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RB LaMichael James - San Francisco 49ers

5-8, 194Born: 10-22-1989College: OregonDrafted: Round 2

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San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) suffered a dislocated elbow Sunday, July 27. The team believes he can be back by the start of the regular season.


Though the 49ers general manager gave a vote of confidence to James as a punt returner, there may be competition brewing at kick returner should receiver David Reed make the roster.

Summary

With the season-ending injury to Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James appeared to be in the running for the 49ers' number two role behind Frank Gore. But James dislocated an elbow shortly after Hunter's injury and will miss all of training camp and the preseason. By the time he returns, it is expected that either Carlos Hyde or Marcus Lattimore will have secured the number two job. (July 29)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 88, 69

Stats and Projections

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2012 SF 4 27 125 0 6 3 29 0
2013 SF 10 12 59 0 3 2 16 0
2014 PROJ-Dodds 3 25 * * 4 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 18 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 5 * * 1 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 14 8 * * 0 * * *

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Latest News

49ers | Expect LaMichael James to be ready for Week 1 (Wed Jul 30, 02:47 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) will wear a brace on his dislocated elbow and should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Our View: We'll see what kind of role James has in 2014. Carlos Hyde is likely to be the primary backup behind Frank Gore this year. James could be a change-of-pace back for the 49ers, and he could work as a return man as well.
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49ers | LaMichael James may be ready for Week 1 (Sun Jul 27, 08:24 PM) - Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) likely will miss the entire preseason but should be ready for the start of the regular season.

Our View: That sounds about right. James is trying to make the roster as a reserve runner and special teams player. We'll see if he can look like his old self by the time the season starts.
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49ers | LaMichael James dislocates elbow (Sun Jul 27, 07:49 PM) - Updating an earlier report, San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) suffered a dislocated elbow Sunday, July 27.

Our View: Another blow for the 49ers' backfield here. They already lost Kendall Hunter for the season due to a knee injury. Without James on the field, a guy like Jewel Hampton will get a larger opportunity. We've always had an appreciation for Hampton is super deep dynasty leagues. Rookie Carlos Hyde should be the primary backup behind Frank Gore this year.
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49ers | LaMichael James carted off (Sun Jul 27, 06:24 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (wrist) was carted off the field Sunday, July 27, with a hand or wrist injury.

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49ers | LaMichael James may be odd man out at RB (Mon Jul 21, 12:00 AM) - San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.

Our View: James could make the team based on his return ability. He's not going to get many carries if he makes the final roster, but James could catch a few passes as a change-of-pace back.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Dallas Cowboys
2vs Chicago Bears
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6@ St. Louis Rams
7@ Denver Broncos
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10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ New York Giants
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14@ Oakland Raiders
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