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The Packers re-signed RB A.J. Dillon to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Dillon didn't seem to garner much interest on the open market after averaging a career-low 3.4 yards per carry last year. He'll return to Green Bay as a clear backup behind RB Josh Jacobs, who inked a four-year, $48 million deal earlier this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Packers are expected to sign RB Josh Jacobs. It's a surprising development. Green Bay has been set to let RB AJ Dillon walk in free agency but had been talking with RB Aaron Jones to adjust his contract. This move could signal those talks have broken down and Jones will move on. That said, the Packers might also envision a potential Jacobs-Jones backfield. Either way, a healthy Jacobs should rebound vs. last year's struggles -- especially in a better offense. He sports upside into the top 12 at the position. Whether Jacobs' Underdog Fantasy ADP rises higher than its current RB14 level will likely depend on Jones' situation. Jacobs is worth a look in best ball drafts right now while the market tries to sort all that out. The Raiders, meanwhile, appear to have Zamir White in line to take over the lead job. He filled in admirably over the final four games last season and would be a fine fantasy option if he reaches the regular season in that role. There's still, of course, room for the Raiders to address their backfield in free agency and/or the draft. And it's worth remembering that White was a fourth-round pick who barely saw the field until Week 15 of his second season. Gauge your dynasty league to see if there's excitement over his opportunity and consider trading White if you can get a good return.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) is out for Sunday's finale vs. the Broncos. He finishes the season with 805 rushing yards on a career-low 3.5 yards per carry across 13 games. Jacobs is set to hit free agency in March at 26 years old. RB Zamir White will close out the year as Vegas' feature back. He's racked up 59 carries and 11 targets over the last three weeks.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) remained sidelined on Wednesday. Interim HC Antonio Pierce said that Jacobs will be a game-time decision for Sunday's finale vs. the Broncos, but we'd be surprised if he played. Look for Zamir White to get another game as Vegas' feature back.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Colts. Zamir White gets another game as lead back after registering 17-69-1 and 22-145-0 rushing lines the past two weeks.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Colts. So Zamir White will get another game as lead back. He's ripped off 17-69-1 and 22-145-0 rushing lines the past two weeks and is a nice Week 17 fantasy play against Indianapolis' 30th-ranked RB defense.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) missed practice again on Thursday. We might be looking at another game of Zamir White as lead back against the Colts this weekend. We'll see if Jacobs gets on the field tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. He was limited last Friday but has missed two practices since, so he might have suffered a setback. We'll keep tabs on Jacobs' status over the next few days, leading up to Sunday's game vs. the Colts. Zamir White will be in the RB2 mix if Jacobs sits again.

Raiders RB Zamir White racked up 145 yards on 22 carries in Monday's win over the Chiefs. He had just seven rushes for 33 yards at halftime but loaded up in the fourth quarter, as Vegas ran out the clock. White tallied 64 of his yards on just his final three runs to get to the 2-minute warning. That followed his solid 17-69-1 effort (plus 3 receptions for 16 yards) in the Week 15 beatdown of the Chargers. But RB Josh Jacobs seems likely to be ready for Week 17. He was officially questionable for the K.C. game, though it didn't sound like he actually got close to playing. Jacobs managed just one limited practice for Week 16, sandwiched between two missed days. White belongs on a fantasy roster heading into Week 17, but don't expect him to be usable unless Jacobs remains out. White's past two weeks have made his dynasty outlook much more interesting, after he had basically done nothing through nearly his first two seasons. Consider White more of a "hold" than a "buy," though. He's no lock to take over the backfield even if Jacobs leaves in free agency.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad, illness) is inactive for today's game vs. the Chiefs. That leaves the backfield to Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah. See where those guys sit in the Week 16 RB Rankings.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad, illness) won't play vs. the Chiefs today, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That will again leave the backfield to Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah. White racked up 85 total yards and a score on a 70% snap rate last week -- but that came with positive game script in an easy win over the Chargers. The Raiders are 10.5-point underdogs today, so White is at risk of losing more snaps to Abdullah. See our updated projections for the Raiders backfield.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad, illness) is a "true game-time decision" for Monday afternoon's meeting with the Chiefs, according to CBS' Tracy Wolfson. Jacobs wound up getting in only a limited practice on Friday this week. We'll look for further updates on his status and get Vegas' inactives around 11:30 am ET tomorrow. Zamir White will get another game as lead back if Jacobs is out.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad, illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Chiefs. He was sidelined on Thursday, limited in Friday's practice, but then out again on Saturday. It's unclear if the quad or illness kept him out today. Interim HC Antonio Pierce said early in the week that he expected Jacobs to play against Kansas City, but we certainly wouldn't consider him a lock to be out there. Fantasy owners hoping to start Jacobs would ideally have RB Zamir White rostered as insurance.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad, illness) returned to a limited practice on Friday. We're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the Chiefs on Monday afternoon, but we'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) did not practice on Thursday. Interim HC Antonio Pierce said Wednesday that he expected Jacobs back for Monday's game vs. the Chiefs, but his availability can't be taken for granted at this point. We'll see if Jacobs gets back on the field tomorrow.

Raiders interim HC Antonio Pierce said Wednesday that RB Josh Jacobs (quad) is likely to return for Monday's game vs. the Chiefs. "I think he was close to last week," Pierce said. "That was a decision we all made for the best interest of him. If I had to be a betting man, I would think he would play this game." We'll track Jacobs' practice participation over the next few days. We currently have him projected to play against Kansas City. See where Jacobs lands in the Week 16 RB Rankings.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (quad) is inactive for tonight’s game vs. the Chargers. The team didn’t rule him out until this afternoon, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, while The Athletic’s Vic Tafur tweeted that Jacobs might have played had this game been Sunday. So it sounds like there’s a good chance that he’s back for Week 16. Jacobs’ absence tonight leaves Vegas’ backfield to Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah. White figures to handle the majority of the early-down work, with Abdullah playing on passing downs. See where both guys sit in the Week 15 RB Rankings.

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