Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder, illness, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. Jacobs is unlikely to play against the Broncos. Look for DeAndre Washington to once again carry the load for the Raiders.
OAK RB DeAndre Washington - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Denver Broncos
Josh Jacobs is doubtful for the matchup against Denver with a shoulder injury. Jacobs missed Week 14 and Week 16 with the same injury. In Week 16 against the Chargers, Washington out-snapped Jalen Richard 40 to 24 and out-touched Richard 25 to 9. Washington finished with 23 rushing attempts for 85 yards and one touchdown, two receptions on three targets for 21 yards, and was the half PPR RB11.
Jacobs has not been ruled out yet because the Raiders are motivated to win. They still have a chance of making the playoffs. A lot of pieces would have to fall into place but it is still mathematically possible.
Points for the Raiders might be limited because they are currently implied for 18.75 points. The Broncos are the sixth-best defense against running backs, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Washington ranked as a mid-range half PPR RB2. Washington is only in play if Jacobs is ruled out.