Josh Jacobs Injury Update Boosts His Fantasy Outlook, Downgrades DeAndre Washington for Week 15

Jason Schandl
Josh Jacobs runs the ball against the Jets in Week 12.
Josh Jacobs runs the ball against the Jets in Week 12. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Josh Jacobs was sidelined with a shoulder injury in Week 14, but he looks on track to return for a Week 15 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In Jacobs' absence, DeAndre Washington touched the ball 20 times, racking up 96 yards and a TD, scoring 21.6 PPR fantasy points while playing 63 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps. His fantasy value completely disappears with Jacobs back in action though, as Washington had not seen a snap share higher than 25 percent in any of the first 13 weeks of the season.

Jacobs had really seen his volume pick up before the injury, and he averaged 21.0 opportunities (18.8 carries plus 2.2 targets) per game across his last five. He turned that workload into an average of 14.3 PPR fantasy points per game.

He also returns in a great spot, as the Jaguars rank only 24th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric, with an even worse ranking of 31st against the run.

Accounting for him playing with no limitations, Jacobs checks in at RB14 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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