After losing back-to-back games, the Las Vegas Raiders will look to snap their skid with a Week 6 date against the Denver Broncos. The good news is that they'll have their No. 1 running back on the field when they take on their division rivals.
Running back Josh Jacobs returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday's session with a non-COVID-19-related illness. Barring any further setbacks, the third-year pro could be in for another big workload.
Josh Jacobs Injury Update
It's bound to worry a few people any time a player misses time due to an "illness." Fortunately, Jacobs looks to be in good health.
The 23-year-old has seen the majority of work in Las Vegas' backfield over the last two weeks. Out of the 42 total touches that Raiders running backs have had since Week 4, 37 have belonged to Jacobs (88.1%). He turned that into 124 total yards from scrimmage and a touchdown.
The rest of Las Vegas' backfield appears to be healthy, so Jacobs may not see as many opportunities as he has since Week 4. On the other hand, he's more than capable of handling that situation when needed and has been the most consistent Raiders RB so far.
The Broncos have been tough against the run this season, surrendering 85.4 rushing yards per game (6th). Fortunately, Jacobs has performed well against Denver in the past, averaging 95.3 rushing yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game in three previous meetings.
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