2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 14 · RB # 8 (Tier 2)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.09, 9th
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Josh Jacobs

RB, Las Vegas Raiders

Height 5'10" Weight 220 DOB 1998-02-11 Age 22
College Alabama

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 206.0 260 1195 4.60 - 8 43 31 265 8.5 - 2 0

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 2
6 Dalvin Cook, MIN 1.06
7 Joe Mixon, CIN 1.10
8 Josh Jacobs, LV 1.09
9 Miles Sanders, PHI 2.02
10 Nick Chubb, CLE 2.03
Articles
  • 2020 Running Back Rankings Top 12 For Redraft
    Aug 25 · By Mike MacGregor for Draft Buddy
    Takeaway RB8 in Mike's rankings as of this date.
  • Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Josh Jacobs Finds End Zone In Loss

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had 17 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown in a loss against the Chiefs. The Chiefs Defense held Jacobs to just 3.2 yards per carry, which was his lowest since Week 7. While yards came a bit difficult, Jacobs was able to find the end zone for a third straight week and now has nine touchdowns on the year. It was not the performance that one would hope for out of an RB1, but he was still able to produce a decent performance. Jacobs will have a more favorable matchup next week against the Falcons who allowed over 160 rushing yards to the Saints in Week 11.

    Nov 22 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Dominates Against Broncos

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had another good performance against the Broncos, rushing 21 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in a win. Jacobs picked up over five yards per carry, which is the first time he has done so all season. He now has three rushing touchdowns over his last two games and a total of eight on the year. Jacobs also chipped in with some receptions, adding four catches for 24 yards. He is clearly finding his groove at the midpoint of the season and is a must-start option every week. Jacobs will take on a Chiefs Defense next week that he had success against in Week 5, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a win.

    Nov 15 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Looks To Continue Strong Play

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is having a strong second season, finding himself third in the league in rushing yards coming into Week 10. Over his last two contests, Jacobs has carried the ball a whopping 46 times for 194 yards and a touchdown. He matches up against a tough run defense in Denver who ranks fourth against opposing running backs. Yards will not come easy, but Jacobs is averaging over 20 attempts per game. That will give him ample opportunity to post a good fantasy day. He was able to find success in his only contest against the Broncos last season, rushing for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Jacobs' output and recent performances make him a must-start option in Week 10.

    Nov 12 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Active For Week 9

    As expected, Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) will play against the Chargers in Week 9. Appearing on the injury list late in the week, it looked like Jacobs's status could be in doubt, but he should be good to go. The Chargers Defense has struggled against opposing running backs, making Jacobs a low-end RB1 play due to his high volume each week.

    Nov 8 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Expected To Play

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) is expected to suit up on Sunday against the Chargers. Jacobs had a DNP on Thursday after practicing fully on Wednesday, which was an ominous sign for Sunday. However, he turned things around with a limited session on Friday and will be on the field against the Chargers' defense, which has allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. With at least 25 touches in four games this year, Jacobs' workload commands RB1 treatment from fantasy managers.

    Nov 8 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Questionable Against Chargers

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) is listed as questionable for the divisional matchup in Week 9 against the Chargers. Jacobs got in a full practice on Wednesday and was limited on Friday, so he should be good to go for this one and should remain in the RB1 ranks this weekend. Jacobs is coming off a season-high 31 carries for 129 yards against the Browns, his first 100-yard game of the season. The second-year back is only two receptions shy of matching his rookie-season total in 2019, so the Raiders are utilizing him more in the passing game like they said they would. Because of the guaranteed volume Jacobs sees on a weekly basis, he should be a locked-in RB1.

    Nov 6 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Held Out Of Practice Thursday

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) was sidelined for Thursday's practice as he deals with both an illness and a lingering knee ailment. The move is somewhat concerning in light of having been a full practice participant Wednesday, in addition to the signing of veteran running backTheo Riddick to the active roster. Jacobs has been the Raiders bell-cow back this season, having carried the ball a career-high 31 times last Sunday. His matchup against the Chargers Defense this Sunday may prove to be stiff, as Los Angeles has yielded just two rushing touchdowns this year. The move back to the injury report is certainly worth keeping an eye on for those fantasy managers interested in Jacobs as an RB2 or DFS option versus L.A.

