Coach Jon Gruden confirmed that he expects Josh Jacobs (shoulder) to suit up Sunday against the Texans.
Specifically, Gruden stated, "He's a young player, obviously. He's got a shoulder. We're listinghim as questionable. We're expecting him to play but we'll have to see how it goes." The Raiders have been committed to feeding their first-round RB the rock in the run game, as he's racked up 17, 26 and 21 carries in three games since back-to-back blowouts against the Chiefs and Vikings in Weeks 2 and 3. Still, Jacobs is better treated as a high-end RB2 than matchup-proof RB1 as long as Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington remain annoyingly involved, particularly as long as Jacobs is at risk for limited snaps while operating at less than 100 percent.