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Josh Jacobs

RB, Las Vegas Raiders

Height 5'10" Weight 220
DOB 1998-02-11 Age 23.6
College Alabama

2021 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 18 (Tier 4)

Position Rankings

Rank Name Bye Age ADP1 PPG2 Comment
Tier 4
16 Chris Carson, SEA 9 27.0 3.03 15.7

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been one of the best values in the NFL over the last three seasons, and he was rewarded with a new contract this offseason. Now, he stands alone in a Seahawks backfield that lacks a consistent threat behind him. Other players on the roster have mostly been guys that have filled in during injury or to spell Carson. Carson figures to see a massive workload this season. Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas are really the only other names of note in this backfield, but with Carson's extension now in place, they are likely delegated to backup roles for this season. (Jul 25, )

17 Javonte Williams, DEN 11 21.3 5.03

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Williams 3.11 (35) in a 1QB 12-team best ball on 8/17.

18 Josh Jacobs, LV 8 23.6 3.10 15.7
19 James Robinson, JAC 7 23.1 3.04 17.9
20 Trey Sermon, SF 6 22.6 6.08

Mike's Thoughts: Drafted Sermon 6.05 (55) in a 1QB 10-team best ball on 7/20. Drafted Sermon 8.05 (89) in RazzBowl in late July. Drafted Sermon 8.07 (91) in a 1QB 12-team PPR on 8/12.

1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2020 season, PPR scoring
Raiders News · Older Jacobs News

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Josh Jacobs Questionable To Face Dolphins This Week

    Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said that running back Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe), who was inactive in the Week 2 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, is questionable for the Week 3 meeting with the Miami Dolphins. Without Jacobs in the fold on Sunday, Kenyan Drake (71.2 snap percentage) and Peyton Barber (28.8) split the backfield work. Barber out-carried Drake 13 to seven, but Drake caught five of his six targets for 46 yards and Barber didn't see a single pass-game target. If Jacobs misses another game, Drake and Barber will have limited fantasy ceilings against Miami, with Drake being the better RB3/flex in PPR leagues and Barber the better bet to be used in goal-line situations.

    Sep 20 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Ruled Out For Week 2

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe) has officially been ruled out for Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after he missed practice all week. Fantasy managers should be firing up Kenyan Drake in all formats after he split the backfield with Jacobs in the season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens. Jacobs played just 52.3 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 1 and was limping on the sidelines late in the game. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return in Week 3. Drake, who played 48 percent of the snaps last week, had six carries for 11 yards and caught all five of his passes for 59 yards. Expect Peyton Barber to mix in with Drake this weekend, but he won't have much standalone fantasy appeal.

    Sep 17 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Still Not Practicing Thursday

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe) remains out of practice for the second straight day on Thursday. The Raiders are on a short week after their overtime victory on Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but fantasy managers should now be somewhat concerned about Jacobs' status heading into Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If he can return to at least a limited practice on Friday, he'd ease a lot of minds heading into the weekend. In a brutal matchup and with injury concerns to boot, Jacobs is looking like more of a shaky RB2/3 ahead of Week 2. If he doesn't end up playing, Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber would be sharing the backfield, with Drake immediately vaulting into the RB2 picture.

    Sep 16 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Not Practicing on Wednesday

    Las Vegas running back Josh Jacobs is not practicing on Wednesday as he nurses toe and ankle injuries. While this is not exactly surprising news, it's not ideal for fantasy managers who watched Jacobs limp off the field a couple of times on Monday night. Toe injuries are historically problematic for running backs since they do so much quick cutting and pushing off. Jacobs looked spry when he was on the field, so managers can hope that added rest will speed up the recovery process, but this is looking like something the Alabama product will have to manage all season, which means those who have him on their rosters might want to do what they can to roster Kenyan Drake as an insurance policy.

    Sep 15 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Has Big Night For Raiders

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs tallied 10 carries for 34 yards with two touchdowns in Monday's 33-27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Jacobs got the Raiders on the board in the second quarter with a two-yard run to end a grueling 75-yard drive and had a big 15-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that tied the game up 17-17. There was a lot of speculation ahead of Monday's game that Jacobs wasn't going to have a big impact for Vegas, between dealing with a toe injury and splitting rush responsibilities with Kenyan Drake. But Jacobs proved on Monday night he still has the power to make fantasy managers happy if he stays healthy.