    Nov 5 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Sees Huge Workload In Week 8

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs rushed 31 times in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns, finishing with 128 yards. He failed to bring in his only target. Wind and rain led to this being a run-heavy game for both teams, which is how Jacobs set season highs in both attempts and yards. Don't expect this same level of usage again unless the Raiders get another bad weather game, but Jacobs remains a strong RB2 option even when there's not rain and wind to funnel touches to him.

    Nov 1 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Looks For Bounce-Back Performance

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had his worst performance of the year in Week 7, rushing for just 17 yards on 10 carries. He will have an opportunity to rebound this week, but rushing yards still will not come easy. Jacobs is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry on the season, and the Browns are allowing just 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks sixth best in the league. However, the Browns have allowed nine rushing touchdowns so far this season. Jacobs has been a productive back this season but has not been the RB1 fantasy owners were hoping for coming into the season. He is averaging 23 yards per game less than what he did as a rookie but can hopefully have a breakout performance in Week 8. He is still a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

    Oct 30 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Has Rough Day Against Buccaneers

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had an extremely difficult time against the Buccaneers, picking up just 17 yards on 10 carries and catching three passes for 14 yards. This is by far Jacobs' worst performance of the season, and it came against the best run defense in the league. Fantasy owners should not be too concerned given the matchup he had and the fact that he has been very productive so far this season. The only concern is that he is struggling to pick up a respectable amount of yards per carry, but he typically makes up for it with his output. He will match up against another solid run defense in the Browns next week, but he should be able to bounce back.

    Oct 25 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Has Tough Test Against Buccaneers

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will face one of the league's best run defenses this week in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are allowing just three yards per carry and rank second in the league in total rushing yards allowed. Jacobs is having a productive year and is certainly a must-start option, but he is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry on the season. Jacobs has just one game this season where he has rushed for over four yards per carry. With that being said, he is still seventh in points per game among running backs. It will not be an easy day for Jacobs, but fantasy owners should feel encouraged that he can put up a solid fantasy performance despite a difficult matchup.

    Oct 24 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Has Unenviable Matchup Coming Off Bye Week

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is likely fresh after having his week off, but that wont change the fact that hell be squaring off with the NFLs premier run-stuffing unit Sunday in the form of the Buccaneers Defense. Tampa Bay has yielded an average of just 64.3 rushing yards per contest to begin the year, while Jacobs has amassed an average of 75.4 all by himself. Having carried the ball an average of 21.2 times per game, season-long fantasy managers needn't shy away from Jacobs, but those eyeing him on the DFS market may want to tread lightly. Despite his five rushing scores, Jacobs has yet to compile a 100-yard game on the ground this season after having racked up five such performances as a rookie in 2019.

    Oct 20 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Rushes For Two Touchdowns

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a bounce-back performance, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Jacobs' longest rush of the day was just seven yards, and he averaged less than four yards per carry for the fourth time this season. However, he salvaged the day by finding the end zone two times. His 3.6 yards per carry on the season is a bit concerning for fantasy owners, but he makes up for it with his high volume, leading the league in rushing attempts. He will get to rest up on the team's bye week next week then returns against the Buccaneers in Week 7. The Buccaneers have one of the best run defenses in the league, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs.

    Oct 12 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Poised For Big Game

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will have a favorable matchup this week against the Chiefs. The Chiefs Defense has allowed the fourth most rushing yards and the second most yards per carry. This is encouraging for Jacobs considering he is picking up just 3.6 yards per carry through the first four weeks. Jacobs also has not eclipsed the 100-yard mark in any game this season and has failed to find the end zone for three straight weeks. New England running back Damien Harris had success against the Chiefs run defense in Week 4, picking up 100 yards on 17 carries. Jacobs should be able to accomplish what Harris did and can hopefully find the end zone as well. He remains a must-start option in Week 5.

