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Josh Jacobs does not carry injury designation for Week 6 vs. Broncos

We break down the news that Josh Jacobs sat out Friday’s practice with an illness.

Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs with the ball as Duke Shelley #20 of the Chicago Bears defends during the first half at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Friday afternoon update: Jacobs does not carry an injury designation for Week 6 against the Broncos. The running back is dealing with an illness and missed practice Friday but appears to be ready to go against a division rival Sunday.

Friday update: Jacobs was out at practice today, but still was listed as a DNP for the second straight day due to illness.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been dealing with multiple injuries this season, but hopefully this latest one is one that will pass quickly. He missed Thursday’s practice with an illness, which should give him enough time to get healthy before Sunday, but you never know.

Jacobs should be fine for this game against the Denver Broncos, but if he ends up missing this matchup, Peyton Barber has returned to practice and would likely return to an early down role. Of course, with Jon Gruden out, we could see some changes, but there is little to go on for any possible usage moves.

Fantasy football implications

The Broncos defense is good and Jacobs isn’t a locked in RB1 even when healthy, but he’s still a must start in most leagues, especially with a rise in targets over the last two weeks.