Who Should I Start? Josh Jacobs or Tony Pollard

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
22.8 117.9 0.9 2.2 22.9 0.2

Josh Jacobs News

Raiders, Josh Jacobs Haven't Engaged In Extension Talks

Thursday, February 22, 9:55 PM

The Las Vegas Raiders and impending free-agent running back Josh Jacobs have yet to engage in contract-extension talks this offseason, according to a league source. If the Raiders want to prevent Jacobs from becoming a free agent on March 13, they could place the franchise tag on him for $13.669 million (by March 5) in 2024. The Raiders are projected to have around $35.2 million in salary cap space this year, but that's still a large cap hit to carry for a RB in today's game. Jacobs is also coming off career-lows in rushing yards (805), yards per carry (3.5) and yards from scrimmage (1,101) and missed the final four games due to a quadriceps injury. If they don't bring Jacobs back, they'd be handing the starting role to Zamir White, who played well last year in Jacobs' absence. But Jacobs was an All-Pro in 2022 and could easily bounce back in 2024 at just 26 years old.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
21.2 92.0 0.7 3.0 33.2 0.3

Tony Pollard News

Cowboys Could Consider Re-Signing Tony Pollard

Wednesday, February 14, 6:06 PM

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard's production plummeted as the team's lead back in 2023, but The Athletic's Saad Yousuf thinks the Cowboys don't need to rule out the possibility of bringing Pollard back in 2024 in free agency. Despite his disappointing season as a whole, Pollard was also coming back from a serious leg injury last year. However, he may have proved that he can't be relied on to be a workhorse. If a bidding war breaks out for the 26-year-old, though, the Cowboys won't be expected to consider bringing him back. After earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2022, Pollard averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry on a career-high 252 rushing attempts for 1,005 yards and six touchdowns in 2023, adding a career-high 55 catches for 311 yards through the air. Pollard may not have been back to full health until December. Where he ends up in 2024 will ultimately determine his fantasy value.

Josh Jacobs vs. Tony Pollard

Still trying to decide between Jacobs and Pollard? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Josh Jacobs is projected to score 22.8 points this week while Tony Pollard is projected to score 21.2 points.