Josh Jacobs Fantasy Football Impact and discussion. The Fantasy Football Counselor lets you know if it’s safe to draft Jacobs in 2020. (Audio Transcription)
Joseph Robert, the Fantasy Football Counselor and we are talking about Josh Jacobs and his Fantasy Football impact and outlook going into 2020 Fantasy Football. Excited to dive in and give you guys the verdict on if you should or should not draft Josh Jacobs going into 2020 Fantasy Football.
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All right. Let’s dive into Josh Jacobs. At the end of this video, guys, I’m going to give you guys a verdict on Josh Jacobs. Okay? If I’m going to draft him or not. All right, so let’s start talking about him. He played 13 games last season. He had a little bit of a bum shoulder. His shoulder was a little banged up after week seven when they played Green Bay. For that game, he rushed for 124 yards. Bottom line is, this guy’s an absolute beast and they didn’t draft anybody else. So there isn’t going to be a person on that team that’s going to affect him, in regards to volume and production. That’s really, really appealing to me.
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I’m looking at his attempts last year. Again, only 13 games, rookie year. I can only imagine there were just getting him worked in the system, integrated. Trying to figure things out. 242 attempts everybody. 1,150 yards, over a thousand yards guys in his rookie year, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Very impressive, Josh Jacobs. And he had seven rushing touchdowns. Now what I’d like to see come up, because this guy can catch the ball. I would like to see some receiving touchdowns, he didn’t have any. 20 receptions on 27 targets for 166 yards receiving. That tells me, guys, that there’s still a ton of ceiling for this guy. Now, here’s other good news for him. The draft, Henry Ruggs was acquired by the Las Vegas Raiders. This is really exciting stuff because now they’ve actually got a receiver, right? They’ve got Waller and they’ve got Ruggs now. Ruggs could definitely stretch the field out, open things up. Because that’s a problem with Jacobs being the best player on the team. He’s going to potentially see stack boxes. Now with Ruggs there, this is going to be really exciting. I love the fact that they’ve got a receiver, now, that could potentially be good. Now I think he’s a little raw. I would have preferred them, get a guy like maybe Judy or someone like that who went to the Broncos, Jerry Judy, but they got Henry Ruggs and he’s a speedster. And I think they definitely need that.
Now the big problem here with the Raiders is Carr. I’m not sold on Carr as a quarterback. I’m just not. The guy just hasn’t made good fantasy wide receivers come out, any of the past couple of years, right? Amari Cooper was there. Didn’t really thrive for years, right? So, it may help Jacobs, right? But with Ruggs, I’m probably going to avoid that situation. I see Ruggs being a boom or bust kind of player, but we’re not talking about Ruggs here. We’re talking about Jacobs, but I’m just kind of giving you guys, the situation around Josh Jacobs and that offense, right. And all the pluses and the negatives around it. Now the ceiling is there. As I said, more receptions need to be had. I think more attempts are going to be had, 13 games, 242 attempts. I’m expecting a floor of 260 attempts. I’m expecting a floor of 1200 yards. Rushing seven touchdowns, that’s definitely going to go up. I’m expecting a floor of eight. I’m super conservative here. I’m not going really high. Again, there’s a high ceiling, but I’m kind of giving you the floors here. 20 receptions, that’s definitely got to jump up to at least 30 to 40, right. And some receiving touchdowns.
His numbers are definitely going to go up and they have to. He finished 21st in PPR last year. That definitely has to go up. He’s currently ranked, in the consensus rankings, and I have to mention the consensus rank. Because when you are doing a draft, whatever platform you’re using, whether it be NFL or any other platform you’re using, when you’re doing your Fantasy Football draft, these guys come off pretty much on ADP average rap position. Jacobs is 13th right now, which is really good. What’s shocking is that I love the ceiling and guys like Mixon, Mixon has a high ceiling but has a suspect offense. Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, Kenyan Drake, and Aaron Jones are all ahead of Josh Jacobs and I would take Jacobs ahead of all those guys for many different reasons. And I can give you one example of one is Aaron Jones, right? We just did a video on him. He had 242 attempts where he maxed out at, okay. And now they’ve got Dillon there, so if Dillon is there, this new rookie running back, and they’re going to probably throw more this year, how is he going to hit the 242 attempts. As a floor, Jacobs had 242 last year, but he hasn’t even topped his ceiling. Jones hit his ceiling last year with 16 rushing touchdowns. He had all that volume, all those attempts, all those rushing points, right? And with Dillon there now, is going to be a thorn. You know, Jacobs doesn’t have that.
