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Sport Fantasy Injury Updates: Aaron Jones, Justin Jackson affecting Week 7 start 'em, sit 'em decisions

22:00  25 october  2020
22:00  25 october  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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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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WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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 Jones traveled with the team to Houston and could still play this week.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that Jones (calf) was "more questionable than doubtful," but Packers beat writer Ryan Wood reported on Saturday that the "plan" 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.

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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 expected to play.

Jackson (knee) got in a full practice on Friday, so despite his "questionable" tag, he's expected to play in Sunday's late-afternoon game against Jacksonville.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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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