Sport Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Nick Chubb, Saquon Barkely, Damien Williams affecting Week 7 RB rankings
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Running backs Nick Chubb, Saquon Barkley, and Damien Williams were all out last week and could be "questionable" heading into Week 7. Chubb's Browns are slated to play on a quick turnaround, so we'll get less time to evaluate his injury status. As such, these updates are even more important, so let's get into the latest news and how fantasy RB rankings might be affected this week.
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Nick Chubb injury update
Cleveland didn't practice Monday, but if they did, it's estimated. It's always worrisome when a player who was inactive the previous week is playing on Thursday Night Football, and that's exactly the challenge Chubb faces this week. The Browns are dealing with injuries at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and offensive line, so this offense as a whole is going to be tough to trust against Denver. The Broncos give up the fifth-fewest fantasy points to running backs, and while we know Chubb is one of the top backs in the league, it's hard to think this offense will have any sort of success as a whole. Chubb will likely be a game-time decision.
All that said, Chubb ranks as ourand if he does play. While the efficiency likely won't be there for all the reasons we mentioned, the volume will be. Kareem Hunt (calf) is headed to injured reserve, so this should be Chubb's backfield for the most part. D'Ernest Johnson will have a role, but it won't be as significant as the role Hunt has gotten when Chubb is actually healthy. If Chubb is out, Johnson is an RB2 with Demetric Felton carrying some possible flex value. If Chubb plays, consider him an RB1 and Johnson a low-end flex.
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WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS:
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Saquon Barkley injury update
Not much is known about Barkley (ankle) and his availability for Week 7, but we'll have to monitor him this week. As always, be prepared for his absence. Devontae Booker, Darrel Williams, and Khalil Herbert have all been heavily scooped up in most leagues, so the running back position is ultra-thin. That said, there are still some scraps sitting out on waiver, and we identified them in our. It's a rough week all around with byes and injuries, so you might have to play some risky guys.
We would lean toward Barkley not playing, as his injury was originally diagnosed as a multi-week ailment. However, he wasn't placed on IR, so perhaps he'll be a "fast healer." We rank Booker as theand The Giants play the Panthers, who have given up the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game RBs. That would usually suggest Booker should be way lower in the rankings, but this is how thin the position is this week.
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WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:
WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Damien Williams COVID-19 update
After missing last week's game while on the COVID/reserve list, Williams' status is in limbo for Week 7. We've all seen this situation many times now, and it will all come down to him turning in two negative Covid-19 tests 24 hours apart. We're not going to speculate on if he'll do that, but be prepared either way. Khalil Herbert has ultimate control of RB touches with David Montgomery (knee) and Williams out, so he's a must-start if Williams can't go again.
If Williams does return to action, he's ourand . Tampa gives up the sixth-fewest fantasy points to fantasy RBs, but it's vulnerable against backs through the air, an area Williams in which Williams excels. If it's the Khalil Herbert show again, he'll be ranked a few spots lower.
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Auction drafts truly put you in control of your fantasy football destiny. Justin Fensterman from Fantasy Alarm provides tips and strategy advice for navigating your 2021 auction, from nominations to bidding to budgeting.For those unfamiliar, in auction drafts, each team gets a budget of hypothetical money to bid on players. The standard is a $200 budget per team. The snake draft format is replaced with a nomination order that goes from top to bottom each round. The nominator gets 20-30 seconds to select a player, and once the bidding begins, a running clock starts which determines how long the player is up for nomination.