Tuesday, November 28

Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest News on Nick Chubb, Saquon Barkely, Damien Williams Affecting Week 7 RB Rankings

Running backs Nick Chubb, Saquon Barkley and Damien Williams were out last week and could be “questionable” heading into Week 7. Chubb’s Browns are slated to play in quick change so we will have less time to assess their injury status. . As such, these updates are even more important, so let’s take a look at the latest news and how Fantasy RB rankings might be affected this week.

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Nick Chubb injury update

Cleveland did not practice on Monday, but if they did, it is estimated Chubb (calf) would not have participated. It’s always concerning when a player who was inactive the previous week plays Thursday Night Football, and that’s exactly the challenge Chubb faces this week. The Browns are dealing with injuries as a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line, so it will be difficult to trust this offense as a whole against Denver. The Broncos give up the fifth fewest fantasy points to running backs, and while we know Chubb is one of the best running backs in the league, it’s hard to think this offense will have any sort of success as a whole. Chubb is likely to be a game-time decision.

All that said, Chubb ranks as our RB5 on standard and RB11 on PPR if you play. While the efficiency probably won’t be there for all the reasons we mentioned, the volume will be. Kareem Hunt (calf) is heading 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 important as the role Hunt has gotten when Chubb is really healthy. If Chubb is out, Johnson is an RB2 with Demetric Felton carrying some possible flex value. If Chubb plays, consider it a RB1 and Johnson a low-end flex.

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Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Saquon Barkley injury update

Not much is known about Barkley (ankle) and his availability for Week 7, but we will have to monitor him this week. As always, prepare for his absence. Devontae Booker, Darrel Williams and Khalil Herbert have been highly chosen in most leagues, so the running back position is ultra-slim. With that said, there are still a few scrapbook messages left on the waiver, and we identified them in our article on the best waiver pickups for week 7. It’s a tough week with byes and injuries, so you may have to play with some risky dudes.

We would be inclined that Barkley does not play, as his injury was originally diagnosed as a multi-week ailment. They didn’t put him on IR though, so maybe he’s a “quick healer.” We classify Booker as RB19 in PPR and RB20 in standard. The Giants play the Panthers, who have given up the seventh fewest fantasy points per RBs per game. That would generally suggest that Booker should be much lower in the rankings, but that’s how thin the position is this week.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Damien Williams COVID-19 Update

After missing last week’s game while on the reserve / COVID roster, 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 delivering two tests. negative of Covid-19. 24 hours apart. We’re not going to speculate on whether he will do that, but be prepared anyway. Khalil Herbert has maximum control of running back touches with David Montgomery (knee) and Williams out, making it a mandatory start if Williams can’t play again.

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If Williams returns to action, he’s our RB18 in standard and RB17 in the PPR leagues. Tampa gives up the sixth fewest fantasy points to fantasy RBs, but is vulnerable against running backs in the air, an area in which Williams excels. If it’s Khalil Herbert’s show again, it will rank a few spots lower.


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