Fantasy Football Concern Scale: Assessing the Level of Concern for Josh Jacobs Managers | Yahoo Fantasy Football Show


Fantasy Football Concern Scale: Yahoo Fantasy Football Show

Yahoo Fantasy analysts Matt Harmon and Andy Behrens discuss the slow start of Raiders running back Josh Jacobs and whether it’s time for fantasy managers to hit the panic button. You can catch the full conversation on the “Yahoo Fantasy Football Show” by subscribing on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, or your preferred podcast platform.

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Matt Harmon: Hey, Andy, it seems like there’s always something that causes panic in fantasy football every single week. This week, I know a lot of people are concerned about Josh Jacobs, last year’s leading rusher, recording negative rushing yards. Sure, there were some catches, but those negative rushing yards are definitely making some folks panic after Week 2.

Andy Behrens: Well, you know, minus 2 yards is not exactly what you expect from a reigning rushing champion. Josh Jacobs is a talented player, and I hate to be the one who tells you not to worry about anything, but come on, among all the things that could be troubling your fantasy team, I can’t believe Josh Jacobs is the biggest issue.

He still managed to finish with over 50 receiving yards, and he’s someone the team will throw to out of the backfield. So there’s still some PPR (points per reception) appeal here. In fact, he had a somewhat sneaky acceptable PPR performance, which says more about the scoring system than anything else.

Josh Jacobs is going to be fine. I can’t really buy into the panic here. He’s been among the leaders in missed tackles since he entered the league and is one of the most elusive players in the NFL. He’s a true game-changing running back, so let’s not overreact. Crumple up those concerns, toss them away, and expect better days ahead for Josh Jacobs. He’s too good to have a string of disappointing performances.

Matt Harmon: I’m completely on board with you. While receiver injuries are a concern, once players like Jakobi Meyers and Davante Adams return, this offense will be challenging to defend. And with those weapons on the field, Josh Jacobs will be a tough player to stop. So, no need to hit the panic button just yet.


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