    Sep 14 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Active For Week 1

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (illness) will be active on Monday for Week 1 versus the Baltimore Ravens. Jacobs was listed as questionable on Saturday with an illness, but will be ready to roll this evening. It's good news to see Jacobs healthy, but he will face a tough Ravens defense. The Raiders have listed quarterback Nathan Peterman, tight end Nick Bowers, guard Richie Incognito, safety Roderic Teamer and defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Malcolm Koonce as inactive for tonight's matchup. The Raiders added running back Kenyan Drake in the offseason and he figures to cut into some of Jacobs playing time this season. Jacobs should be considered a RB2 in most formats this season, but managers would be wise to insure him with Drake.

    Sep 13 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Likely To Play Monday Night

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (illness) is on track to play Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The 23-year-old was listed as questionable to play prior to game day and was a limited participant at practice for much of the week. Leading up to kickoff, his status will be something monitor. If he is to play, fantasy managers should likely temper their expectations in a tough matchup that will likely cause a negative game script for running backs. Kenyan Drake could see an increased workload and figures to be the primary option in passing down situations, meaning Jacobs is no more than a FLEX option for Week 1. The third-year running back will likely need to score a touchdown to salvage a potentially light workload.

    Sep 13 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Questionable On Monday Night

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (illness) is questionable for the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. It's unknown if the sickness is COVID-19 related. However, it's more unwelcome news for Jacobs, who also battled a toe injury throughout the week. Nonetheless, if he can't go for Monday Night Football, Kenyan Drake will automatically see an increase in interest from the fantasy community.

    Sep 12 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Will Josh Jacobs Have Week 1 Impact?

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs told the media Friday he feels good ahead of Monday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jacobs has remained limited in practices as he rebounds from a toe injury and is still listed as "questionable" although he seems ready to take the field against Baltimore. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind now is where Kenyan Drake fits into all of this. Jacobs' 2020 numbers were better, having recorded 273 carries for 1,065 yards with 12 touchdowns compared to Drake's 239 carries for 955 yards with 10 TDs. However, Drake has seen a positive uptick in production over his last two seasons, while Jacobs has had mixed results. Fantasy managers should be wary of Jacobs in Week 1, especially with the lingering injury.

    Sep 10 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Expected Back At Raiders Practice Thursday

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice this Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The team has not revealed why the 23-year-old Alabama product has missed the last two practices as Vegas preps to host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Jacobs recorded 273 carries for 1,065 yards with 12 touchdowns last season, along with 33 receptions good for 238 yards. Jacobs has seen his fantasy stock dip a bit with the addition of Kenyan Drake to Vegas' offensive arsenal, but he is still expected to do most of the heavy lifting on game day.

    Sep 7 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Josh Jacobs Enters 2021 With Lowered Fantasy Value

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his NFL seasons, but the addition of Kenyan Drake and the lack of receiving upside for Jacobs has his fantasy value lower than it's been in past seasons. Last season, Jacobs had 273 carries plus 45 targets. Both of those numbers should drop, but Jacobs is still going to enter 2021 as the team's lead back, leaving plenty of room for upside. The overall RB8 in half PPR last season, Jacobs is currently being drafted as the RB21 on FFPC. This has turned Jacobs into a bit of a value, though no one should expect Jacobs to finish as an RB1 this season barring a Drake injury. Still, he can be a solid RB2 option each week.

    Jul 21 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs 2021 outlook
  • Raiders Running Backs Coach Retires

    Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson informed the team on Friday that he is retiring after serving as a running backs coach for seven teams over the last two decades. In that span of time in the NFL, Wilson coached four running backs that finished in the top 15 in career rushing yards -- Emmitt Smith, Adrian Peterson, Curtis Martin and Edgerrin James. Current Raiders lead back Josh Jacobs has rushed for 1,000-plus yards in each of his first two seasons under Wilson. Jacobs finished as an RB1 in fantasy in 2020, but he had just 45 targets in the passing game. It's worth noting that Wilson will no longer be around this year, and the Raiders also added Kenyan Drake in free agency, and he's expected to take more valuable targets away in the passing game. Don't pay for Jacobs to repeat as an RB1 in PPR leagues with Drake now in the picture.

    Jul 16 · Source via Raiders Kenyan Drake Josh Jacobs
  • Running Back

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2019 OAK 13 173.6 469 (56.0%) 242 1150 4.75 7 28 20 166 8.3 0 1
    2020 LV 15 202.2 616 (61.4%) 273 1064 3.90 12 45 33 238 7.2 0 2
    2021 LV 1 16.0 45 (52.3%) 10 34 3.40 2 2 1 6 6.0 0 0

    2021

    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 BAL W 33-27 16.0 45 (52.3%) 10 34 3.40 2 2 1 6 6.0 0 0

    2020

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 CAR W 34-30 31.9 49 (77.8%) 25 93 3.72 3 6 4 46 11.5 0 0
    2 NO W 34-24 10.5 53 (66.3%) 27 88 3.26 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 0
    3 NE L 20-36 8.3 35 (59.3%) 16 71 4.44 0 4 3 12 4.0 0 1
    4 BUF L 23-30 7.3 50 (67.6%) 15 48 3.20 0 4 3 25 8.3 0 0
    5 KC W 40-32 20.5 45 (64.3%) 23 77 3.35 2 3 2 8 4.0 0 0
    7 TB L 20-45 3.1 32 (49.2%) 10 17 1.70 0 4 3 14 4.7 0 0
    8 CLE W 16-6 12.8 48 (66.7%) 31 128 4.13 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
    9 LAC W 31-26 12.8 28 (56.0%) 14 65 4.64 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 0
    10 DEN W 37-12 25.6 43 (59.7%) 21 112 5.33 2 4 4 24 6.0 0 0
    11 KC L 31-35 12.4 44 (74.6%) 17 55 3.24 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 0
    12 ATL L 6-43 4.4 38 (60.3%) 7 27 3.86 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 1
    14 IND L 27-44 7.4 29 (42.6%) 13 49 3.77 0 5 3 25 8.3 0 0
    15 LAC L 27-30 17.4 52 (68.4%) 26 76 2.92 1 3 3 38 12.7 0 0
    16 MIA L 25-26 6.9 32 (50.0%) 13 69 5.31 0 2 0 0 - 0 0
    17 DEN W 32-31 20.9 38 (55.1%) 15 89 5.93 2 1 0 0 - 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 7, 6, 7, 2, 14, 11, 5, 2, 1, 28, 1

    2019

    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 DEN W 24-16 23.3 43 (74.1%) 23 85 3.70 2 1 1 28 28.0 0 0
    2 KC L 10-28 9.9 30 (46.2%) 12 99 8.25 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    3 MIN L 14-34 4.4 25 (42.4%) 10 44 4.40 0 2 0 0 - 0 0
    4 IND W 31-24 10.8 36 (53.7%) 17 79 4.65 0 2 2 29 14.5 0 0
    5 CHI W 24-21 26.3 50 (68.5%) 26 123 4.73 2 4 3 20 6.7 0 0
    7 GB L 24-42 13.4 37 (56.1%) 21 124 5.90 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 0
    8 HOU L 24-27 8.1 31 (55.4%) 15 66 4.40 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 0
    9 DET W 31-24 24.0 42 (58.3%) 28 120 4.29 2 2 0 0 - 0 0
    10 LAC W 26-24 16.1 30 (51.7%) 16 71 4.44 1 5 3 30 10.0 0 0
    11 CIN W 17-10 12.4 45 (64.3%) 23 112 4.87 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 1
    12 NYJ L 3-34 3.6 23 (39.0%) 10 34 3.40 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0
    13 KC L 9-40 10.4 34 (56.7%) 17 104 6.12 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    15 JAC L 16-20 10.9 43 (57.3%) 24 89 3.71 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 2, 4, 12, 2, 2, 3, 18