Friday update: Jacobs was able to get in limited practices this week and is considered a game-day decision. With this being a must-win game to get in the playoffs, expect Jacobs to be out there.
Fantasy football implications
The former University of Alabama running back managed to record 63 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown, along with four receptions (four targets) for 17 yards in last week’s win over the Colts. It was the third consecutive week that Jacobs had 50-plus rushing yards.
Despite him dealing with a ribs injury, we shouldn’t expect the young running back to sit with the Raiders having a chance to get into the playoffs. The Raiders will have to beat the Los Angeles Chargers to punch their ticket into the postseason.
In their first meeting back in Week 4, Jacobs posted 40 yards on 13 carries, along with five receptions (five targets) for 17 yards. The Chargers have not done a great job stopping the run this season, which makes Jacobs a solid RB1 option.