Fantasy Football: Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is in line for another huge game against the Bengals
Josh Jacobs might be the best offensive player taken in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. It is possible that he is having the best season of any first-rounder, but Nick Bosa might have something to say about that. Regardless, the Raiders seem to have found their running back of the future.
Jacobs has rushed for 811 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He is averaging 4.8 yards per carry. The Raiders have won two in a row and have a chance to improve to 6-4 with a win over the only winless team in the league. If you have Jacobs on your fantasy team, you will be happy once again in Week 11.
Jacobs vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are 0-9 this season. They have lost their last three games by double-digits and have had trouble scoring points. Cincinnati is in the process of breaking in a new head coach and planning to draft a new quarterback. Outside of their offensive struggles, their defense has been just as bad.
Cincinnati ranks dead last in the NFL, allowing 173 rushing yards per game. They have given up 12 rushing touchdowns, and three rushers have gone over 100 yards in games against the Bengals.
The Raiders have found their stride and are on the verge of winning their third straight game. Oakland needs to ride Jacobs in this game. He has double-digit carries in every game this season and 15 or more in six straight. Jacobs has rushed for over 120 yards in three games this season. Derek Carr has returned to old form, but the running game led by Jacobs has taken the pressure off of him.
Jacobs has scored in just four games this season. Three of those games have seen him score twice. Fantasy owners most likely got great value in Jacobs this season, which makes his a great option in dynasty or keeper leagues. A true RB1, Jacobs is in line for another huge day against the Bengals.
This is a game that the Raiders are expected to win and win easy. The Bengals do not look like a team that has given up, but they are just not as talented as any of their opponents. If they fall behind in this one, Oakland will look to lean on the run game, which will make Jacobs even more valuable in fantasy. Owners can expect close to 100 yards and at least one touchdown from their back in this game.