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Richie James, Jordan Matthews earn 49ers’ top PFF grades in win over Chiefs

Aug 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM--


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James made a strong case that he should remain on the 53-man roster with his four-catch, 66-yard performance on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. The outing didn't just earn the second-year receiver the highest grade among 49ers players from Pro Football Focus, but it earned him the highest marks in the entire game from the analytics site.

Another 49ers wide receiver, Jordan Matthews, came in with the second-highest grade from the game. He ended the night with two catches for 33 receiving yards.

"He's had a hell of a camp," head coach Kyle Shanahan said of Matthews this past week. "He's done very good in practice. He's been consistent in OTAs. He was very consistent in training camp. And we've seen him a lot on tape before he got here. I've got a lot of confidence in Jordan, and I know we can win with Jordan."

On defense, Damontre Moore earned San Francisco's highest grade with his five recorded tackles and two sacks. Those statistics are from NFL.com while PFF credited the defensive lineman with four quarterback pressures. The performance comes off a game where Moore earned the top overall 49ers grade from PFF against the Denver Broncos.

Below are the five 49ers players on offense who earned PFF's top grades against the Chiefs.

  • WR Richie James (92.6)
  • WR Jordan Matthews (91.4)
  • G Mike Person (83.8)
  • RB Matt Breida (83.7)
  • C Ben Garland (82.0)

Below are the five 49ers players on defense with PFF's top grades.






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