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NFL week 7 injuries

We are only hours away from the start of week 7, but we can’t relax yet. With all of the relevant injury designations, weather and news, we have to stay focused. This article will cover the NFL week six injuries, news, and final lineups. This information will be continuously updated until the 1:00 PM EST kickoffs.

NFL Week 7 Injuries:

Last Updated: 10/21 12:55 PM EST

Ryan Tannehill, MIA, QB – OUT

Josh Allen, BUF, QB – OUT

Leonard Fournette, JAX, RB – OUT

Sony Michel, NE, RB – Active

Adrian Peterson, WAS, RB – Questionable

Isaiah Crowell, NYJ, RB – Active

Dalvin Cook, MIN, RB – OUT

Chris Thompson, WAS, RB – Questionable (unlikely)

Theo Riddick, DET, RB – OUT

Julian Edelman, NE, WR – Active

Cooper Kupp, LAR, WR – OUT

Josh Gordon, NE, WR – Active

Allen Robinson, CHI, WR – Active

Ted Ginn, NO, WR – OUT (injured reserve)

Paul Richardson, WAS, WR – Questionable (unlikely)

Jamison Crowder, WAS, WR – OUT

Rob Gronkowski, NE, TE – OUT

Jack Doyle, IND, TE – OUT

Erik Swoope, IND, TE – Active

Ryan Griffin, HOU, TE – OUT

Marlon Humphrey, BAL, DB – Questionable

Khalil Mack, CHI, LB – Active

E.J. Gaines, CLE, DB – OUT

T.J. Lang, DET, G – Questionable

Ezekiel Ansah, DET, DE – Questionable

D.J. Hayden, JAX, DB – OUT

T.J. McDonald, MIA, S – Questionable

Cameron Wake, MIA, DE – Questionable

Riely Reiff, MIN, T – OUT

Trumaine Johnson, NYJ, DB – Questionable (unlikely)

Vinny Curry, TB, DE – OUT

Gerald McCoy, TB, DT – OUT

Andrus Peat, NO, G – OUT

Marcus Cannon, NE, T – OUT

NFL Week 7 Weather:

Last Updated: 10/21 12:55 PM EST

According to NFL Weather, there aren’t any pressing weather issues. However, there are three games in which winds of 16 mph or more are projected: Carolina-Philadelphia, Minnesota-New York (J) and New Orleans-Baltimore.

The status quo for meaningful weather hasn’t changed. According to NFL Weather, the winds in the three aforementioned games have all subsided to 15 MPH or less.

NFL Week 7 Other News:

Last Updated: 10/21 12:55 PM EST

  • Deshaun Watson does not have in injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
  • Carlos Hyde was traded on Friday to the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • T.J. Yeldon’s workload will likely remain unchanged this Sunday despite the Carlos Hyde trade.
  • Latavius Murray is expected to be the starting running back Sunday in Dalvin Cook’s absence.
  • Kerryon Johnson does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
  • .Matt Breida does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Rams.
  • Lamar Miller does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
  • DeAndre Hopkins does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
  • Will Fuller does not have an injury designation ahead of Sundays game against the Jaguars.
  • T.Y. Hilton does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Bills.
  • Chester Rogers is expected to play in two and three-wide receiver sets against the Bills.
  • Keke Coutee does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
  • George Kittle does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against the Rams.

NFL Week 7 Final DFS Player Pool:

Last Updated: 10/21 12:55 PM EST

It’s been announced that Duke Johnson will get the start over Nick Chubb. I’m not adjusting any of my cash lineups. I may pivot up to Johnson in my tournament, but I’m still not sure. Even though Johnson is the starter, Chubb still still get work. Plus, Chubb is still going to be more popular, so I’m okay taking a loss on him because everyone else will as well.

Quarterbacks:

Jared Goff, Cam Newton, Joe Flacco

Known commodities only. That was my motto as I filtered through my DFS player pool this week. This may be my smallest player pool yet, and I’m happy about it. So given that mantra, I’m going to outline what has been guaranteed by each of these players thus far.

