Raiders rule Josh Jacobs, two other key starters out for must-win game against Chargers

Dec 15, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders are still in the playoff hunt but won’t have rookie Josh Jacobs, along with two other key starters, for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Raiders shared on Twitter Friday that Jacobs, starting left guard Richie Incognito, and starting linebacker Marquel Lee have all been ruled out by head coach Jon Gruden.

Jacobs is the name most casual fans will recognize here because of his fantasy impact (1,316 yards and seven touchdowns from scrimmage). But it will be just as hard to make up for the losses of Incognito and Lee during Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Next man up, indeed.