Fantasy Injury Updates: DeSean Jackson, Davante Adams, Tyrell Williams, more affect Week 7 WR rankings

Fantasy house owners have handled numerous broad receiver accidents this yr which have gone from one-week to multi-week absences. DeSean Jackson and Davante Adams have each missed a number of video games, and Sammy Watkins, Marquise Brown, and Tyrell Williams are liable to doing the identical. That’s nearly worse than apparent prolonged absences as a result of every week you maintain out hope that they play solely to be disenchanted. Our Week 7 WR rankings have numerous query marks with these guys, though in the event that they proceed to be out, some sleepers may emerge (we’re taking a look at you, Allen Lazard) forward of your begin ’em, sit ’em choices.

For updates on final week’s injured WRs Amari Cooper, Emmanuel Sanders, and Josh Gordon, go right here; for updates on injured Giants’ stars Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard, go right here; for more on banged-up RBs Todd Gurley and Devin Singletary, click on right here. For more information and updates, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

WEEK 7 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running again | Wide receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Will DeSean Jackson play Week 7?

Doug Pederson mentioned Monday morning he is “hopeful” that Jackson could make his return from harm in Week 7, then added later that Jackson “probably” will not follow Wednesday. Jackson hasn’t performed since leaving Week 2’s recreation close to the beginning due to an stomach harm. 

Jackson’s prolonged absence has allowed Nelson Agholor to face in because the second-most necessary receiver for the Eagles, however even that hasn’t been a ton of fantasy worth. Jackson had eight catches for 154 yards and two scores in Week 1, so he is an excellent risk-reward fantasy choice at any time when he returns. He ought to assist Carson Wentz, too.

MORE: Week 7 Waiver Report

When will Davante Adams be again?

Adams has missed the final two Packers’ video games due to a turf toe harm. He did not follow all of Week 6, so it nonetheless might be an uphill climb for him to make a return on the brief week for Green Bay, who performs Sunday towards the Raiders.

Allen Lazard stepped up within the absence of Adams and Geronimo Allison, who left Monday’s recreation with a concussion. Marquez Valdes-Scantling additionally delivered his common one lengthy reception. The Packers’ offense will probably be wanting ahead to the return of Adams, and the Week 7 matchup with Oakland is a good one.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS: Running again | Wide receiver | Tight finish

Tyrell Williams harm replace

Williams missed Oakland’s Week 5 recreation in London with a foot harm, and he is had the Raiders’ Week 6 bye to try to get better. Williams is “progressing well,” according to The Athletic, however he’ll most likely nonetheless be questionable this week.

A Williams absence would enable us to see if the Raiders need to get newly acquired Zay Jones closely concerned within the offense. There’s most likely solely room on this scheme for one receiver to get heavy targets on high of Darren Waller. Williams and Jones are completely different receiver varieties, with Williams more of the deep risk, however Jones may make a superb first impression if he is compelled into the No. 1 WR position in Week 7.

WEEK 7: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts

Marquise Brown harm information

Brown (ankle) was inactive Sunday, and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called him “day-to-day” Monday. Harbaugh added that Brown would seemingly play in Week 7 if he may make it again to the follow discipline this week. The Ravens play in Seattle on Sunday.

Brown being inactive in Week 6 did not spike any Ravens’ wideouts targets. Willie Snead led non-Mark Andrews choices with 5. Andrews had his finest recreation since Week 2 in Brown’s absence, so he could be the largest beneficiary of a protracted day trip for Hollywood.

WEEK 7 DFS LINEUPS:
Y! money | Y! GPP | DK money | DK GPP | FD money | FD GPP

Will Sammy Watkins play Thursday evening?

There is “optimism” that Watkins will return in Week 7 towards the Broncos, based on Ian Rapoport. He was listed as a restricted participant in follow Monday forward of the Chiefs’ Thursday Night Football matchup with the Broncos. Watkins was damage on the second play of the sport in Week 5 and missed Week 6.

When everybody’s wholesome, the expectation is that Kansas City’s receiving corps options Tyreek Hill, Watkins, after which everybody else (and naturally Travis Kelce at tight finish). In Hill’s Week 6 return, he was really the fourth-highest snapped receiver, behind Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman. Based on utilization, it seems like Robinson is the most definitely to have any fantasy relevance when each Watkins and Hill are wholesome. If Watkins does not play Thursday evening, Robinson is the most definitely to have a superb recreation moreover Hill.


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