College: Southern Miss | 4 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 10/15/1993
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 16.7
Avg Pts: 3.34
Rank: 70 RB
|Week 1||0.30||Jalen Richard 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)|
|Week 2||2.50||Jalen Richard 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)|
Jalen Richard 2 receiving yds (0.20 pts)
Jalen Richard 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 3||5.90||Jalen Richard 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)|
Jalen Richard 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Jalen Richard 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 4||2.80||Jalen Richard 17 rushing yds (1.70 pts)|
Jalen Richard 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Jalen Richard 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 5||5.20||Jalen Richard 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)|
Jalen Richard 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Jalen Richard 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 7||3.80||2-14yds / 0.0TDs projected|
Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard was on the field for a season-high 29 snaps in the team's Week 3 loss to the Vikings. It helped that Josh Jacobs was dealing with an illness and a hip injury earlier this week, not to mention the team trailed by three scores for most of the game. Richard didn't do much with his playing time, however, picking up 29 scrimmage yards on two rushes and three catches as his involvement in the passing game has faded this year. Owners of Jacobs shouldn't worry about the rookie losing his bell-cow status, as Richard is no threat to his workload. The 25-year-old doesn't carry any standalone value and will be off the fantasy radar as long as Jacobs is active.
Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard is firmly planted as a distant backup to Josh Jacobs this season after dominating touches for the offense in 2018. He's picked up just five touches through two games so far for a total of eight measly yards after leading the team with 68 receptions a year ago. Richard was a valuable pass-catcher last season, but with more weapons added to the passing game, it appears Richard is starting to fade away in this offense. Jacobs is dealing with a hip issue as well as an illness so he may see a few more touches this week versus the Vikings, but he carries no standalone value in any format. Unless Jacobs misses significant time, Richard can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard didnt see the field much in Week 1, but should find more opportunities in Sundays contest versus the Chiefs. With the Raiders likely playing from behind, the offense will be in pass-mode for most of the game. Richard finished the 2018 campaign tied for the team lead with 68 receptions proving to be a reliable target for Derek Carr out of the backfield. Josh Jacobs will handle the bulk of carries once again but his role in the passing game remains to be seen giving Richard a higher ceiling this week. He makes a risky flex play even in PPR formats but is a cheap dart throw option for DFS.
The Oakland Raiders will once again utilize running back Jalen Richard as a third-down pass-catching back this season. He finished the 2018 campaign tied for first on the team with 68 receptions, and he ranked seventh in the league in this category among all running backs. With the Raiders adding a dynamic group of receivers this offseason, and selecting Josh Jacobs in the first round to be an every-down back, Richard's role in 2019 will undoubtedly decrease. He'll likely begin the season with more playing time to ease Jacobs into third-down action, but still won't hold much fantasy value in any league format. Richard remains a handcuff and would only find value in PPR leagues as a one-dimensional player if an injury were to strike.
Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard is coming off a successful 2018 campaign which saw him accumulate 55 rushes and 68 catches for 866 all-purpose yards. With the team using a first-round pick on Josh Jacobs, Richard finds himself third on the depth chart this season with a question mark surrounding his usage for this year. Richard was a huge factor in the passing game last season finishing seventh among running backs in receptions. With the coaching staff hopeful of Jacobs becoming an every-down back, Richard will struggle to find playing time on this improving offense. Unless Jacobs gets injured or struggles mightily as a pass-catcher, Richard won't hold any fantasy appeal in 2019.
With the onslaught of new talent brought in by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, running back Jalen Richard could find more success despite being further down the list of the teams top offensive weapons. Richard will primarily work once again as a pass-catching back, limiting his playing time to third downs and spelling off rookie Josh Jacobs. In 2018, Richard finished seventh among running backs in receptions (68) and targets (81) while picking up 607 receiving yards in the process. With the more dynamic players on the offense creating more space for him to maneuver, he could be the right change-of-pace back the team needs in certain scenarios especially with his proven chemistry with quarterback Derek Carr. Richard is a player to watch as a potential handcuff to Jacobs, and could find value in PPR leagues if he finds more work in the red zone.
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard could lose a 'good chunk' of his snaps on receiving downs to RB Josh Jacobs, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Fantasy Spin: Richard's value was already limited to PPR formats, and now that Jacobs is in the mix and potentially headed for an every-down role, Richard is slipping into handcuff territory. Meanwhile, Jacobs looks like a RB2 candidate as a rookie.
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard is expected to have a solid role in the passing game this upcoming season.
Fantasy Spin: Richard likely will be the main running back involved in the passing game again in 2019 and is coming off a season where he posted 607 receiving yards. He should be selected in point-per-reception leagues and could be a flex option against favorable matchups.
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to be the team's primary back this season and see most of the opportunities on first and second down, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair, who writes that RB Doug Martin will be primarily used as injury protection rather than to spell Jacobs during games. RB Jalen Richard is expected to see opportunities on third down.
Fantasy Spin: Bair throws out 1,500 yards as "certainly possible" and 1,000 total yards as something that "should be a certainty" for Jacobs, though he raises questions about the rookie's ability to hold up to the type of high usage he wasn't asked to shoulder at Alabama. Jacobs is an RB2 for now, but don't be surprised if his name starts moving up drafts the closer we get to Week 1.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch plans to retire, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Raiders plan to move on, and Lynch doesn't want to play for another team. The team plans on selecting a running back early in this week's draft, and Alabama runner Josh Jacobs, considered the top back in the draft, could be their target. Beast Mode had four straight seasons of 1,200-plus yards with the Seahawks. Injuries caught up to the 33-year-old last year, but he ran for 891 yards on 207 carries (4.3 average) with seven touchdowns in 2017. As of now, Isaiah Crowell, Jalen Richard and Deandre Washington are tops on the team's running back depth chart.