Jacobs will face competition for pass-catching work from Jalen Richard and rookie Lynn Bowden, ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez reports.
Jacobs' receiving and blocking skills were oft-mentioned as a positive coming out of Alabama, but he was mostly used as an early down grinder throughout his rookie season, with 242 carries and 27 targets on 460 offensive snaps. He was in the top 10 among qualified rushers in broken tackle rate and average yards after contact, finishing eighth in rushing yards despite missing three games in December with a shoulder injury. Jacobs has had plenty of time to recover during the offseason, but his progression as a fantasy asset could be stalled if Raiders coach Jon Gruden prefers Richard and/or Bowden on passing downs. The team did lose DeAndre Washington's 108 carries and 41 targets from 2019, though half those carries and 46 percent of the targets came in the three games Jacobs missed.
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.
Jacobs (shoulder) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After missing two of the Raiders' last three games with a fractured right shoulder, Jacobs' health heading into the regular-season finale became an even bigger question mark when he revealed in an Instagram story that he underwent a procedure Christmas Day. Per Bair, Jacobs later provided more clarity on the nature of his procedure, which merely treated a superficial skin infection on his left leg rather than an injury. As a result, overcoming the shoulder issue remains Jacobs' main priority in advance of Sunday's game in Denver. Jacobs' status for Week 17 won't gain clarity until after Friday's practice, and the rookie would likely need to participate in that session in at least some capacity to have a realistic shot at playing against the Broncos.
The Raiders relayed Thursday that Jacobs "woke up with discomfort in his leg on Wednesday" and was subsequently "evaluated and treated for a superficial skin infection," Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The statement supports the notion that the procedure Jacobs underwent Wednesday won't impact his status for Sunday's game against the Broncos. That said, the running back was unable to play in Week 16 due to a lingering shoulder injury, and that's still something that could impact his availability this weekend.
In the wake of reports that he underwent an unspecified procedure Wednesday night, Jacobs relayed that the issue addressed was not a football injury, rather he was dealing with an infection, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
We'll look for added clarity on the running back's status later Thursday, but Jacobs -- who was sidelined by a lingering shoulder injury in Week 16 -- previously posted an image which suggests that Wednesday's procedure dealt with a lower-leg issue. Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network indicated that Jacobs' procedure "should not affect" his status for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
The Raiders are still expected to have Jacobs (shoulder) available for Sunday's game in Denver, even though the rookie underwent a procedure Christmas Day to address an apparent lower leg issue, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jacobs broke the news of his procedure early Thursday via his personal Instagram account, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic. The running back has been contending with a fractured right shoulder since the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Packers and has missed two of the team's last three games because of it, but since bandages were spotted on his lower leg in the Instagram post, his procedure appears to be unrelated to the shoulder. The Raiders are expected to provide more clarity on Jacobs' situation later Thursday, but with the 7-8 squad still technically alive for a playoff spot, the 21-year-old looks like he's tentatively planning to try playing this weekend.
Jacobs posted on his Instagram page late Wednesday night that he underwent an unspecified procedure, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Per Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, the running back -- whose post included an image of his lower/leg foot wrapped in a bandage -- relayed that his procedure "went great." Jacobs missed the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Chargers due to a shoulder injury that he's been dealing with/managing since Oct. 20. That ongoing issue, plus Wednesday's post, which requires further context, obviously clouds Jacobs' status for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Broncos.
Jacobs (shoulder) relayed via a post on his personal Instagram account that he underwent an unspecified surgery Wednesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Details aren't available at this point, but the surgery was presumably to address his fractured right shoulder. Assuming that's the case, Jacobs would likely sit out the Raiders' regular-season finale Sunday in Denver.
Jacobs (shoulder/illness) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Jacobs, who sat out the Week 16 win over the Chargers due to a shoulder injury, is also tending to a second concern heading into Sunday's season finale against the Broncos. Once the Raiders return to the field Thursday, fantasy managers should have a better sense of Jacobs' chances of returning to action this weekend.
Jacobs (shoulder) participated in Tuesday's walkthrough, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Absent two of the past three games due to a fractured right shoulder plate, Jacobs appears to be putting himself on a path to another appearance before the end of the regular season. Considering the Raiders still have a chance to make the playoffs, however faint it may be, it would behoove the team to use the impressive rookie in Week 17. Ultimately, Jacobs' activity level the next few days will guide Oakland's decision-making process. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard are on hand in the event Jacobs is once again unavailable in the backfield.
Coach Jon Gruden said Jacobs (shoulder) may be ready for the Raiders' season finale against the Broncos, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jacobs has missed two of the last three games due to a fractured shoulder, but he handled bell-cow duties despite the injury in Week 15's loss to the Jaguars, rushing 24 times for 89 yards and catching two passes for 20 yards. The Raiders haven't been eliminated from playoff contention yet, so the rookie first-round pick's presence obviously would increase their chances of securing the final spot. Jacobs' practice status will be monitored throughout the upcoming week. If he's ultimately ruled out, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will handle the backfield again.
Coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that Jacobs (shoulder) won't play Sunday against the Chargers, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders will give Jacobs a chance to rest his fractured right shoulder this week, then see if the running back can give it a go in the Dec. 29 season finale against the Broncos. With Jacobs out of the mix for the second time in three weeks, DeAndre Washington is expected to headline the Raiders' rushing attack, with Jalen Richard on hand to work in a complementary role.
Coach Jon Gruden acknowledged Monday that Jacobs -- who has been dealing with a shoulder injury since Week 7 -- had a hard time taking off his shoulder pads after Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Gruden praised the running back's toughness, while suggesting that the status of Jacobs for the coming weeks will continue be in some question. That's not to say that the 6-8 Raiders are inclined to shut Jacobs down, but he'll need to be monitored closely during practice in the coming days to see if his shoulder rebounds well enough for him to play this coming weekend against the Chargers. For now, consider Jacobs -- who carried 24 times for 89 yards and caught two of three targets for 20 yards against Jacksonville -- questionable for Week 16 action.
Jacobs carried the ball 24 times for 89 yards and caught two of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
After missing last week's loss to the Titans with a shoulder issue, Jacobs saw his usual workload in his return to the lineup and topped 100 scrimmage yards for the ninth time in 13 games. The rookie hasn't found the end zone since Week 10 against the Chargers, but he'll get a chance to end the drought when the two teams meet for the second time next Sunday.
Jacobs (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Jaguars.
Jacobs had predicted he'd be ready to go earlier in the week, and this validates the rookie's pledge. He'll be locked into a premium matchup versus a Jaguars defense that's been shockingly poor against the run this season, allowing 22.7 fantasy points per game to running backs (third most) in standard scoring formats. Jacobs is expected to play without any specific limitations, sending both Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington back into complementary roles.
Jacobs (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, remains on track to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After sitting out the Week 14 loss to the Titans, Jacobs indicated earlier this week that he intended to resume playing, even though his fractured right shoulder plate still hasn't fully healed. The Raiders were apparently satisfied with the results of Jacobs' recent MRI, and the rookie was further able to restore some faith in his health by practicing on a limited basis Wednesday through Friday. So long as his shoulder cooperates, Jacobs isn't expected to face any specific restrictions with his snap or touch count in Week 15.
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