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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 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
11 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
12 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
13 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
14 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
16 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
17 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
26 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
27 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
28 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
29 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
31 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
32 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
33 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
34 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
35 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
36 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
39 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
44 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
45 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
46 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
47 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
48 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
49 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
50 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
53 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
56 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
57 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
58 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
59 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
62 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
63 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
64 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
65 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
66 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
69 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
72 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
73 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
74 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
75 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
76 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
77 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
78 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
79 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
80 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
81 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
82 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
83 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
84 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
85 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
86 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
87 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
88 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
89 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ TB
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
94 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Keith Smith ATL vs NO
97 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
98 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
99 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
100 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN