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AFFRO Est. 2006
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Josh Jacobs

RB LV

College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 223 lbs
Birth Date: 1998-02-11
2024 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 157
Avg Pts: 9.24
Rank: 25 RB

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Jacobs had his season cut short because of a quad injury, missing the last four games. He did not have a great season before the injury, though. He had just one 100-yard rushing performance. He averaged a career-worst 3.5 yards per carry. Jacobs struggled to make plays after contact, ranking just 42nd overall in average yards after contact (1.5). Jacobs did finish with more than 1,100 total yards despite the down year. He still got a ton of work as the lead back in this offense. Jacobs signed a big deal this offseason to take over the starting duties in Green Bay. He moves to an offense that is one of the best in football. Jacobs has 1,000-yard rushing season three of his five seasons in the NFL. Jacobs has emerged as a top three-down back. Jacobs is a good one-cut back that can get downhill in a hurry. He sets up his blocks well and can get to the next level in a hurry. Jacobs does well in blitz pickup and can get it done in the passing game, having 50-plus catches two of three seasons.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jacobs can rebound this year in a much better offensive situation. The Packers like to have a balanced offensive approach and aren't afraid to run the ball often if needed. Consider Jacobs a low-end No. 1 fantasy back. Look for around 1,600 total yards, double-digit touchdowns and around 50 receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) will enter 2024 as the team's starting running back after signing a four-year, $48 million contract with Green Bay during the offseason. He is dealing with a hamstring issue but is expected to return to the field soon. With Aaron Jones leaving for Minnesota, Jacobs will step into a huge role to prove he is still elite. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will deploy him in various ways in both the running and passing games. Do not let yourself be entranced by Jacobs' 2022 season, in which he was the fantasy football darling. Players often have one-off magical fantasy seasons that can never be followed up similarly. Jacobs' history as a relatively inefficient runner before 2022 was on full display in 2023 when he averaged 3.5 yards per carry. The 26-year-old rushed for 805 yards on 233 rushing attempts and six touchdowns while catching 37 passes for 296 yards over 13 games for the Raiders last year. Jacobs missed the last six games due to a quad injury. His 2023 season can be attributed to the fact that he did not participate in any offseason programming and showed up out of playing shape. The Packers did bring back AJ Dillon and drafted USC running back MarShawn Lloyd in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Expect Jacobs to lead Green Bay's backfield and be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 as he has been for most of his career, which is reflected by his current ADP as RB12. RotoBaller is a little higher on Jacobs and has him ranked the eighth-best running back heading into 2024 fantasy football drafts.

Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) will enter 2024 as the team's starting running back after signing a four-year, $48 million contract with Green Bay during the offseason. He is dealing with a hamstring issue but is expected to return to the field soon. With Aaron Jones leaving for Minnesota, Jacobs will step into a huge role to prove he is still elite. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will deploy him in various ways in both the running and passing games. Do not let yourself be entranced by Jacobs' 2022 season, in which he was the fantasy football darling. Players often have one-off magical fantasy seasons that can never be followed up similarly. Jacobs' history as a relatively inefficient runner before 2022 was on full display in 2023 when he averaged 3.5 yards per carry. The 26-year-old rushed for 805 yards on 233 rushing attempts and six touchdowns while catching 37 passes for 296 yards over 13 games for the Raiders last year. Jacobs missed the last six games due to a quad injury. His 2023 season can be attributed to the fact that he did not participate in any offseason programming and showed up out of playing shape. The Packers did bring back AJ Dillon and drafted USC running back MarShawn Lloyd in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Expect Jacobs to lead Green Bay's backfield and be a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 as he has been for most of his career, which is reflected by his current ADP as RB12. RotoBaller is a little higher on Jacobs and has him ranked the eighth-best running back heading into 2024 fantasy football drafts.

