Jalen Richard Injury Updates

Raiders RB Jalen Richard suffered an ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Chargers and is officially questionable to return. His absence means more work for RB DeAndre Washington.

Update: Richard returned late in the 2nd quarter.

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 (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 HC Jon Gruden revealed Wednesday that RB Doug Martin has a knee injury and is "uncertain" for this weekend's game against the Steelers. We'll keep an eye on him over the next few days. Oakland just signed RB C.J. Anderson, who would figure to form a committee with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington if Martin can't go. This is a situation to avoid against a tough Pittsburgh run defense.

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will miss "at least" a month with a groin injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds that IR is a "strong possibility," which could cost Lynch 8 weeks. We'd try to keep him stashed for now considering the lack of viable fantasy RBs out there, but Lynch is droppable in shallow-bench leagues. His absence will leave the backfield in the hands of Doug Martin and Jalen Richard. Martin seems like the favorite for carries, with Richard dominating passing-game work. Neither is a particularly exciting fantasy add in a scuffling Raiders offense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Raiders RB Latavius Murray is "doubtful" to play against the Chargers on Sunday due to a foot injury suffered last week. Murray "wants to play," per Schefter, but didn't practice on Wednesday. (Oakland listed him with a toe injury, rather than foot.) Murray's absence will leave the Raiders with DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Jamize Olawale. It's unclear at this point how the touches will be divvied. Washington paced that trio with 8 touches last week but actually played fewer snaps than Richard and Olawale. We'll look for clues about this backfield over the next few days, but it might turn out to be a situation to avoid.

 
 
 

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