Jalen Richard
Jalen Richard
24-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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Richard was on the field for just eight offensive snaps as the Raiders played with a lead until a last-second field goal by the Broncos. The lack of involvement for Richard comes just one week after the reserve logged nine catches for 55 yards on 11 targets. In Week 2, Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin combined for 28 touches while quarterback Derek Carr attempted 32 passes, leaving little room for Richard to carve out a meaningful role in terms of fantasy production.
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Jalen Richard NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    45
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    13
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
237
136
2017
219
143
2018
45
13
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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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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Keeps roster spot
RBOakland Raiders
September 2, 2018
Richard has a spot on Oakland's initial 53-man roster, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Battling for roster spot
RBOakland Raiders
August 29, 2018
Richard gained three yards on two carries and caught three of five targets for 34 yards in Friday's 13-6 preseason win over the Packers.
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Logs nine touches in preseason debut
RBOakland Raiders
August 13, 2018
Richard rushed for 13 yards on five carries to go along with four receptions on as many targets for 35 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Lions.
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Back to work
RBOakland Raiders
August 2, 2018
Richard (calf) returned to practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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