Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The first running back off the board in the 2019 draft, Jacobs landed in a potential starting role when Oakland nabbed him with the 24th overall pick. While he didn't carry a heavy workload in a crowded Alabama backfield during his college days, he impressed with what chances he got, showing a versatile skill set and running with power and purpose. At 5-10, 220, Jacobs runs with a low center of gravity, and he should see plenty of short-yardage and goal-line carries regardless of his other duties in the Oakland backfield. His balance and vision are also pluses, so while he lacks elusiveness and there are questions about his ability to outrun defenders in the open field, Jacobs can still pick up extra yards after the initial point of contact. He also showed enough as a receiver to stay on the field for passing downs, though he might never be a true difference-maker through the air and Jalen Richard will also be a factor in that area. The club signed Isaiah Crowell this offseason, but the former Brown and Jet quickly took himself out of the picture with a torn Achilles during April workouts and was replaced by Doug Martin. Marshawn Lynch retired, and the Raiders otherwise focused on upgrading their passing game with the additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, leaving Jacobs to spearhead the rushing attack. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $11.93 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2019.
Skies for the game-winner
RBOakland Raiders
October 6, 2019
Jacobs ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and added 20 yards on three catches during Sunday's 24-21 win over Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Jacobs capped the comeback in the closing minutes of Sunday's contest, leaping over the Bears defense for a two-yard touchdown to put Oakland on top for good. His two touchdowns were his first since Week 1, but he's comfortably the most reliable Raider from a fantasy perspective, tallying at least 99 total yards in four of five games. He'll be counted on Week 7 against a Packers defense that is pesky against the pass, but has been exposed at times by good running backs.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Jacobs' 2019 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 rush attempts.
  • 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 %
19.3%
 
Positive Run %
86.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
65.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
4.5%
 
Touches Per Game
18.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
51.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
5.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
66.5
 
Cornerbacks
71.7
 
Safeties
35.2
 
Linebackers
73.0
 
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2019 Josh Jacobs Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Jacobs' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Elevates to full practice
RBOakland Raiders
October 3, 2019
Jacobs (elbow) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Limited to begin week
RBOakland Raiders
Elbow
October 2, 2019
Jacobs was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to an elbow injury.
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Picks up 108 yards in win
RBOakland Raiders
September 29, 2019
Jacobs ran for 79 yards for 17 carries and added 29 yards on two catches during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
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Game script mitigates production
RBOakland Raiders
September 22, 2019
Jacobs accounted for 44 yards on 10 carries and was unable to haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 34-14 loss to Minnesota.
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Cleared to play Sunday
RBOakland Raiders
September 20, 2019
Jacobs (groin/hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings after practicing fully Friday.
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