Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Date of Birth:  02/11/1998
Age:  23
Height  5'10"
Weight:   220
College:  Alabama
Drafted:  2019 | Round 1 | Pick 24
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs was not charged with a DUI.

Jacobs was reportedly charged with a DUI earlier this month, but Jacobs' representatives say that the media reports were wrong and he was charged with failure to exercise due care following his single-car crash. This is good to hear, and it would be a surprise if Jacobs faces any discipline from the NFL for this indident.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs arrested for DUI.

This is obviously a terrible look for a player seen as a high-character guy. Jacobs will likely face league discipline (i.e. a suspension) from this incident, so the Raiders may be without him to start next season. Hopefully Jacobs learns from this incident and doesn’t have anything like this happen again.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs says he's not playing today.

Jacobs is active for the Raiders, but he says on Instagram that he's not actually playing. This might be a joke where he's messing with people, but there's obviously now concern about his Week 14 status. It won't be a surprise if Jacobs is kidding and ends up playing as usual, but he's now a risky fantasy play today.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (ankle) is officially active for Week 14.

Jacobs missed just one game with his ankle issue, and he’s back for a big AFC matchup with the Colts. There’s more risk than usual with Jacobs at less than 100%, but he’s probably too good to leave out of fantasy lineups if you have him.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 14.

The hope is that Jacobs will play Sunday against the Colts, but he's now sounding like a potential true game-time call. The Raiders play in the late-afternoon slate of games on Sunday, so be sure to have a backup plan if there's no clarity on Jacobs' status over the weekend.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is a good step in the right direction for Jacobs as he looks to play this Sunday against the Colts. The expectation is that Jacobs will push through and play in this big AFC matchup, but check back tomorrow for his official status on the final Week 14 injury report.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (ankle) officially did not practice today.

This isn't a great start to the practice week for Jacobs. After he was ruled out ahead of the weekend for Week 14, the second-year back might need to get on the practice field in at least a limited capacity tomorrow to have a good shot to play this Sunday.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (ankle) is out for Week 13.

It was thought that Jacobs would be able to play with what was deemed a minor ankle injury, but that won't happen, and the second-year runner will be sidelined against New York. Devontae Booker has impressed off the bench this year and will be a plug-and-play RB2 as Las Vegas hopes to rebound from last week's disappointment. Hopefully fantasy owners will have Jacobs back by the fantasy playoffs.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (ankle) has a chance to play in Week 13.

Tests confirmed that it is just a minor ankle issue, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Jacobs' status will depend on how he feels—which we would guess means he will play through the injury. Yesterday was a disappointment for the Raiders in general, but Jacobs has a great bounce back spot against the Jets if he does indeed suit up on Sunday.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs suffered an ankle sprain.

It's thought to be a minor issue for Jacobs, but he's having tests this morning according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Devontae Booker would be the next man up for Vegas and would instantly be an excellent fantasy option if Jacobs were to miss time, but Jacobs will probably push to play through this if possible.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) is officially active for Week 3.

Jacobs is still dealing with the hip injury that had him in and out toward the end of last Monday night’s win over New Orleans, but he’s not missing today’s big early-season matchup in Foxboro. Perhaps Jacobs’ touches will be limited compared to his usual heavy workload, but he’s difficult to leave out of fantasy lineups.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.

Despite being at less than 100%, there doesn’t seem to be much doubt that Jacobs will play in Sunday’s Week 3 game in Foxboro. Be sure to have a backup plan in place, but Jacobs is expected to be active this weekend.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) officially listed as a non-participant in practice.

The Raiders only held a walkthrough today following their game on Monday night, so his practice status is an estimation. Jacobs dealt with the hip issue toward the end of of Las Vegas' Week 2 victory, but he played through it while getting treatment on the sidelines. We expect Jacobs will be fine for Sunday against the Patriots, but it might not be a lock.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs scores three times in season opener.

Jacobs carried 25 times for 93 yard and three touchdowns along with four receptions for 46 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 win against the Panthers. As expected, Jon Gruden featured Jacobs as a centerpiece of the Las Vegas offense, and it was good to see the talk of getting the 2019 first-round pick more involved as a receiver was put into action to open the year. Jacobs, who looked trimmer and quicker than his rookie season, is almost certainly going to be both a real-life and fantasy football stud in 2020.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Perhaps the Raiders having a better shot to make the playoffs would have led to the team allowing Jacobs to gut it out, but it will again be DeAndre Washington leading the backfield tomorrow. The No. 24 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft will finish his rookie campaign with 242 carries for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns while also adding 20 receptions for 166 yards. Jon Gruden is sure to feed Jacobs again in 2020, and adding playmakers on the outside should only open up the running game. Consider him a no-doubt RB1 for the first season in Las Vegas.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 17.

