Friday injury report
Alvin Kamara was removed from the injury report and will play as usual against the Falcons.
D’Andre Swift won’t play against the Panthers due to a concussion. Adrian Peterson will get the start.
Joe Mixon is out again. Gio Bernard will start against Washington.
James Robinson was taken off the injury report and will start against the Steelers.
Out: Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep)
Questionable: Jalen Richard (chest), Damien Harris (ankle, chest), Cullen Gillaspia (back)
Thursday injury report
Joe Mixon remained out and doesn’t look likely to play.
Alvin Kamara didn’t practice, but did say that he’s “good.” Friday’s practice will be telling.
James Robinson has had two limited practices this week with a shoulder injury. If he can return to a full practice, he should be okay to face the Steelers.
D’Andre Swift has a concussion and didn’t practice Thursday after practicing on Wednesday. His status for Sunday looks very iffy.
DNP: Alvin Kamara (foot), Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Corey Clement (illness), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Mark Ingram (not injury related)
Limited: Damien Harris (ankle, chest), James Robinson (shoulder), Devine Ozigbo (hamstring)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Senorise Perry (knee)
Wednesday injury report
Alvin Kamara got a limited practice in on Wednesday, as he is nursing a foot injury. At this point, he seems likely to play vs. the Saints.
Matt Breida should return this week after getting a full practice in, but Salvon Ahmed has probably won the starting job for at least one more week.
Christian McCaffrey is out this week against the Lions and Mike Davis will get the start again.
Joe Mixon remained out of practice due to his foot injury. His status doesn’t look good to start the week of practice. Gio Bernard could get another start this week.
DNP: Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Jalen Richard (chest), Duke Johnson (illness), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep),
Limited: Alvin Kamara (foot), Alec Ingold (ribs), Devine Ozigbo (hamstring), James Robinson (shoulder)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Senorise Perry (knee),
Last week saw the No. 1 fantasy PPR running back assert his dominance as Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns against the 49ers. He had a three game touchdown drought before Week 9 and 10 when he met two strong run defenses in the Buccaneers and 49ers and he still scored four touchdowns in that stretch. And his biggest rival for the top fantasy running back crown was shut down, as Dalvin Cook had little running room against the Bears. We’ll see if his workload changes with Drew Brees on the shelf, but how can you not want to get the ball in his hands as much as possible?
Carlos Hyde saw an estimated limited practice on Monday while Chris Carson was a DNP.
Christian McCaffrey hasn’t been ruled out, but he’s still iffy to face the Lions.
Joe Mixon’s status is still up in the air, but the team hasn’t put him on I.R., so they must expect him back sooner than later.
Kalen Ballage, Los Angeles Chargers
Ballage gets to face a second team to have dropped him when the Chargers host the Jets. And he will be the undisputed starter this week after taking over the role the previous two weeks. The Jets are better against the run than the pass, but not enough to scare you away from starting Ballage as an RB2 this week.
Duke Johnson, New England Patriots
Johnson was the no-doubt lead back in his first game taking over for David Johnson last week. Unfortunately, both offenses were slowed by huge wind gusts, as the Texans only managed seven points. This week the weather will be much better in Houston and the Patriots have been weak against the run. I expect a much better game from him this week.
Running back PPR rankings for Week 7
|1||Derrick Henry||TEN||vs KC|
|2||Jonathan Taylor||IND||@ SF|
|3||Alvin Kamara||NO||@ SEA|
|4||Aaron Jones||GB||vs WAS|
|5||Darrell Henderson Jr.||LAR||vs DET|
|6||Joe Mixon||CIN||@ BAL|
|7||Damien Harris||NE||vs NYJ|
|8||Leonard Fournette||TB||vs CHI|
|9||Josh Jacobs||LV||vs PHI|
|10||D'Andre Swift||DET||@ LAR|
|11||Cordarrelle Patterson||ATL||@ MIA|
|12||Darrel Williams||KC||@ TEN|
|13||Chuba Hubbard||CAR||@ NYG|
|14||Elijah Mitchell||SF||vs IND|
|15||James Conner||ARI||vs HOU|
|16||Miles Sanders||PHI||@ LV|
|17||Chase Edmonds||ARI||vs HOU|
|18||Antonio Gibson||WAS||@ GB|
|19||Devontae Booker||NYG||vs CAR|
|20||Mike Davis||ATL||@ MIA|
|21||Javonte Williams||DEN||@ CLE|
|22||D'Ernest Johnson||CLE||vs DEN|
|23||Alex Collins||SEA||vs NO|
|24||Melvin Gordon III||DEN||@ CLE|
|25||Damien Williams||CHI||@ TB|
|26||Michael Carter||NYJ||@ NE|
|27||Myles Gaskin||MIA||vs ATL|
|28||J.D. McKissic||WAS||@ GB|
|29||AJ Dillon||GB||vs WAS|
|30||Khalil Herbert||CHI||@ TB|
|31||Devonta Freeman||BAL||vs CIN|
|32||Rhamondre Stevenson||NE||vs NYJ|
|33||Mark Ingram II||HOU||@ ARI|
|34||Jamaal Williams||DET||@ LAR|
|35||David Johnson||HOU||@ ARI|
|36||Kenneth Gainwell||PHI||@ LV|
|37||Sony Michel||LAR||vs DET|
|38||Le'Veon Bell||BAL||vs CIN|
|39||Kenyan Drake||LV||vs PHI|
|40||Ty Johnson||NYJ||@ NE|
|41||Ronald Jones II||TB||vs CHI|
|42||Nyheim Hines||IND||@ SF|
|43||Salvon Ahmed||MIA||vs ATL|
|44||Demetric Felton||CLE||vs DEN|
|45||Trey Sermon||SF||vs IND|
|46||Jeremy McNichols||TEN||vs KC|
|47||Latavius Murray||BAL||vs CIN|
|48||Giovani Bernard||TB||vs CHI|
|49||Rashaad Penny||SEA||vs NO|
|50||DeeJay Dallas||SEA||vs NO|
|51||Malcolm Brown||MIA||vs ATL|
|52||Ty'Son Williams||BAL||vs CIN|
|53||Samaje Perine||CIN||@ BAL|
|54||Tevin Coleman||NYJ||@ NE|
|55||Phillip Lindsay||HOU||@ ARI|
|56||Royce Freeman||CAR||@ NYG|
|57||Marlon Mack||IND||@ SF|
|58||Jaret Patterson||WAS||@ GB|
|59||Jerick McKinnon||KC||@ TEN|
|60||Chris Evans||CIN||@ BAL|
|61||Elijhaa Penny||NYG||vs CAR|
|62||Brandon Bolden||NE||vs NYJ|
|63||Travis Homer||SEA||vs NO|
|64||Kyle Juszczyk||SF||vs IND|
|65||Ty Montgomery||NO||@ SEA|
|66||Kylin Hill||GB||vs WAS|
|67||Wayne Gallman Jr.||ATL||@ MIA|
|68||Saquon Barkley||NYG||vs CAR|
|69||Artavis Pierce||CHI||@ TB|
|70||Dwayne Washington||NO||@ SEA|
|71||Peyton Barber||LV||vs PHI|
|72||Jalen Richard||LV||vs PHI|
|73||Jonathan Ward||ARI||vs HOU|
|74||Gary Brightwell||NYG||vs CAR|
|75||Boston Scott||PHI||@ LV|
|76||Rex Burkhead||HOU||@ ARI|
|77||Alec Ingold||LV||vs PHI|
|78||Patrick Ricard||BAL||vs CIN|