Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position
RB
 
Jersey
25
Name  Mike James
Born  4/13/1991
Height  5-11
Weight  223
College  Miami-Florida
11/12/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay halfback Mike James will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken ankle on Monday Night Football. SOURCE: Mike Stroud, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: James put together an excellent opening drive on Monday night, rushing five times for 41 yards before the injury. With Doug Martin also out, the Buccaneers will have to use a running back by committee featuring Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey. Neither player will be worth picking up on waivers this week.
 
11/11/2013 9:19:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Mike James left Monday's game against Miami with a left ankle injury and is out for the rest of the night.
Insight: James got off to a fast start, rushing for 41 yards on the first drive, but he suffered the injury on the one-yard line when Miami LB Dannell Ellerbe came down on his ankle. Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey will split the workload for the rest of the game.
 
11/11/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Mike James was carted off the field with a left leg injury Monday night.
Insight: James got off to a fast start, rushing for 41 yards on the first drive, but he suffered the injury after being stopped on the 1-yard line.
 
11/3/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie running back Mike James had 158 rushing yards on 28 carries and also threw a two-yard touchdown pass Sunday at Seattle.
Insight: James only saw 10 carries in his first NFL start in Week 8 as Carolina controlled the clock, but he was heavily featured in Week 9. If Doug Martin (shoulder) is out again in Week 10 against Miami, fantasy owners can start James as RB2. The Seahawks have allowed 125-yard rushing games to a rookie running back in two straight weeks, which bodes well for Steven Jackson going into his Week 10 matchup with Seattle.
 
10/22/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Buccaneers rookie running back Mike James will be the team's primary running back for the forseeable future.
Insight: Doug Martin may or may not be done for the season with a shoulder injury, but James will likely be the only fantasy option for a while. Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey are not viable alternatives. James rushed the ball 14 times for 45 yards against Atlanta in a replacement role.
 
10/20/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie running back Mike James had 14 carries for 45 yards Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: James took over for Doug Martin after Martin hurt his shoulder in the third quarter. If Martin has to miss Thursday's game against the Panthers, James would likely see 20 carries.
 
8/17/2013 12:09:00 PM
Description: Rookie running back Mike James (sixth round pick from Florida) posted 81 yards on 15 carries against New England in the Bucs' second exhibition game.
Insight: James is expected to beat out Michael Smith (no carries) and Peyton Hillis (18-for-73) for the backup role to Doug Martin.
 
5/26/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Rookie running back Mike James (sixth round pick from Florida) is the favorite to be the backup to Doug Martin, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: James will have to beat out Michael Smith and Brian Leonard, but he should eventually be the handcuff for Martin.