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Josh Jacobs Fantasy Outlook For Week 3 Takes a Dive After Latest Injury Update

Devon Platana
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs' fantasy outlook for Week 3 has taken a dive after the latest injury update.
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs' fantasy outlook for Week 3 has taken a dive after the latest injury update. / AP Photo/John Munson
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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs raised concerns when he missed practice on Thursday and Friday with an undisclosed illness. Fantasy managers have been keeping tabs on the veteran rusher, wondering if he'll be healthy enough to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Week 3 action.

Unfortunately, the latest Jacobs injury update is far from encouraging.

Josh Jacobs Injury Update

Raiders insider Cassie Soto reported on Friday that Jacobs did not travel with the team to Nashville. While the Raiders could still bring him over before the game, it's usually not a good sign when a player doesn't travel with the rest of the roster.

With Jacobs' playing status now up in the air, his fantasy outlook has certainly taken a dive just over 24 hours before kickoff in a game where the Raiders are only favored by 1.5 points on the road on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy Outlook

Even if Jacobs does play, there's a good chance that he won't be at 100%. He's already missed two practices this week and may not be in full game shape. Besides, he's already struggled enough as it is when healthy this season, which has contributed to his team's 0-2 start.

Jacobs has recorded just 17.4 fantasy points through two games this season, ranking as the RB32 in PPR formats. For reference, he scored 17 fantasy points alone in his first game of the 2021 NFL season, highlighting just how disappointing this campaign has been.

If the 24-year-old doesn't play, there's a good chance that rookie RB Zamir White could see his touches significantly increase. While the Raiders also have veterans like Brandon Bolden and Ameer Abdullah in their backfield, the duo predominantly works in the passing game, whereas White excels on the ground.

Nevertheless, it'll likely be a running back-by-committee approach for Las Vegas if Jacobs sits in Week 3. Even if he suits up, it's probably best for fantasy managers to pivot away from the Raiders backfield if possible for the week.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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