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Cadence calls wrote:It's hard to run lower than Jacobs was running last night.
Some of the Denver DBs were just trying to push him over when they were unable, or unwilling, to take a shot at him.
He looked like a very agile rolling tool box at times.
Hard to tackle that kid


I mentioned after the 1st half he kept getting knocked backwards a lot.

His coaches must have had a little chat with him. He looked way better finishing in the 2nd half.
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:^o He had a fair number of runs midway/late in the 4th Q when everyone in the stadium knew the run was coming.
He still got 2-3 yards on those. He damn near busted one of them for a huge gainer, if not a TD
I'd discount his seemingly low YPC a bit due to those carries
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Gruden says Jacbos is dealing with a groin issue. We'll see if he practices this week.
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Grudens gonna run Jacobs into the ground, if he can.
He should have one of the highest snap counts in the league, for a RB
Even a middle of the road Raider offense will afford JJ a top 12, RB1 finish.
Nothing spectacular, just steady carries with the occasional swing or screen.
He's money in the bank
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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (groin) said that he's also been sick and has lost 10 pounds.


Not great! Jacobs already faced game-script concerns for the Raiders' Week 3 matchup against the Vikings in Minnesota, and now there's even more risk for reduced snaps due to both his groin injury and sickness. He is best approached as a low-end RB2 in this spot. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are expected to continue to get most of the offense's pass-game work and could see additional snaps if Jacobs isn't close to 100% by Sunday. The Raiders are presently implied to score a mediocre 17 points.

not good
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Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that, "We've got to get more out of Josh as a receiver."
Agreed. Jacobs was spelled more often than usual Sunday after dealing with a head cold for most of the week, ultimately playing just 25 snaps compared to 29 for Jalen Richard and nine for DeAndre Washington. Still, this has been a problem all season: Jacobs has just three targets compared to six for Richard and two for Washington. Jacobs is set up well to rebound against the Colts in Week 4 if stud LB Darius Leonard (concussion) remains sidelined.

Hopefully
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seeing the Raiders worked out Blount

It's only right that he doesn't retire before being a Raider but I'm curious why they brought him in. Maybe just an updating emergency list thing.
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since I'm here, any worry of a rookie wall with Jacobs usage? Or is that a myth? The bye feels like it came at a good time and the schedule isn't too daunting.
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endzoneview wrote:since I'm here, any worry of a rookie wall with Jacobs usage? Or is that a myth? The bye feels like it came at a good time and the schedule isn't too daunting.

I wouldn't say it's a certainty, but it's up there - last year's 140 touches were the most he's ever accumulated in a season. And he only had double digit touches in 4 of those games. He's currently on pace for more than double that number.

Positive spin - Gruden's not used him as a workhorse back, despite the touch totals he's only net > 54% snaps in 2 of 5 games. If he remains restrained with Jacobs' usage then perhaps he can overcome wall potential.
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OarChambo wrote:
endzoneview wrote:since I'm here, any worry of a rookie wall with Jacobs usage? Or is that a myth? The bye feels like it came at a good time and the schedule isn't too daunting.

I wouldn't say it's a certainty, but it's up there - last year's 140 touches were the most he's ever accumulated in a season. And he only had double digit touches in 4 of those games. He's currently on pace for more than double that number.

Positive spin - Gruden's not used him as a workhorse back, despite the touch totals he's only net > 54% snaps in 2 of 5 games. If he remains restrained with Jacobs' usage then perhaps he can overcome wall potential.


yeah, I'm undecided if I should sell high in my redraft. I may start shopping him to see what I can get. Although the positive spin is nice, it probably also caps his upside.
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Oh man. Superbowl bound.
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It could be to give Jacobs an occasional breather without loss of temp in Raiders running game. Raiders do not have a 2nd back big or in the Jacobs mould.
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R2000 wrote:It could be to give Jacobs an occasional breather without loss of temp in Raiders running game. Raiders do not have a 2nd back big or in the Jacobs mould.


I should have clarified - I love it for real football, I hate it for fantasy
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Last night I traded Jacobs and Breida for Le’Veon and Metcalf because I was worried about both of those guys long term ROS.

Ultimate sell high by low? Hopefully. Time will tell.