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How to handle Josh Jacobs’ injury in Week 14 fantasy football

The Raiders running back is dealing with a painful shoulder injury this week.

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs runs against Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE #2: Now, Josh Jacobs is NOT expected to play in Week 14. The news comes shortly before the Raiders announce their inactive report.

UPDATE: Jacobs is a “true game-time decision,” according to Ian Rapoport.

The Oakland Raiders could be without running back Josh Jacobs when they host the Tennessee Titans this week. Jacobs is listed as questionable on this week’s injury report as he deals with a shoulder injury.

Jacobs did not practice earlier in the week, before getting in some limited work on Friday. He has missed practice before and still managed to play, but this is a situation you will need to watch ahead of Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

The rookie running back has a fractured shoulder, something he apparently has been dealing with since Week 7 this season, as revealed earlier this week. That didn’t stop him from rushing for 104 yards against the Chiefs last week, and he’s got over a 1,000 yards on the season.

Fantasy football analysis, Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs

Given that Jacobs has been playing with a bad shoulder this long, if you had to bet, the smart money says that he will do so once again this week.

If he does not play, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will pick up the slack, but both of those players are hard to recommend.