RB Josh Jacobs - Oakland Raiders

5-10, 216Born: 2-11-1998College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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Summary

The Raiders selected Josh Jacobs with the 24th overall selection in the 2019 draft. Given the premium pick spent and the glowing review of his talents given by Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock, Jacobs should immediately step in as a workhorse back for the Raiders. When asked by a reporter if Jacobs could handle a heavy workload, Gruden responded, "if you're listening Josh...rest up, because we're going to run you a lot."Jacobs has and ideal blend of size, physicality, and receiving ability to be a true three-down back in today's NFL. Jacobs doesn't fit the profile of the typical first-round running back in terms of college production. He carried the ball just 251 times in his entire college career. He made a strong impression as a true freshman, producing 723 total yards as part of a committee with Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris but then struggled through an injury-plagued sophomore season in which he was slowed by a torn hamstring and fractured ankle. He ended his career on a high note with an impressive 2018 campaign filled with highlight runs despite seeing limited touches as part of a committee with Damien Harris and top 2020 NFL Draft prospect Najee Harris. Jacobs was named offensive MVP of the SEC Championship game against Georgia and posted 148 total yards in Alabama's College Football Playoff win over Oklahoma. Despite major offensive struggles in 2018, Raiders running backs still put up 2,289 total yards, caught 102 passes, and scored 8 touchdowns. Jacobs should get the majority of opportunities in this offense, which makes his fantasy upside immense. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 26, 20, 20, 24, 24, 24, 25, 26, 31, 31, 37
Overall Redraft - 53, 39, 41, 44, 51, 54, 55, 59, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 26, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 31, 34
Overall Redraft PPR - 56, 36, 41, 45, 47, 56, 56, 59, 59
RB Dynasty - 16, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20
Overall Dynasty - 40, 29, 31, 46
Overall Rookie - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.2 167.0 * * 30.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 175.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 210.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 135.0 * * 27.5 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 47
RB: 23
Overall-PPR: 47
RB-PPR: 23

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2019 Schedule

1vs Denver Broncos
2vs Kansas City Chiefs
3@ Minnesota Vikings
4@ Indianapolis Colts
5vs Chicago Bears
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Green Bay Packers
8@ Houston Texans
9vs Detroit Lions
10vs Los Angeles Chargers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12@ New York Jets
13@ Kansas City Chiefs
14vs Tennessee Titans
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Los Angeles Chargers
17@ Denver Broncos