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College: Alabama | 2 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 2/11/1998
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2020 Bye Week: 6

Owned: 99.8%
Started: 1.5%
Total Pts: 92.5
Avg Pts: 18.50
Rank: 6 RB

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Fantasy Week
Week 135.90Josh Jacobs 93 rushing yds (9.30 pts)
Josh Jacobs 3 rushing TDs (18.00 pts)
. . . Josh Jacobs 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Josh Jacobs 7 yd rushing TD
. . . Josh Jacobs 6 yd rushing TD
Josh Jacobs 46 receiving yds (4.60 pts)
Josh Jacobs 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 213.50Josh Jacobs 88 rushing yds (8.80 pts)
Josh Jacobs 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Josh Jacobs 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 310.30Josh Jacobs 71 rushing yds (7.10 pts)
Josh Jacobs 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Josh Jacobs 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Josh Jacobs 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 410.30Josh Jacobs 48 rushing yds (4.80 pts)
Josh Jacobs 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)
Josh Jacobs 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 522.50Josh Jacobs 77 rushing yds (7.70 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . J.Jacobs for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
. . . J.Jacobs for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
Josh Jacobs 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
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Player Notes
Oct 12 10:00am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a bounce-back performance, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Jacobs' longest rush of the day was just seven yards, and he averaged less than four yards per carry for the fourth time this season. However, he salvaged the day by finding the end zone two times. His 3.6 yards per carry on the season is a bit concerning for fantasy owners, but he makes up for it with his high volume, leading the league in rushing attempts. He will get to rest up on the team's bye week next week then returns against the Buccaneers in Week 7. The Buccaneers have one of the best run defenses in the league, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs.

From RotoBaller

Oct 9 12:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will have a favorable matchup this week against the Chiefs. The Chiefs Defense has allowed the fourth most rushing yards and the second most yards per carry. This is encouraging for Jacobs considering he is picking up just 3.6 yards per carry through the first four weeks. Jacobs also has not eclipsed the 100-yard mark in any game this season and has failed to find the end zone for three straight weeks. New England running back Damien Harris had success against the Chiefs run defense in Week 4, picking up 100 yards on 17 carries. Jacobs should be able to accomplish what Harris did and can hopefully find the end zone as well. He remains a must-start option in Week 5.

From RotoBaller

Oct 5 11:10am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a tough day against the Bills, rushing for just 48 yards on 15 attempts and catching three passes for 25 yards. This was Jacobs' worst statistical performance of the season, and he has now failed to find the end zone in each of the last three weeks. The good news for Jacobs is that he will take on the Chiefs in Week 5, and they have a below average run defense. Jacobs saw success against the Chiefs in 2019, rushing for a total of 203 yards over the two contests. This will be a great opportunity for Jacobs to bounce back, where he looks to eclipse 100 rushing yards for the first time this season.

From RotoBaller

Oct 2 2:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will have a difficult matchup in Week 4 against the Bills. The Bills Defense ranks seventh in the league in total rushing yards allowed and 10th against opposing running backs. Jacobs is averaging an underwhelming 3.7 yards per carry this season. The Bills are allowing 4.6 yards per carry this season, so it is a bit strange that teams are not picking up a lot of yards on the ground against them. Jacobs had a great Week 1 but his rushing attempts and yards have decreased in each of the last two weeks. He has been dealing with a bit of a hip and knee injury, so that could be part of the reason his performance has been lacking. It is a tough matchup, but he remains a legitimate fantasy starter.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 9:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had an average performance against the Patriots, rushing for 71 yards and catching three passes for 12 yards. This is not the type of performance you would like from a star running back like Jacobs, but the Patriots are not an easy matchup. Jacobs has yet to rush for over 100 yards in the first three games of the season, and he will look to eclipse that mark for the first time next week against the Bills. The Bills have a solid defense but surrendered 167 yards on the ground in Week 3 against the Rams. The Raiders' offensive line is good at run blocking, so there is a good chance Jacobs sees more success in Week 4.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 12:10pm ET

No surprise here, as all reports indicated both would play, but it's now official: Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) are both playing against the Patriots. Both players are must-play options in season-long leagues, with Waller being a TE1 option and Jacobs being a strong RB2 play. Don't be concerned about how the injury issues will impact their performance today. The bigger issue is the Patriots Defense and a game script that might be bad for Jacobs.

From RotoBaller

Sep 27 9:20am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) are both expected to suit up for a Week 3 matchup with the Patriots. Both players were held out of practice earlier in the week but were able to get limited sessions in on Friday. It's likely that Las Vegas was just being careful with their two heavily-used skill position players, as both rank in the top-five in the league in touches/targets at their respective positions. The Patriots Defense will always pose a challenge for fantasy managers with Bill Belichick looming on the sidelines, though Jacobs and Waller are must-starts because of their elite-level usage.

From RotoBaller

Sep 26 4:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Patriots. Tight end Darren Waller (knee) is also questionable. Both players were able to get limited practice sessions in on Friday after not being available earlier in the week and should be able to suit up Sunday. At first glance, it seems like a tough matchup for Jacobs, though New England ranks just 20th in rush DVOA. It's always a nerve-wracking experience starting a player against a Bill Belichick-defense, though Jacobs is currently seeing a ton of volume in this offense. If he's playing, you're starting him.

From RotoBaller

Sep 22 12:40pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs picked up 88 yards on 27 carries in a win against the Saints. The Saints have one of the best defenses in the league, so yards did not come easy for Jacobs. It was not the best fantasy day, considering he was not heavily utilized in the passing game, catching just three balls for 17 yards. However, he showed that he can still put up a significant amount of yards against stout run defenses, gaining over 40 yards after contact. He will look to build on this performance next week against the Patriots, who surrendered 115 rushing yards to running backs against the Seahawks in Week 2. Jacobs should remain a starter in fantasy lineups no matter who he matches up against.

