S Derwin James - Los Angeles Chargers

6-3, 215Born: 8-3-1996College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 17

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Summary

James surprisingly fell to No. 17 in the 2018 NFL Draft, then immediately made half the league look foolish. He showed brilliantly in both phases of defense and boosted the Chargers' top-tier defense to arguably the league's best. With 106 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 13 pass breakups, James proved he can stuff the stat sheet in several ways and serve as a fantasy lynchpin. He lines up deep, in the box, in the slot, and even as a boundary cornerback. Few young defenders can claim James' long-term upside, both on the field and in fantasy, and he's absolutely worth a DB1 selection. In fact, an overall DB1 finish would surprise precisely no one. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2
Overall Redraft - 16, 10, 17, 18, 19
S Dynasty - 1, 1, 1, 2
Overall Dynasty - 9, 11, 11

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2018 LAC 16.0 76.0 30.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 13.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 74.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 72.0 * * * * * * *

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2019 Schedule

1vs Indianapolis Colts
2@ Detroit Lions
3vs Houston Texans
4@ Miami Dolphins
5vs Denver Broncos
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Tennessee Titans
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10@ Oakland Raiders
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