Will Josh Jacobs Be a Year-One Workhorse?

A detailed look at Josh Jacobs' fantasy prospects for 2019.

THREE REASONS JOSH JACOBS CAN BE A FEATURE BACK FROM DAY ONE

  1. Jon Gruden’s usage of lead running backs tends to be heavy
  2. The offense will likely remain a run-heavy unit compared to others in the NFL, but Josh Jacobs can contribute as a pass catcher if the offense is more pass-heavy than expected
  3. The competing talent on the roster will not pose much of a threat to Jacobs’ workload

SUMMARY

Factoring in talent, probable usage, and offensive scheme, Josh Jacobs’ path to a workhorse role seems clear. A full-season of at least 220 touches and 30 catches is very much in play for the young running back as a conservative estimate. While some worry about his lack of usage at Alabama, film review shows a back that shined and grew, despite limited opportunities. Josh Jacobs is one of the few value picks at running back available after the third round of drafts. Draft him with confidence, but be prepared for Jacobs to rise up draft boards as the summer progresses.

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