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RB Jalen Richard - Oakland Raiders

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 16): As the Raiders offense declines, Richard's role grows. He could be decent PPR depth after their bye and if Marshawn Lynch's groin issue is serious, he might be a weekly flex play.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at MIA 20 0 0 0 7 6 59 0 0 5.9
4 vs CLE 34 1 -2 0 5 3 38 0 0 3.6
5 at LAC 26 1 4 0 6 6 53 0 0 5.7
6 vs SEA 24 2 3 0 8 7 48 0 0 5.1

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jalen Richard's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs SEA (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 48 / 0 rec)

If there was a bright spot on a dismal day for the Raiders offense, it was the play of Richard. He made some nice moves and then showed some power on a 21-yard catch and run on 3rd-and-20 to push past the sticks and get the first down. He was initially called for an offensive targeting when he lowered his head and initiated contact on a tough 7-yard catch and run along the left sideline but the official picked up the flag. With the Raiders season spiraling out of control, Richard might see a lot of game scripts in the final 10 weeks that see him heavily involved in the second half. Plus, if this ends up being a 2-14 type of season, it may make sense to give the young guys like Richard a bit more action late in the season to build for the future.

2018 Week 5 vs LAC (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

Richard saw a few more snaps than normal with the Raiders down three scores most of the second half. He had a 32-yard reception when Carr avoided pressure and dumped it off to him in the flat. There was a lot of open space and Richard made a man miss near the end of the run to pick up an extra ten yards. Richard made a great move on a similar play later. Carr barely escaped pressure and flipped it to Richard short. He juked the first man and made something out of nothing for a 9-yard gain. Richard's only carry came from the 5 yard line. He took it right up the middle and it looked like he was able to dive and stretch the ball across the goal line but he was ruled down just shy of the end zone.

2018 Week 4 vs CLE (1 / -2 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Richard barely played outside of the two-minute offense but still made a couple impact plays. A 16-yard gain on a nifty catch and run in the two-minute offense before halftime helped get the Raiders into field position. He then made one of the plays of the game in the final minute. He caught a short pass over the middle, made the first man miss and then a sweet juke move got him to the outside where he was able to get out of bounds and save valuable seconds on the clock. The 18-yard gain down to Cleveland's 7-yard line set up the game-tying touchdown the next play.

2018 Week 3 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec)

Nearly all of Richard's production came on a garbage-time drive in the final minutes. The Raiders took over down two scores with under two minutes left and moved methodically down the field on short completions to Richard to setup a field goal but weren't able to recover the onside kick. Richard is only rarely involved if the Raiders aren't trailing by multiple scores.

2018 Week 2 vs DEN (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

After playing half the snaps last week and leading the team in touches, Richard was an afterthought in Week 2. He touched it just twice and didn't have a catch. Chalk it up to game script. With the Raiders leading the entire game, Gruden stuck almost exclusively with the Lynch/Martin duo.

2018 Week 1 vs LAR (5 / 24 / 0 rush, 11 / 9 / 55 / 0 rec)

Richard had a major role as the pass-catching back and led the Raiders running backs in touches and snaps (50%). He was critical on a long field goal drive in the two-minute drill before half, touching the ball seven times to help set up a last-second field goal. When the Raiders fell behind by six points midway through the third quarter, Gruden made the decision to go with Richard the rest of the way. Richard did his part, making a number of plays. The most impressive was a one-handed snag along the sideline on third down to keep the chains moving. As the Raiders fell further and further behind in the second half, Richard continued to play a primary role in the offense and ended up leading the team in both touches and receptions. Some of the usage was clearly due to game script and can't be counted on to continue. However, if the Raiders really are as bad as they looked in the second half, Richard could have a lot of favorable game scripts going forward.

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Latest News

Raiders | Jalen Richard racks up seven grabs (Sun Oct 14, 08:26 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed twice for three yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks in London, but he added team highs with seven grabs, 48 yards and eight targets.

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Schedule

7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Indianapolis Colts
9@ San Francisco 49ers
10vs Los Angeles Chargers
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12@ Baltimore Ravens
13vs Kansas City Chiefs
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ Kansas City Chiefs