Josh Jacobs aiming for at least 60 receptions

According to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is aiming for ‘at least’ 60 receptions this season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Josh Jacobs proved that he has soft hands both last season and at Alabama, but was not used much as a receiver out of the backfield as a rookie. He had a strong 74% catch rate, but lacked opportunity, catching 20 of just 27 targets. The running back position as a whole was heavily targeted by the Raiders with 117 passes being funneled to the position last season (10th most in the NFL). The Raiders failed to make any impact additions to the backfield this offseason, instead choosing to stick with Jalen Richard, while adding more pass-catching backs by drafting college wide receiver/wildcat quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr., and signing veteran receiving back Devontae Booker. 60 receptions would mean tripling his rookie season numbers. Josh Jacobs is our 11th ranked running back for the 2020 season, but he's going to have a tough time getting that many receptions with Jalen Richard and Lynn Bowden on the roster.

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