Patrick Mahomes or Josh Jacobs

Who Should I Draft?

Looking for Start/Sit Advice? Go to Who Should I Start

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - OAK
Josh Jacobs
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

63%
Recommended by
99 of 157 experts
37%
Recommended by
58 of 157 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB,RB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would draft
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 34# 38-
Best Rank# 7# 17-
Worst Rank# 65# 158-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total417.00.0-
Avg Game26.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3214-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Patrick MahomesJosh JacobsAdd Player
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/08
#31#37-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/06
#22#38-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
09/06
#35#33-
    
Doug OrthD. Orth
FFToday
09/06
#32#158-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/06
#32#22-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/06
#32#35-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/06
#32#42-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/06
#54#45-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/06
#22#41-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/06
#37#41-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
09/06
#47#67-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/06
#46#33-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/06
#20#50-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
09/06
#32#40-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/06
#54#22-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
FantasyData
09/06
#54#35-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/06
#32#40-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/06
#53#35-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
09/06
#32#36-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/06
#53#35-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/05
#32#40-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/05
#32#36-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/05
#32#26-
    
Christopher VentraC. Ventra
RotoExperts
09/05
#32#26-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/05
#38#26-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
09/05
#32#17-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/05
#35#44-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
09/05
#33#19-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/05
#35#25-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/05
#32#53-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
09/05
#46#29-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
09/05
#54#45-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/05
#36#32-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/06
#35#38-
    
Andrew FerrisA. Ferris
Fantasy Hot Read
09/05
#32#55-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
09/05
#28#40-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
FantasyPros
09/05
#32#29-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/05
#32#39-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/05
#32#39-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/05
#58#47-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
09/05
#32#62-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/05
#32#40-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/05
#49#31-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
09/05
#32#22-
    
Brad ZieglerB. Ziegler
The Athletic
09/05
#32#53-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/05
#32#29-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
09/05
#32#36-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/05
#32#45-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/05
#39#42-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/05
#32#36-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
09/05
#22#50-
    
Adam RonisA. Ronis
FullTime Fantasy
09/05
#32#40-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
04/28
#32#45-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/05
#54#35-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/05
#22#44-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
09/05
#32#36-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/05
#32#40-
    
Kaz KalitaK. Kalita
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
09/05
#32#26-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/05
#32#36-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/05
#37#41-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/05
#35#41-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/06
#54#42-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
09/05
#32#53-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
09/05
#32#36-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/05
#48#26-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/05
#31#39-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
09/05
#54#45-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
09/05
#32#40-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/05
#54#26-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/05
#38#31-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/05
#32#45-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/05
#32#39-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/05
#32#29-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/05
#22#20-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/05
#32#35-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
09/05
#22#31-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/05
#59#47-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/05
#32#42-
    
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
09/05
#54#36-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/05
#36#44-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
09/05
#31#42-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/05
#22#45-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
09/05
#32#35-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/05
#35#44-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
08/20
#32#24-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/05
#32#47-
    
Jason LongfellowJ. Long...
Razzball
09/05
#32#42-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/05
#31#39-
    
Tyler LoechnerT. Loec...
RotoViz
09/05
#32#26-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
09/05
#39#41-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/05
#32#39-
    
Joseph DolanJ. Dolan
Fantasy Free Agents
09/05
#32#39-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/05
#32#40-
    
09/06
#7#41-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Fantasy Knuckleheads
09/05
#32#47-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
09/05
#32#40-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/05
#32#40-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
09/05
#32#43-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/05
#42#38-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
08/28
#32#53-
    
Alan HarrisonA. Harr...
The Fantasy Fix
09/05
#54#47-
    
Anthony StaggsA. Staggs
FF Statistics
09/05
#32#39-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/05
#32#40-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
09/05
#42#17-
    
Dennis EsserD. Esser
Coach Esser
09/05
#32#39-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/05
#44#34-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/05
#32#45-
    
George BankoG. Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
09/04
#47#33-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
09/04
#41#29-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
09/04
#32#47-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/04
#32#26-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/05
#15#26-
    
Brad RichterB. Richter
DailyOverlay
09/04
#32#36-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/04
#29#28-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/04
#32#39-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/04
#32#39-
    
Allie FontanaA. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy
09/06
#32#35-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/05
#34#38-
    
