Week 7 RECAP: Injuries, RB Snaps, Team Notes
Week 7 Recap
MEANEY joined me and Cust in studio to recap the week, power rank the teams and best RBs in football while guessing the Week 8 lines.
Oh, and watch Cust react to the Jets win in real time.
MNF — CHI at NE
Who will be the rando to guide you to the top of the showdown leaderboard this week? Here are the baseline projections from Run The Sims…
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According the optimals, the Bears kicker is a MUST PLAY…
Knowing me, I’ll probbaly fade Santos and play the bad St. Brown or Dante Pettis and end up with closer to zero DK points than double digits.
Week 7 Injury Cheatsheet
Breece Hall (Knee) — Likely OUT for season
Chuba Hubbard (ankle) — Exited Game
Mike Boone (ankle) — Placed on IR
J.K. Dobbins (knee) — OUT 4-6 Weeks
D’Andre Swift (Shoulder) — DNP
James Conner (Ribs) — DNP
Darrel Williams (knee) — DNP
Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion) — Exited Game
Mike Williams (ankle) — Exited Game
DK Metcalf (knee) — MRI Negative
Allen Lazard (shoulder) — Exited Game
Nico Collins (groin) — Exited Game
Corey Davis (knee) — Exited Game
Elijah Moore (Personal) — DNP
Julio Jones (Hamstring) — DNP
Josh Palmer (Concussion) — DNP
Jamal Agnew (Knee) — DNP
DJ Chark (Ankle) — DNP
Kadarius Toney (Hamstring) — DNP
Kenny Golladay (knee) — DNP
Christian Watson (hamstring) — DNP
Jahan Dotson (hamstring) — DNP
Kendrick Bourne (Toe) — DNP
Michael Thomas (Toe) — DNP
Jarvis Landry (Ankle) — DNP
Marquise Brown (Foot) — OUT 4-6 Weeks
Daniel Bellinger (eye) — Exited Game
David Njoku (ankle) — Exited Game
Adam Trautman (Leg) — DNP
Darren Waller (hamstring) — DNP
Logan Thomas (Knee) — DNP
Donald Parham (Concussion) — DNP
Cameron Brate (Neck) — DNP
Ryan Tannehill (Ankle) — Remaained in Game; Spotted in Walking Boot
Russell Wilson (hamstring) — DNP
Matt Ryan — BENCHED or INJURED. One of those things. Or both
Week 7 RB Snaps
NOTE: CEH played 17 snaps, just didn’t want to make the graphic look goofy
Week 7 Team Notes
Browns: Donovan Peoples-Jones carries a low floor, but 6 targets is nice to see (Amari Cooper saw just 4).
Ravens: Gus Bus scored twice and had 40 more rushing yards than any other Baltimore back. Why not him with Dobbins on IR?
Bucs: A dropped 64-yard TD from Mike Evans set the tone. Brady has just two TD passes over the past three weeks despite throwing 141 passes.
Panthers: Just like we thought … BOTH Panther backs would hold value against an elite run defense. SELL. Now. I don’t think Carolina plays a ton of games with a lead like this and the split was close enough that counting on either for volume is going to be tough if they aren’t controlling the game.
Falcons: Kyle Pitts caught a forward pass where the line of scrimmage was the 1-yard line … and did not score. The Falcons were trailing for 100% of their first half snaps, something you’d assume would favor this pass game, but nope: 5 completions in the entire first half.
Bengals: Consecutive games with 30+ PPR points for both Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. They do this sort of thing. If there is ever a time to cash in these chips, this is it.
Lions: With Amon-Ra St. Brown concussed, this pass game was a mess with no alpha target earner. He is the only pass catcher you can trust in this offense and if it’s not him, it’s no one … don’t get cute in trying to pin the tail on the Lion receiver.
Cowboys: Zeke scores twice … and gained 26 fewer yards on the ground than Pollard. No matter the evidence, ‘Zeke is going to have RB2 value … even it’s ugly.
Giants: Wan’Dale Robinson didn’t light up the scoreboard, but he was their preferred receiver from the jump. He deserves to be rostered across the board, even if you think this team is going to regress. Eventually. Right?
Jags: 62% of the targets. It doesn’t get much press, but the Jags pass game is a condensed one and that has value (Kirk, Engram and Jones).
Colts: Parris Campbell has set a new career high in receptions in consecutive weeks. Hope the break from the ANDERCURSE was nice, pal.
Titans: No Titan saw even 5 targets. Sounds obvious, but this is a Derrick Henry or nothing situation. Nothing to see here ... the defense looked ok, but it’s the colts.
Packers: The Packers ran for … 38 yards. This offense is a mess right now. It was good to see Aaron Jones see 10 targets, but I can’t imagine AJ Dillon is worth much in your league right now. I’m not forecasting a huge bounce back, but he’s still semi-involved and an injury away from an elite role. Send an offer for him. Pennies on the dollar
Commanders: McLaurin and Samuel saw half of the Washington targets and were the only Commanders to reach 30 receiving yards. This is a condensed pass game and it’s one I kinda sorta trust when Heinicke is at the controls.
Jets: Breece Hall left with the injury, but as usual, looked amazing. Another serviceable target count for Tyler Conklin: the position is brutal and that makes him ok.
Broncos: Speaking of viable TEs, Greg Dulcich … enough looks sans Russell Wilson to at least be on your “I’m stuck and need a guy who runs routes” radar.
Texans: Does Brandin Cooks offer more upside than the guys on your waiver wire? One double digit PPR game since Week 1 and no signs of life from this pass game.
Raiders: If you project Josh Jacobs’ past three games for a full 17 … 2,964 total yards and 34 TDs. Not that you needed me to tell you he’s been good, but he’s been historic good.
Seahawks: DK Metcalf left this game and, as expected, Marquise Goodwin had a big day. Not reading into that, even if DK were to miss time, but Kenneth Walker is certainly the real deal and the way for this ‘Hawks team to sustain success.
Chargers: Mike Williams is never going to be consistent, but he’s been viable in three of the past four weeks. Maybe a sell-high candidate as Keenan Allen rounds into form following the Week 8 bye?
Chiefs: Don’t be that guy in your league that buys in on Mecole Hardman. Trust me. A few nice weeks in a row and this backfield is influx … but no, not doing the Hardman thing,
49ers: Interesting to see Kittle and Aiyuk dominate Deebo in the target department in the first game of the CMC era. Not saying I’m out on Deebo, but his usage is on my radar now that the rush attempts are evaporating.