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Running back PPR rankings for Week 7 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 7 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Final injury report

Out: Joe Mixon (foot), Tyler Ervin (wrist), Raheem Mostert (ankle)

Doubtful: None

Questionable: Aaron Jones (calf), Justin Jackson (knee), Jeffery Wilson (calf)

Thursday Injury Report

Darrell Henderson missed practice on Thursday, but since the game is on Monday night, there’s still time for him to get some practice in. Kareem Hunt and Justin Jackson have been limited in practice, so it’s worth keeping an eye on them, but I don’t think we have to be overly concerned. Raheem Mostert hasn’t been put on I.R., but he hasn’t practiced this week and shouldn’t be available. Jeff Wilson, Ja’Mycal Hasty and Jerrick McKinnon will all get chances in his absence.

It will be important to track is the status of Bucs-Raiders. The game was moved out of Sunday Night Football to an afternoon time slot. Concern over a potential need to postpone the game due to Covid-19 caused the move, so there is a chance Josh Jacobs and Ronald Jones could end up being out this week if more positive tests emerge.

Wednesday injury report

This week opens with a Thursday Night Football contest featuring injury replacements on both sides. Boston Scott is replacing Miles Sanders for at least this week, and maybe more depending on the latter’s recovery from a knee injury. Devonta Freeman has taken over starting duties for Saquon Barkley and will likely finish the season as the starter. Joe Mixon is the biggest question heading into the weekend and will be a name to track the remaining two days of practice.

DNP: Joe Mixon (foot)
Limited: Kareem Hunt (ribs)
Full: Leonard Fournette (ankle)


Week 7 brought us the return of King Henry, as he rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns while catching two passes for 52 more yards. Henry had started finding the end zone again, but we hadn’t seen the big plays yet and now we have. Henry has two touchdowns in each of his last three games. He’s back on track for a touchdown per game.

This week was great for Kenyan Drake, who went off against the Cowboys, but still looked pedestrian doing so. I’d trade Drake as fast as possible.

Ronald Jones and D’Andre Swift looked great last week and are both players I’d be very happy to have rostered moving forward.

Injury news

Raheem Mostert is out for 3-4 weeks, which will give Jeff Wilson, Jerick McKinnon and Ja’Mycal Hasty the work this week against the Rams.

Miles Sanders will miss the Thursday game against the Giants. Boston Scott is his main backup and will lead the running back committee in Week 7.

Melvin Gordon will return after missing Week 6 with strep throat. He will get a good matchup with the Chiefs.

Bye weeks

Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins

We won’t have Dalvin Cook, Jonathan Taylor, Mark Ingram or Myles Gaskin to kick around this week. Cook and Ingram both need the bye to get healthy, so they get pretty lucky this week.

Streaming options

Justin Jackson, Chargers

Jackson was the preferred back against the Saints before the Chargers bye week. The situation is fluid, but I expect Jackson to hold the nominal lead at the position and he gets a good matchup with the Jaguars.

D’Andre Swift, Lions

Swift had a big game last week, but was still very much part of a committee. The hope is that he’ll see a big snap share moving forward after his strong Week 6. He is also the preferred third-down back, and the Falcons offense looked worlds better with Julio Jones healthy. They should be able to points up on this Lions defense and that means we could see more receiving work for Swift as well.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 1

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs NYJ
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ CIN
3 Alvin Kamara NO vs GB
4 Derrick Henry TEN vs ARI
5 Aaron Jones GB @ NO
6 Najee Harris PIT @ BUF
7 Raheem Mostert SF @ DET
8 Nick Chubb CLE @ KC
9 Joe Mixon CIN vs MIN
10 Antonio Gibson WAS vs LAC
11 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ TB
12 Saquon Barkley NYG vs DEN
13 Miles Sanders PHI @ ATL
14 Jonathan Taylor IND vs SEA
15 James Robinson JAC @ HOU
16 Austin Ekeler LAC @ WAS
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs CLE
18 Damien Harris NE vs MIA
19 Chris Carson SEA @ IND
20 David Montgomery CHI @ LAR
21 Josh Jacobs LV vs BAL
22 Myles Gaskin MIA @ NE
23 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ LV
24 Mike Davis ATL vs PHI
25 Darrell Henderson LAR vs CHI
26 Kareem Hunt CLE @ KC
27 Chase Edmonds ARI @ TEN
28 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ NYG
29 D'Andre Swift DET vs SF
30 Ronald Jones II TB vs DAL
31 Javonte Williams DEN @ NYG
32 Trey Sermon SF @ DET
33 James Conner ARI @ TEN
34 Leonard Fournette TB vs DAL
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs SF
36 Zack Moss BUF vs PIT
37 Nyheim Hines IND vs SEA
38 Devin Singletary BUF vs PIT
39 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ CAR
40 David Johnson HOU vs JAC
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ CAR
42 Kenyan Drake LV vs BAL
43 AJ Dillon GB @ NO
44 Tony Pollard DAL @ TB
45 J.D. McKissic WAS vs LAC
46 Tony Jones Jr. NO vs GB
47 Carlos Hyde JAC @ HOU
48 Phillip Lindsay HOU vs JAC
49 James White NE vs MIA
50 Sony Michel LAR vs CHI
51 Giovani Bernard TB vs DAL
52 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs MIA
53 Darrel Williams KC vs CLE
54 Justin Jackson LAC @ WAS
55 Rashaad Penny SEA @ IND
56 Malcolm Brown MIA @ NE
57 Devontae Booker NYG vs DEN
58 Boston Scott PHI @ ATL
59 Alex Collins SEA @ IND
60 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ NE
61 Alexander Mattison MIN @ CIN
62 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ ATL
63 Mark Ingram II HOU vs JAC
64 Damien Williams CHI @ LAR
65 Marlon Mack IND vs SEA
66 Jerick McKinnon KC vs CLE
67 Joshua Kelley LAC @ WAS
68 Chuba Hubbard CAR vs NYJ
69 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ IND
70 Larry Rountree III LAC @ WAS
71 Michael Carter NYJ @ CAR
72 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BUF
73 Jordan Wilkins IND vs SEA
74 Matt Breida BUF vs PIT
75 Samaje Perine CIN vs MIN
76 Jermar Jefferson DET vs SF
77 Kalen Ballage PIT @ BUF
78 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL vs PHI
79 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ DET
80 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs DAL
81 Rex Burkhead HOU vs JAC
82 Jaret Patterson WAS vs LAC
83 Eno Benjamin ARI @ TEN
84 Jordan Howard PHI @ ATL
85 Jake Funk LAR vs CHI
86 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ HOU
87 Travis Homer SEA @ IND
88 Devine Ozigbo JAC @ HOU
89 Elijah Mitchell SF @ DET
90 Chris Evans CIN vs MIN
91 Jaylen Samuels PIT @ BUF
92 Kylin Hill GB @ NO
93 Khalil Herbert CHI @ LAR
94 Trayveon Williams CIN vs MIN
95 JaMycal Hasty SF @ DET
96 Alec Ingold LV vs BAL
97 D'Ernest Johnson CLE @ KC