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Jalen Richard Is a Late Round RB to Target in 2019

The Oakland Raiders offense in 2019 will look totally different from the one they trotted out last season. Jordy Nelson and Jared Cook are gone, while Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams are now in Black and Silver. The pass catchers are not the only players who will be different. Marshawn Lynch is at the time of writing still a free agent, while crickets are accompanying the name of Doug Martin. Isaiah Crowell is ticketed to take on a bulk of the vacated carries. But after signing his restricted free agent tender this past week, the Raiders have ensured that Jalen Richard will return for the coming season. This signing offers more fantasy value than that of Crowell, believe me. As already stated, Crowell should see the lions share of the 262 carries left behind by Lynch and Martin. But rush attempts are not where Richard really makes his bones in the NFL. He was one of the most productive receiving backs in the NFL last season, and as I write this the odds look pretty good on him returning to his role with the team in 2019. There a whole host of factors that make his current ADP of RB55 on Fanball look like an absolute bargain.

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By Neil Dutton | @ndutton13 | Archive