Josh Jacobs Injury Update Improves DeAndre Washington Fantasy Value in Week 17

Josh Jacobs has 1,150 rushing yards this season.
Josh Jacobs has 1,150 rushing yards this season. / Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Josh Jacobs had a tremendous rookie season, but unfortunately the Oakland Raiders' first-round pick won't get the chance to put the finishing touches on the year, as he's been ruled out for Week 17 due to a shoulder injury.

With Jacobs sidelined, DeAndre Washington's fantasy football outlook gets a significant boost against the Denver Broncos this week.

DeAndre Washington Fantasy Outlook in Week 17

The Broncos have been pretty stingy against the run, holding opposing running backs to the eighth-fewest PPR points per game this season. Even so, Washington has shined when playing in an expanded role.

In the two games Jacobs has missed, Washington is averaging 101.0 yards from scrimmage on 22.5 touches per game, posting 20.1 PPR points per game across those two (Week 13, 15).

Washington checks in as the RB19 in our Week 17 fantasy football PPR rankings, and he looks like a strong play in the season finale.

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