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Week 18Josh Jacobs 19 rushing atts (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 48 rushing yds (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 28Josh Jacobs 9 rushing atts (1 pts)
Josh Jacobs 5 receptions (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 51 receiving yds (2 pts)
Week 39Josh Jacobs 17 rushing atts (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 62 rushing yds (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 3 receptions (3 pts)
Week 423Josh Jacobs 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 17 rushing atts (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 58 rushing yds (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 8 receptions (8 pts)
Josh Jacobs 81 receiving yds (4 pts)
Week 519Josh Jacobs 2 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 20 rushing atts (4 pts)
Josh Jacobs 69 rushing yds (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 5 receptions (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 20 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 610Josh Jacobs 25 rushing atts (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 77 rushing yds (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 74Josh Jacobs 11 rushing atts (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 35 rushing yds (1 pts)
Josh Jacobs 1 reception (1 pts)
Week 815Josh Jacobs 3 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 15 rushing atts (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 61 rushing yds (3 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 27 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 921Josh Jacobs 2 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 26 rushing atts (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 98 rushing yds (4 pts)
Week 1012Josh Jacobs 27 rushing atts (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 116 rushing yds (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2 pts)
Week 11
Week 1219Josh Jacobs 63 yd TD rush (6 pts)
Josh Jacobs 20 rushing atts (4 pts)
Josh Jacobs 110 rushing yds (5 pts)
Josh Jacobs 4 receptions (4 pts)
Week 13
Week 145Josh Jacobs 13 rushing atts (2 pts)
Josh Jacobs 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Josh Jacobs 2 receptions (2 pts)
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Playoff Week 30
Player Notes
May 30 2:20am ET

Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) continues to make progress and could return to the field for contact and action next week. "Hopefully next week we'll get him out there when we go full speed," head coach Matt LaFleur explained to the media. The former Raiders star inked a deal with Green Bay over the offseason, and his extreme versatility makes him an appealing pick. As long as he gets healthy once again, he could push to be a low-end RB1 in fantasy leagues. Regardless of his exact finish, he should have several opportunities to feast within a competent Jordan Love-run team.

From RotoBaller

May 21 9:30pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury, but head coach Matt LaFleur said he won't be out for long. Jacobs was heavily limited during organized team activities on Tuesday. It's not exactly what Packers fans want to hear from their new RB during offseason workouts, but it's still early in the offseason, and Jacobs should be fine for the start of training camp at the end of July as long as he doesn't aggravate the injury. The 26-year-old's absence will give intriguing rookie third-rounder MarShawn Lloyd some more repetitions this week, as well as AJ Dillon, who re-signed this offseason. Jacobs is fully expected to be the Packers' primary RB1 in 2024, but he's most likely going to face much more competition for touches in his new digs than he did in Sin City with the Raiders.

From RotoBaller

May 8 11:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs believes he has a chip on his shoulder, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans. "I think he's coming in with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder because we all have something to prove," Sirmans told the media on Wednesday. "I think he wants to prove we made the right decision in investing in him." Jacobs doesn't necessarily have a whole lot more to prove after tallying 3,154 scrimmage yards and 18 touchdowns over his final two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders. However, his signing with Green Bay did surprise many NFL fans, so perhaps he feels a little extra motivation to silence the critics and make sure he lives up to every penny of his four-year, $48 million deal. The Packers parted ways with fellow veteran Aaron Jones this offseason and (barring any unforeseen additions) will enter 2024 with a backfield headlined by Jacobs, AJ Dillon, and rookie MarShawn Lloyd. Given his track record as an every-down back in Vegas, Jacobs easily has the most fantasy appeal of the bunch, ranking as a low-end RB1 heading into drafts.

From RotoBaller

Mar 26 2:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur implied that we'll see more of new running back Josh Jacobs in the passing game than the 40 catches per year he averaged in five seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders. "Just studying him, I think there's more out there for him in regards to the passing game, using him out of the backfield. He's put some really good choice routes on tape. That's something we always try to get to," LaFleur said. Despite Jacobs ranking second in carries since entering the NFL behind only Derrick Henry, don't expect that to change how the Packers split carries in their backfield with AJ Dillon re-signing. However, there's a possibility Dillon doesn't make the team, so Jacobs' spot as the feature back is about the only sure think in Green Bay's backfield. Even if Jacobs losing carries to Dillon or another back in Green Bay, his increase in receptions should keep him afloat as an RB1 in fantasy in his new home.

From RotoBaller

Mar 11 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Packers are signing running back Josh Jacobs. Dynasty Analysis: This move was a stunner as the Packers were seemingly set at the position with Aaron Jones, who was subsequently released. Jacobs had a horribly disappointing season with Las Vegas this past year, rushing for about half the league-leading total of 1,653 he posted in 2022. Still, he's only 26 years old and should be primed for a bounce-back as the centerpiece of the offense. Jacobs' ranking of RB11 should be intact for the moment.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Mar 11 2:20pm ET

Free agent running back Josh Jacobs is expected to sign with the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 26-year-old two-time Pro Bowler played on the franchise tag for the Las Vegas Raiders last season, posting career lows in rushing yards (805) and rushing touchdowns (six). However, he has three seasons of at least 1,000 rushing yards and led the league in 2022 with 1,653 rushing yards. The former first-round pick will now join Jordan Love's ascending offense, meaning AJ Dillon is likely headed elsewhere. The Packers still have Aaron Jones on the roster, so it'll be interesting to see how the backfield shapes out.

