It's good news for the Raiders who need to win and get some help to make the playoffs, among the help is needing the Texans to win, who are saying they will play their starters despite already clinching a berth and a home field game. If Jacobs plays, it's a hit to Washington's fantasy value. With either back, though, it's a tough matchup against the Broncos.
OAK RB Jalen Richard - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Denver Broncos
In Week 16 against the Chargers, Washington out-snapped Jalen Richard 40 to 24 and out-touched Richard 25 to 9. Richard finished with five rushing attempts for 11 yards, four receptions on four targets for 18 yards, and was the half PPR RB45.
If Jacobs sits, DeAndre Washington is the running back to start in Oakland’s backfield. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Richard ranked as a low-end half PPR RB4.