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Griffin Davies-Wocasek

Griffin Davies-Wocasek

Josh Jacobs will be active on Monday Night

The Raiders running back will suit up for an AFC West matchup against a tough opponent that will determine who places where throughout the division.

Josh Jacobs will play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night following an ankle injury that has kept him sidelined for the last two weeks. Jacobs has missed premier matchups against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins but was not needed as Vegas stayed undefeated and are now 3-0. Jacobs keeps the tempo running smooth and is a safety blanket when Derek Carr is under pressure. The Raiders use more than just one running back throughout games and it appears that whoever is the backup running back gets more usage.

The two backs who took his place were Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber, two former productive offensive players for their old teams. Drake totaled 33 yards rushing and 79 through the air over the last two weeks while Peyton Barber accumulated 143 yards and a touchdown on the ground and 31 yards with another touchdown through the air. Both backs were featured in individual games, Drake was an effective receiver against the Steelers and Barber pounded the ground for 111 yards and a score against the Dolphins.

The raiders face a tough Chargers team who have only dropped one game,  the reloaded Cowboys offense won 20-17. Josh Jacobs will be someone the defense to watch for as he is a threat as a receiver too, but those duties should belong to Kenyan Drake for the night.