• Josh Jacobs
  • RB
  • , Oakland Raiders
  • 21
  • 220 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Jacobs should see a big workload in his rookie season. Oakland has roughly 18.2 touches per game vacated by Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin, though the team did re-sign Martin after Isaiah Crowell’s injury. (This is probably a net gain for Jacobs since Crowell is better than Martin at this point.) From 1998-2007, Jon Gruden’s lead backs averaged 266.1 touches on an average of 14.7 games played. That works out to 18.1 touches per game for Gruden’s top back, so assuming Jacobs can keep Jalen Richard at bay on passing downs, he should see 250-280 touches. Moreover, the Oakland offensive line blocked pretty well in the running game last season, finishing No. 13 in Adjusted Line Yards at Football Outsiders. Of this year’s running back draft class, Jacobs easily fared the best in Kevin Zatloukal’s model that predicts a back’s chances of success in his first three seasons.

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Scouting report

by Pete Behnke

OAK RB Josh Jacobs - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Jacobs was heavily involved in his first NFL game. He had 23 rushing attempts for 85 yards and two touchdowns and one reception for 28 yards. He finished as the fifth-best running back with 23.8 Half PPR fantasy points.

The only negative from Jacobs was he was hardly involved in the passing game. However, this could have been a result of the Raiders playing with a lead because passing down specialist, Jalen Richard, didn’t have a single target. Week 2 will give us a better idea of who the Raiders target out of the backfield because they could be down multiple touchdowns to a powerful Chiefs offense. Week 4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Jacobs ranked as the Half PPR RB14 and is worth starting in fantasy lineups.

2019 Strength of Schedule - OAK
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
DEN
31
KC
18
@MIN
9
@IND
1
CHI
BYE14
@GB
8
@HOU
23
DET
12
LAC
29
CIN
20
@NYJ
31
@KC
4
TEN
6
JAX
12
@LAC
17
@DEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1DEN2385203.701280128.0023.324.343/5874.1%
2KC1299008.250000-9.99.930/6546.2%
Per game17.5092.001.0005.260.5014.0000.5028.0016.6017.1036.50/61.5060.15%
Totals35184205.261280128.0033.234.273/12360.15%