Richie James Jr. Over 2.5 Receptions (-151)
Richie James Jr. has been a surprising contributor for the G-Men. James was rarely used on offense by the 49ers from 2018-2020. However, he’s been integral to New York’s passing attack.
The diminutive wideout has run the fourth-most routes (46), primarily playing the slot (40 passing snaps).
James is also tied for second on the team in targets (11) and first in receptions (10) and receiving yards (110). Still, how they’ve fed James targets has been most encouraging.
He’s had seven targets short (between zero and nine yards), catching all seven at a 5.6-yard aDoT. James has also had four targets at medium depth (10 to 19 yards), reeling in three. Thus, James has been pumped high-percentage passes. Finally, James’ role as a short-area target might be especially meaningful tonight to aid in slowing game-wrecking pass-rusher, Micah Parsons. As a result, I fully expect James to have more than 2.5 receptions.