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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 6

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs MIN
2 Derrick Henry TEN vs BUF
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ NE
4 Austin Ekeler LAC @ BAL
5 Dalvin Cook MIN @ CAR
6 Aaron Jones GB @ CHI
7 Najee Harris PIT vs SEA
8 Nick Chubb CLE vs ARI
9 James Robinson JAC vs MIA
10 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ NYG
11 Jonathan Taylor IND vs HOU
12 Antonio Gibson WAS vs KC
13 D'Andre Swift DET vs CIN
14 Leonard Fournette TB @ PHI
15 Damien Williams CHI vs GB
16 Damien Harris NE vs DAL
17 Joe Mixon CIN @ DET
18 Kareem Hunt CLE vs ARI
19 Josh Jacobs LV @ DEN
20 Chase Edmonds ARI @ CLE
21 Zack Moss BUF @ TEN
22 Miles Sanders PHI vs TB
23 Javonte Williams DEN vs LV
24 Alex Collins SEA @ PIT
25 Jamaal Williams DET vs CIN
26 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs LV
27 Latavius Murray BAL vs LAC
28 Darrel Williams KC @ WAS
29 James Conner ARI @ CLE
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ NE
31 Devin Singletary BUF @ TEN
32 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs TB
33 J.D. McKissic WAS vs KC
34 Nyheim Hines IND vs HOU
35 Myles Gaskin MIA @ JAC
36 AJ Dillon GB @ CHI
37 Alexander Mattison MIN @ CAR
38 Giovani Bernard TB @ PHI
39 Samaje Perine CIN @ DET
40 David Johnson HOU @ IND
41 Kenyan Drake LV @ DEN
42 Ronald Jones II TB @ PHI
43 Malcolm Brown MIA @ JAC
44 Mark Ingram II HOU @ IND
45 Jeremy McNichols TEN vs BUF
46 Sony Michel LAR @ NYG
47 Brandon Bolden NE vs DAL
48 Travis Homer SEA @ PIT
49 Khalil Herbert CHI vs GB
50 Larry Rountree III LAC @ BAL
51 Royce Freeman CAR vs MIN
52 Phillip Lindsay HOU @ IND
53 Carlos Hyde JAC vs MIA
54 Chris Evans CIN @ DET
55 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ JAC
56 Demetric Felton CLE vs ARI
57 Marlon Mack IND vs HOU
58 Ty'Son Williams BAL vs LAC
59 Devonta Freeman BAL vs LAC
60 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs DAL
61 Devontae Booker NYG vs LAR
62 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ PIT
63 Jerick McKinnon KC @ WAS
64 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ CAR
65 Jaret Patterson WAS vs KC
66 Alec Ingold LV @ DEN
67 Chuba Hubbard CAR vs MIN
68 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs SEA
69 Peyton Barber LV @ DEN
70 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs MIA
71 C.J. Ham MIN @ CAR
72 Kylin Hill GB @ CHI
73 Patrick Ricard BAL vs LAC
74 Joshua Kelley LAC @ BAL
75 Boston Scott PHI vs TB
76 Gary Brightwell NYG vs LAR
77 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs ARI
78 Jake Funk LAR @ NYG
79 Kalen Ballage PIT vs SEA
80 J.J. Taylor NE vs DAL
81 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs LAR
82 Le'Veon Bell BAL vs LAC
83 Chris Carson SEA @ PIT