Posted: 6/09/2020 1:29 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs forced 69 missed tackles on running plays last season - the most by any player in the league - according to Pro football focus.
Huddle Up: Jacobs' early-down workload for 2020 is not in question, in large part due to statistics like this one. What appears to be more in question is the team's choice to re-sign Jalen Richard, add DeAndre Washington and draft jack-of-all-trades Lynn Bowden. General manager Mike Mayock suggested earlier this spring that Jacobs would be heavily involved in the passing game, but the aforementioned acquisitions suggest he won't. A spike in passing-game work would propel him into the elite group of fantasy running backs.
Posted: 4/02/2020 3:39 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs ranked fifth in the league with 683 yards rushing after contact in 2019. He was also one of only six players with at least 200 carries to average a broken tackle at least once every 10 rushing attempts (9.3).
Posted: 3/03/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to be used more heavily in the passing game in 2020, according to general manager Mike Mayock.
Huddle Up: This would cement Jacobs' status as an RB1 in all fantasy formats. He rushed for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie, but caught 20 of just 27 targets for 166 yards.
Posted: 2/24/2020 4:04 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will have a larger role in the passing game in 2020, in the opinion of Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Jacobs lived up to the hype as a rookie, rushing for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games. Even if his role in the passing game remains stagnant, he will still be a low-end RB1 candidate in 2020.
Posted: 2/06/2020 5:53 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was the highest-graded rookie running back in the league during the 2019 season according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jacobs missed three games with a shoulder fracture but played through the pain in a number of other contests and finished 12th among all backs with 13.4 fantasy points per game. His shoulder should be fully healed next season, and that puts him at the back end of the RB1 conversation for 2020.
Posted: 1/24/2020 2:56 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs led all running backs with 69 broken tackles in the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jacobs accomplished the feat despite playing just 13 games, and the rookie wasted no time establishing himself as a true workhorse back. After averaging more than 100 yards from scrimmage per game in his debut campaign, he should enter 2020 as a RB1 candidate.
Posted: 12/29/2019 8:19 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness, shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.
Posted: 12/28/2019 9:03 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was downgraded to out Saturday, Dec. 28, for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It's a big, but expected, blow for the Raiders who must win Sunday in order to have any chance at a postseason berth. RB DeAndre Washington is a must-start RB2.
Posted: 12/27/2019 10:25 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.
Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington likely will receive most of the carries in the running game and has played well over the last few weeks. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/27/2019 6:36 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 17, according to information obtained from a source Friday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Jacobs has enjoyed a standout rookie season, but a nagging shoulder injury dampened the finish, costing him three of the season's final four games if he winds up sitting out Sunday as expected.