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Josh Jacobs injury update ahead of Week 13 vs. Chargers

We break down the news that Josh Jacobs has a calf injury. What it means for Week 13 and beyond.

Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after beating the Seattle Seahawks 40-34 in overtime at Lumen Field on November 27, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Friday update: Jacobs logged a third straight limited practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable on the final injury report. He seems likely to play on Sunday, but with a 4:25 p.m. ET start, keep an eye out for Sunday morning updates.

Thursday Update: Jacobs logged another limited practice on Thursday. This doesn’t come as a surprise as he was expected to not practice much this week due to his calf injury. We could very well see him head into the weekend listed as questionable but still play on Sunday.

Wednesday update: Jacobs was listed as a limited participant at practice Wednesday, which is a great sign for his availability considering he was initially unlikely to practice at all this week after aggravating his calf strain in the overtime win over the Seahawks.

The Las Vegas Raiders have won back-to-back games in overtime. The most recent win came against the Seattle Seahawks. Running back Josh Jacobs put on an absolute clinic on the ground carrying the ball 33 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns. This included the 86-yard touchdown he had in overtime to win the game for Las Vegas. Even more impressive, Jacobs did it while apparently dealing with a calf strain. He is expected to get in little to no work in practice this week ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fantasy football implications for Week 13

Jacobs had a lot of doubters leading up to the fantasy football season, and he has proved all of them wrong. He was expected to be overshadowed in the offense by new teammate Davante Adams, but Jacobs is still getting plenty of run in the offense, as evidenced by his huge game last week. If Jacobs is active, you will still start him against the Chargers, even with this calf strain. If he is unable to play on Sunday, there is no need to look at Zamir White or Ameer Abdullah. Even if they are going to see an uptick in usage due to his absence, it isn’t enough to count on in an important matchup leading to the fantasy football playoffs.