Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 21College: AlabamaDrafted: #24 (1st Rd. by Oakland)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #25
Projection 9.6 pts



The Vikings are just 21st against fantasy running backs, Jacobs is a boom / bust RB2 on the road against a defense that is better on paper than it has played in the first two games.

Jacobs made the most of his 12 touches last week against the Chiefs, piling up 99 yards. But the fact he got zero targets in the passing game was disappointing. He does not look to be an every-down back as long as the Raiders instead of sprinkling Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in. Jacobs is also dealing with a groin issue this week, so he's merely a low-end RB2 for a difficult matchup at Minnesota.

Josh Jacobs left game for a bit to get IV, battling sore groin. DeAndre Washington worked in. Jalen Richard saw more work - some due to trailing game script. Jacobs off to hot start, but passing down duties may not be locked in like some think. @dwainmcfarland He benefited from positive game script in the first game and they won't be in that situation often.

Keep an eye on groin injury but he already has the look of a possible RB1

Has hit NFL ground running with impressive 92 rush YPG in 1st two games - room for much more as OAK ups his pass-game usage (OAK 2nd-fewest RB receptions)