Josh Jacobs Fantasy Football News 2019

3:10pm EDT 10/27/19

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He suffered this shoulder injury early in last week’s game in Green Bay and returned to tally 124 yards on 21 carries. So we’re expecting the rookie to see his normal workload today.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is expected to play against the Texans today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie only got in a limited practice on Friday but played -- and played well -- through this shoulder injury last week. He remains a solid RB2 in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Texans after only getting in a limited practice on Friday. The rookie played through this injury last week, though, and HC Jon Gruden said that he expects Jacobs to play. Raiders-Texans is a 4:25 pm ET kickoff, so we’ll look for an update on Jacobs’ status Sunday morning. If he’s unable to play, we’d likely get a committee backfield with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He played through this shoulder injury last weekend but appears to be at least in some danger of missing Sunday's game against the Texans. His absence would leave Oakland's backfield to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Check back tomorrow for another update on Jacobs' status.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday. He exited last weekend's game with this injury but was able to return, ultimately racking up 124 yards on 21 carries. HC Jon Gruden labeled his rookie "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Texans, but we're tentatively expecting Jacobs to play. We'll, of course, continue to monitor his status.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs injured his right shoulder at the end of a long run on the 1st drive of Sunday's game against the Packers. He headed back to the locker room with trainers. We'll update Jacobs' status when we learn more.

Update: Jacobs returned on Oakland's next series.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) isn't listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He put in a full workout on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. On top of the hip issue, Jacobs said he lost 10 pounds this week with an illness. Throw in a brutal matchup against the Vikings, and the rookie should only be considered a RB3 for Week 3.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs revealed Thursday that he's been sick and has lost 10 pounds. That's in addition to the groin injury that had him limited on Wednesday. While we're still expecting Jacobs to play this weekend, we'll need to keep a close eye on him. And he's not a great fantasy option with the Raiders big 9.5-point underdogs against a stout Vikings run defense.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice. We've heard nothing to suggest his injury is serious, and the fact that he got on the field today is good news. Jacobs should be available for this weekend's game against the Vikings, but we'll keep an eye on him.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden said Monday that RB Josh Jacobs is dealing with a groin issue. The rookie's last carry against the Chiefs came early in the 4th quarter, although we didn't see or hear about an injury. We'll need to track his practice participation this week.

The Raiders have released RB Doug Martin. If you needed confirmation that rookie Josh Jacobs will dominate early-down work in Oakland's backfield this season, here it is. The only question left is how much pass-catching work Jacobs will cede to RB Jalen Richard.

Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, there’s a “growing sentiment” that Raiders RB Josh Jacobs won’t report to camp with his fellow rookies on July 23. The issue is reportedly over Jacobs’ signing bonus. We’ll keep an eye on this situation, but for now, we’re not altering any projections.

Update: Jacobs signed his contract on July 10.

Raiders RB Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles in a workout on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2019 campaign, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Crowell will hit free agency next offseason at 27 years old. First-round rookie RB Josh Jacobs was already the favorite to lead Oakland in touches this season. Crowell's absence only makes him a safer bet. Undersized pass-catchers Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, plus 2018 undrafted free agent Chris Warren, sit behind Jacobs on the depth chart.

The Raiders nabbed Alabama RB Josh Jacobs with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Jacobs never led his college backfield in carries or touches, finishing his ‘Bama career with just 251 carries and 48 catches across 3 seasons. But he was plenty impressive when he got the rock, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 11.9 yards per catch. The 5’10, 220-pounder is a smooth mover with plenty of power. And he’s super smooth in the passing game. Jacobs ranked 13th in this RB class in yards per route run last year, per Pro Football Focus. On the ground, he finished 7th in Elusive Rating, which measures a RB’s productivity beyond the blocking he receives. Jacobs has the look of a 3-down back as a pro — and he has a good shot to capture that role right out of the gate in an Oakland backfield sporting Isaiah Crowell and Jalen Richard.

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