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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
2019OAK121221810614.8751749
Career (2 Seasons)121221810614.8751749
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019OAK1212181468.11280207
Career (2 Seasons)1212181468.11280207
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
DECEMBER GAMES1171046.1535000---00
NOVEMBER GAMES4773374.4142137446.300
OCTOBER GAMES3623135144228455.600
SEPTEMBER GAMES4623075165123571900
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MONDAY GAMES123853.781321282800
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)116714.421813301000
SUNDAY GAMES101799055.13951414886.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS61335904.433217121199.900
LOSSES6854715.5165106274.500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES61286104.8325171090900
ROAD GAMES690451517420856700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Arrowhead Stadium1171046.1535000---00
Lambeau Field1211245.954203103.300
Lucas Oil Stadium117794.6416022914.500
MetLife Stadium110343.4015012200
NRG Stadium115664.422302157.500
Oakland Coliseum51024874.8255157701000
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 Kansas City Chiefs2292037851000---00
vs Los Angeles Chargers116714.421813301000
vs Minnesota Vikings110444.4118000---00
vs New York Jets110343.4015012200
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)4733524.81442310626.200
COLD WEATHER <= 401171046.1535000---00
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)4864164.8235144401000
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES3421894.572304441100
OUTDOOR GAMES9176872542517141027.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES4522234.372305469.200
ON GRASS FIELDS8166838542517131007.700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-761255714.627235131068.200
MARGIN 15+5704055.814510412300
MARGIN 8-14123853.781321282800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON81527404.937516111029.300
SECOND HALF SEASON4663214.9123517446.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION81507024.73142414886.300
VS OWN DIVISION4683595.31851345814.500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS81336504.929513121169.700
VS NFC TEAMS4854114.820424630500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 70351714.9721218800
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF015644.3618300---00
FOURTH DOWN03186118000---00
FIRST DOWN01477605.2225161010310.300
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS05163.214000---00
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS033164581836396.500
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE0391233.2918714400
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0502004102304143.500
THIRD DOWN012715.9721100---00
TIED0663835.819422520400
SECOND DOWN0562123.8191508435.400
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0965045.3214201011111.100
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE0332347.195103175.700
BEHIND0713905.5155137436.100
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0532655951055711.400
4TH QUARTER0522184.21021334013.300
2ND QUARTER0482084.3133533196.300
2ND HALF01054834.61951389712.100
1ST HALF01135785.13042410494.900
1ST QUARTER0653705.7174217304.300
AHEAD0812883.61521268313.800
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0652483.81121245413.500
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200773754.91835400---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30021562.7313100---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-1001206305.32851200---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS015342.3410022914.500
OVERALL1221810614.949517181468.100
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
* Indicates player did not play that week