My cash game quarterbacks are currently Cam Newton and Joe Flacco. Newton, thus far, has not scored less than 18.24 points. At his $8,200 price, that’s just above cash game value. Newton has thrown multiple touchdown passes in four of his five games, and in that fifth game, he rushed for a touchdown. But what separates Newton from the pack is his rushing totals. He’s averaging nine rushes and 41.6 rushing yards per game. And while it’s not a lock, there’s always that potential for one or more rushing touchdowns in the redzone.

Joe Flacco provides unique stability as well. Flacco has never attempted less than 34 passes in any game this season. That includes two games against the Bills and Titans in which the opposing offense applied zero pressure to the Ravens offense. In home games, Flacco is averaging 37.5 attempts for 256.5 yards and two touchdowns. After three straight road games, the Ravens will host a dynamic offense for the first time since week four, and will have to keep pace with the Drew Brees-led Saints. At his current price, Flacco has hit cash value four of the six weeks.

Jared Goff is strictly a tournament play. With Todd Gurley’s projected popularity, Goff presents a strategic tournament pivot from Gurley should this be the first game he underwhelms. Coming off a disappointing performance from the offense, and Niners showing signs of life on Monday Night Football, Goff may be required to throw the ball more than anticipated.

Running Backs:

Todd Gurley, Mark Ingram, LeSean McCoy, Nick Chubb

Todd Gurley is an obvious play in cash games despite his price. The arrival of Nick Chubb at $4,800 means players will have no problem jamming in Gurley, along with a few other high priced studs. Since it’s not hard to fit Gurley in, play him and don’t look back. If he busts, it’s likely more than half your competitors will bust with you, thus mitigating your risk of failing. That same theory applies to Nick Chubb. He’ll be so highly owned, and is such a low price, that if he busts, it’s not going to severely limit your chances of cashing.

I settled on LeSean McCoy as my second running back on every lineup because I want to pay up for one wide receiver and a high end tight end. McCoy is still the lead back on this team and will get an upgrade at quarterback from Nathan Peterman, and possibly from Josh Allen. While Derek Anderson won’t set the world on fire like Ryan Fitzpatrick, he’ll be able to operate an offense effectively against an average Colts defense. Mark Ingram emerged as the best option on my tournament lineup based on remaining salary.

Wide Receivers:

Adam Thielen, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Jermaine Kearse,

I have the same three receivers on both my cash game lineups. Adam Thielen, whose placement on our lineups is obvious, Willie Snead and Jermaine Kearse. Snead and Kearse provide further value so that I can pay up at tight end. Snead has at least seven targets in his last three games and has accumulated at least 55 yards as well. At his $5,400 price, he doesn’t need much to make cash value. With Flacco’s consistent high volume passing, and a potential shootout brewing against the Saints, Snead may be in line for an increases in all categories, including touchdowns.

Kearse presents a similar case. Since Quincy Enunwa is out, Kearse will be the number one receiver on this offense. They’ll play host to the Vikings, who are throwing it as much as any team in the NFL. If Kirk Cousins and company produce like they have, Sam Darnold will likely rely on Kearse to sustain drives. Since my tournament lineup is built on the premise of fading Todd Gurley, I needed to pair Goff with a pass catcher, and Brandin Cooks will likely be the lower-owned Rams receiver in that price range.

Tight Ends:

Zach Ertz, Eric Ebron

These have been two of the most consistent tight ends to date. They don’t require much explanation, as my receiving core is built to fit in one of these two players.

My tournament lineup was the only one with Eric Ebron. Since that lineup is built on fading Todd Gurley, I need a tight end who can separate from the field to give me an edge. So, I paid up for Zach Ertz and pivoted from Willie Snead from my third wide receiver to Jermaine Kearse.

Defense/Special Teams:

Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to bounce back this week. The Jaguars are desperate for a win and match up tremendously with Houston’s skill players as well as their below average offensive line. The Redskins, in my opinion, were the best defense in the $3,500 price range. They have the ability to limit Dallas’s run game and force Dak Prescott to make plays downfield. If I can find more salary, I’ll look to pivot off the Redskins.

NFL Week 7 Final DFS Lineups:

Last Updated: 10/21 12:55 PM EST

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The first two lineups are represented equally among my 50/50 contests. The third lineup is being used in all my single entry contests between 100-1,176 people. And just for full disclosure, I am playing in one large-field, single entry tournament as well as one large multi-entry tournament using all three of these lineups.

 

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