From RotoBaller

Mar 11 12:50pm ET

The Las Vegas Raiders have been trying to re-sign running back Josh Jacobs, according to sources. However, it appears Jacobs is headed for the open market at noon on Monday. The Raiders elected not to use the franchise tag on Jacobs for the second straight season, which essentially assured that the 26-year-old would reach the open market this offseason. Jacobs led the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards in 2022 with the Raiders, but he played in just 13 games in 2024 and finished with a disappointing 805 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on 233 carries this past season, adding 37 catches for 296 yards through the air. Despite his down season, Jacobs will have plenty of suitors on the free-agent market, and it remains to be seen if the Raiders will actually be able to retain him. Wherever Jacobs lands, he's still likely to be in the RB1 picture in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Mar 5 9:30pm ET

As expected, the Las Vegas Raiders didn't use the franchise tag on running back Josh Jacobs by the deadline on Tuesday. It's not surprising at all that the Raiders elected not to use the franchise tag on Jacobs after he regressed in 2023, as the tag would have cost them $14.1 million for the 2024 season. Jacobs will hit the open market next week when free agency kicks off, joining a strong group of RBs that will include Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Tony Pollard and D'Andre Swift. We'll have a better idea of Jacobs' 2024 fantasy value when we know where he'll be playing, but he'll most likely be a risk/reward RB1. He played in 13 games in 2023 and finished with a career-low 805 rushing yards and six rushing TDs a year after leading the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards in 2022.

From RotoBaller

Feb 28 12:00am ET

Las Vegas Raiders general manager Tom Telesco said the team is going to try and bring back impending free-agent running back Josh Jacobs this offseason. "We're going to explore pretty hard and see if we can bring him back," Telesco said. The news comes a day after it was reported that the Raiders are unlikely to use the franchise tag on the 26-year-old, which would cost them $14.15 million in 2024. After posting a league-high 1,653 rushing yards and a career-high-tying 12 rushing touchdowns in 2022, Jacobs played in just 13 games in 2023 due to injuries and finished with a career-low 805 rushing yards (3.5 yards per carry) and six rushing TDs on 233 attempts. Jacobs has cleared 1,000 yards rushing in three of his five NFL seasons and still has RB1 upside, but his fantasy stock is going to be down this fall, especially if he leaves Vegas and lands in a less favorable situation.

From RotoBaller

Feb 26 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Raiders are reportedly unlikely to use the franchise tag on running back Josh Jacobs. Dynasty Analysis: The Raiders didn't sign the 2022 rushing leader to a long-term deal at this time last season and likely don't see that as a decision to regret. Jacobs struggled last year for a variety of reasons and saw his rushing total get cut in half. While there are a lot of fingers to point in terms of the reasons why, the numbers are still the numbers. Las Vegas reportedly wants him back but are unwilling to break the bank to do so. Jacobs will enter the free agent market that's loaded with ball carriers, so it's going to be interesting to see just what he can secure. In terms of dynasty value, things are clearly in flux for him at the moment.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Feb 26 4:40pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is unlikely to be franchise-tagged this offseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The organization will attempt to re-sign the 2022 NFL leading rusher, but there's a chance he will hit the open market. The Raiders placed the franchise tag on Jacobs last March and ultimately offered him a one-year deal worth up to $12 million. After a 1,653-yard rushing season in 2022, Jacobs rushed for just 805 yards on 3.5 yards per carry in 2023. He showed clear signs of regression in his fifth NFL season, so no team is likely to break the bank for a player at a devalued position. Either way, Jacobs' offseason movement is worth monitoring ahead of the 2024 NFL season. He should have fantasy value whether he stays put or lands somewhere else.

