Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The first running back off the board in the 2019 draft, Jacobs landed in a potential starting role when Oakland nabbed him with the 24th overall pick. While he didn't carry a heavy workload in a crowded Alabama backfield during his college days, he impressed with what chances he got, showing a versatile skill set and running with power and purpose. At 5-10, 220, Jacobs runs with a low center of gravity, and he should see plenty of short-yardage and goal-line carries regardless of his other duties in the Oakland backfield. His balance and vision are also pluses, so while he lacks elusiveness and there are questions about his ability to outrun defenders in the open field, Jacobs can still pick up extra yards after the initial point of contact. He also showed enough as a receiver to stay on the field for passing downs, though he might never be a true difference-maker through the air and Jalen Richard will also be a factor in that area. The club signed Isaiah Crowell this offseason, but the former Brown and Jet quickly took himself out of the picture with a torn Achilles during April workouts and was replaced by Doug Martin. Marshawn Lynch retired, and the Raiders otherwise focused on upgrading their passing game with the additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, leaving Jacobs to spearhead the rushing attack. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $11.93 million contract with the Raiders in July of 2019.
Ruled out for season finale
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 28, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
Initially deemed doubtful, it's no surprise that Jacobs will sit out for the season finale. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will handle the backfield against the Broncos. Jacobs -- a rookie first-rounder out of Alabama -- had a fantastic season prior to fracturing his shoulder, and he'll end the season with 1,150 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while adding 20 catches for 166 yards. He should be able to make a full recovery for the 2020 season and resume duties as a bell cow.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Jacobs' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
17.4%
 
Positive Run %
84.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
62.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.0
 
Rushing TD %
2.9%
 
Touches Per Game
20.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
55.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.9%
 
% Team Targets
5.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.1%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Jacobs' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Listed as doubtful this week
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 27, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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Absent Friday, likely to sit Sunday
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 27, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) isn't participating in Friday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Not expected to play Sunday
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 27, 2019
Jacobs, who is dealing with both a skin infection and a lingering shoulder issue, isn't expected to play Sunday against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Absent at practice after procedure
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 26, 2019
Jacobs (shoulder) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Discomfort in leg addressed
RBOakland Raiders
Shoulder
December 26, 2019
The Raiders relayed Thursday that Jacobs "woke up with discomfort in his leg on Wednesday" and was subsequently "evaluated and treated for a superficial skin infection," Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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