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.
Contributes in passing game
RBOakland Raiders
October 14, 2018
Richard managed just three rushing yards on two carries but led Oakland in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (48) during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Seattle.
ANALYSIS
The third-year man has subtly comprised a solid six weeks of production to start the season, though almost exclusively as a contributor in the passing game for Oakland. Only 11 percent of Richard's offensive yardage this year is attributed to rushing, compared to an average of 63 percent between 2016 and 2017. Richard is posting per-game clips of 5.2 catches and 42.7 receiving yards, giving him significant added value in PPR-formatted leagues specifically. Once Oakland returns from the bye week, Richard will be facing a Colts defense that has struggled mightily against the pass, allowing opponents to throw for 280 yards or more in five out of six games.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    149
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    35
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
237
136
2017
219
143
2018
149
35
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 8"
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Weight:   205 lbs
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Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Catches six more passes
RBOakland Raiders
October 8, 2018
Richard caught six passes for 53 yards on six targets and took one carry for four yards in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chargers.
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Logs four touches in victory
RBOakland Raiders
October 1, 2018
Richard lost two yards on his lone carry but added three receptions for 38 yards on five targets in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
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Snags six passes Sunday
RBOakland Raiders
September 24, 2018
Richard caught six of seven targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins.
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Uninvolved against Denver
RBOakland Raiders
September 17, 2018
Richard rushed for three yards on two carries in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos.
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Hauls in nine passes Monday
RBOakland Raiders
September 11, 2018
Richard rushed for 24 yards on five carries and caught nine passes on 11 targets for 55 yards in Monday's loss to the Rams.
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