Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has disappointed fantasy managers thus far this season, averaging 23 yards/game on the ground (1.6 yards/attempt) and 37 yards/game through the air. The bright spot has been his volume and usage as Las Vegas' bell cow running back, averaging 76% of snaps and 17.5 touches/game so far. He will have an opportunity to increase his dismal yard/attempt average in Week 3 against a Pittsburgh Steelers team allowing 30+ points per game to opposing fantasy RBs, the second-most in the NFL to this point. Expect Jacobs to look more like himself this week as a locked-in RB1 based on his continued volume.
Sep 23, 2023 11:38 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a career-low day on the ground for fantasy managers in a tough matchup against the Bills on Sunday, carrying the ball nine times for -2 yards while catching five-of-six through the air for 51 yards. It was the first time since the NFL's merger that the previous season's rushing champion finished with negative yardage on the ground, according to Elias Sports. Jacobs will hope to rebound against the Steelers next week.
Sep 17, 2023 6:53 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs remains the center point of Josh McDaniels' running offense, as evidenced by his 80% snap share and 21 touches in Week 1. Jacobs wasn't able to muster much on the ground despite the volume, however, tallying just 48 rush yards. Fantasy managers are hoping for better efficiency from the 25-year-old this week in a matchup with the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo's defense gave up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs in Week 1. The volume makes the Raiders' star running back an every-week start at this early point in the season. Expect low-end RB1 numbers from Jacobs in Week 2.
Sep 16, 2023 11:47 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a relatively quiet day for fantasy managers against the Broncos on Sunday, carrying the ball 19 times for 48 yards to go along with two catches for 23 yards. The 2022 NFL rushing champion couldn't get much going on the ground against a strong Broncos defensive front despite 21 total touches, averaging a paltry 2.5 yards per carry. Jacobs has a road matchup with the Buffalo Bills on deck in Week 2. As long as the volume is there, Jacobs can continue to be trusted as a low-end RB1 in fantasy.
Sep 10, 2023 8:02 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will take the field in Week 1 looking to pick up where he left off last season after signing a one-year extension with the team in late August. Fantasy managers will hope the offseason holdout will help Jacobs avoid the curse of 370 this year after tallying 393 total touches as an All-Pro last season. Jacobs will likely cede more snaps to fellow RB Zamir White to start the season, although he can still be expected to hit 18+ touches in Week 1 against the Broncos. The 2022 NFL rushing champion is a low-end RB1 to start the season.
Sep 8, 2023 10:48 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday following months of back-and-forth contract negotiations. Jacobs eventually agreed to a one-year deal with a base value of $11.8 million, and he can earn an extra $200,000 in incentives. Now the All-Pro is working to ramp himself up for the 2023 regular season after leading the NFL in rushing in 2022. Getting back to peak football shape will take some time, and his workload for Week 1 against the division-rival Denver Broncos will be up in the air until later next week. However, Jacobs isn't expecting any limitations. The 25-year-old might be a little sluggish early on in 2023, but he's still a top-10 fantasy RB1 as the workhorse of Vegas' backfield.
Aug 31, 2023 11:53 AM EST
According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the team. Although it isn't the long-term agreement Jacobs sought early in the offseason, it's at least enough to boost his morale and get him on the field for the 2023-24 campaign. The 25-year-old is coming off a remarkable season, finishing 2022-23 by running for 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns off 340 touches. Jacobs is one of the few running backs in the National Football League who may see north of 300 carries this season, meaning he's someone to target early in fantasy drafts.
Aug 26, 2023 12:56 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs led the team with 393 touches in 2022, with the next closest running back being Ameer Abdullah with 29 touches. Zamir White, a fourth-rounder last year, has taken the bulk of carries in training camp practices with Jacobs holding out this summer. White is a bigger back, but Jacobs is much more faster, more elusive and a better blocker. Jacobs also has better vision and more receiving ability. The Athletic's Tashan Reed suggests that the Raiders will need to lean on Jacobs again as their bell-cow back this year, unless his holdout continues into the regular season. The 25-year-old is expected to report before the start of the regular season and he still has at least low-end RB1 value in fantasy drafts, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get off to a slow start after all the time away.
Aug 25, 2023 11:56 AM EST
The Las Vegas Raiders have refused to make running back Josh Jacobs available in trade conversations, according to league sources. The Raiders also have no plans to rescind Jacobs' franchise tag and have yet to make an increased one-year offer similar to the one Saquon Barkley received from the New York Giants. Jacobs will either have to play for the Raiders at some point in 2023 or sit out the entire season, which is unlikely. The Raiders are confident Jacobs will return before the start of the regular season, which is only 17 days away. However, the more time he misses, the less prepared he'll be for a Week 1 showdown with the division-rival Denver Broncos. Even if Jacobs is active for Week 1, it's unlikely he'll be able to handle his typical workhorse role right away. After leading the NFL in rushing in 2022, Jacobs' situation this offseason has made him more of a low-end RB1 with plenty of risk.
Aug 24, 2023 7:56 PM EST
The Miami Dolphins inquired about trading for Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, according to league sources. The Raiders, however, told Miami that the Pro Bowl running back was not available. The Dolphins also appear interested in Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. Jacobs, who led the league in rushing last season, is missing training camp while he looks for a new contract. It doesn't appear like the two sides will come to an agreement before the season begins. Las Vegas still expects him to report before Week 1. Second-year runner Zamir White is the favorite to take a majority of the carries if Jacobs doesn't come back before the opener.
Aug 24, 2023 9:03 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has yet to show up at training camp but the team has shown no interest in trading him. The reigning rushing champion is holding out for a new contract. Now, he can only sign a one-year deal or sign the franchise tag. A deal between the two parties does not seem imminent, making his status for Week 1 uncertain. The fifth-year runner is coming off a career season of 2,053 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns. He remains a risky bet for fantasy managers, at an ADP of 30th overall, until we get more clarity on his situation.
Aug 23, 2023 9:00 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is expected to rejoin the team prior to their season opener against Denver, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Coach Josh McDaniels did not provide an update on the situation when asked on Sunday. The fifth-year runner did not sign a long-term deal with the Raiders during the offseason. Now, he can ink a one-year deal, akin to the one Saquon Barkley received from New York, or sign the franchise tag. The ex-Crimson Tide back is coming off of a career season of 2,053 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns. Until he arrives in the locker room, he's a risky bet near an ADP of 29.
Aug 21, 2023 8:14 AM EST
Jacobs will not report to training camp for the Raiders and was spotted on a flight out of Las Vegas on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jul 24, 2023 6:58 AM EST
Jacobs and the Raiders failed to reach agreement on a multi-year contract prior to the deadline Monday at 4 p.m. ET, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jul 17, 2023 1:08 PM EST
Jacobs hasn't signed his franchise tender and is ineligible for mandatory minicamp, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Jun 6, 2023 10:06 AM EST
Jacobs hasn't signed his franchise tender and remains ineligible for OTA practices, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
May 25, 2023 9:26 AM EST
Jacobs told reporters Monday that he hopes to re-sign with the Raiders as a free agent this offseason after rushing for a league-high 1,653 yards in the regular season, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Jan 9, 2023 6:13 PM EST
Jacobs rushed the ball 17 times for 45 yards in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs. He added two receptions for five yards.
Jan 7, 2023 6:23 PM EST
Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.
Jan 7, 2023 12:14 PM EST
Jacobs (hip/oblique/personal) is in line to play Saturday against the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Jan 7, 2023 11:49 AM EST