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|Running back Jalen Richard caught a career-high 68 passes for 608 yards in 2018 - good enough for seventh-most receptions among running backs. In fact, Richard was one of only a few running backs who caught more passes (68) than he had carries (55).
This obviously makes Richard one of the most affected players by PPR scoring formats. PPR makes Richard a viable depth option on fantasy rosters, but he's almost completely useless in non-PPR leagues.
The Raiders drafted rookie Josh Jacobs, which certainly hurts Doug Martin, but it likely doesn't affect Richard all that much. Jacobs is an above average pass catcher coming out of college but he's by no means elite in that area, which should mean that Richard keeps most of his role as the team's primary pass catcher out of the backfield.
| Josh Jacobs a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 8, 7:15 am
|#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder), who is trying to play through a broken shoulder plate, is a true game-time decision, source say. No guaranteed he can play today, thought he’s trying. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Raiders kick off later this afternoon making it tough on fantasy owners wanting to play Jacobs in their lineups. A mixture of DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would carry the load at running back for the Raiders if Jacobs sits.
| Josh Jacobs questionable with shoulder injury|
Didn't do much at practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 6, 3:20 pm
|Gruden said Josh Jacobs didn’t do much in practice today, his only workout of the week. We’ll see more Washington, Richard and even some more Ingold if Jacobs can’t go. (Scott Blair on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jacobs has been playing with a shoulder injury for a few weeks now, but after two crushing defeats it may be time for the Raiders to take a more long-term view for their rookie running back. If Jacobs hits the Inactive list on Sunday, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would handle the running back duties against the Titans.
| Josh Jacobs sidelined again Thursday|
Consecutive DNPs to begin the week
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 5, 10:00 pm
|No sign of RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) or RT Trent Brown (pectoral) at start of Raiders practice today. (ESPN - Paul Gutierrez)|
FFToday's Take: Jacobs has been limited in practice for weeks, but it's fair to wonder if Oakland is going to scale back his workload a bit or give him a week or two off. He told reporters Wednesday he's been playing through a fractured shoulder since Week 7. With the Raiders' season suddenly headed in the wrong direction, picking up DeAndre Washington and/or Jalen Richard could be a savvy move.