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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
2019OAK661095545.0851428
Career (2 Seasons)661095545.0851428
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019OAK669879.67280203
Career (2 Seasons)669879.67280203
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OCTOBER GAMES2472475.312422630500
SEPTEMBER GAMES4623075165123571900
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MONDAY GAMES123853.781321282800
SUNDAY GAMES5864695.5205128597.400
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS3662874.31921467712.800
LOSSES3432676.295103103.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES3613075185144481200
ROAD GAMES3482475.1104205397.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Lambeau Field1211245.954203103.300
Lucas Oil Stadium117794.6416022914.500
Oakland Coliseum2351845.3115121282800
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium1261234.772123206.700
U.S. Bank Stadium110444.4118000---00
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Chicago Bears1261234.772123206.700
vs Denver Broncos123853.781321282800
vs Green Bay Packers1211245.954203103.300
vs Indianapolis Colts117794.6416022914.500
vs Kansas City Chiefs112998.3351000---00
vs Minnesota Vikings110444.4118000---00
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)2472475.312422630500
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)2351845.3115121282800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES2271234.6518022914.500
OUTDOOR GAMES4824315.3235147588.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES2271234.6518022914.500
ON GRASS FIELDS4824315.3235147588.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-72432024.7112125499.800
MARGIN 15+3432676.295103103.300
MARGIN 8-14123853.781321282800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON61095545.1285149879.700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION4743705174228597.400
VS OWN DIVISION2351845.3115121282800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS3522635.1155123571900
VS NFC TEAMS3572915.113422630500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7015835.5416100---00
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF08374.6313100---00
FOURTH DOWN03186118000---00
FIRST DOWN0713985.6115145651300
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS014404000---00
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS017573.431513165.300
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE020623.1512414400
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE02678351201101000
THIRD DOWN09485.3521000---00
TIED0231566.8742116600
SECOND DOWN026903.5111204225.500
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0452635.8124204561400
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE0181518.465103175.700
BEHIND0412215.48511420500
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0261907.3851044310.800
4TH QUARTER0321304.171622321600
2ND QUARTER019573612200---00
2ND HALF0583205.51551267512.500
1ST HALF0512344.613422312400
1ST QUARTER0321775.57420312400
AHEAD0451773.91316246115.300
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0291374.791622321600
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200391874.81227200---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30010333.3213100---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-100603345.61451100---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS015342.3410022914.500
OVERALL61095545.1285149879.700
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
* Indicates player did not play that week