Philly vs Vegas: Who You Got?
Both Miles Sanders and Josh Jacobs had great rookie seasons. So, who are you taking first in drafts next year? Who would you rather have in dynasty? I think they're very close. Here are their profiles and stats from 2019.
AGE: SANDERS = 22 | JACOBS = 22
HEIGHT: SANDERS = 5'11" | JACOBS = 5'10"
WEIGHT: SANDERS = 211 | JACOBS = 220
GAMES PLAYED: SANDERS = 16 | JACOBS = 13
SNAP SHARE: SANDERS = 53.7% | JACOBS = 54.8%
PTS PER GAME: SANDERS = 13.5 | JACOBS = 14.7
ATTEMPTS / GAME: SANDERS = 11.2 | JACOBS = 18.6
TOUCHES / GAME: SANDERS = 14.3 | JACOBS = 20.1
RUSH YARDS / GAME: SANDERS = 51.1 | JACOBS = 88.5
TOTAL YARDS / GAME: SANDERS = 82.9 | JACOBS = 101.3
REC / GAME: SANDERS = 3.1 | JACOBS = 1.5
TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS: SANDERS = 6 | JACOBS = 7
YARDS / CARRY: SANDERS = 4.6 | JACOBS = 4.8
EVADED TACKLES / GAME: SANDERS = 4.7 | JACOBS = 6.2
When comparing the two, it's very close. Jacobs was the clear front-runner of the two for the first half of the season, but when Jordan Howard missed most of the 2nd half with a shoulder injury, Sanders role increase and his season took off. On the contrary, Jacobs own shoulder injury slowed him down during the 2nd half.
My opinion for both redraft and dynasty is that Jacobs should be valued slightly higher. The Raiders did resign Jalen Richard, which will limit Jacob's receiving upside, which is too bad, but Jacobs still gets elite usage. Sanders on the other hand still gets the Peterson treatment. For the first half of the year it was Jordan Howard, and then down the stretch it was Boston Scott. I just don't think Sanders will be able to match the usage of Jacobs, which is why Jacobs gets the nod for me. What do you all think?