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Fantasy Injury Updates: Gus Edwards, Austin Ekeler, D’Andre Swift, Saquon Barkley affect Week 1 RB rankings

The functioning again position is infamous for staying a person of the most fragile groups in the league, and leading up to 7 days 1, we have a range of notable RBs in the hottest damage information cycle. As of now, D’Andre Swift and Saquon Barkley, who have been on the damage report all offseason, are slated to make their season debut in 7 days 1. Austin Ekeler has been peaceful on the damage front till Wednesday, and his status could be up in the air. Gus Edwards has reportedly just sustained a really serious damage in practice, so we will locate out what that implies for the men powering him on the depth chart. All certainly had respectable selling prices throughout your fantasy drafts, so they’re all well worth mentioning, as they will variable intensely into commence ’em, sit ’em selections. We have now updated our 7 days 1 fantasy RB rankings but will go on to do so if/when extra information comes in.

Down below is the most up-to-date information regarding their respective statuses and how their conditions could have an affect on them even if they do all perform. For the hottest on banged-up move-catchers A.J. Brown, Kenny Golladay,Curtis Samuel, Noah Fant, and Evan Engram, simply click here. For all the hottest fantasy information, stick to us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

7 days 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Jogging again | Extensive receiver | Limited stop | D/ST | Kicker

Gus Edwards damage update

Update: Edwards is out for the 12 months with a torn ACL.

The poor information just keeps coming for the Ravens. In practice right now, Edwards sustained what is feared to be a torn ACL, a brutal damage for a participant who was poised to crack out this season. When the damage is regrettable, we have to go over the fantasy fallout of a probable seasoned-ending damage.

Ty’Son Williams and Le’Veon Bell are the only RBs that continue to be on the Ravens’ roster. For now, Williams really should be viewed as the starter (and a solid RB2 starter in fantasy) till additional observe. Nonetheless, Bell does see a improve in worth as, at worst, the RB2 in a operate-heavy offense. Baltimore will certainly have to elevate him to the active roster for 7 days 1 in Vegas. Really don’t be shocked if Baltimore indicators or trades for a different veteran again, but for now, it can be Williams and Bell with the most worth. (Update: Devonta Freeman and Latavius Murray were signed to the Ravens practice squad on Thursday. Murray carries significantly extra worth and could most likely arise as the top rated choice in Baltimore by 7 days two or 3.)

Is Austin Ekeler actively playing 7 days 1? 

Update: Ekeler wasn’t viewed at the media part of practice on Thursday.

Foremost up to gameday, Ekeler missed Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring damage. One missed practice doesn’t feel like a large deal, but it was a hamstring challenge final 12 months that was a person of the leads to of him lacking 6 online games. Nagging hamstring troubles are usually worrisome and normally come to be a reoccurring challenge.

“Optimistic” is the buzzword bordering Ekeler for 7 days 1. We’ll have to see what additional updates appear out, but for now, it’s not but time for Ekeler fantasy homeowners to stress, but be organized for a program B. Like we mentioned in our 7 days 1 waiver wire watchlist, it’s unclear who will be the main backup to Ekeler. If you have to make a conclusion, Justin Jackson is probably the finest guess. Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree III are also in the functioning.

If Ekeler does perform, he’s our RB10 for 7 days 1 in PPR , in which he’s specially worthwhile. In opposition to a person of the league’s elite defensive strains in Washington, he really should see a good deal of do the job as a result of the air.

7 days 1 Regular RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Jogging again | Extensive receiver | Limited stop | D/ST | Kicker

Is D’Andre Swift actively playing 7 days 1?

Swift (groin) has been offered the inexperienced light-weight for 7 days 1 and is poised to make a return, in spite of significantly doubt more than the past several weeks. It truly is good information that he practice as a complete participant this 7 days, but we will have to continue to be considerably cautious. Although he is actively playing, he is a probable bust applicant. He may be on a pitch rely or simply be ineffective completely versus a stellar 49ers defensive line. There is also the prospect he has no workload restrictions, like the Detroit Cost-free Push suggests, and has a productive day.

Nonetheless, for the reason that of these problems, Jamaal Williams is a 7 days 1 sleeper , as he may well be fed extra than we’d hope (hope if the Lions encounter a substantial deficit in the 2nd 50 %). Most likely he usually takes the target-line do the job and provides a several catches.

There was also a weird rumor floating all over on Thursday of Swift staying a probable suspect in a main criminal offense in the Philadelphia region, but for now, it would not look like there’s any legs to that.

For now, we will emphasis on the damage problems, which look to be diminishing. Swift sits as our RB32 in standard leagues and RB27 in PPR.

7 days 1 FANTASY: Sleepers | Busts | Start off ’em, Sit ’em

Is Saquon Barkley actively playing 7 days 1?

Update: Neither Barkley nor the Giants coaches would say on Friday if he’s actively playing in 7 days 1. For now, we even now hope him to perform, but usage stays a mystery.

The Barkley damage update series may well at last be coming to an stop. He is undoubtedly the No. 1 applicant for the All-Personal injury Update group at SN, but he appears to be like to be all set to go for 7 days 1. Nonetheless, we cannot automatically hope him to look like 2019, No. 1 all round Barkley suitable absent.

If the Giants’ are sensible (which is questionable), they is not going to operate him into the floor versus Von Miller and Co., but he really should see some do the job as a result of the air. He is not a dude you’d at any time look at benching if he’s active, so we will see how they take care of him in 7 days 1. If he does commence gradual, you should not stress as well significantly till additional observe. If Barkley does miss out on time or sees a lessened workload, Devontae Booker would be the main beneficiary.

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Barkley was inside of our top rated-five RBs in the preseason, but for 7 days 1, he moves down to RB15 in PPR and RB16 in standard leagues for the reason that of probable workload problems.