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October 21, 2019 12:56 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Rumbles for 134 yards
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Jacobs ran for 124 yards on 21 carries and added 10 yards on three catches during Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers. He strained his shoulder during game but returned and should not miss any time, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Those who have spent the last year or so under a rock might have tuned in to the game and wondered why Marshawn Lynch was wearing No. 28. The talented rookie did his best Lynch impression early in Sunday's game, weaving through and pummeling defenders on his way to a 42-yard gain, his second longest of the season. Jacobs' fans would doubtlessly like more than the two touchdowns he has scored in the past five games, but the Alabama product is about as consistent a threat you can ask for at running back with at least 99 total yards in five of six games. The Raiders' offense continues to run through him, but he'll be tested Sunday by a fairly stout Houston run defense.

October 6, 2019 09:52 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Skies for the game-winner
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Jacobs ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and added 20 yards on three catches during Sunday's 24-21 win over Chicago.

Jacobs capped the comeback in the closing minutes of Sunday's contest, leaping over the Bears defense for a two-yard touchdown to put Oakland on top for good. His two touchdowns were his first since Week 1, but he's comfortably the most reliable Raider from a fantasy perspective, tallying at least 99 total yards in four of five games. He'll be counted on Week 7 against a Packers defense that is pesky against the pass, but has been exposed at times by good running backs.

October 3, 2019 06:12 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Elevates to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs (elbow) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Jacobs was limited in the Raiders' first session of the week Wednesday due to an elbow issue, but there was never much concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Bears in London. Jacobs' upgrade to full work in practice supports the notion that he'll suit up this weekend and once again lead the Oakland backfield.

October 2, 2019 04:00 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Limited to begin week
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Jacobs was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to an elbow injury.

The severity of Jacobs' injury isn't fully known, but it's certainly a positive sign that he wasn't held out of practice entirely. Jacobs' participation level in practices Thursday and Friday will warrant close monitoring as Sunday's tilt against the Bears approaches. The rookie first-round pick has notched at least 99 total yards in three of the Raiders' four games this season.

September 29, 2019 07:28 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Picks up 108 yards in win
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Jacobs ran for 79 yards for 17 carries and added 29 yards on two catches during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.

Jacobs continues to plug away, reaching 99 yards or more for the third time this season. Fans would surely love to see more touchdowns as Jabobs has been scoreless since Week 1 and he has not had a 20-touch game since the opener, but it's hard to ask for more from the rookie runner. He'll have his hands full in Week 5 against a dominant Bears defense.

September 22, 2019 10:40 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Game script mitigates production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs accounted for 44 yards on 10 carries and was unable to haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 34-14 loss to Minnesota.

Jacobs has come back down to earth over the past two weeks after a historic NFL debut on Monday Night Football against the Broncos in Week 1. The Alabama product became the first player with 100 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in his first NFL game since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001. In two games since, however, Jacobs has produced only 71.5 scrimmage yards per game with zero touchdowns. The rookie first-round draft choice aims to regain elite production in Week 4, taking on a Colts defense that let Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman establish a 5.5 yards per carry average Sunday.

September 20, 2019 04:44 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Cleared to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs (groin/hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings after practicing fully Friday.

The running back's return to a full practice Friday sets the stage for him to move past groin and hip issues, as well as an illness that led to him dropping weight, in order to head the Raiders' Week 3 backfield. We'd expect the team to give him all the early-down work he can handle Sunday, while Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington remain on hand to serve as backup/change-of-pace options.

September 19, 2019 05:20 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Still limited at practice
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Jacobs (groin/hip) was limited at practice again Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

As the report notes, Jacobs also "took to social media (Thursday) to say he had lost 10 pounds" due to an illness. After playing through a groin injury in Week 2, having felt under the weather of late and now being listed with a hip issue, Jacobs could well be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. That said, we still expect the rookie back to suit up this weekend. We'll let you know if that outlook changes, however, based on his Friday practice participation.

September 19, 2019 01:24 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Drops weight due to illness
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Jacobs, who has been dealing with a groin injury, indicated that he's also been under the weather of late and has dropped 10 pounds, NBC Sports California reports.

Jacobs logged a limited practice Wednesday and that figures to be the case again Thursday. At this point, however, his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings does not appear in danger, with the potential concern being that he may be operating at less than 100 percent this weekend. In Week 2's loss to the Chiefs, in additional to battling through his groin issue, Jacobs left the contest "for a bit to get an IV."

September 18, 2019 06:08 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Listed as limited Wednesday
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Jacobs (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday.

We'll continue to track Jacobs' status in the coming days, but ESPN's Paul Gutierrez notes that the rookie back played through his groin issue this past Sunday against the Chiefs. Barring any setbacks, we'd expect Jacobs -- who was quoted afterward as saying "I don't want to be labeled as a soft back" -- to be available this coming weekend against the Vikings.

September 16, 2019 04:44 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Dealing with groin issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Jacobs is nursing a groin issue, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The news is certainly a little worrisome for fantasy owners, who have enjoyed Jacobs' 35 carries for 184 yards (5.3 YPC) and two touchdowns through his first two games in the league. It's unclear how serious the issue is, although the rookie's degree of participation in practice this week will help shine a light on his status for Sunday's matchup with Minnesota.

