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The Raiders have signed RB Jalen Richard to an undisclosed contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Richard was set to hit free agency in March but will remain with the team that he's spent all 4 of his NFL seasons with. Richard has totaled 160 catches as a pro, including 36 this past year. DeAndre Washington stepped in as the lead back when RB Josh Jacobs was sidelined in 2019 -- but Washington will be a free agent next month. That could leave Richard as Jacobs' handcuff in 2020.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder, illness) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. DeAndre Washington gets another game as Oakland's lead back. He's compiled 202 yards and 2 TDs in 2 games without Jacobs this year.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is "unlikely" to play against the Broncos this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Oakland still has an outside shot at the playoffs with a win over Denver, but it'll again be DeAndre Washington as the lead back. He's racked up 37 carries and 10 targets in 2 games without Jacobs this season.

Update: Jacobs is listed as doubtful.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs' leg surgery was to treat a "superficial skin infection," the team announced on Thursday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the procedure was "relatively minor" and is not expected to impact his availability for this weekend's game against the Broncos. Jacobs, of course, is still iffy for that one because of his fractured shoulder.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs posted videos of himself in a hospital gown and with a bandage on his lower leg on Wednesday night. “Surgery went great fastest surgery ever," the rookie wrote. We don't have any other details on the situation right now. But between the surgery and his lingering shoulder injury, Jacobs seems unlikely to play in Sunday's finale against the Broncos.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers because of his shoulder injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That makes DeAndre Washington a solid RB2 for fantasy football lineups. Washington tallied 96 total yards in the Week 14 loss to Tennessee with Jacobs inactive. That included 6 catches on 7 targets, both well above Jacobs' receiving usage this season. The Chargers hit Week 16 ranked 23rd in run defense by Football Outsiders and 17th in pass coverage vs. RBs.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden admitted that RB Josh Jacobs' status for Week 16 and beyond is "in question." Jacobs battled through his shoulder injury in the loss to Jacksonville, carrying 24 times for 89 yards and catching 2 of 3 targets for 30 yards. But it sounds like the Raiders are considering shutting the rookie down now that they've been eliminated from playoff contention. We'll keep an eye on the situation this week, but RB DeAndre Washington should be owned in all leagues. He'd be in the RB2 mix for Week 16 if Jacobs sits.

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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He was limited in practice all week, but both HC Jon Gruden and OC Greg Olson said the rookie looked good. There’s obviously elevated risk to a guy playing through a fractured shoulder. But Jacobs has reportedly been dealing with the injury since Week 7. And this matchup is pristine.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is questionable with the shoulder injury that kept him out last week, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that he's "good to go" for today's game against the Jaguars. The matchup gives Jacobs a high ceiling and should put him into nearly all fantasy football lineups where he's owned.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars after a limited week of practice. HC Jon Gruden wouldn’t commit to Jacobs playing on Friday but did say the rookie “looked good” this week. We’ll look for an update on Jacobs’ status on Sunday morning. Jaguars-Raiders doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET. DeAndre Washington will be a RB2 play if Jacobs ends up inactive.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) put in his 2nd straight limited practice on Thursday. OC Greg Olson said Jacobs "looked great." Although HC Jon Gruden won't commit to the rookie playing against the Jaguars this weekend, it seems to be trending in that direction. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden refused to guarantee that RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) will play against the Jaguars this weekend. "We’ll see what happens in the next couple days," Gruden said after Jacobs put in a limited practice on Wednesday. "It doesn’t mean he’s going to play, but I’m glad the reports are positive ... We’ll see what happens in the next 48 hours." RB DeAndre Washington, who handled 14 carries and 7 targets last week, needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. He'll be a RB2 in a plus matchup vs. Jacksonville if Jacobs is out.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to play this weekend after an MRI on his injured shoulder "checked out very positively," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's good timing for Jacobs, who will return to face a barely-there Jaguars run defense that's allowed a pathetic 6.3 yards per carry to RBs over the last 4 weeks.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. That leaves Oakland’s backfield to RBs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard — although HC Jon Gruden mentioned on Friday that FB Alec Ingold will also be involved. We’d try to avoid this situation, but we'd lean toward Washington if you’re forced to dabble.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will be a "true" game-time decision for today's clash with the Titans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jacobs is trying to play through a broken shoulder plate. Jacobs has reportedly been playing through the issue since Week 7, but it limited him more than usual in practice this week. The 4:25 p.m. ET start for the game makes it a tough situation for fantasy football owners. If you plan to wait for Jacobs, then roster DeAndre Washington. He ranks a distant 2nd on the team in rushing attempts with just 48 for the season. Other potentially available late options include: Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels, Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson, Patriots RB Rex Burkhead and Rams RB Malcolm Brown. Check our Week 14 RB rankings to see if you're lucky enough to find a higher-ranking option available.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Titans. He’s been playing through this injury since Week 7 but only got in a limited practice on Friday. HC Jon Gruden said Jacobs “didn’t do much” in that practice and didn’t commit to the rookie playing vs. Tennessee. We’ll look for an update on the situation on Sunday morning. Jacobs’ absence would leave Oakland with RBs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Gruden also mentioned FB Alec Ingold as a candidate for carries. It’d be a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We learned earlier this week that he fractured his shoulder back in Week 7. Jacobs has been playing through that injury, but it's possible that he re-aggravated it last week. At this point, the rookie's Week 14 status is up in the air. Check back tomorrow for another update.


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