DFS Roundtable: Shaky Running Backs

The DFS team discusses the shake running backs heading into Week 4

The running back landscape is littered with potential big values or landmines depending on your take on their outlook. Any positive outlooks for Week 4?

PHIL ALEXANDER

Following the Raiders one-sided loss to Minnesota, Jon Gruden told reporters, "We've got to get more out of Josh (Jacobs) as a receiver." It's easy to write off anything Gruden says as coach speak, but consider the facts:

  • Jacobs was a polished pass-catcher coming out of Alabama
  • He was routinely split out wide during offseason practices
  • The Raiders haven't gotten anywhere by taking him off the field in hurry-up situations in favor of Jalen Richard or DeAndre Washington.
At just $5,100 (DraftKings), Jacobs may not even need to catch passes to pay off this week. His next opponent, Indianapolis, has allowed 23% more standard fantasy points to opposing running backs than the league average so far this season.

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