Even with Kendall Hunter (Achilles) out, rookie RB LaMichael James was a healthy scratch once again in Week 13.
The Niners rolled with Brandon Jacobs as Frank Gore's backup and used Anthony Dixon as insurance. It's a three-headed monster that lacks any big-play ability whatsoever. Still, coach Jim Harbaugh has shown no inclination to use the explosive James. The No. 61 overall pick has been a healthy scratch in every game this season.