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Josh Jacobs Injury Update Boosts Week 13 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Josh Jacobs' latest injury update boosts his Week 13 fantasy outlook.
Josh Jacobs' latest injury update boosts his Week 13 fantasy outlook. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

The Las Vegas Raiders will already have to find a way to move the football without starting tight end Darren Waller in Week 13. Fortunately, Josh Jacobs is expected to suit up on Sunday after being questionable with an ankle injury.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy Outlook

Jacobs originally landed on the injury report on Thursday and ended up as a limited participant during the last two days of practice. The Raiders are on the cusp of competing for a playoff spot and need the third-year pro to carry the load in the backfield against the Washington Football Team.

Washington has been solid against the run this season, posting Football Outsiders' seventh-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. However, they have given up a league-high 8 receiving touchdowns to opposing RBs. Jacobs has seen 16 targets over his last three games and should see some work in that area.

Fantasy managers can confidently start Jacobs given the upside he has on Sunday. The 23-year-old saw a season-high 22 carries in Week 12 and has now scored 6 touchdowns on the season. He currently ranks as the RB24 in PPR scoring leagues despite playing in only nine games.

Jacobs checks in at RB23 in The Duel's Week 13 fantasy football rankings.

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