Jacobs was reportedly going to have a tough time playing this Sunday, and he'll likely be ruled out on gameday. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard are set to lead Oakland's backfield against Denver.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) officially did not practice today.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says the issue with Jacobs is his shoulder, not the skin infection, so that's probably good news. Oakland still has a shot at the postseason, but Jacobs is probably 50/50 for Week 17 against the Broncos. He'll likely be listed as questionable on the final injury report tomorrow.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Raiders confirm Josh Jacobs had an infection.

Unfortunately, Jacobs woke up yesterday on Christmas with leg discomfort, but the Raiders says he was "evaluated and treated for a superficial skin infection." This isn't thought to be anything serious, but his Week 17 status is up in the air when you pair this with the shoulder injury he's been dealing with. We'll track Jacobs' practice status throughout the week.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) will not play in Week 16.

Head coach Jon Gruden alluded to this being the case, and Jacobs will indeed be held out with Oakland now officially eliminated from playoff contention. In the rookie's place, DeAndre Washington will draw the start and should be a plug-and-play RB2 option after handling 20 touches in extended work two weeks ago. It wouldn't be surprising to see Jacobs placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially active against the Jaguars.

Jacobs indicated he would play today, and he received the OK from the team to be out there in the Raiders’ final game in Oakland. If Jacobs is active, you can assume he’ll get close to his usual workload. The stud rookie runner should be inserted into Week 15 fantasy lineups following his one-game absence.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 15.

Jacobs was able to practice on a limited basis all week and is expected to return to the lineup after missing one game, but he's not a lock to return and could be a true gametime decision like he was last week. Just be sure to have a backup plan on Sunday in case Jacobs is out in the later slate of games. The Raiders kickoff at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is expected to return this week, according to Ian Rapoport.

The MRI results apparently came back "very positively" for Jacobs, and Rapoport says that it will be a one-week absence "barring a setback." It's possible that the report is purely speculative (FOX's Peter Schrager said Jacobs would play on Sunday morning and he ended up being inactive last week), but fantasy owners can optimistically pencil Jacobs into lineups. The Raiders are still in the playoff race, so we'd expect their first-round pick to be featured if he's indeed back against a struggling Jacksonville defense.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially inactive for Week 14.

There was some concern about Jacobs after reports popped up stating that he was not certain for today against the Titans, but it appeared the stud rookie running back would be good to go after a FOX Sports report said that he was expected to play. However, Jacobs is unable to go while dealing with his fractured shoulder, and he’s reportedly set to undergo an MRI this week. This is obviously a massive blow to both the Raiders and fantasy owners for Week 14. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will handle most of the backfield work for Oakland today versus Tennessee.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Week 14.

Jacobs was able to hit the practice field on a limited basis today, and we expect that he'll be ready to go for Sunday against the Titans. The only concern with Jacobs is if he's eventually shut down if Oakland ends up falling out of playoff contention before the end of the season.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) officially did not practice today.

Jacobs also missed practice yesterday, so his Week 14 status is now a slight concern. However, the stud rookie running back has shown he can play on Sundays without much practice time, and we expect he'll be ready to face the Titans. It was revealed that Jacobs has been playing with a fractured shoulder for several weeks now, but he's coming off his second consecutive AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month award. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs racks up 28 touches in Week 9.

Jacobs carried 28 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions, running hard and powering forward for positive yardage, as usual. Through eight games, the first-round rookie running back is one pace for 304 carries for 1,480 yards and 12 touchdowns along with 22 receptions for 204 yards. The involvement in the passing game has a chance to increase in the second half of the season, but fantasy owners must be thrilled with Jacobs' performance in Jon Gruden's offense—Jacobs is the first rookie running back since Ezekiel Elliott (2016) with at least three games of multiple rushing scores, and he broke Marcus Allens' rookie franchise record for rushing (Allen did it in nine games). Jacobs obviously needs to stay in all fantasy lineups this Thursday night against the Chargers.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially active for Week 8.

Jacobs was officially listed as questionable entering today, but there was optimism that he’d be ready to play against the Texans. Jacobs is clearly not 100% as he deals with his shoulder issue, but he still should be set for a heavy workload in Jon Gruden’s offense and remains a strong fantasy option behind one of the league's top offensive lines.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is officially questionable for Week 8.

Jacobs was able to practice on a limited basis today after missing Wednesday and Thursday, and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he hopes his stud rookie running back is ready to go on Sunday. Jacobs looks like a legitimate game-time call, and we would think he will indeed suit up; but the Raiders play at 4:25 PM ET, so you should have a backup plan from the later games for your fantasy lineup.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) officially did not practice today.

