Fantasy Football Profile: Brandon Jacobs
Brandon Jacobs was a beast when healthy last year rushing for 1089 yards, his second straight 1000+ yard season, and 15 TDs. His health is a concern though as he missed two games to injury last year after missing five in 2007. When he played last year he was pretty consistent. He had a TD in nine of his thirteen games. Two of the games he didn’t score he had 116 yards against Washington and 93 yards against St. Louis. Only Pittsburgh (47 yards) and Philly (52 yards) were able to contain him. He ran for 126 yards and 2 TDs in his other meeting with Philly and 73 yards and two scores against Baltimore.
Jacobs is a pretty solid sell high candidate. He matches up against Kansas City, Oakland, New Orleans, and Arizona in Weeks 3-7. He has one more cake matchup against Denver in Week12 vs. Denver. His fantasy playoff schedule is tough going up against Philly, Washington, and Carolina. If you can, try and move in in Week 8 after his easy stretch and get your team lined up for a fantasy football championship push. Because of Jacobs’ injury history, it may not be a bad idea to handcuff Ahmad Bradshaw to Jacobs.
Jacobs will likely be taken in the mid-to-late second round. If he stays healthy he should be able to run for 1100 yards with 10-12 TDs.