2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Impact

by Mike Bonni
2023 Fantasy Football Injury Impact

Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Impact article.

Well, Week 6 was devastating. The RB position got decimated (David Montgomery, Kyren Williams, and Khalil Herbert) along with the QB position (Justin Fields, Ryan Tannehill, and Jimmy Garropolo). We also saw D.K. Metcalf  (Ruled out in Week 7) and Deebo Samuel (DNP in Week 7) pick up injuries. It's safe to say, we are getting put through the wringer.

With injuries running through the league like the plague, did Week 7 deliver the same results?

Continue reading the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Impact article for the latest news.

2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Impact

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* I will be mentioning players who can be rostered if things go haywire. For more in-depth waiver-wire advice, be sure to check out the waiver-wire article/video from Dylan Clemons.*

Week 7 turned out to be a relatively calm week. There are still some injuries we must mention, so buckle in folks.

Welcome Back

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Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Browns (Concussion? Shoulder?)

What is going on with Deshaun Watson?
Is he injured, or does he not want to play? I don't want to speculate on that, but it's getting weird out there in Cleveland.

After completing one pass on five attempts, Watson went down with an injury. The outlook on his season is iffy, to say the least. For me, Watson is nothing more than a mid to low-end QB2 and he should only be started in superflex leagues moving forward.

Who knows how long Watson will be out now, which means P.J. Walker will be the signal caller (15/32 - 178  0-1). He should be rostered in deep/SF leagues.

As for the pass-catchers, there won't be a decline enough to worry about.

RB Trouble

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Bijan Robinson, RB, Atlanta Falcons (Headache)

Well, that was weird. Bijan ended up with one carry for three yards. As we learned later, Bijan was dealing with headaches.

Uhh what? That's new.

Anyway, don't look too hard at this situation. Bijan Robinson should be able to go for their next game.

Like I said, I don't expect Bijan to miss any games. If he does, Tyler Allgeier must be picked up and started. He rushed the ball 21 times for 59 yards (yikes). He also added three catches on three targets for 53 yards (13 FPTS). I know it doesn't look great, but the RB position is decimated. He must be rostered and in your starting lineups if Bijan Robinson were to miss time.

Jerome Ford, RB, Cleveland Browns (Ankle)

Jerome Ford exited Sunday's game with an ankle injury, Before the injury, Ford was on his way to a spectacular fantasy day. He rushed the ball 11 times for 74 yards and one touchdown. Ford also added two catches on four targets for 20 yards (17 FPTS).

I do expect Jerome Ford to miss some time (unfortunately), so be sure to have a backup plan in place.

As for the Cleveland Browns, Kareem Hunt will get the bulk of the workload. He was able to put up 15 FPTS (10-31-2). Kareem Hunt must be rostered by now, if not, your league isn't serious. With Ford missing a few games, Kareem Hunt should be an RB2 or better. He makes a good buy-low candidate.

Injuries to Monitor

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Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (Elbow)

Saquon Barkley (21-77-0, 4/3-41-1, 20 FPTS) was said to have come down with a hyperextended elbow. He said he was fine, so there is no reason to believe otherwise.

If, for whatever reason, Barkley can't go, Matt Breida should see the bulk of the work. He is worth a pick-up (only if Barkley is out).

Luke Musgrave, TE, Green Bay Packers (Ankle)

Luke Musgrave exited the game with an ankle injury. He ended up catching four of five targets for 30 yards (7 FPTS). I don't expect him to miss time, but if he does, I would suggest leaving the TEs on this roster on the waiver wire (1/1-2 yards for TEs not named Luke Musgrave).

Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angelas Rams (Quad)

Gerald Everett (4/3-26-1) exited the game with a quad injury (the first Quad injury of 2023 I believe). This is an injury you must monitor moving forward, even though Everett wasn't making much of an impact for you in 2023 (TE21 in 2023).

If he were to miss time, Donald Parham Jr (3/1-9-0) would assume the starting role. Although he has caught some TDs (3), I would suggest leaving him on the waiver wire (TE26, 4.8 FPTS/game).

In a welcome change of pace, we were gifted with a mild injury report this week.

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