49ers' Richie James recovering from broken wrist

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James recently broke a bone in his wrist while training.

What It Means:

The 49ers will have a better idea of an injury timeline when they report for training camp, but James is expected to miss at least a couple of months. Deebo Samuel is also facing a multi-month absence after breaking his foot, opening the door for other players on the depth chart. George Kittle is going to gobble up targets and first-round rookie Brandon Aiyuk will be asked to do a lot right away. Jalen Hurd and Trent Taylor should see expanded roles and Dante Pettis may even get a chance to contribute. Jerick McKinnon also figures to be more involved out of the backfield as a pass-catcher.

numberFire's models project James for 12.7 catches (21.2 targets), 162.4 receiving yards, 42.9 rushing yards, and 1.6 touchdowns. He's outside of the top-100 wide receivers in our preseason fantasy rankings.