    Oct 9 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Struggles Against Bills

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a tough day against the Bills, rushing for just 48 yards on 15 attempts and catching three passes for 25 yards. This was Jacobs' worst statistical performance of the season, and he has now failed to find the end zone in each of the last three weeks. The good news for Jacobs is that he will take on the Chiefs in Week 5, and they have a below average run defense. Jacobs saw success against the Chiefs in 2019, rushing for a total of 203 yards over the two contests. This will be a great opportunity for Jacobs to bounce back, where he looks to eclipse 100 rushing yards for the first time this season.

    Oct 5 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Has Tall Task In Week 4

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will have a difficult matchup in Week 4 against the Bills. The Bills Defense ranks seventh in the league in total rushing yards allowed and 10th against opposing running backs. Jacobs is averaging an underwhelming 3.7 yards per carry this season. The Bills are allowing 4.6 yards per carry this season, so it is a bit strange that teams are not picking up a lot of yards on the ground against them. Jacobs had a great Week 1 but his rushing attempts and yards have decreased in each of the last two weeks. He has been dealing with a bit of a hip and knee injury, so that could be part of the reason his performance has been lacking. It is a tough matchup, but he remains a legitimate fantasy starter.

    Oct 2 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Rushes For 71 Yards

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had an average performance against the Patriots, rushing for 71 yards and catching three passes for 12 yards. This is not the type of performance you would like from a star running back like Jacobs, but the Patriots are not an easy matchup. Jacobs has yet to rush for over 100 yards in the first three games of the season, and he will look to eclipse that mark for the first time next week against the Bills. The Bills have a solid defense but surrendered 167 yards on the ground in Week 3 against the Rams. The Raiders' offensive line is good at run blocking, so there is a good chance Jacobs sees more success in Week 4.

    Sep 27 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller Active

    No surprise here, as all reports indicated both would play, but it's now official: Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) are both playing against the Patriots. Both players are must-play options in season-long leagues, with Waller being a TE1 option and Jacobs being a strong RB2 play. Don't be concerned about how the injury issues will impact their performance today. The bigger issue is the Patriots Defense and a game script that might be bad for Jacobs.

    Sep 27 · Source via Raiders Darren Waller Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Questionable Against Patriots

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Patriots. Tight end Darren Waller (knee) is also questionable. Both players were able to get limited practice sessions in on Friday after not being available earlier in the week and should be able to suit up Sunday. At first glance, it seems like a tough matchup for Jacobs, though New England ranks just 20th in rush DVOA. It's always a nerve-wracking experience starting a player against a Bill Belichick-defense, though Jacobs is currently seeing a ton of volume in this offense. If he's playing, you're starting him.

    Sep 26 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Rushes For 88 Yards

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs picked up 88 yards on 27 carries in a win against the Saints. The Saints have one of the best defenses in the league, so yards did not come easy for Jacobs. It was not the best fantasy day, considering he was not heavily utilized in the passing game, catching just three balls for 17 yards. However, he showed that he can still put up a significant amount of yards against stout run defenses, gaining over 40 yards after contact. He will look to build on this performance next week against the Patriots, who surrendered 115 rushing yards to running backs against the Seahawks in Week 2. Jacobs should remain a starter in fantasy lineups no matter who he matches up against.

    Sep 22 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Looks For Another Strong Performance

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a strong start to the 2020 season, scoring three times against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. He will face a stout run defense against the Saints in Week 2. The Saints rank sixth against the run, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs. An encouraging sign for Jacobs is that he was able to catch four balls for 46 yards on six targets against the Panthers. Based on his rookie year, we knew that Jacobs would be a legitimate RB1 option. Becoming adept in the passing game will make him even more valuable going forward. Jacobs may struggle to pick up four yards a clip against this defense, but his heavy workload still makes him a good RB1 choice at a DFS price of $7,500.

