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Josh Jacobs Fantasy Outlook Booms After Latest Update

Larry Rupp
Josh Jacobs' fantasy outlook booms after his latest injury update.
Josh Jacobs' fantasy outlook booms after his latest injury update. / AP Photos/John Locher

Fantasy managers rostering running back Josh Jacobs have looked through a roller coaster of injury updates over the last few days. The Las Vegas Raider has been battling an illness this past week and did not originally travel with the rest of the team, but he will suit up against the Tennessee Titans.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy Outlook

Insider Adam Schefter reported that Jacobs entered Sunday morning labeled as questionable and would need to perform well in pregame warmups to be ruled active. That is seemingly exactly what happened as Ian Rapoport provided the good news on the 24-year-old's status a few hours later.

Jacobs was drafted as a top-24 RB this fall, meaning fantasy managers have locked him in at the RB2 or FLEX spot for each of the first two weeks. That shouldn't change on in Week 3, either. He has a chance to live up to high expectations in an advantageous matchup against a weak Titans defense.

The Titans are allowing the most PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs and have given up a whopping 327 total yards to the position through two weeks. Jacobs is also averaging over 4.0 yards per carry for the first time since his rookie season in 2016. He is running hungry and motivated for the Raiders.

Missing two practices in one week is discouraging, but there have been zero reports of Jacobs being on a snap count for this contest. Seeing him draw less than double-digit touches would be surprising. The Alabama product checks in as the RB19 in The Duel's Week 3 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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