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  • Josh Jacobs Sees Plenty Of Work In Preseason Opener

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs started in the Hall of Fame preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday and played in multiple series, rushing five times for 30 yards while adding two catches for 14 yards. "I always think it's good for backs to carry the ball in the preseason," head coach Josh McDaniels said. "There's a lot of things that happen when you're getting tackled and hit that you can't simulate in practice." Jacobs' heavy involvement in the first preseason raised eyebrows, but he's battling Kenyan Drake and rookie Zamir White for snaps in the offense this year. White looked good Thursday, running for 52 yards on 11 carries, also catching three of four targets for 23 yards. The Raiders backfield could be headed for a committee approach involving Jacobs, Drake and White in 2022.

    Aug 5 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Likely To Share Touches This Year

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is expected to share touches with Kenyan Drake this season. Drake, who is working his way back into shape after breaking his ankle in December, is predicted to have a "significant role," according to Tashan Reed of The Athletic. This means that not only will Jacobs see less carries, but he'll also receive fewer looks from quarterback Derek Carr on the receiving end. Unquestionably, the committee approach isn't ideal for fantasy managers. Still, Jacobs should have some solid outings in 2022-23. The same sentiment holds true for Drake. Yet, neither will likely be a routine fantasy producer, although an injury could open things up for either man throughout the year.

    Jul 28 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs To Be Stuck In Committee Backfield?

    Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson suggests that the Las Vegas Raiders will be going with a situational committee approach in their backfield this year, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the position get entirely revamped next offseason with Josh Jacobs in a contract year in 2022. New head coach Josh McDaniels comes over from the New England Patriots, where they often employed a committee approach to their backfield that gave fantasy managers fits. This could be similar with Jacobs, pass-catching back Kenyan Drake, rookie Zamir White and Brandon Bolden all involved on a weekly basis. The writing was on the wall when the Raiders declined Jacobs' fifth-year option, and it was further solidified when they drafted White. With all that said, Jacobs should now be considered a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 23 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
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