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RB Jalen Richard - Oakland Raiders

5-8, 210Born: 10-15-1993College: Southern MississippiDrafted: ---

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Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 16 vs PHI (4 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Richard made multiple impact plays despite few touches. He burst off of left tackle for a 30-yard gain. Late in the fourth-quarter, he took a screen for 22 yards. He had another gain of 9 yards on the next play but had the ball ripped loose before he went to the ground. Richard has had issues holding onto the ball all season and it is a problem that could keep him from gaining more playing time if he can't get it fixed.

2017 Week 15 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Richard caught a couple short passes when split out as a receiver but isn't getting enough snaps to be fantasy relevant.

2017 Week 13 vs NYG (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Richard had a tough time holding onto the ball. It looked like he may have fumbled after catching a short slant but the pass was ruled incomplete and the play wasn't challenged. He also fumbled a punt that the Raiders were able to jump on to retain possession.

2017 Week 12 vs DEN (2 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)

Richard caught a 6-yard touchdown when a blown coverage by the Broncos left him uncovered out of the backfield.

2017 Week 11 vs NE (4 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Richard impressed in limited work. He was able to make himself skinny and squirt through small holes for gains of five or six yards on multiple occasions. When it looked like he'd be stacked up at the line, he slithered through and kept his legs moving for solid gains.

2017 Week 9 vs MIA (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Richard played just 19% of the snaps, splitting time with Washington behind Lynch. He was an afterthought in the passing game, with just one target.

2017 Week 8 vs BUF (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

Richard played 40% of the snaps but did little with his opportunity for extended playing time. He wasn't able to maintain his balance after taking light contact on a 3rd-and-1 carry, falling behind the line of scrimmage. Richard made a costly mistake on special teams. Returning the opening kick of the second half, Richard slipped and fell. When he got back on his feet, he had the ball stripped away to set up the Bills deep in Raiders territory.

2017 Week 7 vs KC (9 / 31 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

With Lynch getting ejected from the game midway through the second quarter, Richard and DeAndre Washington split snaps and carries almost exactly down the middle. Richard played one more snap (26 to 25) and had one more touch (12 to 11).

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (2 / -1 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Richard was the second back into the game and received a couple carries in the first quarter that went nowhere. He is the Raiders main back in the hurry-up offense and did most of his damage on a field goal drive in the final minute before halftime, catching passes over the middle for gains of 11 and 8 yards.

2017 Week 5 vs BAL (9 / 37 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

With DeAndre Washington sidelined, Richard played a season-high 45% of the snaps. He was able to find some early success, including a darting 14-yard run weaving his way off of left tackle on his first touch of the game. But he was mostly bottled up the rest of the way. The Raiders tried to set up screens to Richard on two separate occasions but the Ravens sniffed them out and forced Manuel to throw the ball away.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Richard showed major burst on a 3rd-and-6 catch that he took for a 20-yard gain. He caught the ball a couple of yards behind the line of scrimmage, turned upfield, and exploded forward through a gap for the big gain. He had a decent run for seven yards but was stuffed for no gain on his only other carry.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Richard totaled just five yards on his three touches. He played just six snaps and remains third on the depth chart.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 58 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec)

Richard was outstanding on his limited touches. He caught a short crossing route, made a sweet cut and exploded upfield for a 39-yard gain. Richard finished the play with a nasty stiff arm to the jaw of rookie safety Jamal Adams. Richard's second big play was a 52-yard touchdown. He lined up next to Carr and took a pitch to the right side, put his foot in the ground with a decisive cut and burst upfield through a big hole and went untouched into the end zone.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (5 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Richard was the third back in, but split snaps and touches pretty evenly with Washington. Richard had more success as a runner than Washington on a very small sample size against the Titans. But as long as Lynch is dominating the carries and Richard and Washington are sharing the backup job, neither has any fantasy value. Richard's best play of the day came on a 3rd down reception over the middle. He got to the sticks and went low to snag the ball and held on despite a big hit.

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