From RotoBaller

Sep 17 2:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a strong start to the 2020 season, scoring three times against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. He will face a stout run defense against the Saints in Week 2. The Saints rank sixth against the run, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs. An encouraging sign for Jacobs is that he was able to catch four balls for 46 yards on six targets against the Panthers. Based on his rookie year, we knew that Jacobs would be a legitimate RB1 option. Becoming adept in the passing game will make him even more valuable going forward. Jacobs may struggle to pick up four yards a clip against this defense, but his heavy workload still makes him a good RB1 choice at a DFS price of $7,500.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 3:30pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf), who left the Week 1 win over the Panthers early with a calf injury, is not believed to have suffered a serious injury, according to a source. Brown, the team's starting right tackle, has a chance to play in Week 2 on Monday night against the Saints and their improved defense. If Brown suffers a setback in practice this week or can't go, Sam Young would be next in line to start at right tackle for the Raiders. Running back Josh Jacobs had three rushing touchdowns in the season opener and will be hoping that Brown is active in the team's Las Vegas home opener on Monday night.

From RotoBaller

Sep 9 1:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders second-year running back Josh Jacobs is motivated to improve his pass-catching numbers in Year 2. "I think he's got to stay wire-to-wire healthy and we have to get more out of him in the passing game, more on the field on third down. He had a great year last year and we expect more of him from this year," head coach Jon Gruden said. Even though he missed the last four games with a right shoulder fracture, Jacobs still finished with a franchise rookie record of 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns. But he caught only 20 passes for 166 yards. The 22-year-old has stated that he'd like to catch at least 60 passes in 2020, which would be excellent news for fantasy managers that took him in the late first/early second round of drafts. Jacobs also set a Raiders rookie record with five 100-yard rushing games, and his 1,150 rushing yards were the fourth-most in NFL history for a player 21 years or younger. He's a must-start RB1 each and every week, including in Week 1 against the Panthers, a team that was constantly exploited on the ground in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Jul 6 10:50am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs could be in line for a breakout year, a sentiment that was echoed by ESPN's Mike Clay, who predicted the sophomore back to total 1,400 yards from scrimmage this season. The 22-year-old finished 2019 with 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns but was hindered by a shoulder issue that cost him three games while impacting him in others. With the Raiders having some potent weapons on the receiving end, things may open up more for Jacobs in 2020. Look for him to fly off the draft boards within the first round the majority of fantasy drafts for the upcoming campaign.

From RotoBaller

Jun 23 10:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been labeled as a potential MVP candidate this upcoming year, according to a recent article posted by Dan Hanzus of Despite shoulder issues relegating his productivity while also limiting him to 13 games, the sophomore back finished his rookie season with 1,150 yards and seven rushing touchdowns on 242 attempts. Though he has been rumored not to be as heavily featured catching passes out of the backfield, he is expected to see an improvement on the ground, primarily with an upgraded passing attack. Look for the 22-year-old to be a first-round fantasy pick in all formats heading into the 2020 campaign.

From RotoBaller

Jun 15 5:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has plenty of hype as he enters his second year in the league. With the team loaded on the receiving end, many anticipate that opposing offenses won't have the luxury of being able to stack the box like they did last season. While Jacobs' rookie season wasn't a bust by any means, his late-first, early-second round ADP suggests an even better outlook heading into 2020. Jacobs battled a shoulder issue throughout the season in 2019. Still, the 22-year-old finished with 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns while racking up 683 YAC, which was good for fifth in the league.

From RotoBaller

Jun 1 10:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been pegged by, contributing columnist Adam Schein to win the league's rushing title. While it is a realistic expectation, he will have some tough competition with the likes of Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Ezekiel Elliott, and Christian McCaffrey--among others. The 22-year-old appeared in 13 games in 2019 and battled a shoulder ailment for a good portion of the season. He finished with 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns on 242 attempts and was one of the most elusive runners after contact. Regardless of whether he finishes as the top rusher, he is projected to be one of the league's top fantasy producers at his position, especially with the team beefing things up on the receiving end by drafting Henry Ruggs III in the 2020 NFL Draft.

From RotoBaller

May 22 3:00am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs continues to be highly touted entering the 2020 NFL season. According to Pro Football Focus, the sophomore led the league by forcing 69 missed tackles despite missing some time with a shoulder ailment. Jacobs finished the 2019 campaign with 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns throughout 13 contests. He is projected to be a second-round pick in the majority of fantasy drafts but could easily find himself getting selected over the likes of fellow backs Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, and Joe Mixon.

From RotoBaller

May 15 12:20pm ET

The Las Vegas Raiders had been in talks with running back LeSean McCoy before they signed Devontae Booker. The Raiders also had talked with veteran Frank Gore, who ended up signing with the Jets. McCoy remains a free agent. He had a total of 979 yards the last two seasons after running for at least 1,138 yards in four of five seasons from 2013 to 2017. Shady is likely looking at playing just one more year in the NFL if he can land with a contender. The Raiders looking for more running back depth behind Josh Jacobs may mean that they aren't necessarily ready to give him a bigger load in the passing game in his sophomore season. Las Vegas also drafted Lynn Bowden Jr. and has Jalen Richard for depth, too.

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Player Transactions
  • 10-Jul-2019: OAK - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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2020 Season92.5010637750151080201
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