Posted: 9/26/2021 6:55 pm GMT
Los Angeles Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) has been declared inactive for the Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber will share playing time at running back with Barber likely receiving most of the carries during the game. They can be considered a possible flex option in some fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/24/2021 11:58 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 24, and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Jacobs missed the last game because for the injury, and it appears like he will miss at least one more game. Peyton Barber and Kenyon Drake share playing time at running back last week and probably will receive a similar workload this week. Neither Barber nor Drake would be more than flex options.
Posted: 9/23/2021 11:47 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Jacobs may be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. He is a weekly starting option when healthy but is a risky option at this point. Players may want to consider keeping him on the bench if they have healthier options.
Posted: 9/23/2021 6:52 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 23, in a red, non-contact jersey and did limited work during the portion of practice open to the media. He later left the field, though, following the first set of drills.
Huddle Up: Good to see Jacobs making some progress, but playing in Week 3 still seems to be a longshot. We'll see what he can do in practice Friday, but for now plan on Peyton Barber and Kenyan Drake handling the Raiders' backfield duties Sunday against the Dolphins.
Posted: 9/22/2021 11:18 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. The Raiders did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Jacobs may be a game-time decision for Week 3, so fantasy players should monitor the situation during the week. He would be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he is cleared to play.
Posted: 9/20/2021 9:35 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) is 'very questionable' to play in Week 3 versus the Miami Dolphins, according to comments from head coach Jon Gruden on Monday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Toe injuries in particular are no joke, especially for running backs. In other words, Jacobs should be expected to miss this week and maybe another week or two as well. Peyton Barber served as Jacobs' early-down replacement for the most part in Week 2 and unsurprisingly failed to do much. Kenyan Drake will continue to split those reps with Barber in Jacobs' absence and handle the bulk of the work in the passing game, making him a serviceable flex option.
Posted: 9/17/2021 7:23 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Jacobs was noticeably hobbled in the opener and would have been facing a brutal matchup to boot had Las Vegas opted to let him play versus the Steelers. There's no way of knowing whether or not he will be a go for Week 3, but his absence this weekend opens the door for Kenyan Drake to receive a heavy workload. Considering he is a strong possibility to catch at least three or four balls out of the backfield, Drake makes for a reasonable RB2 option in Week 2.
Posted: 9/17/2021 6:40 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) missed his third consecutive practice Friday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see what Jacobs' designation ends up being on the injury report, although he is probably one of the few players on the team that doesn't need to practice in order to play. Still, he faces a poor matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers and appears to be ceding what little work he was getting as a receiver to Kenyan Drake. If Jacobs doesn't play, Drake would likely be treated as a bell-cow and would have some RB2 appeal given his aforementioned contributions in the passing game.
Posted: 9/16/2021 6:18 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe) was not seen at practice Thursday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: No surprise as Jacobs had to come out of Monday night's Week 1 game numerous times, and we likely are going to have to have to wait up until pregame Sunday to make sure he's active for Week 2. If so, he's a low-end RB2/flex option against the Steelers.
Posted: 9/15/2021 9:19 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle, toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 15. The Raiders did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Jacobs should return to practice at some point this week, but fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. He was held to only 34 rushing yards in Week 1 but was able to score two touchdowns. He will be facing a very good Pittsburgh Steelers defense this week but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.