Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is nowhere near 100 percent, but he is going to try and gut it out in Week 15. Jacobs is officially listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.
He met with the media for the first time to discuss the injury, and it is clear that he’s playing with significant pain. Jacobs would seem to be in a better place than he was last week, but even with three limited workouts this week, it could end up being another difficult game-day decision.
Josh Jacobs is feeling “alright” and is going to try his best to play. Putting the sweatshirt on was a little bit of a struggle though.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 13, 2019
Usually, the shoulder bounces back by Thursday. But last week Jacobs said that it didn’t— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 13, 2019
Asked Jacobs if he was told that shoulder can’t get worse, and he said, “You can say that but this is football.”— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 13, 2019
Jacobs said he won’t need surgery but will have to rest his shoulder for a month after the season.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 13, 2019
Fantasy football analysis: Raiders running backs
Last week, Sunday morning brought word Jacobs would play, but then he was deactivated in the afternoon. I don’t think anybody should be surprised if something similar happens this week.
DeAndre Washington is next man up, so if you have Washington, he’s worth holding onto while we wait to see if Jacobs is active for Week 15. The game is at 4:05 p.m., so there’s a good chance some fantasy players might need to make a difficult decision for 1:00 p.m. kickoffs.