Week 7's fantasy football playbook
Your guide to avoiding misery on NFL Sunday.
Howdy 5th Down friends!
We’ve been hearing the Christian McCaffrey trade rumors for a while now, but that didn’t make it any less shocking to see the fantasy stud shipped off to San Francisco.
Fantasy-wise, this running back-friendly offense is an excellent landing spot for McCaffrey, though this week, you might want to temper expectations slightly given that he’s had little time to learn the new system. That’s why he’s dipped some in our player rankings, though still RB1-worthy.
Meanwhile, the fantasy values of Jeff Wilson Jr., Tevin Coleman, Tyrion Davis-Price, and Elijah Mitchell are toast for now, while in Carolina, D’Onta Foreman is expected to take the lead role in the backfield with Chuba Hubbard gaining some more value as the main pass-catching back.
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Justin Sablich, Managing Editor, 5th Down Fantasy
Some Week 7 news you can use
Courtesy of our friends at FantasyPros…
🎉 Dak is back: Dak Prescott is off the Cowboys’ injury report and set to play. Dallas’ passing weapons all receive an upgrade heading forward as long as he stays healthy.
🤕 Dobbins on shelf: J.K. Dobbins will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery next week, sidelining him for 4-6 weeks. Ravens may go running-back-by-committee, turn toward RB Gus Edwards or explore the trade market.
🔆 Spiller to debut: Isaiah Spiller will be active for the first time and should get some work in what will be his first NFL regular season action. There’s a chance he could claim the number two job quickly.
❌ Waller is out: Darren Waller has been ruled out. Expect Foster Moreau and Jesper Horsted to see additional snaps in Week 7.
😕 Wilson in jeopardy: Russell Wilson is a game-time decision for Sunday. Wilson has struggled to be a reliable fantasy option this season, though, so it’s safe to look for other options.
Player rankings update
Our Week 7 fantasy football rankings for PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard scoring formats will update frequently up until kickoff on Sunday.
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