September 15, 2019 08:44 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Just misses hitting century mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs carried the ball 12 times for 99 yards in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.

The running game was the only element of the Raiders' offense to show much spark, but Jacobs saw his role shrink in the second half after the club fell behind. The rookie has more than justified his selection in the first round so far, piling up 212 scrimmage yards and two TDs through his first two NFL games.

September 10, 2019 05:16 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Magnificent debut against Broncos
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Jacobs ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, while adding a 28-yard reception on his only target during Monday's 24-16 win against Denver.

After fielding eight carries per game last year in the Alabama backfield alongside Damien Harris and Najee Harris, the No. 24 overall pick was thrust into a bellcow role Week 1, commanding 82.8 percent of the Raiders' running back touches. A Broncos defense that surrendered the eighth-most 20-plus yard runs last year was susceptible once again to the ground attack Monday night, allowing Jacobs to gain six-plus yards on five of his 23 carries, while twice seeing the powerful rookie back surge his way through stacked goal-line boxes to hit pay dirt from inside the five-yard line. In Week 2, Jacobs will go up against a Kansas City defense that faced just 16 rush attempts from the Jaguars on Sunday, but allowed 5.1 yards per carry on those plays.

August 16, 2019 03:12 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Not satisfied with debut
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Coach Jon Gruden is pleased with Jacobs' performance, but the rookie said he left some yards on the field in Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over Arizona, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "I like [Jacobs]," Gruden said. "He's really picked up the offense fast, he's improved in the passing game. We're really excited about him."

Jacobs took four carries for 21 yards in his pro debut, getting all of his work within the first five snaps of the game. He believes he missed some opportunities to rip off a long run, yet also acknowledged that the game has "slowed down" for him after a few weeks of practice in training camp. The first-round pick is primed for the lead role in Oakland's backfield, but Jalen Richard will get playing time on passing downs, and Doug Martin could poach some carries. Development as a receiving threat, pass blocker and short-yardage back would go a long way toward helping Jacobs secure hefty workloads.

August 16, 2019 11:28 AM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Gains 21 yards in preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs rushed for 21 yards on four carries during Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.

If there was any doubt of how heavily Oakland might lean on its rookie rusher, Jon Gruden provided a glimpse Thursday. Jacobs ran the ball on four of Oakland's first five plays, including gains of at least six yards on three consecutive carries. The Raiders have solid veteran depth behind Jacobs, but they presumably have big plans for the Alabama product this season after taking him 24th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

August 11, 2019 01:00 AM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Out for preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs isn't expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2019 draft, Jacobs is in line to be the early down running back this fall and even has showed off his pass-catching chops during training camp. However, his pro debut will have to wait until Thursday at Arizona, at the earliest.

August 3, 2019 02:00 AM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Displays pass-catching skills
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Jacobs has displayed "great hands" early on in training camp, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

The same training camp review noted that veteran back Doug Martin was "the most impressive runner" during the first week of camp, but we won't read to much into that, as the Raiders presumably didn't take Jacobs 24th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft to be a backup. What is worth noting is that if Jacobs proves that he can be an effective pass catcher/blocker -- and the early returns are good on that front -- it will help him stay on the field in more situations as a rookie and likely cut into Jalen Richard's target share.

July 10, 2019 08:44 AM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Officially signs with Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs signed a four-year, $11.9 million contract that includes a fifth-year option with the Raiders on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

There were some reports that Jacobs was in danger of missing the start of training camp, but the team apparently never had much doubt about reaching a deal in time. The 21-year-old figures to see a heavy workload, following the retirement of Marshawn Lynch and Isaiah Crowell's season-ending Achilles injury. Pass-catching specialist Jalen Richard and 30-year-old Doug Martin represent the remaining competition for snaps.

July 6, 2019 05:40 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Could miss start of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs could miss the start of training camp thanks to an ongoing contract dispute, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

One of six 2019 first-round picks not to have signed a contract as of Saturday, there's reportedly a possibility Jacobs could miss the start of training camp while he negotiates for more signing bonus in his rookie contract. While the likes of Joey Bosa and Roquan Smith stand out as two recent highly drafted rookies to hold out for a better deal, it's more than likely the Raiders will come to terms with their running back prior to the start of training camp, particularly with HBO's Hard Knocks, which will follow the Raiders this preseason, set to premiere August 6.

May 29, 2019 01:08 PM
Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Getting first-team reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jacobs took some first-team reps during Tuesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The Raiders are easing Jacobs into practice after he dealt with a minor hamstring injury earlier in the month. It's unclear if the issue was related to the groin injury that he was reportedly dealing with during the pre-draft process, but either way, it doesn't seem to be a major concern at the moment. The 24th overall draft pick doesn't have much competition for the lead role in Oakland, though Jalen Richard is still around to handle passing-down snaps. Doug Martin may also mix in with the first-team offense, at least during offseason practices.

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