    Sep 17 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Motivated To Produce In Passing Game

    Las Vegas Raiders second-year running back Josh Jacobs is motivated to improve his pass-catching numbers in Year 2. "I think he's got to stay wire-to-wire healthy and we have to get more out of him in the passing game, more on the field on third down. He had a great year last year and we expect more of him from this year," head coach Jon Gruden said. Even though he missed the last four games with a right shoulder fracture, Jacobs still finished with a franchise rookie record of 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns. But he caught only 20 passes for 166 yards. The 22-year-old has stated that he'd like to catch at least 60 passes in 2020, which would be excellent news for fantasy managers that took him in the late first/early second round of drafts. Jacobs also set a Raiders rookie record with five 100-yard rushing games, and his 1,150 rushing yards were the fourth-most in NFL history for a player 21 years or younger. He's a must-start RB1 each and every week, including in Week 1 against the Panthers, a team that was constantly exploited on the ground in 2019.

    Sep 9 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Running Back
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2019 OAK 13 173.6 469 (56.0%) 242 1150 4.75 0 7 28 20 166 8.3 0 0 1
    2020 LV 10 145.2 427 (64.3%) 199 754 3.79 0 9 31 24 158 6.6 0 0 1
    2020 RotoBaller 206.0 260 1195 4.60 - 8 43 31 265 8.5 - 2 0

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 CAR W 34-30 31.9 49 (77.8%) 25 93 3.72 0 3 6 4 46 11.5 0 0 0
    2 NO W 34-24 10.5 53 (66.3%) 27 88 3.26 0 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 0 0
    3 NE L 20-36 8.3 35 (59.3%) 16 71 4.44 0 0 4 3 12 4.0 0 0 1
    4 BUF L 23-30 7.3 50 (67.6%) 15 48 3.20 0 0 4 3 25 8.3 0 0 0
    5 KC W 40-32 20.5 45 (64.3%) 23 77 3.35 0 2 3 2 8 4.0 0 0 0
    7 TB L 20-45 3.1 32 (49.2%) 10 17 1.70 0 0 4 3 14 4.7 0 0 0
    8 CLE W 16-6 12.8 48 (66.7%) 31 128 4.13 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    9 LAC W 31-26 12.8 28 (56.0%) 14 65 4.64 0 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 0 0
    10 DEN W 37-12 25.6 43 (59.7%) 21 112 5.33 0 2 4 4 24 6.0 0 0 0
    11 KC L 31-35 12.4 44 (74.6%) 17 55 3.24 0 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 DEN W 24-16 23.3 43 (74.1%) 23 85 3.70 0 2 1 1 28 28.0 0 0 0
    2 KC L 10-28 9.9 30 (46.2%) 12 99 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    3 MIN L 14-34 4.4 25 (42.4%) 10 44 4.40 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0 0
    4 IND W 31-24 10.8 36 (53.7%) 17 79 4.65 0 0 2 2 29 14.5 0 0 0
    5 CHI W 24-21 26.3 50 (68.5%) 26 123 4.73 0 2 4 3 20 6.7 0 0 0
    7 GB L 24-42 13.4 37 (56.1%) 21 124 5.90 0 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 0 0
    8 HOU L 24-27 8.1 31 (55.4%) 15 66 4.40 0 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 0 0
    9 DET W 31-24 24.0 42 (58.3%) 28 120 4.29 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 0
    10 LAC W 26-24 16.1 30 (51.7%) 16 71 4.44 0 1 5 3 30 10.0 0 0 0
    11 CIN W 17-10 12.4 45 (64.3%) 23 112 4.87 0 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 0 1
    12 NYJ L 3-34 3.6 23 (39.0%) 10 34 3.40 0 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0 0
    13 KC L 9-40 10.4 34 (56.7%) 17 104 6.12 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    15 JAC L 16-20 10.9 43 (57.3%) 24 89 3.71 0 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 0 0