Jalen Richard
Jalen Richard
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Through the early part of 2017 while Marshawn Lynch struggled to regain his form, Richard looked like he might be headed for a big season. He ripped off 109 scrimmage yards in Week 2 against the Jets on only eight touches, and his combination of speed in open space and elite elusiveness seemed to be a great fit alongside the veteran. Lynch gradually re-asserted himself, but Richard's workload mostly suffered due to his own failings with ball security - he lost three fumbles on offense (and another five on kickoffs and punts) - and he understandably didn't get more than six touches in a game in the second half of the season. If he had the change-of-pace role to himself and learned to protect the ball better, Richard could be consistently productive in the Oakland offense, but with DeAndre Washington competing for the same snaps it's hard to see either back making more than an occasional impact, especially with the Raiders now trying to rehabilitate Doug Martin as well. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Raiders in May of 2016.
Totals 76 scrimmage yards
RBOakland Raiders
December 16, 2018
Richard carried four times for nine yards and caught five passes for an additional 67 yards during Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
Richard did next to nothing on the ground, but he made an impact as a receiver, finishing second on the team in targets, catches and yards. His involvement in the passing game had been suppressed in recent weeks, so it was a good sign to see him included in the gameplan once more. Richard's role seems secure over the final games of the season, and he'll look to remain involved as a pass catcher next week against the Broncos.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jalen Richard's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
8.2%
 
Positive Run %
87.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.4
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
7.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
29.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
7.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
3.1%
 
% Team Targets
15.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.8%
 
Drop Rate
1.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.9
 
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% of Team Snaps

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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Broncos
Monday, Dec 24th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.2
 
Cornerbacks
93.5
 
Safeties
60.7
 
Linebackers
95.0
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Few backs did more with less last year than Richard. The undrafted free agent set the tone for his season by rushing for 84 yards and a touchdown on only three carries in Week 1, and while that ended up being his only rushing TD of the year he still finished in the top 10 in the league in yards per touch, percentage of carries he turned into gains of 15 yards or more and total return yards. Richard runs with both speed and surprising power given his smallish frame, but he may not get much opportunity to build on his successful rookie campaign. While Latavius Murray left for Minnesota in the offseason, he was replaced by Marshawn Lynch, who came out of retirement to play for his hometown team. If Beast Mode is still beastly, Richard will once again be competing for a change-of-pace role with DeAndre Washington.
Richard went undrafted out of Southern Miss, but earned an NFL contract by impressing the Raiders at their rookie minicamp. Since then, he's earned glowing reviews from team personnel throughout Oakland's offseason program as well as during the onset of training camp. However, Richard remains firmly behind Latavius Murray and DeAndre Washington on the team's RB depth chart, and faces heavy competition from the likes of veteran Taiwan Jones and George Atkinson for the teams No. 3 and No. 4 tailback jobs. Jones could have an edge on Richard due to his competence on special teams, so if it comes down to Richard vs. Atkinson, and Richard does win out, he still isn't guaranteed a roster spot since Oakland may not even carry four tailbacks on their active roster heading into the regular season. Furthermore, that very role isn't projected to handle much of a workload anyway. Bottomline, barring injury, Richard doesn't appear destined for a fantasy-relevant 2016 campaign.
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Deemed healthy
RBOakland Raiders
December 12, 2018
Richard (ribs) wasn't listed on the Raiders' injury report Wednesday.
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Escapes with minor injury
RBOakland Raiders
Ribs
December 10, 2018
Richard injured his ribs during Sunday's 24-21 win over Pittsburgh, but coach Jon Gruden expects the running back to be okay, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Blows up for 126 offensive yards
RBOakland Raiders
December 2, 2018
Richard tallied 95 rushing yards on six carries with one lost fumble, adding three receptions for 31 yards during Sunday's 40-33 loss to Kansas City.
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Quiet in loss
RBOakland Raiders
November 26, 2018
Richard gained one yard on his lone carry and caught two of four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.
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Gets going on ground
RBOakland Raiders
November 18, 2018
Richard amounted 61 yards rushing on 11 attempts, adding three catches for 32 yards during Sunday's 23-21 win against Arizona.
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