| Josh Jacobs expected to play against Colts|
Raiders RB missed practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 9, 7:12 pm
|While coach Jon Gruden is being tight-lipped about whether Trent Brown, running back Josh Jacobs, safety Johnathan Abram and cornerback Damon Arnette will play Sunday against the Colts, The Athletic has learned that the Raiders expect the first three to play. And Arnette (concussion/neck) hasn’t been ruled out yet.
That is all based on the players having no setbacks at practice this week. (The Athletic)|
FFToday's Take: Jacobs missed practice on Wednesday but this is good news for fantasy owners of Jacobs as we enter the first week of playoffs for many leagues. Devontae Booker starter for Las Vegas last week but only managed 50 rushing yards against the Jets without finding the endzone.
| Josh Jacobs could miss at least one more game|
Sidelined by ankle injury in Week 13
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 7, 6:20 pm
|Gruden not confident that Josh Jacobs will be back against Colts. (The Athletic - Vic Tafur)|
FFToday's Take: Jacobs did not practice at all last week. It's a bad sign Gruden appears so certain that his top back will miss another game. Devontae Booker was the clear lead back in his absence against the Jets in Week 13, but he was only able to muster 51 total yards on 17 touches. For now, Booker should be expected to carry the load again. If so, he should be a serviceable flex option with RB2 upside if he can find the end zone.
| Josh Jacobs out for Week 13|
Won't make the trip to New York
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 4, 3:21 pm
|Raiders coach Jon Gruden: RB Josh Jacobs won’t play Sunday vs #NYJ, will not make the trip. (Kim Jones on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Jacobs (knee) out against the Jets, this puts Devontae Booker squarely in play as an easy RB2 with RB1 upside if he can find his way into the endzone. the Jets have given up the 9th most fantasy points to RBs this season.
| Josh Jacobs dealing with sprained ankle|
Tests this morning
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 30, 10:27 am
|#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, whose day was cut short after 10 touches and a fumble, suffered an ankle sprain, source said. He’s having tests this morning, but sounds like it looked worse than it is. Jacobs hasn’t missed a game this season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We'll have to monitor practice reports for Jacobs to determine his status for Week 13. The Raiders got trucked yesterday in Atlanta (43-6) that included Jacobs posting a 7-27-0, 3-17 line. Devontae Booker would be a prime option should he get the start this week against the Jets.
| Josh Jacobs a no-go Thursday|
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 5, 7:50 pm
|Josh Jacobs didn't practice today for the #Raiders due to a knee injury/illness. (The Athletic - Tashan Reed)|
FFToday's Take: Jacobs has been on the injury report for several weeks with either a hip or knee injury, but there are at least a couple of reasons for concern this week: he practiced in full on Wednesday and the Raiders promoted Theo Riddick, giving them four running backs on the active roster. (Most teams only dress three on game day.) Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on the situation and add Devontae Booker as a potential pivot if this turns out to be something of note.