RB Jalen Richard - Oakland Raiders

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

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Week 14: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Josh Jacobs has been one of the top stand-out rookie running backs this season, serving as a focal point of this Raiders rushing offense. Jacobs has been productive on the ground all season long, averaging at least 4.3 yards per rush attempt in all but two games, including 10 of his last 11 games. He has also cleared the 100-yard mark in five of his last eight outings, including last week where he rushed for 104 yards on 17 attempts. Jacobs has minimal competition for touches in this backfield and is seeing consistent volume with at least 15 carries in eight of his last nine games, including four games with over 20 carries during that span. While touchdowns have come sporadically for Jacobs due to the inconsistency of this offense, he is more than productive enough with his touches to serve as a viable RB1 in this offense. His offensive line is also helping tremendously, as they are playing as a top-notch run-blocking unit with an A+ grade, ranking them well within the top-10 according to Matt Bitonti of Footballguys. The Titans had been stingy against the run for most of the season, but they have faltered in recent weeks as this group has dealt with injuries and overall poor play which has led to some productive outings for opposing running backs. Since Week 9, this defense has given up the fourth-most fantasy points per game (non-PPR) to running backs. Prior to Week 9, they had limited running backs to the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game. The defensive line for Tennessee is strong, led by Jurrell Casey and Daquan Jones as their top run-stoppers. Both have played very well this season, while rookie Jeffrey Simmons also continues to get better as this unit should pose a stiff challenge for the top-tier Raiders offensive line. The Titans linebackers have been decent against the run, but Jayon Brown has struggled with injuries since Week 6 and has yet to appear 100% healthy since then. All-Pro safety Kevin Byard is a stalwart run-defending safety though, playing as one of the best in the league as he offers great support over the top. Josh Jacobs should be in store for a decent challenge in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs LAC 22 2 0 0 4 4.0 43 0 0 4.3
11 vs CIN 16 2 0 0 1 1.0 7 0 0 0.7
12 at NYJ 23 2 4 0 7 6.0 47 0 0 5.1
13 at KC 12 1 2 0 2 1.0 6 0 0 0.8
14 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 2.6 * * * *
14 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 2.2 * * * *
14 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * 2.0 * * * *

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

2019 Week 13 vs KC (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Richard got a carry up the middle on an early 3rd-and-2 and was the beneficiary of a very friendly spot after it looked like he was stacked up short of the line to gain. Richard's only catch came on a short pass over the middle in garbage time.

2019 Week 12 vs NYJ (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 47 / 0 rec)

Carr caught a short dump off from Carr and accelerated past a defender to find a crease and pick up 18 yards. He picked up 17 yards after finding an open spot in the zone with the Jets linebacker slow to react. Richard was wide open in the flat with some room to run after the catch and had a terrible drop. The ball went through his hands and bounced right off his chest. With Josh Jacobs held out the final quarter, Richard saw a little extra playing time late.

2019 Week 11 vs CIN (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Richard played just 23% of the snaps and failed to make an impact. He was dropped for a four-yard loss on a pitch play. He caught a short pass on a dump off for a 7-yard gain with the defense playing way back on 2nd-and-19.

2019 Week 10 vs LAC (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Richard has seen his share of the offensive snaps creep up four straight weeks. He was on the field for 38% of the offensive plays against the Chargers. Four of his six touches came in the two-minute offense on the final drive of the game. He caught an option route for 10 yards. Richard had a key 9-yard catch to get the Raiders into the red zone. He blocked initially but slipped out of the backfield when Carr started to scramble, caught the short dump off, and accelerated between a pair of defender for the 9-yard pickup.

2019 Week 9 vs DET (2 / 12 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)

Richard played 33% of the snaps, his most since Week 3. He was targeted unsuccessfully twice in the first half and had a short reception in the third quarter. That was it until the game-winning touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter when Richard suddenly became the go-to player for the Raiders. He touched it on four straight plays and gained 66 yards to get Oakland a first-and-goal. Richard started the drive with a beautiful over the shoulder catch in traffic for a 31-yard gain on a wheel route. The next two plays he ran up the middle for seven and then five yards. Then he lined up out wide and ran a crossing route, catching it on the run across the middle and dragging the defender for a gain of 23 yards.

2019 Week 8 vs HOU (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Richard played 30% of the snaps, his most since Week 3. He made a 20-yard grab, beating a linebacker with a quick cut back to the middle of the field. He showed nice acceleration to split a pair of defenders to get into the second level.

2019 Week 7 vs GB (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Despite the Raiders playing from way behind in the second half, Richard only played 23% of the snaps. Josh Jacobs is growing into a true workhorse role, with increasing usage as a receiver. Meanwhile, DeAndre Washington has become the preferred option as a change of pace runner. It leaves Richard without much of a role.

2019 Week 5 vs CHI (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Richard had another quiet game, earning just four touches despite Josh Jacobs missing much of the second quarter. He did well with his few opportunities, however. He got through the hole quickly on a run up the middle for a gain of nine yards. He also made a really nice hands catch in traffic over the middle of the field for a 7-yard pickup. His 11-yard catch on a dump off on 3rd-and-25 got the Raiders back into field goal range.

2019 Week 4 vs IND (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Richard played 28% of the snaps and remains involved in the offense as part of a three-man committee. He took a pitch around the edge for three yards on 3rd-and-2, showing a bit of power to finish the run and pick up the first down.

2019 Week 3 vs MIN (2 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

With the Raiders trailing by at least two touchdowns for most of the game, Richard played 49% of the offensive snaps. He still managed just two carries and three targets. The Raiders have a few more weapons in the passing game this season than last and it was Darren Waller who Carr looked to over and over against the Vikings prevent defense instead of Richard. There wasn't much to get excited over in his performance. His 11-yard run came on a draw play with two minutes left and the Raiders trailing by 27.

2019 Week 2 vs KC (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)

Richard was in for the two-minute drill before halftime and caught a short dump off. He fumbled it but was luckily able to jump back on it. His ball control is atrocious and makes it hard for the team to trust him. He made another bad mistake late in the half on what should have been an easy completion along the sideline. Nobody was near him but he lost track of where he was and wasn't able to get both feet down inbounds.

2019 Week 1 vs DEN (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Richard played nine snaps, mostly on third downs. He handled just one touch. He took a draw on 3rd-and-4 for a three yard gain, getting dragged down just inches short.

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Latest News

Raiders | Jalen Richard totals 51 scrimmage yards (Sun Nov 24, 04:27 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed twice for four yards in Week 12 against the New York Jets and he added six receptions for a team-high 47 yards on seven targets.

Our View: Richard is coming on as the Raiders are falling off. He was a favored target today because Hunter Renfrow got hurt and because the offense struggled to move the ball. He's getting on the radar in deep PPR leagues.
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Schedule

14vs Tennessee Titans
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Los Angeles Chargers
17@ Denver Broncos