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25 Mike James RB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
10%0%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
8602954.900

Player Updates

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Mike James resumes running and cutting
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Buccaneers running back Mike James is working his way back into football shape after breaking his left ankle last season. He told the Tampa Bay Times that he's been running and cutting and is aiming to get back to full strength and speed. Asked if he would be ready for the team's April minicamp, James said he and the team are "taking everything day by day." 

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Bucs to lean on Doug Martin over Mike James, Bobby Rainey
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

New Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith plans to lean on running back Doug Martin this season, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Martin is expected to be 100 percent recovered from last year's shoulder injury.

"We're going to lean on one guy, but I like the rotation," Smith said of Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey. "I think you have to have a bell cow. He's ours. At the running back position, there are enough reps to go along. We want three guys we feel comfortable with. Two will play, but it's not a rotation that where every series we're going to have a different guy in there."

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Buccaneers plan 1-2 punch in backfield
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Doug Martin will be the lead back in Tampa Bay in 2014, but new Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is talking up a 1-2 punch in the backfield, according to the team's website. That could mean pairing Martin with Mike James or Bobby Rainey or someone else.

"I've been very fortunate to be around a lot of great backs – Michael Pittman, who played here; Maurice Morris, at Oregon," Tedford said. "And then through Cal we were really fortunate to always have two really good backs, whether it was J.J. Arrington and Marshawn Lynch who were together; and then Marshawn and Justin Forsett were together; and Marshawn and Jahvid Best; then Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen. We really always had a real good 1-2 punch in the backfield, and I think that's what you need.

"I think for one guy to carry the load the whole time, especially as physical as this level is, [is difficult]. [You need] to have two and probably three backs that are quality backs that can provide different things for you, as far as third-down backs are concerned, catching the ball out of the backfield, pass protection, all the things to be able to create some matchups.

"I think it's important to find guys that are versatile that can do those things, and then have great speed. When I say 'speed in space,' [I mean] to get out-flanked and get guys in the open field that can make guys miss and be explosive with big plays."

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Bucs replace Mike James with Michael Hill
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers announced Tuesday they signed running back Michael Hill off the Packers' practice squad to take the roster spot of running back Mike James, who was placed on injured reserve with a broken left ankle.

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Buccaneers confirm Mike James done for the season
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers running back Mike James is out for the season with a broken left ankle, coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times. James averaged 4.9 yards per carry in eight games before suffering the injury Monday night.

Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey are expected to split carries Week 11 vs. Atlanta.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/8/13NYJ0000
29/15/13NO0000
39/22/13NE1550
49/29/13ARI0000
610/13/13PHI2740
710/20/13ATL1445110
810/24/13CAR1039150
911/3/13SEA28158210
1011/11/13MIA541240
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P38/23/14@ BUF
P48/28/14WAS
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers83602954.9240214
TOTAL83602954.9240214
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers8310434.3200101
TOTAL8310434.3200101
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers8311100.022.002100/000118.8
TOTAL8311100.022.002100/000118.8
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/223
Birthdate:
4/13/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Haines City, FL, USA
School:
Miami (Fla.)
NFL Experience:
2
Awards:
NFL Draft
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