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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 WR Hunter Renfrow (rib, lung) is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. That’s good news for TE Darren Waller, who averaged just 5.3 targets in the 6 games Renfrow saw 5+ targets this season vs. 9.2 targets in the other 5 games.

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.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs says he's been playing through a fractured right shoulder suffered in Week 7. "I just play on it," he wrote in a social media post. The rookie has been listed on the injury report every week since but hasn't missed a game. In fact, Jacobs has averaged an identical 18.2 carries per game both before and after the injury. We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation, but Jacobs should remain in fantasy lineups until further notice.

The forecast for today's Raiders-Chiefs game calls for winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40+. That's more than enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We wouldn't bench your usual Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce), but their ceilings might be capped a bit in the wind. Raiders QB Derek Carr and WR Tyrell Williams are shaky fantasy plays today. Ditto for Ks Harrison Butker and Daniel Carlson.

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow (rib) is out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. The rookie averaged 5.8 targets over the last 4 games, so his absence is a nice boost for WR Tyrell Williams and TE Darren Waller.

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow suffered a broken rib and punctured lung in Sunday's loss to the Jets, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "It’s unclear at this point how long he’ll be out," Rapoport adds. We'd expect the rookie to miss multiple weeks with what sounds like a serious injury. Renfrow can be dropped in redraft leagues.

Raiders QB Derek Carr was replaced by QB Mike Glennon late in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets. There's been no injury announced for Carr, so this looks like HC Jon Gruden just getting his starting QB out of a 34-3 game. We'll update Carr's status if we hear otherwise.

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow suffered a rib injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Jets and is questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

The Raiders on Saturday placed S Karl Joseph on IR with the right foot injury he suffered at the end of Thursday night's win over the Chargers. The team signed S D.J. Swearinger to fill his roster spot. We'll see about Swearinger's playing time in a fluid Oakland secondary. The team also signed DE Dion Jordan over the weekend. A one-time top-5 pick in the NFL Draft, Jordan has busted hard through stints with the Dolphins and Seahawks. We'll see if he can get anything together in Oakland, but Jordan's not likely to become an IDP factor.

Raiders S Erik Harris is active for today's game against the Lions. He entered the day questionable because of illness but looks ready for normal IDP use.

Raiders S Erik Harris is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions because of an illness. Harris missed practice Thursday but returned to a limited Friday workout. We haven't seen any indication he'll sit out but will check his status Sunday afternoon.

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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 WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He was sitting 17th among WRs in PPR points through 4 weeks and returns for a plus matchup against Houston’s 30th-ranked WR defense.

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 WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is expected to play against the Texans today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Williams has missed the past 3 weeks with plantar fasciitis but should return to a big role in Oakland's passing game. He tallied 17 catches on 24 targets for 216 yards and 4 TDs over the first 4 games of the season.

 
 
 

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