Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is on a heck of a roll. Over the team’s past four games, Jacobs has surpassed 120 rushing yards three times and has a pair of two-touchdown performances. His four-game run has vaulted him to the top of the odds leaderboard for offensive rookie of the year.
This week, the Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Jacobs is dealing with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 7 that has limited in practice the past two weeks, but he will play on Thursday. He was questionable in Week 8, but has come off the final injury report each of the past two weeks.
Fantasy football analysis: Raiders RB Josh Jacobs
Jacobs is rolling and has officially become a must start. His one sub-100 yard performance came the week he missed two practices with the shoulder injury. He’s been upgraded to limited since then, and appears to be fine at this point.
On Thursday, he faces a Chargers defense that is giving up tenth most fantasy points to the running back position. They also rank 25th in defensive efficiency against the run. Even if they were a top ten rush defense, Jacobs is a must start in all leagues at this point.
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