From RotoBaller

Feb 23 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Raiders have reportedly not engaged in contract talks with impending free agent running back Josh Jacobs. Dynasty Analysis: It seems almost a given the Raiders are going to let Jacobs test the open market. They could franchise tag him but that seems unlikely given the fact he had a massive regression last season. In fact, Jacobs was only able to post around half of his rushing yardage from his league-leading season in 2022 when he rushed for over 1,600 yards. New Head Coach Antonio Pierce seems committed to re-establishing Jacobs and he was clearly better once he took over. Still, Jacobs may get a better contract elsewhere, making Zamir White a potentially hot commodity. Stay tuned.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Feb 22 10:00pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 5:20pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quad) has been ruled out for Week 18 versus the Denver Broncos. This should not come as a surprise considering Jacobs missed all three practices this week. The 25-year-old had been impressive for most of the season before missing the Raiders' final four games of the year. This has been difficult for fantasy managers in the playoffs, especially those who were unable to add Zamir White to their rosters. White is expected to lead the Raiders' backfield this week versus Denver, ranking as a low-end fantasy RB3.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 2:10pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) will be a game-time decision for the Week 18 regular season finale against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Jacobs has missed the last three contests and didn't practice at all on Wednesday or Thursday. However, the Raiders aren't ruling the 25-year-old out for the final game of the year under interim head coach Antonio Pierce. If Jacobs is indeed active on Sunday against the division-rival Broncos, fantasy managers should consider him an extremely volatile starting option with the Raiders likely to limit his snaps in his first game back, especially since backup Zamir White has been extremely efficient as the team's lead back the last three games with Jacobs sidelined.

From RotoBaller

Jan 4 6:20pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) missed another practice on Thursday. Interim head coach Antonio Pierce said on Wednesday that Jacobs is expected to be a game-time decision for the Week 18 regular season finale against the Denver Broncos this Sunday, but the 25-year-old will probably need to practice on Friday, at least on a limited basis, if he's going to be a realistic option to play in what is a meaningless game between division rivals. Jacobs hasn't played in the last three games due to his quad issue and would be a very volatile, high-priced DFS asset on top of it. Zamir White has been excellent as the Raiders' starting RB the last three games, averaging 4.83 yards per carry for 285 yards and a touchdown on 59 attempts while catching eight passes for 51 yards. White is the better DFS value against a vulnerable Broncos rush defense if Jacobs is inactive.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 2:30pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quad) is going to be a game-time decision for the Week 18 game against the Denver Broncos, according to interim head coach Antonio Pierce. Last year's rushing champion has missed each of the last three games due to a quad injury, and although the Raiders are eliminated from playoff contention, he wants to "fight until the end." If he plays, he's a must-start fantasy option against a Broncos defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs this year. If he can't suit up, Zamir White remains an RB1 or RB2 option in the favorable matchup. This could be Jacobs' final game as a Raider, so it will be interesting to see if he can get healthy enough to play in the season finale.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 11:40am ET

As expected, Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quadriceps) is officially out for the Week 17 contest versus the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source. The Raiders were holding out a sliver of hope that their lead back could return this weekend, but Jacobs wasn't able to practice all week and will miss his third straight game. It remains to be seen if he'll play in the Week 18 regular season finale next Sunday, Jan. 7, against the Denver Broncos. With Jacobs out for a third straight game, Zamir White will once again carry the load in the Raiders backfield and will have RB3/flex appeal on the road in Indy for fantasy managers. In the last two weeks against the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, White has seen 39 carries for 214 yards and a touchdown and added three catches for 16 yards on five targets.

From RotoBaller

Dec 30 1:13pm ET

Dynasty | Josh Jacobs is not expected to play in week 17. Dynasty Analysis: Carrying a doubtful tag for the week, this news items is far more about his future in Las Vegas, or lack of it. Ahead of what will be a wave of quality free agent running backs available in 2024, it will be a surprise if Jacobs plays another snap for the Raiders. Already disgruntled with having to play 2023 under the franchise tag, Jacobs simply has no reason to suit up again for the team who is on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs. That said, should the team sneak into the playoffs, he could appear for the team one last time. It's nearly impossible to forecast how the running back market will play out next year, but Jacobs figures to be one of the higher priced signings when the dust settles. Turning 26 early in 2024, Jacobs is found as DLF's RB9.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Dec 30 2:40am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has now missed Weeks 15 and 16 due to a leg injury sustained in the Raiders Week 14 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. In his absence, Zamir White has taken on the starting job and done a respectable job in the role. The Raiders take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17. The Colts are among the easiest matchups for running backs, so Jacobs would be in an advantageous position if he suits up for the contest. Jacobs was listed as a DNP for all three days of practice this week, so his listing of doubtful appears closer to out. Fantasy managers should plan to be without Jacobs for fantasy championship week in most leagues.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 11-Mar-2024: Josh Jacobs - SGN - The Green Bay Packers signed RB Josh Jacobs.
  • 11-Mar-2024: Josh Jacobs - FA - RB Josh Jacobs elected free agency.
  • 29-Apr-2022: LV Josh Jacobs - Team Declined Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
  • 10-Jul-2019: OAK - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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