Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 219 lbsAge: 21College: AlabamaDrafted: #24 (1st Rd. by Oakland)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 9th
Draft Rank (ECR) #42
Best / Worst #13 / #140
ADP #36


Josh Jacobs could see more receiving work

Josh Jacobs could see more receiving work at the expense of Jalen Richard.

Fantasy Impact

Expect Jalen Richard to lose a "good chunk" of his receiving work to rookie Josh Jacobs, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports. Gruden has been talking up Jacobs as a three-down back and expects too see a heavy workload. With the recent rumors, Richard who led the team with 68 receptions last season, would see his fantasy value take a massive hit. Now that his contract is squared away, Josh Jacobs' ADP is expected to rise as we get closer into the preseason. This recent news only boosts his fantasy value for 2019.

Brad Camara2 days ago
Josh Jacobs, Raiders wind up agreeing to contract

Rookie running back Josh Jacobs and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to a four-year contract.

Fantasy Impact

This is notable because there was a chance Jacobs was going to miss the start of training camp if he and his team couldn't come to terms soon enough. That is obviously no longer the case, however, so early drafters should have no fear when selecting Jacobs as a likely three-down back in fantasy.

Josh Jacobs, Raiders struggling with contract negotiations

Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports there's a "growing sentiment" that Josh Jacobs won't be at training camp for his July 23rd report date.

Fantasy Impact

Jacobs and the Raiders have yet to come to terms on the rookie's contract. The hangup apparently has to do with his bonus. Jacobs could be eyeing a holdout that extends into training camp if the issue doesn't get resolved soon. As of now there's no reason to knock Jacobs down in fantasy drafts, but this is a situation to monitor.

Josh Jacobs selected No. 24 by Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have selected running back Josh Jacobs with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

Josh Jacobs is heading to Oakland. With Marshawn Lynch retiring, the Raiders land their top rated running back. Jacobs' raw totals do not standout, but his analytics are another story. Jacobs posted 4.07 yards after contact per attempt, and forced 0.26 missed tackles per attempt in 2018. The ultimate tape over production back, Jacobs was mired in an extremely talented Alabama backfield. Jacobs is in line for the lead back role, and should vie for high end RB2 value as a rookie.

Raju Byfield12 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs visits Ravens on Thursday

Alabama running back Josh Jacobs visited the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

It's a weak draft class for running backs but many consider Jacobs to be the best of the group. The Ravens brought in Mark Ingram in free agency but apparently aren't done looking for help at running back. Baltimore figures to be one of the run-heaviest teams in the league this season. Jacobs' arrival would obviously be a hit to Ingram's fantasy value.