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Josh
Jacobs
College Alabama
Team Oakland Raiders
28RB
5'10"Height
220Weight
21Age
0Exp
6Bye
Josh Jacobs's Fantasy Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

In Josh Jacobs' three seasons at Alabama, he never led the Crimson Tide in carries but still ended up being the first running back selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jacobs is an elusive back that should become the Oakland Raiders' bell cow now that Marshawn Lynch retired (again). SportsLine projects Jacobs to finish as the 18th best running back in standard fantasy football leagues with 176 carries for 772 yards and 43 receptions for 454 yards. Oakland's leading running back from last season, Doug Martin, finished with 172 attempts for 723 yards. Jacobs is a big improvement over Martin from a talent standpoint and should probably see closer to 200 carries if he can stay healthy. The most carries that Jacobs had in a season at Alabama was 120, so durability might be a concern with an increase in volume of carries, but I think the lack of carries is a benefit to Jacobs who has less wear and tear than most backs entering the league. I expect Jacobs to finish with around 200 carries for 850 yards on the ground and around 500 receiving yards. Jalen Richard might be a threat to take some third-down receptions away from Jacobs, but Jacobs showed that he is a very capable receiver while at Alabama. Josh Jacobs should be a top-20 running back, and the Raiders ground game will benefit from opponents giving more respect to the Raider's passing attack with Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams out wide.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Josh Jacobs to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 170 projected fantasy points puts him at #15 behind Chris Carson and ahead of Devonta Freeman. His projected per game average is 10.6 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#16) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #30 most highly owned running back.

JOSH JACOBS WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Josh Jacobs is projected for 11.1 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #14 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Austin Ekeler but behind Le`Veon Bell. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 11.6 fantasy points.

JOSH JACOBS IS THE #14 RB ON FANDUEL AND IS THE #23 HIGHEST PRICED

He is projected for 12.5 FanDuel points and priced at $6.5K. Using average points per dollar in the player pool, he is expected to produce 10.87 FPs, making him worth +$975 more than $6.5K. Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019OAK131324211504.7551753
Career (2 Seasons)131324211504.7551753
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019OAK1313201668.30280208
Career (2 Seasons)1313201668.30280208
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
DECEMBER GAMES2411934.793502201000
NOVEMBER GAMES4773374.4142137446.300
OCTOBER GAMES3623135144228455.600
SEPTEMBER GAMES4623075165123571900
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MONDAY GAMES123853.781321282800
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)116714.421813301000
SUNDAY GAMES112039944.943514161086.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS61335904.433217121199.900
LOSSES71095605.1205108475.900
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES71526994.636517121109.200
ROAD GAMES690451517420856700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Arrowhead Stadium1171046.1535000---00
Lambeau Field1211245.954203103.300
Lucas Oil Stadium117794.6416022914.500
MetLife Stadium110343.4015012200
NRG Stadium115664.422302157.500
Oakland Coliseum61265764.6295159901000
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium1261234.772123206.700
U.S. Bank Stadium110444.4118000---00
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Chicago Bears1261234.772123206.700
vs Cincinnati Bengals1231124.95210312400
vs Denver Broncos123853.781321282800
vs Detroit Lions1281204.3717200---00
vs Green Bay Packers1211245.954203103.300
vs Houston Texans115664.422302157.500
vs Indianapolis Colts117794.6416022914.500
vs Jacksonville Jaguars124893.74902201000
vs Kansas City Chiefs2292037851000---00
vs Los Angeles Chargers116714.421813301000
vs Minnesota Vikings110444.4118000---00
vs New York Jets110343.4015012200
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)5974414.51842312826.800
COLD WEATHER <= 401171046.1535000---00
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)4864164.8235144401000
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES3421894.572304441100
OUTDOOR GAMES102009614.846517161227.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES4522234.372305469.200
ON GRASS FIELDS91909274.94651715120800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-771496604.431235151268.400
MARGIN 15+5704055.814510412300
MARGIN 8-14123853.781321282800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON81527404.937516111029.300
SECOND HALF SEASON5904104.6163519647.100
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION91747914.535424161086.800
VS OWN DIVISION4683595.31851345814.500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS91577394.733513141369.700
VS NFC TEAMS4854114.820424630500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 70422024.8921218800
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF016654.1618300---00
FOURTH DOWN03186118000---00
FIRST DOWN01648165225161010310.300
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS05163.214000---00
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS033164581836396.500
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE0411313.2918714400
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0572113.7102305285.600
THIRD DOWN013775.9821100---00
TIED0703995.720422520400
SECOND DOWN0622393.92215010636.300
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE01095655.2254201111710.600
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE0352436.995103175.700
BEHIND0713905.5155137436.100
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0562704.8951055711.400
4TH QUARTER0602504.21221334013.300
2ND QUARTER0542304.3143534338.300
2ND HALF01165204.52151389712.100
1ST HALF012663053242412695.800
1ST QUARTER0724005.6184218364.500
AHEAD01013613.618212810312.900
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0813153.91421267412.300
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200874114.71935400---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30025702.8413100---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-1001306695.13051200---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS019402.1410022914.500
OVERALL1324211504.853517201668.300
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
109/09DENW24-1623853.7013212828.002800
209/15KCL28-1012998.25510000000
309/22@MINL34-1410444.40180000000
409/29@INDW31-2417794.6516022914.502000
510/06CHIW24-21261234.732123206.671000
710/20@GBL42-24211245.904203103.33400
810/27@HOUL27-2415664.402302157.50800
911/03DETW31-24281204.29172000000
1011/07LACW26-2416714.4418133010.001700
1111/17CINW17-10231124.872103124.00701
1211/24@NYJL34-310343.40150122.00200
1312/01@KCL40-9171046.12350000000
*1412/08TENL42-2100000000000
1512/15JACL20-1624893.719022010.001400
*1612/22@LACW24-1700000000000
*1712/29@DENL16-1500000000000
* Indicates player did not play that week