Fantasy Football Panic Meter: How worried should Josh Jacobs managers be? | Yahoo Fantasy Football Show

Yahoo Fantasy analysts Matt Harmon and Andy Behrens address Raiders running back Josh Jacobs’ slow start and whether or not it's officially time to panic. Hear the full conversation on the “Yahoo Fantasy Football Show” - subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

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MATT HARMON: All right, Andy, people are panicked about a lot of things. People panic about something every single week in fantasy football. But I know there are people out there who are a little perturbed that last year's leading rusher, Josh Jacobs, recorded negative rushing yards. He also-- there was some catches. But still, negative rushing yards is definitely going to get some people panicked after week two.

ANDY BEHRENS: It-- it could have been better. You know, minus 2 is not maybe everything that you're looking for in a reigning rushing champion. Josh Jacobs is a great player. And I hate to, you know, I hate to be the guy who tells you not to worry about anything. But man, of all-- of all the things that are-- that are troubling your team, I can't believe that Josh Jacobs is the-- is the biggest issue.

Because, again, he still finished with over 50 receiving yards. He's still a guy that they will throw to out of the backfield. So, like, there's still some PPR appeal here. In fact, he-- he kind of slithered his way to a-- a sneaky acceptable PPR day, which is more an indictment of that scoring setup than it is anything else.


Josh Jacobs is going to be fine. Like, I don't-- I don't know. I can't-- I can't really feed this panic. He's a player who's been, you know, from the moment he entered the league, he's been among the missed tackles leaders. He's been one of the most elusive players in the league.

I think he's a true difference-making back. I-- I think you got to just let this one go. I think it's a-- you know, crumple it up, toss it away, and know that there's going to be a bunch of better days ahead for Josh Jacobs. I'm just not, you know-- guy's too good to string together a bunch of disappointing performances.

MATT HARMON: I'm with you, man. And honestly, like, the receiver injuries are an issue, but-- and I'm not-- I'm not here to downplay concussions. But, right, like, Jakobi Meyers will be back. Davante Adams will be back. And when those two guys are out there, this is going to be a tough offense to defend.


MATT HARMON: And Josh Jacobs will be a tough player to defend there. So yeah, I'm with you. I really see no reason to panic about this one.