LaMichael James Fantasy News
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:25pm
"I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day."
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DeSean Jackson won't play much RB
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:48am
"When we got De'Anthony, we looked at some of his traits and thought it was beneficial to get him involved [as a wide receiver] because we had [running backs] LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner [and were asking], how do we get them on the field at the same time."
"DeSean's kind of a wide receiver/running back, but I don't know if he has those qualities of a [running back]. De'Anthony has been a running back his entire life, and my understanding is DeSean has been a receiver his entire life. So they are not similar from that standpoint."
Does that mean Kelly won't use Jackson on an occasional end-around? No. Does it mean Jackson could get 30-40 carries next season? Absolutely not.
In 2012, Jackson had his worst season as a pro, catching just 45 passes for 700 yards and two TDs, and missed five games in the process. He is likely to be used in different ways in Kelly's new offense, but we're not expecting a big jump in carries. Expect a few more end-arounds and more quick-hitting WR screens. QB play is a concern.
Monday, December 17, 2012, 10:32am
Brandon Jacobs suspended by 49ers
Monday, December 10, 2012, 5:51pm
According to a person who spoke to Jacobs after he was told of his suspension, the former New York Giant is saying he'll only play for one other team – the Giants. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity, cautioned Jacobs could always change his mind. But for now, he's only interested in a return to the team that drafted him in 2005 and kept him around for seven seasons.
Jaocbs will miss the rest of the season and likely won't get released after saying the only team he'll play for is the Giants. LaMichael James and Anthony Dixon served as the backups to Frank Gore on Sunday. Dixon only got two carries but did get a TD while the explosive James saw eight carries for 30 yards. James also added a 15-yard reception.
Manningham, Jacobs OUT for 49ers, Jenkins, James ACTIVE
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2:41pm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 8:28pm
“Yeah, there’s a possibility of that,” Harbaugh said.
It wasn’t part of the plan against the Rams, Harbaugh added. “But that doesn’t mean it won’t be, going forward,” he said.
49ers GM Trent Baalke also gave a plug to James and said he'd get opportunities. The team doesn't really have backup to Frank Gore with Kendall Hunter out for the year. Brandon Jacobs has seen five carries over the last two weeks and has a total of seven yards. James is much more explosive than Anthony Dixon or Jacobs, so there's some potential there if James can take advantage.
Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:11am
Jacobs served as the backup, running just four times for six yards while Gore ran 23 times for 58 yards and a TD. Dixon didn't get any carries. Second-round pick LaMichael James was inactive and has yet to make his NFL debut.
Kendall Hunter out for the season
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 1:06pm
What seemed like an ankle injury to 49er RB Kendall Hunter in the third quarter Sunday turned out to be an Achilles tear, according to a source with knowledge of the injury.
Although the 49ers have yet to make a roster move, that type of injury is certain to end Hunter's season. He had been the 49ers' second-leading runner behind Frank Gore, and perhaps more to the point, offered a nice change of pace to Gore's straight-ahead style.
Alex Smith active, Colin Kaepernick to start for 49ers
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3:01pm
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Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:24pm
WR Mario Manningham returns to action after being inactive last week.
Brandon Jacobs IN, Mario Manningham OUT for TNF
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:24pm
We wouldn't expect much from Brandon Jacobs in his first game back, though it's possible that he gets a goal line carry or two as a reward for his patience this season. He is buried on the depth chart behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Meanwhile, with Manningham out, Kyle Williams and Randy Moss figure to get more snaps. Williams played more in the Week 6, but the two players were very close in snaps in Week 5. Neither player is anything more than a desperation start.
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:04pm