find his receivers downfield. Casey Hayward shadowed T.Y. Hilton last week and had a tough time, allowing Hilton to convert on eight of nine targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Kenny Golladay is still catching up to the talent and experience of T.Y. Hilton though, so while there is doubt around Hayward from Week 1, he still has the edge in this matchup against Golladay. T.J. Hockenson will have a size advantage in coverage nearly every week, but he has a particularly positive matchup here against safety Adrian Phillips. All in all, however, the Chargers defense should be set up for success as they represent a steep upgrade in talent above what the Lions faced in Arizona last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at ARI 51 1.0 15 0 0 1.5
2 vs LAC 3.0 18 0 0 1.8
2 vs LAC PROJ-Dodds * 1.0 * * * *
2 vs LAC PROJ-Tremblay * 0.6 * * * *
2 vs LAC PROJ-Bloom * 1.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jesse James's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

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