The two running backs were both questionable coming into Friday’s practice, but the fact that both were able to take the field yesterday bodes well for both their availabilities this weekend. Jacobs is set to make his return to action after missing just one game in Week 15 and should immediately resume his role as Las Vegas’ RB1. He draws a tough matchup against the Chiefs defense, but he’s already finished as a weekly RB1 once before this season against Kansas City in their first tilt earlier this year. As for Walker, it’s good to see that he’s set to play this weekend, but questions linger about what his utilization might look like after being significantly limited in practice all week. We’ve seen Walker enter games on the injury report and cede touches to capable rookie backup Zach Charbonnet, and the threat of that happening should at least have Walker’s managers leery. He belongs in lineups this week, to be sure – but there’s a chance we might not see him command as much volume as he did last week against the Eagles.
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