Jesse James

Jesse James

Height: 6' 7"Weight: 261 lbsAge: 24College: Penn StateDrafted: #160 (5th Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
17th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #318
Best / Worst #167 / #341
ADP #313


Jesse James catches one pass in loss to the Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James caught one pass for 12 yards in the Steelers’ 45-42 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact

James started the season strong but began to lose snaps to Vance McDonald later in the season. While James did have a few strong games, he wasn’t consistent enough to be a rostered in standard-sized leagues.

Jesse James catches two passes in win over the Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James caught both of his targets for nine yards in the Steelers’ 28-24 win over the Browns.

Fantasy Impact

James had the best season of his three-year career in 2017 catching 43 passes off of 63 targets for 372 yards and three touchdowns. While James wasn’t a consistent weekly starter, if you played him in the right week such as Week 1 or Week 14, you were rewarded for it.

Jesse James targeted once in win over the Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James was targeted once but didn’t catch any passes in the Steelers’ 34-6 win over the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact

While James might provide some value in daily formats, he is too inconsistent and shouldn’t be trusted in seasonal formats. While James did just have his worst game of the season, he’s still the starting Tight End for the Steelers, and I expect a bit of a rebound performance in Week 17. James could be a decent sleeper in daily formats next week going against the 0-15 Cleveland Browns.

Jesse James drops the game-winning touchdown in loss to the Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James caught two passes for seven yards but dropped the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

After having a career game in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens, James came back down to earth catching only two passes. While James has been anything but reliable this season, he has a very favorable championship matchup next week against the Houston Texans. While I wouldn’t start James unless you’re desperate, he could be a decent sleeper.

Jesse James has a career day in win over the Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Jesse James had one of the best games of his career Sunday night catching 10 passes off of 12 targets for 97 yards in the Steelers’ thrilling 39-38 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact

Despite the career game, I would still caution against starting James in seasonal formats. However, with the New England game expecting to be a shootout, James might not be the worst option in daily formats.