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How to handle Josh Jacobs injury in Week 14 fantasy football

Josh Jacobs is on the Raiders final injury report for Week 14. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) avoids a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Darqueze Dennard (34) during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

1st quarter update: Well, Josh Jacobs is in fact playing today. That was certainly some drama.

Final warmups update: The Raiders are wrapping up their pre-game warmups and Jacobs is working with the first team offense, per Vincent Bonsignore.

Update: It would appear Jacobs was trolling fantasy football managers.

Pre-game warmups update: It’s not clear at all what Josh Jacobs has planned for Sunday’s game. He was listed as active, but then said he was not going to play. Now he is working out before the game and full dressed. This is a tough one to figure out.

UPDATE: Jacobs posted on Instagram that he will NOT be playing in Week 14. That means Devontae Booker will get the start at running back.

Game status: Josh Jacobs is ACTIVE for Week 14.

Game day update: Josh Jacobs is expected to play in Week 14, per Ian Rapoport.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is officially questionable ahead of this week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. He’s still dealing with the ankle injury that forced him to miss last week’s game. Head coach Jon Gruden said that the team won’t make a decision about his status until the weekend, but the expectation is that Jacobs will play.

Fantasy impact: Josh Jacobs (ankle)

The good news is that Jacobs was able to practice on Thursday and Friday this week, albeit in a limited role. The injury happened back in Week 12 against the Falcons, forcing him out of that game in the third quarter.

The Raiders could definitely use him in the lineup. Last week, Devontae Booker filled in for Jacobs, and he was only able to muster 50 yards on 16 carries. And this was against the Jets. Jacobs’ injury and a tough matchup against the Colts means you should probably temper your expectations for his fantasy numbers, but he’s too good and gets too much work in that offense to leave on your bench.