Mike MonkM. Monk
IDP Monk
08/01
#35#44-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
ProjectRoto
09/04
#32#26-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/04
#32#35-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/04
#32#29-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
09/04
#33#49-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
09/05
#32#36-
    
Brendan DonahueB. Donahue
EDSFootball
09/04
#32#36-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/03
#22#41-
    
Dave McKayD. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
09/03
#36#30-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/05
#35#36-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/03
#34#44-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
09/03
#22#32-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/05
#32#35-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/04
#59#45-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
09/05
#35#33-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
09/02
#40#32-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/02
#41#27-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/01
#32#29-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
The Athletic
09/06
#22#43-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/05
#32#29-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/01
#32#47-
    
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
09/01
#32#139-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
09/01
#32#29-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/03
#51#38-
    
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
DraftKings
09/04
#65#36-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/05
#14#43-
    
Dynasty GuruD. Guru
The Dynasty Guru
08/31
#32#24-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
08/27
#32#40-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
08/26
#34#37-
    
Nate HamiltonN. Hami...
Fantrax
08/26
#54#57-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
08/25
#32#36-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
08/23
#63#54-
    
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
08/21
#32#53-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
08/25
#32#42-
    
J.P. ScottJ. Scott
Athlon Sports
08/16
#21#43-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
08/14
#35#38-
    
