Fantasy soccer house owners want some good news on the operating again damage entrance, as loads of studs are out (Latavius Murray, Saquon Barkley, and so forth.) and several other more (Antonio Gibson, Sony Michel, D’Andre Swift) are “questionable.” Add in Damien Williams’ complicated COVID scenario, and you’ve got some game-time decisions that can trigger Week 7 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em complications. We’re right here to assist with the newest updates and official energetic/inactive stories.
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Is Damien Williams taking part in in Week 7?
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night time that Williams is expected to play in opposition to Tampa.
Williams (COVID) was activated from the COVID/reserve list on Saturday and ought to be energetic on Sunday in opposition to the Bucs. Because he is missed observe many of the previous two weeks, it is attainable the Bears go away Williams on the sidelines, however we’re anticipating him to swimsuit up and no less than cut up RB duties with Khalil Herbert.
It’s powerful to understand how the Bears will use their RBs in opposition to the league’s high run protection. Williams ought to function the Bears’ main passing-down again, and contemplating the Buccaneers are heavy favorites, he may see quite a lot of work within the second half. We nonetheless like him as a flex again, particularly in PPR leagues, but when attainable, it is a scenario to keep away from.
Is Antonio Gibson taking part in in Week 7?
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night time that Gibson is expected to play in opposition to Green Bay.
Despite limping out and in of final week’s sport, Gibson (shin) was on the same practice pattern as traditional this week, lacking Wednesday however getting in restricted periods on Thursday and Friday. It can be a shock if he is inactive in opposition to the Packers.
Gibson is a bit riskier than traditional, because it looks like his shin ailment is getting worse. Factor in that Green Bay is anticipated to win large, thus creating more passing-down probabilities for J.D. McKissic, and Gibson is an unreliable play. However, with all of the byes and different accidents this week, you may’t sit Gibson if he is energetic. McKissic is a high-end flex in PPR leagues and will even be utilized in customary leagues if Gibson is energetic. If Gibson is a shock scratch, McKissic would bump as much as a high-end RB2 in PPR and lower-end RB2 in customary. Jaret Patterson would additionally see some carries, however he’d be powerful to belief in both format.
Is D’Andre Swift taking part in in Week 7?
Swift (groin) is as soon as once more “questionable” regardless of practicing in a limited fashion all week. He’s in no actual hazard of lacking Sunday’s late-afternoon sport in opposition to the Rams.
It typically takes till rubbish time for Swift to essentially get going, however the good news is the Lions ought to see ample alternatives once more whereas trailing within the second half. Consider Swift a high-end RB2. If he has a setback and is a shock scratch, Jamaal Williams can be an RB2 in all codecs.
Is Sony Michel taking part in in Week 7?
Michel (shoulder) is formally “questionable” for Sunday’s late-afternoon sport in opposition to Detroit, however coach Sean McVay has already stated Michel is expected to play.
Given the matchup and all the important thing RBs out, you may strive Michel as a flex in customary leagues, however Darrell Henderson is clearly the chief on this backfield.