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James Tomkins | Defensemen

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 163

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James Tomkins scored a last minute goal from a Mauro Zarate cross to give West Ham a 1-0 opening leg win over Birkirkara in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Hammers, heavy favorites to win the home tie, were minutes from being embarrassed with a nil-nil draw when Zarate whipped in a cross for Tomkins to fire home. The visitors apparently borrowed Jose Mourinho's bus and parked it in front of their goal in an effort to give themselves a chance in the return fixture in Malta. While their defense was stout, the visitors didn't generate much of an attack so the Tomkins goal should be enough to see the Hammers through unless they completely fall apart on the road. Jul 17 - 9:15 AM

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James Tomkins is hopeful to feature in West Ham's last match of the season.

Tomkins has missed several matches due to a dislocated shoulder but he is back at training and hopeful to feature in the last match. Due to the uncertainty, we'd recommend avoiding him in fantasy. Either way, he should be good to go for the beginning of next seasons and he's been good enough this year to earn a spot in the rotation going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
May 22 - 7:16 PM

James Tomkins will miss the remainder of the season after going through shoulder surgery.

This is a huge blow to West Ham and their defense as they have the busiest training staff in the Premier League at the moment. With Tomkins out and Winston Reid questionable for this weekend, James Collins and Cheikhou Kouyate will likely start at center-back once again. They haven't been the best of pairings lately and we don't recommend any West Ham defenders in fantasy at the moment.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 20 - 11:23 AM

James Tomkins will miss gameweek 29 due to a dislocated shoulder.

Tomkins dislocated his shoulder in training and will be forced out of this week's match. West Ham have really struggled on defense in recent weeks so it's tough playing any of their defenders at the moment. Tomkins is probably worth holding onto in draft leagues since the Hammers have the ability to become a good defense once again, but he can safely be dropped in the Yahoo! game.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 3:00 PM

James Tomkins confirmed that he broke his nose when he suffered a clash with Marouane Fellaini on Sunday.

Despite the injury, Tomkins remains probably for the clash on Wednesday against Southampton. West Ham are struggling with a number of defensive injuries at the moment and Tomkins remains one of their top choices during the tough stretch. The Hammers have a tough matchup when they travel to Southampton, so expectations should be tempered for Tomkins, but he is still an option.
Feb 9 - 12:14 PM

Six of Allardyce's regular first team players are in line to miss the clash against Manchester United this Sunday at Upton Park.

Sam Allardyce has a huge injury crisis on his hands ahead of West Ham’s clash with Manchester United. Allardyce revealed Winston Reid, James Collins, Guy Demel, Andy Carroll, Doneil Henry and Diego Poyet could all miss Sunday’s Upton Park showdown. The Hammers boss said: "It’s obviously particularly worrying at the moment. I’ve got that many players injured I brought my list in to read out. Reid, Collins, Demel, Henry, Poyet and Carroll lie in our medical room at the moment so we are not so sure how many of those are going to make Sundays game. Could they all be out? Definitely." With trips to Southampton in the league and West Brom in the FA Cup to come next week after they host United Allardyce insists he won’t gamble on any player not 100 percent fit.

Sam Allardyce will need to check on a number of players ahead of the trip to Anfield after last weekends’ bruising encounter against Bristol City in the FA Cup.

Alex Song, Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins have all been in the treatment room this week and both defenders are rated as ‘touch & go’ although there was better news as regarding James Collins [back] who will join the main group today. However the Hammers’ are unlikely to welcome back Cheikhou Kouyate despite his elimination from the African Cup of Nations – the whereabouts of the holding midfielder is currently unknown. Diafra Sakho is expected to be available although the Senegalese FA are considering a formal complaint for his non-appearance in Equatorial Guinea because of a back injury – the proposed punishment would suggestion a domestic ban for the West Ham striker but Allardyce "is unconcerned" adding the club has done nothing wrong.
Jan 29 - 6:45 AM

James Tomkins is suspended for GW20 for an accumulation of yellow cards.

West Ham United have been solid in the back this year but missing Tomkins is big. They do get some relief by getting Carl Jenkinson back and James Collins is a capable replacement for Tomkins. We feel good picking up West Ham defenders this weekend, especially with the club facing newly appointed defensive specialist Tony Pulis, who isn't likely to attack them much.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM

James Tomkins is dealing with a hamstring injury and will be assessed before West Ham's match against Chelsea on Friday.

Tomkins is doubtful for the contest and all signs point toward James Collins filling in for the center-back. West Ham have a very tough trip to Stamford Bridge and neither of their center-backs make for a very good option in fantasy leagues this weekend. If Tomkins continues to miss time, Collins could be an option in later weeks.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:36:00 PM

James Tomkins was fined for assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in public.

Tomkins was fined £3,500 but has escaped without further punishment. He is also expected to be punished by West Ham and that penalty will also likely be financial. We don't expect to see Tomkins miss time due to the incident and he should be able to continue featuring in West Ham's starting XI.
Source: West Ham
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:30:00 PM

James Tomkins is a late fitness test for West Ham's match against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Tomkins is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and is questionable for the weekend. That leaves West Ham vulnerable at the back as fellow center-back James Collins is suspended for receiving a red card last match. Winston Reid is a lock to start this weekend and he has proven to be a fantastic fantasy choice even when he doesn't get a clean sheet.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:47:00 PM

James Tomkins will return to West Ham's squad to face Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final tomorrow.

Tomkins missed the last game with a one match ban for the red card he received against Cardiff City a week ago. He will provide much needed help for the Hammers' defense but is not a good fantasy option.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 04:39:00 PM

James Tomkins was sent off during West Ham's match against Cardiff for a second yellow and will serve a one match ban.

West Ham continue to shoot themselves in the foot by adding more and more suspensions to a squad decimated by injuries. The good news is that it's only a one match ban and Tomkins can return against Chelsea on the 29th. West Ham are looking to sign a new defender to help out the struggling squad so it's unknown if Tomkins' replacement will come from in house or from outside help.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 09:09:00 PM

James Tomkins is back in West Ham's squad after missing the first three games of 2014.

Tomkins has recovered from his groin injury and could feature tomorrow. Ricardo Vaz Te, Winston Reid, James Collins, and Joey O'Brien will all miss Saturday's clash due to injuries. Kevin Nolan is out with a suspension. It's likely the Hammers' defense will continue to struggle and Cardiff City could take advantage tomorrow.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 05:57:00 PM

West Ham United have signed central defender Roger Johnson on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for the remainder of the season.

With injuries plaguing the Hammers defensive core as of late, Johnson will allow Sam Allardyce to breathe a (short-lived) sigh of relief. Center backs James Tomkins, Winston Reid and James Collins are all recovering from injuries at the moment so it was important for them to acquire an experienced player to help prevent the goals from pouring in. The Hammers have conceded 30 goals in 20 games and currently find themselves in 19th place at the midway mark with 15 points. Johnson will have a relatively low fantasy price tag, but is a dicey option at best with games coming up against Newcastle and Chelsea.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 04:44:00 PM