Derek BrownD. Brown
The Quant Edge
06/01
#47#38-
    
David FucilloD. Fucillo
SB Nation
05/08
#22#86-
    
Nick VertucciN. Vert...
Sundays Are For Football
01/31
#26-
    
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - OAK
Josh Jacobs
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. DEN
Week 2 at OAK vs. KC
Week 3 vs. BAL at MIN
Week 4 at DET at IND
Week 5 vs. IND vs. CHI
Week 6 vs. HOUBYE WEEK
Week 7 at DEN at GB
Week 8 vs. GB at HOU
Week 9 vs. MIN vs. DET
Week 10 at TEN vs. LAC
Week 11 at LAC vs. CIN
Week 12BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 13 vs. OAK at KC
Week 14 at NE vs. TEN
Week 15 vs. DEN vs. JAC
Week 16 at CHI at LAC
Week 17 vs. LAC at DEN
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - OAK
Josh Jacobs
2018 Points 
Week 128.3
Week 238.8
Week 325.3
Week 422.9
Week 515.8
Week 627.0
Week 732.8
Week 826.0
Week 926.8
Week 1020.1
Week 1135.9
Week 12
Week 1333.0
Week 1420.8
Week 1518.0
Week 1628.2
Week 1717.3
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - OAK
Josh Jacobs
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mahomes did score 417 fantasy points last year, but quarterbacks rarely duplicate historic seasons. I think Mahomes will have a great year, but I do not think he reaches 417 fantasy points again.Jacobs was in a RBBC at Alabama and he had only 120 caries last year, but he is a very talented back that should earn the lead role in Oakland. He is a high-end RB3 with upside if he can handle a starting running back role in the NFL.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Yes, Mahomes is coming off the best fantasy season of all time for a quarterback. Yes, he's going to have some regression. He threw a touchdown on 8.6 percent of his passes in 2018, the seventh-highest mark of all-time. Here's the list of quarterbacks who are ahead of them, included with their touchdown rate in that season, as well as the following season: Peyton Manning (9.9 to 6.2), Ken Stabler (9.3 to 6.8), Deshaun Watson (9.3 to 5.1), Aaron Rodgers (9.0 to 7.1), Tom Brady (8.7 to 5.0), Mark Rypien (8.7 to 4.6). Don't pay for last year's statsAny time you have a running back drafted inside the first round of the NFL Draft, you'd better consider him in fantasy football. Why? Over the last six years, first-round running backs have averaged 283.4 touches in their rookie season. While the Raiders aren't likely to be a high-scoring offense, they should be improved significantly with the talent they've added on offense. Jacobs should be a low-end RB2, at worst
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Fantasy owners don't need a reminder of just how dynamic Mahomes was last year, as he threw for over 5,000 yards with 50 touchdowns. There will be regression, simply because there has to be, but he has plenty of room to regress and still finish with elite numbers and as the top fantasy quarterback in the game. Waiting on quarterback is always the right play. But with Tyreek Hill back in the fold, there's no doubt that Mahomes should be the top one off the board.The Raiders used a first-round pick on Jacobs, so he should see a prominent role in the offense, particularly with Isaiah Crowell suffering a torn Achilles. Jacobs never had a huge workload in college, so it's unclear whether the Raiders intend to use him as a bell-cow back, especially with the re-signing of Doug Martin. Regardless, Jon Gruden's system works well for running backs, and Jacobs' pass-catching ability should give him a high floor each week. He should make a solid RB2 in all formats.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Depending on the format, he was typically 4-5 FAN PTS better per week than the No. 2 overall fantasy QB - sure, regression is bound to happen, but don't expect too much - special talent, great system, ample weaponsThere is a massive opportunity share awaiting Jacobs in this OAK offense, both on the ground and through the air
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Overall QB1. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to be too cute.Has been told that he will be the workhorse, which makes him an appealing pick, but the Raiders offense line looks to be in bad shape. Riskier than he may seem on the surface.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
In terms of raw fantasy points, Mahomes broke the historical quarterback record, but when you compare him to the QB13, or above replacement value, he was merely 20th of all-time. While that is still great, of course, it was driven by an astronomical and unsustainable touchdown rate. Regress that to the expected mean and there is no reason you should be considering him in the 2nd, let alone 1st round. If he drops to the late 3rd, however, that would be a strong value.With what seems to be no competition for the job, most anticipate Jacobs to have a huge workload. That may be the case, but we never saw him handle those type of touches or anything close in college, and Jalen Richard likely isn't going away in the passing game. While Jacobs is a safe bet for RB2 production, it might be wise to temper expectations in this offense.
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
 https://youtu.be/Hmij_OsYd24
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I won't actually be investing an early round pick on a QB, but Mahomes remains the guy if you plan on doing so.If Jacobs is going to win the starting job, he's firmly on my radar as a high upside RB2
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The #1 QB in True Throw Value last season, Mahomes (unsurprisingly) had the most valuable throw of any QB last season. Even with regression, he can still be a top-3 QB. However, he's being taken too early in drafts.The upside - In a dreadful offense last season, Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin, Jalen Richard, and Deandre Washington ran for 1473 yards and 8 TDs. The downside - Richard is still on the team and had 68 catches for 607 yards last season. The Antonio Brown saga is also one to monitor, as having Antonio Brown on the field will obviously benefit the young RB.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
Without Tyreek Hill, it's hard to imagine 5,000 yards and 50 Touchdowns again from Patrick Mahomes. With that being said, he's still projected to be my Top QB this season and he should be the first QB off the board in fantasy drafts.While underutilized at Alabama, Jacobs constantly displayed the talent that warranted his 1st round selection. He now enters an offense that is committed to running the ball and Jacobs is going to be the centerpiece. He's a well rounded running back and should be an immediate fantasy star right out of the gate.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
My exact ranking on Mahomes is going to depend on whether or not Hill is suspended. If he is, then I don't see how you can draft Mahomes. If he isn't, then his ADP is likely to rise to a point where you can's draft him. So either way, it's a no for me. I understand that he just posted over 5,000 yards and 50 TD's. But I also know that he just had one of the best years ever in terms of passing TD percentage...and that he's likely to see at least a little regression in that category. But the main reason for not drafting him is the opportunity cost. He's the top ranked QB this season...no one is going to deny that. But this season has the single deepest QB pool in the history of the NFL. There are around 25 QB's that you can make the case for starting in a 12 team league. Will all of them pan out? Of course not. But there are going to be QB's going in the 12th round and later that finish within a point per game of the top tier. It's just not worth spending such a high pick at a position where there are so many elite options going at the end of drafts. And this is especially true if Hill were to miss any number of games.Josh Jacobs is an extremely interesting pick this season. At his current ADP, he's a safe pick with a decent amount of upside. I'm cool drafting him in that mid third round range...but I'm afraid his ADP will climb a bit when hard knocks is released. At any rate, we know that he's going to be used as the featured back in this offense. Teams always use their RB's when they take them in the early to mid first round, and this is especially so seeing how Jacobs was drafted with the pick they received in the Mack trade. My current projection on him is around 1,200 total yards, and 6.8 total TD's. That comes out to the 21st highest ranking among RB's. I feel comfortable ranking him higher than the RB 21, though, because of the safety. We know that he's going to be used in all aspects of the game, and we know that this offense is going to improve on its number from last season.