Friday update: Coach Jon Gruden says that Josh Jacobs won’t play Week 13 against the Jets, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Devontae Booker should get the lead role with Jalen Richard as the third-down back. Booker makes for a good start in most fantasy leagues.
Monday PM update: Tests on Jacobs’ ankle have come back and the initial prognosis appears to be correct. Jones has a sprained ankle, but it is mild and he has a chance to play this week against the Jets, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The Las Vegas Raiders were thumped in Week 12, dropping an important game to the Atlanta Falcons and slipping the race for an AFC wild card berth. Additionally, they lost running back Josh Jacobs to an ankle injury after ten touches.
Fortunately, it sounds like the injury is not believed to be too significant. Jacobs is getting tests on Monday morning, but Ian Rapoport tweeted that it “sounds like it looked worse than it is.” The Raiders travel to face the New York Jets in Week 13.
At the time he got hurt, Jacobs had seven carries for 27 yards and three receptions for 17 yards. Devontae Booker came on in his place and finished with five carries for six yards and a single reception that lost a yard. Jacobs has 782 rushing yards and nine touchdowns to go along with a career-high 27 receptions and 175 receiving yards through Week 11.