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Running Back, Las Vegas Raiders

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Draft: 2019 Round 1 (24)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1998-02-11 Age: 22

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 LV 13 242 1,150 4.8 7 27 20 166 8.3 0 173.6 13.4
2020 LV 11 206 782 3.8 9 34 27 175 6.5 0 149.7 13.6
2020 (Projected) LV   257 1,208 4.7 8   27 201 7.4 1 194.9  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the league's most elusive backs in his rookie season, Josh Jacobs answered pretty much every question that draft scouts and fantasy owners had about him. Many believed that he lacked the ability to sustain a full workload because he split touches at Alabama, but Jacobs stepped right in to a massive, 242-carry as a rookie in just 13 games. He did miss three games due to a shoulder fracture, but the fact that he only missed three games with that type of injury is a testament to not only his mental fortitude, but his physical toughness to continue to perform at a high level even in the face of a debilitating injury. That should give fantasy owners some real confidence heading into his second season.

The Raiders did get rid of veteran backup DeAndre Washington this offseason but passing game specialist Jalen Richard remains on the roster and they also added the position-fluid weapon Lynn Bowden Jr. It's rarely good for a player when his team invests a top three round pick at a similar position, but Bowden and Richard are both passing game weapons who are not built to take a heavy workload, so Jacobs is firmly in the driver's seat to lead this backfield in touches by a wide margin. In fact, he's a real contender to lead all NFL running backs in carries this season. The selection of Bowden does seem to indicate that the Raiders' coaching staff doesn't view Jacobs as an excellent passing game weapon, however, so that does cap his upside a bit, especially in PPR formats.

Nevertheless, Jacobs is firmly entrenched as the Raiders' top back and he'll be running behind one of the best run blocking units in the league. That gives him a tremendous floor as he'll likely see a 280-plus-carry season if he remains healthy. The Raiders offense should also be more explosive this season given the additions they've made so there's reason to believe that Jacobs has top five fantasy running back upside.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Josh Jacobs
RB2RB2 Devontae Booker
RB3RB3 Jalen Richard
RB4FB1 Alec Ingold
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Josh Jacobs dealing with sprained ankle
Tests this morning
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 30, 10:27 am

Las Vegas Raiders
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, whose day was cut short after 10 touches and a fumble, suffered an ankle sprain, source said. He’s having tests this morning, but sounds like it looked worse than it is. Jacobs hasn’t missed a game this season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We'll have to monitor practice reports for Jacobs to determine his status for Week 13. The Raiders got trucked yesterday in Atlanta (43-6) that included Jacobs posting a 7-27-0, 3-17 line. Devontae Booker would be a prime option should he get the start this week against the Jets.


Injury Josh Jacobs a no-go Thursday
Knee/illness
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 5, 7:50 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
Josh Jacobs didn't practice today for the #Raiders due to a knee injury/illness. (The Athletic - Tashan Reed)

FFToday's Take: Jacobs has been on the injury report for several weeks with either a hip or knee injury, but there are at least a couple of reasons for concern this week: he practiced in full on Wednesday and the Raiders promoted Theo Riddick, giving them four running backs on the active roster. (Most teams only dress three on game day.) Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on the situation and add Devontae Booker as a potential pivot if this turns out to be something of note.


Injury Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller not at practice Thursday
Duo has missed first two practices of the week
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 24, 7:25 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
No sign of Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller ... at start of Raiders practice today. (ESPN - Paul Gutierrez)

FFToday's Take: Jacobs is dealing with a hip issue, while Waller is nursing a knee injury. Back-to-back missed practices are never a great sign, but both players finished Week 2 and did not appear to be limited outside of Jacobs spending a bit of time on the sideline getting something checked out in the second half. Expect both players to suit up against New England in Week 3 unless they sit out practice again on Friday.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CAR W 34-30 25 93 3.7 3 6 4 46 11.5 0 31.9
2 NO W 34-24 27 88 3.3 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 10.5
3 at NE L 20-36 16 71 4.4 0 4 3 12 4.0 0 8.3
4 BUF L 23-30 15 48 3.2 0 4 3 25 8.3 0 7.3
5 at KC W 40-32 23 77 3.3 2 3 2 8 4.0 0 20.5
7 TB L 20-45 10 17 1.7 0 4 3 14 4.7 0 3.1
8 at CLE W 16-6 31 129 4.2 0 1 0 0 - 0 12.9
9 at LAC W 31-26 14 65 4.6 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 12.8
10 DEN W 37-12 21 112 5.3 2 4 4 24 6.0 0 25.6
11 KC L 31-35 17 55 3.2 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 12.4
12 at ATL L 6-43 7 27 3.9 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 4.4

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DEN W 24-16 23 85 3.7 2 1 1 28 28.0 0 23.3
2 KC L 10-28 12 99 8.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 9.9
3 at MIN L 14-34 10 44 4.4 0 2 0 0 - 0 4.4
4 at IND W 31-24 17 79 4.6 0 2 2 29 14.5 0 10.8
5 CHI W 24-21 26 123 4.7 2 3 3 20 6.7 0 26.3
7 at GB L 24-42 21 124 5.9 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 13.4
8 at HOU L 24-27 15 66 4.4 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 8.1
9 DET W 31-24 28 120 4.3 2 2 0 0 - 0 24.0
10 LAC W 26-24 16 71 4.4 1 5 3 30 10.0 0 16.1
11 CIN W 17-10 23 112 4.9 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 12.4
12 at NYJ L 3-34 10 34 3.4 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 3.6
13 at KC L 9-40 17 104 6.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 10.4
15 JAC L 16-20 24 89 3.7 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 10.9

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