So Josh Jacobs seems way more appealing to me than a guy like Aaron Jones. Another guy, I got to give you an example here, Nick Chubb. Nick Chubb had a pinnacle year, last year. He is in a committee with Kareem Hunt and Kareem Hunt could be a starter on his own. So why would I invest my capital, my early draft capital on a guy like Aaron Jones or Nick Chubb, for example, or Dalvin Cook for that matter, who’s coming off, what, top five, which is insane. I’d rather have myself a Derrick Henry or a Zeke over Dalvin cook, right? I’d rather have Josh Jacobs over Dalvin cook and get Madison later. You get Jacob’s right, and when Cook goes down and he will. When Cook goes down, you can get two RB ones. Does that make sense? So many people are telling me, “Hey Joe, you need to draft Cook and then get Mattison.” I’m like, “No, no. I’m going to draft Jacobs and then I’m going to get Madison later.”. And of course, guys, you got to go robust RB, so you’re going to have more running backs anyway, early on. Guys that are in minimal committees, that I talked about in 16 rounds, right? So why not get Jacobs, who’s set for a huge amount of volume. Not Cierre Wood, who’s more durable than Cook and then get Madison later. Because Cook hasn’t finished his season. That’s just the bottom line.
And I know you’re saying, “Well, Josh Jacobs hasn’t finished his season. Joe, he’s only played 13 games.”. I understand, but Jacob’s will be fine. He’s the workhorse running back. And I know the Raiders believe in him. And guess what? Guess who believes in him? Joseph Robert, the Fantasy Football Counselor. So to answer your question, if you guys have not taken a hint here. Guys, hint hint, nudge here. I’m hitting you with my elbow here. I’m nudging you. I got to tell you, man, will I draft Josh Jacobs? I’m going to say hell, yes, I will. And I don’t put my faith in just one running back. Never do that, guys. Never put your faith in one running back. Always go with the robust RB strategy.
So if I go late round one, I get Jacobs. I can come back and get myself a Gurly or Fournette, swing back around. And there’s a ton of value, guys, David Johnson. I say this in every one of my videos. My mind is blown how David Johnson is not in the top five. It’s crazy. This guy has a ton of upside and again, you’re going to keep hearing this, because this is the biggest steal in Fantasy Football drafts. I can’t get over it. I really can’t. He is on the Consheepsus. He’s out of the top 10. I don’t even know where he’s at. I’m not even going to look. Actually I may pull it up here, but this is actually very, very embarrassing that… I won’t pull it up right now, but I think David Johnson is 17 or something amongst running backs. It’s crazy. You get a ton of value with guys like David Johnson later. Even Montgomery’s coming off ADP round five, which is absolutely insane. The point I’m trying to make here, guys. I love Josh Jacobs’s draft him, but don’t put all your weight on one player. Go with the robust RB. Implement that as a Fantasy Football draft strategy and you will succeed. So Josh Jacobs, yes. Draft him. The ceiling is high. You’ve heard the negatives, which is Carr and maybe some stack boxes. If Ruggs doesn’t spread the defenses out wide. At the end of the day, Josh Jacobs is solid. I think I got like top-six right now. The ceiling is high. Absolutely love him and draft him as a robust RB strategy. You’ll be very, very happy. I assure you guys. Okay. Also the impact series guys. If you are on YouTube, there’s a link here below to all of my videos on the impact series and you can get them at thefantasyfootballcounselor.com. Just go to my homepage and right on the homepage, you can see all my videos. I just got to load more and you can see all my videos. There’s a whole library of content there and a ton of free advice here that I give you guys for Fantasy Football, 2020. You guys are going to be light years ahead of the competition. It’s not even fair.
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Are you drafting Josh Jacobs for 2020 Fantasy Football? As I end every video of the player that I would like to draft, I’m going to say it again; if I’m suggesting you draft him, I definitely think you should consider them. This video hopefully has swayed you towards the Josh Jacobs train, because it’s going to be riding strong for 2020 Fantasy Football. The ceiling is there, the upside is there and Josh Jacobs, an absolute stud. Let’s go, Jacobs, I’m rooting for you. Thank you guys for being here. It means the world to me.
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