Sport Fantasy Injury Updates: Aaron Jones, Justin Jackson affecting Week 7 start 'em, sit 'em decisions
Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes: Should you draft a QB early in fantasy football?
Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are the unquestioned top two QBs in 2020 fantasy rankings. Who should you take, and when should you draft them? We have the draft strategy breakdown here.There's a lot that goes into the decision to pick a QB early, though. First, you have to decide whether it's Jackson or Mahomes you want to take. Then, you've got to decide if that player's relative value makes it worth taking them as early as you have to, likely in the second round.
Week 7 has been another bad one for running backs, with Joe Mixon (foot) and Miles Sanders (knee) missing their games and Aaron Jones and Justin Jackson "questionable" ahead of Sunday's contests. As always, injury updates will be key for fantasy owners making their start 'em, sit 'em decisions, and we'll be here all Sunday morning providing the latest news below.
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Best Fantasy Week 6 Waiver Pickups: Chase Claypool breaks out, Dalvin Cook injury opens door for handcuff Alexander Mattison
Dalvin Cook's injury and breakout rookie-WR performances are having a big impact on the top Week 6 fantasy waiver pickups and free agent adds. See all the players, including Chase Claypool, Alexander Mattison, Andy Dalton, and Henry Ruggs, worth targeting this week.There was one huge injury on Sunday, as Dak Prescott suffered a severe ankle injury that will surely keep him out for the rest of the season.
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Is Aaron Jones playing this week?
UPDATE 2: Jones is officially OUT for Week 7.
UPDATE: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sunday morning that Jonesto Houston and could still play this week.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that Jones (calf) was "," but Packers beat writer Ryan Wood reported on Saturday that the " " is for Jones to miss Sunday's game against the Texans.
At this point, it's tough to know what to believe, but Jones owners should be prepared with alternatives. Jamaal Williams would be the primary beneficiary of Jones being out, making him a solid RB2 in all formats (especially PPR), while AJ Dillon could also work as a flex against Houston's league-worst run defense. If Jones is active, he's a must-start, but obviously there's a risk that he won't play his usual amount of snaps.
Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 6 lineup advice, matchups, DFS picks
It's a tough week for byes and injuries, and schedule changes could happen at any time. SN's Vinnie Iyer is here to answer your Week 6 start 'em, sit 'em questions. Get lineup advice and DFS picks ahead of your Week 6 fantasy matchup.Before diving into the recommendations, keep in mind that this is a big bye week. The Seahawks, Saints, Raiders and Chargers being off has a big effect on every position, as Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Josh Jacobs, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Hunter Henry, Darren Waller, among others, will be out of action. The good news is there are plenty of worthwhile fill-ins who could help your teams if you just know which matchups to target.
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Is Justin Jackson playing this week?
UPDATE 2: Jackson is officially ACTIVE for Week 7.
UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night that Jackson is.
Jackson (knee), so despite his "questionable" tag, he's expected to play in Sunday's late-afternoon game against Jacksonville.
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Jackson operated as the Chargers' lead back in their Week 5 game, totaling 94 yards on 20 touches. He'll likely be in that role again, but if he struggles early and Joshua Kelley plays well, we could easily see Kelley finish with more touches. Jackson is still worth using as an RB2 because of the favorable matchup, but Kelley can also function as a flex. If Jackson is out, Kelley would bump up to a must-start.
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