Jacobs also missed yesterday's practice, and he looks to be in serious danger of missing this Sunday's game against the Texans. The rookie running back was able to play through the shoulder issue last week after briefly going into the locker room, but the shoulder likely worsened after the game. The final Week 8 injury report will be released sometime tomorrow, but Jacobs might be on the doubtful side of things for now. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will handle most of the backfield work if Jacobs is out.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has returned for the Raiders.

The team did not even officially say anything about Jacobs' injury, but he's back on the field after not missing much time while getting looked at in the locker room. Jacobs already has a 42-yard run in today's game at Lambeau Field.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Jacobs walked into the locker room after a long run against the Packers, and CBS's Tracy Wolfson officially says the Raiders told her it's a shoulder injury. The team has not announced whether Jacobs is questionable or out yet, but we'll update you when more information becomes available on the rookie's status.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs keys Raiders' Week 5 win over the Bears.

Jacobs, who was selected in the first round with one of the draft picks Oakland got from Chicago in the Khalil Mack trade, surprisingly had the best game of his young career versus the tough Bears defense, carrying 26 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 20 yards in the London game victory. Jon Gruden decided giving Jacobs a heavy workload was the best path to a win, and it paid off, as the Alabama product consistently picked up positive yardage to help keep the Raiders in favorable positions on offense. Oakland now has a bye week, but Jacobs looks like he'll be getting a lot of work moving forward and could be a clear RB1 for the rest of the season after relatively down performances the last few weeks.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (elbow) has returned for the Raiders.

Jacobs only missed a short time while getting looked at for an elbow injury. He'll look to continue what's been a really strong game against the Bears in London.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (elbow) is questionable to return against against the Bears.

Jacobs is having a nice game against a stingy Bears defense, so hopefully he's able to return to the field soon. DeAndre Washington, who already scored once today after Jacobs left the game, and Jalen Richard will get more work while Jacobs is out.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) is not on the Week 3 injury report.

Jacobs was a full participant in today's practice and is ready to face the Vikings in Minnesota this Sunday. Despite the difficult matchup, Jacobs should get a nice workload and should be in most fantasy lineups.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) officially remains limited in practice.

The good news is Jacobs isn't listed with the illness he posted about on Instagram and was able to still practice on a limited basis today, so we feel good about his Week 3 status. We'll update you on how the rookie running back is listed on the final injury report when it's released sometime tomorrow.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs says he's lost ten pounds.

On his Instagram story, Jacobs wrote: "Been sick [as heck] lost 10 pounds." The rookie running back is dealing with a minor hip injury that had him limited in yesterday's practice, but this illness might be a bigger issue. Losing ten pounds from being sick doesn't sound good, and Jacobs almost certainly isn't going to be at full strength if he doesn't put some of that weight back on and feel better for Sunday. We'll see if Jacobs' illness is also added to the injury report today. Dwayne Washington and Jalen Richard would work in tandem if Jacobs is forced to miss time.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Josh Jacobs (hip) was officially limited in today's practice.

Jacobs is thought to be fine for this Sunday against the Vikings, but we'll track his status the next couple of days to ensure he's good to go. A limited practice to start the week is a positive sign for his status.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

Jon Gruden says Josh Jacobs must earn feature-back status.

The Raiders head coach says his first-round rookie running back "won't be the feature back until he earns it, while also adding he wants to see "how much [Jacobs] can eat this preseason." It sounds like Gruden is going to throw Jacobs out there for a good number of touches during exhibition action to see if he's ready to handle it during the regular season. Gruden also said that Jacobs is "a great kid and has a lot of talent," and after Oakland spent a first-round pick on Jacobs, we fully expect he will be heavily-featured as a rookie in 2019.

Josh Jacobs | Raiders RB

The Raiders have selected Josh Jacobs with the No. 24 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

In what's been a crazy first round, this is probably the least surprising selection of the draft to this point. Jacobs logged just 299 touches during his college career at Alabama, so he has plenty of tread on his tires—and Raiders general manager Mike Mayock was one of the highest people on former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara, who also had limited touches coming out of college. Jon Gruden needs a true three-down back that can stay on the field at all times and protect the quarterback as a pass protector, and Jacobs is the perfect guy to fill that role. You can read our full scouting report on Jacobs in the link below, but he's a really dynamic and tough player. Jacobs spent part of his life homeless and sleeping in a car, so it's really awesome to see a guy like that work hard and become the first running back selected in this year's draft. He has a chance to get 300+ touches as a rookie, and both his redraft and dynasty fantasy outlooks are extremely promising as the headliner of an offense that wants to be physical and establish the run.

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