Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Height: 5-10
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 24
College: Alabama
Las Vegas Raiders

2022 Season Outlooks

Jacobs comes into the season as a solid No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues, and he's worth drafting in Round 4 in all formats. For three seasons, Jacobs has averaged at least 14.7 PPR points per game, which gives him a safe floor. He's scored at least seven touchdowns in each season of his career, along with at least 1,100 total yards. In 2021, he set a new career high in receptions with 54 on 64 targets, and we hope Derek Carr continues to feature him in the passing game. Now, that's hard to expect given the addition of Davante Adams, as well as Kenyan Drake (ankle) and Darren Waller (knee) returning from injury. But the Raiders offense should be improved, and Jacobs could have more scoring chances than ever before. Maybe this is the season Jacobs eclipses 16.0 PPR points per game, and he should once again be a quality Fantasy option in all formats.
Jacobs produced as a mid-range RB2 in 14 healthy games last season – similar to what he did over his first 2 NFL campaigns. He’s a good bet to maintain lead duties in Vegas this year. But new HC Josh McDaniels has a long history of deploying committee backfields in New England, so there’s a chance Jacobs loses more work to other backs, namely Kenyan Drake and rookie Zamir White. Jacobs probably won’t kill you as a RB2. But he’s also unlikely to be a real difference maker.
Jacobs has been a busy man since being drafted in the first round of the 2019 draft. The Alabama product has handled carry shares of 68%, 66% and 69% in his three seasons and his target shares have progressively increased from 7% to 10% to 12%. Despite missing two games, Jacobs finished no lower than 12th among backs in carries, targets, touches, yards and fantasy points last season. His fantasy production was about as high floor/low ceiling as you can get, as he delivered only two top-10 fantasy weeks, but never fell below 34th in 15 outings. It's possible new coach Josh McDaniels utilizes more of a committee (Kenyan Drake, Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White are on the roster), but Jacobs' role as the lead ball carrier and goal line option keeps the 24-year-old in the RB2 mix.
Josh Jacobs was able to showcase his three-down ability last year for the Raiders - but it was only after backfield mate Kenyan Drake went down with an injury. He now enters what is likely his final season with the Raiders. Earlier this offseason it was announced that the Raiders wouldn't be picking up Jacobs' fifth-year option, which means he'll be a free agent in 2023. Jacobs is not going to be the bellcow that he was last season either. Not only is Drake healthy, but the Raiders selected RB Zamir White (Georgia) in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL draft. Reports from OTAs and minicamp indicate White has been arguably the best of the three backs, which means we could see a three-headed RBBC this season with White taking over as the lead back next year (when both Jacobs and Drake are gone).

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2022 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
908.5 8.2 35.6 242.3 0.9

2022 Average Draft Position (ADP)



Pick 4.10



Pick 5.01



Pick 5.05



Pick 6.01

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