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What to do with DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard in Week 16 fantasy football

Are the Raiders backup runners worth a gamble?

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There might be a few of you out there still holding onto hope that DeAndre Washington will have another big day. Or maybe Jalen Richard. One of those backup running backs is bound to have some value for the Oakland Raiders and your fantasy team again this season, right?

Yes, and it might happen this week. The Raiders will be without workhorse Josh Jacobs, leaving these two to carry the load against the Los Angeles Chargers. But which one will be worth the most to your fantasy hopes and aspirations when the whistle blows this week?

Fantasy football analysis, Oakland Raiders RBs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard

The last time the Raiders were without Jacobs was back in Week 14 against the Jaguars. Washington led the way that day. He had 14 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown. He also had six catches for 43 yards. Richard had half as many touches.

Sit/start advice

Start Washington. Sit Richard.