Raiders RB Jacobs skips start of offseason program
Las Vegas running back JOSH JACOBS has skipped the start of the team’s offseason program this week as his stalemate with the Raiders over a new contract continues. Jacobs, who rushed… More for 1,653 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, has yet to sign his franchise tag tender. With this phase of offseason workouts voluntary, Jacobs’ absence is not considered a holdout. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Raiders set to use franchise tag to retain RB Jacobs
The Las Vegas Raiders are set to place the franchise tag on running back JOSH JACOBS by Tuesday’s deadline in an effort to keep him in town. The two sides have… More reportedly been working to get a long-term deal in place. They will still have until mid-July to negotiate a deal even if the franchise tag is used. Jacobs, as fantasy owners are well aware, is coming off a breakout 2022 season in which he led the league with 1653 yards rushing and over 2000 yards from scrimmage. Less
Around the NFL: Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams was one of 2022's more surprising stars, scoring a league-high 17 rushing touchdowns for Detroit. It was nice timing, with Williams in a contract year. Detroit hopes to bring him back, but it will probably cost a little more than when they signed him two years ago. Unlikely he scores 17 touchdowns again. more »
RB Jacobs hoping to stay with Raiders on long-term deal
Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS had a career year and is now scheduled for free agency in March. Jacobs led the league in rushing (1,653) and yards from scrimmage… More (2,053) while earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. Jacobs, 24, expects contract negotiations to begin with the Raiders this week but he made it clear over the weekend that he has no plans to give any sort of hometown discount. Jacobs said he would like to remain with the Raiders, but he added that a new deal has “just got to make sense”. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less
Raiders RB Jacobs expected to play vs. Patriots
Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS, who is dealing with quad and hand issues, is reportedly expected to play today against the New England Patriots. Jacobs was able to practice in limited fashion all week and could be set to see his usual workload.
Raiders RB Jacobs may not practice this week
Las Vegas Raiders running back JOSH JACOBS reportedly aggravated a calf injury in a historic performance in an overtime victory at the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. Jacobs is not expected to… More practice much this week, and he may not practice at all. The Raiders are hopeful that rest and treatment will help get Jacobs ready for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Of note to fantasy owners, the Chargers are allowing an NFL-worst 5.4 yards per carry. Less
Podcast: November 29 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast
Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff breeze through a Jags- and Jets-heavy round of Will He Won't He, then draft their Supply by Demand squads for Week 13. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies. more »
Ask the Experts: Who are you most thankful for this season?
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which player are you most thankful for? more »
Factoid: Josh Jacobs
Josh Jacobs is putting together a real nice contract drive. He’s also running his way to heights reached by only a few backs.
Raiders RB Jacobs scores 3 touchdowns vs. Texans
Las Vegas running back JOSH JACOBS led the Raiders and his fantasy owners with another dominating performance in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans. Jacobs had his third consecutive game over… More 100 rushing yards and the second 3 rushing touchdown game of his career. Jacobs is averaging over 174 total scrimmage yards over his past three games and is currently second in the league in rushing yards and touchdowns. Less
Factoid: Derek Carr
The Raiders on Sunday are hosting Houston. At first glance, that seems like a good situation for Derek Carr. The Texans have won only one game all year. But I’m not sure that he’ll get enough opportunities to air it out.
Around the NFL: Josh Jacobs
It looks like I'm going to have Josh Jacobs on a lot of teams this year. Every story that comes out about him is negative, with a new one every day. What's interesting is that none of them actually have anything to do with him, but with people's expectations about the Raiders backfield. more »
Raiders RB Jacobs not on the trade block
Trade rumors began circulating when the Las Vegas Raiders started running back JOSH JACOBS in last week’s Hall of Fame Game to begin the preseason. The starting status, unusually heavy usage,… More and the new regime turning down Jacobs’ fifth-year option all raised questions about his future with the team. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels explained after the game, however, that he wants his players – especially running backs – to take live hits that cannot be replicated in practice. Less
Around the NFL: Las Vegas Raiders
Football is back, like it was never away. Jacksonville didn't use any starters, but the Raiders did, which caused much discussion and debate over how the backfield might be utilized in the new, Josh McDaniels era. Most notably, we need to wonder how much we can trust in Josh Jacobs. more »
Factoid: Josh Jacobs
The Raiders are hosting the Chargers on Sunday with a playoff berth hanging in the balance, and Josh Jacobs looms as a key guy. Los Angeles ranks 30th in run defense. Can Jacobs be the guy who lifts them into the postseason?