Thursday update: Jacobs remained limited in Thursday’s practice as the team manages the stress on his often injured body this season, but was removed from the final injury report. He has looked good of late and he should be ready to go against the Bengals.
Wednesday update: Jacobs stayed limited in Wednesday’s practice, but the expectation remains the running back will suit up for the contest against the Bengals.
Las Vegas Raiders starting running back Josh Jacobs was listed as limited on Tuesday with a ribs injury. The Raiders went through a walkthrough on Tuesday as they prepare to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon in the AFC Wild card game.
Fantasy football implications
Jacobs has been dealing with a ribs injury since Week 17, but still was productive in the Raiders’ playoff clinching win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The former Crimson Tide standout posted a season-high 132 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. He also added two receptions (two targets) for 12 yards.
The last time the Raiders played the Bengals in Week 11, the 23-year-old Jacobs recorded 37 yards on nine carries, along with five receptions (seven targets) for 24 yards. If Las Vegas wants to pull the upset over Cincinnati, they are going to need Jacobs to be at his best on Saturday.