Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has not had a ton of chatter for a guy who is putting together some really impressive numbers. Now that the Raiders are 3-2 and might be looking to make some noise, that appears to be changing. Rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears can do that.
Jacobs has shot up the odds board for Offensive Rookie of the Year following that performance. He climbed from +1000 to +350 at DraftKings Sportsbook, and is now second only to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. On the season, Jacobs has 430 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and is averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Considering all the injuries to the Raiders pass catchers, the ground game is proving pivotal.
Daniel Jones and Gardner Minshew had become co-favorites a week ago, but both took a step back while Murray took a step forward. Wins are not a quarterback stat, but it reflects in the odds as a winning quarterback gets a little more favorable viewing from the betting public. Jones threw for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a loss to Minnesota. Minshew threw for 374 yards and two touchdowns in a close loss to Carolina. Meanwhile, Murray threw for 253 yards and rushed for 93 more and a touchdown in the Cardinals win over a bad Cincinnati team.
Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins is sitting at +2000 following the firing of head coach Jay Gruden. Interim head coach Bill Callahan said Haskins is not in the mix to start this week, but at some point he’s likely to end up in the starting lineup. He’ll get an opportunity, but Washington stinks, so it’s best to avoid investing in Haskins stock for the time being.
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