Limited touches for Jalen Richard in 2019?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 18, 2019

Likely to split backup reps with Doug Martin

Jon Gruden said Jalen Richard reminds the coach of Charlie Garner and is deserving of a bigger role. And then he drafts Josh Jacobs in the first round to be a three-down back. Richard will probably split backup carries with Doug Martin and will lose a good chunk of those 68 catches last year to Jacobs. (The Athletic – Vic Tafur)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Richard was one of the fantasy‘s biggest surprises in 2018 despite scoring only one touchdown, as he caught 68 of his 81 targets on a team that played from behind a ton. Unfortunately for him, Jacobs profiles as a solid early-down back who is quite gifted in the passing game. It wouldn’t be surprising if Richard see his target cut almost in half this season, barring a multi-week injury to Jacobs.

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