General manager Mike Mayock said the Raiders expect Jacobs (shoulder) to increase his contributions in the passing game during his second pro season. Jacobs' skill as a receiver was one of his main selling points coming out of Alabama, but he was limited to 20 catches for 166 yards as a rookie, while Jalen Richard took most of the snaps on obvious passing downs en route to 36 receptions for 323 yards. Despite the promising comments from Mayock, it's worth noting that the Raiders gave Richard a two-year, $7 million contract in February. That doesn't mean Jacobs won't see more targets in 2020, but it suggests the team still plans for Richard to have a significant role. There haven't been any reports of Jacobs needing offseason surgery for his injured shoulder after he missed three of the final four games in 2019. His rookie campaign was thoroughly impressive from a rushing standpoint, as he finished with 242 carries for 1,150 yards (4.8 average) and seven touchdowns. Only Nick Chubb and Derrick Henry averaged more rushing yards per game, and Jacobs also finished in the top 10 for both yards after contact per attempt (2.8) and attempts per broken tackle (9.3).
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Initially deemed doubtful, it's no surprise that Jacobs will sit out for the season finale. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will handle the backfield against the Broncos. Jacobs -- a rookie first-rounder out of Alabama -- had a fantastic season prior to fracturing his shoulder, and he'll end the season with 1,150 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while adding 20 catches for 166 yards. He should be able to make a full recovery for the 2020 season and resume duties as a bell cow.
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Assuming Jacobs is deemed inactive Sunday, DeAndre Washington would be in line to head the Raiders' ground attack. Meanwhile, Jalen Richard should absorb some extra work as a change-of-pace or pass-catching option out of the backfield.
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) isn't participating in Friday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The Raiders will make a ruling on Jacobs' status for Sunday's game in Denver shortly after the session concludes, but with the rookie logging no participation in practices Wednesday through Friday, it would be surprising if he suited up in Week 17. If Jacobs ends up sitting out and the Raiders' long-shot playoff bid falls short, he'll wrap up a productive campaign with 1,316 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns. DeAndre Washington is the most likely candidate to lead the Oakland ground attack against the Broncos, while Jalen Richard serves as a change-of-pace option.
Jacobs, who is dealing with both a skin infection and a lingering shoulder issue, isn't expected to play Sunday against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Raiders will provide a final update on Jacobs' Week 17 status at the conclusion of Friday's practice, but at this stage, the team looks prepared to go with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard as its primary options at running back.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/22||New Orleans Saints||4||13.24|
|3||09/27||@New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|5||10/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|7||10/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||10.63|
|9||11/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|11||11/23||Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||9||14.50|
|15||12/18||Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|3 Year Avg||242||1150||7||20||166||0||171|