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.
Good to go against Jets
RBOakland Raiders
November 22, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets.
ANALYSIS
Jacobs was listed as a limited practice participant this week as the Raiders continue to manage his reps. It's nothing that's hampered his workload in games of late, as evidenced by Week 11's 23-carry, 112-yard rushing effort against the 0-10 Bengals. Jacobs does, however, have a tougher matchup on tap Sunday, given that the 3-7 Jets are allowing a league-low average of 79.1 yards per game on the ground.
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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 %
16.2%
 
Positive Run %
85.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
63.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
3.7%
 
Touches Per Game
20.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
56.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.8%
 
% Team Targets
7.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.9%
 
Drop Rate
13.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jets pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
84.1
 
Cornerbacks
89.6
 
Safeties
71.6
 
Linebackers
77.7
 
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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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Still limited at practice
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
November 21, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited at practice Wednesday
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
November 20, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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Contributes 124 scrimmage yards
RBOakland Raiders
November 17, 2019
Jacobs carried 23 times for 112 yards and caught all three of his targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
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Cleared for Week 11 action
RBOakland Raiders
November 15, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's home game against Cincinnati.
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Another limited practice
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
November 14, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
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