Josh Jacobs Fantasy Football Analysis with Raiders

Apr 26, 2019 11:03 PM EDT
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Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Josh Jacobs

  • See Matthew Freedman's fantasy football analysis for running back Josh Jacobs, who was drafted No. 24 overall by the Oakland Raiders.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy Football Analysis

  • Height: 5’10” | Weight: 220 pounds
  • 40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds
  • School: Alabama | Class: Junior
  • 2019 age: 21 | Draft position: No. 24 overall

What Kenyon Drake was to Alabama for 2012-15, Jacobs was for 2016-18: An explosive runner and competent receiver with game-breaking ability as a return man (30.6 yards per kick return, one return touchdown).

Jacobs has never been a collegiate lead back — last year he had just 887 scrimmage yards on 140 touches — but in a weak running back class, he has emerged as the clear-cut No. 1 prospect at the position.