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Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 22College: AlabamaDrafted: #24 (1st Rd.)

Week 12 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #7
Projection 17.5 pts


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After failing to score in 5-of-6 games from Week 2 through Week 8, Jacobs has bounced back and scored four touchdowns over the last three weeks. He's received at least 14 carries in 9-of-10 games this year, which is great news, though the matchup in Week 12 might cause some issues. We all know Jacobs isn't heavily involved in the passing game by now, right? He's seen just seven targets over the last four games combined. Well, this is a problem because the Falcons have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points on the ground to running backs. If you remove all the receiving totals against them, running backs have averaged just 9.1 fantasy points per game, which is behind only the Saints. Of the fantasy production the Falcons have allowed to skill-position players, running backs have accounted for just 25.7 percent of it. Again, the only team who's allowed a lower percentage is the Saints, a team we try to avoid with running backs. It doesn't help that running backs have combined to touch the ball just 23.9 times per game against the Falcons, which ranks as the second-fewest in the league. They've allowed just 3.63 yards per carry and a touchdown every 46.0 carries, which means it'll be tough for Jacobs to smash on the ground, though his 29.3-point team implied total is golden. Through the air, the Falcons have allowed 5.5 receptions and 40.6 yards per game to running backs, so we must hope the Raiders get him involved there, though it's concerning they haven't targeted him more than four times since way back in Week 1. He also hasn't topped 25 receiving yards since Week 1. You're going to start him as a high-end RB2 in this game because of the scoring potential but understand the Falcons have allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season.

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Josh Jacobs limited to just seven carries in blowout loss to Falcons

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed seven times for 27 yards and caught three passes for another 17 yards in the Raiders' 43-6 loss to the Falcons in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact

Jacobs received a season-low seven carries with the game out of hand early. The Raiders' offensive line did not hold up well traveling to Atlanta - failing to generate much running room for Jacobs when he actually had a chance. His longest carry went for 16 yards, but he was otherwise bottled up for much of the day. He'll have an appealing matchup against the Jets in Week 13, and fantasy managers should feel confident that the Jacobs will deliver in the clutch.

Dan Titus - Nov 30, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #7RB #2RB #1436
Rest of Season RB #15RB #13RB #142
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week551112.4
Last 3 Weeks77.31.3216.9
Season to Date75.50.92.414.3
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11vs. KC551112.4
Week 10vs. DEN1122425.6
Week 9@ LAC651112.8
Week 8@ CLE1290012.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ ATL28th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesNYJ, IND, LAC20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)IND, LAC, MIA16th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--20th easiest remaining opponents
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