Hey Bud...fix that OL. Need Jacobs to do well in fantasy.
The Raiders made the offseason decision to blow up their offensive line. Let’s start with the data and then make a surprise determination off it:
The Raiders have PFF’s lowest-graded center in Andre James.
The Raiders have PFF’s lowest-graded tackle in Alex Leatherwood.
The Raiders have PFF’s eighth-worst guard in John Simpson.
As a unit, they have the worst PFF team run-blocking grade in the NFL.
Alex Leatherwood sticks out as the weak point in the offensive trenches. His 34.6 PFF grade is among the worst in the league at right tackle, ranking 28th in run blocking and 41st in pass blocking among players with 60 or more snaps.
The rookie has given up three sacks and taken four penalties on his 200 snaps in just three games.
While the Raiders used the No. 17 pick on the Alabama product this year, it's obvious he is not ready to start. Sending him to the bench while he develops should be at the top of coach Jon Gruden's to-do list.