Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jacobs entered the NFL as a talented but relatively unproven back who had never gotten a chance to fully carry the load during his college days at Alabama. The Raiders wasted little time in letting him prove he could be their top guy, and the rookie delivered, averaging 20.2 touches in 13 games (a lingering shoulder injury cost him three weeks in December). Often playing at less than 100 percent healthy, Jacobs displayed an impressive ability to plow through traffic with power and balance, finishing ninth in broken tackle rate (one for every 9.3 carries). Despite his generally successful first campaign, Jacobs still has some things to prove. That he wore down as the season progressed isn't exactly encouraging, and he wasn't a difference-maker as a receiving weapon, though the team's passing attack in general was a disappointment beyond TE Darren Waller. The Raiders are counting on rookies to spark improvement, with first-round pick Henry Ruggs and third-round pick Bryan Edwards joining Tyrell Williams to give the offense more of a downfield component. Ruggs, in particular, can prevent safeties from creeping toward the line to stop the run, with a 4.27 40 making him one of the fastest players in the league. Jacobs' lead role on the ground is safe, but room for receiving growth appears somewhat limited. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $11.93 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2019.
Helps key big upset
RBLas Vegas Raiders
October 11, 2020
Jacobs rushed 23 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns and brought in two of three targets for eight yards in the Raiders' 40-32 win over the Chiefs on Sunday.
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Jacobs found running room to be at a premium against the Chiefs' athletic front seven, with his long run of the day going for just seven yards. However, the second-year back was able to power into the end zone from seven and two yards out in the fourth quarter, and a seven-yard run on Las Vegas' final drive helped ice the win by forcing KC to use its last timeout. Jacobs' pair of scores were his first since Week 1, and he'll look to build on Sunday's effort in a Week 7 matchup against the Buccaneers following a Week 6 bye.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Jacobs' 2020 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 %
16.0%
 
Positive Run %
79.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
4.7%
 
Touches Per Game
24.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
52.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.7%
 
% Team Targets
11.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
5.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
67.3
 
Cornerbacks
69.5
 
Safeties
58.1
 
Linebackers
72.1
 
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2020 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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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.
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Held in check by Bills
RBLas Vegas Raiders
October 4, 2020
Jacobs carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards and caught three of four targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.
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Pedestrian in Week 3 loss
RBLas Vegas Raiders
September 27, 2020
Jacobs (hip) rushed 16 times for 71 yards and caught three of four targets for 12 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.
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Suits up Sunday
RBLas Vegas Raiders
September 27, 2020
Jacobs (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Likely to play Sunday
RBLas Vegas Raiders
Hip
September 26, 2020
Jacobs (hip) is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Listed as questionable after limited practice
RBLas Vegas Raiders
Hip
September 25, 2020
Jacobs (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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