It’s Week 7 the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football is already testing players. The 2020 season is proving to be full of hard decisions in selecting the right waiver wire claims and knowing when to drop a player. But now players are needing navigate the COVID-19 situation as it disrupts games and schedules across the league.
It’s time to make the most crucial decision of them all–setting your lineups! Let’s about the Running Backs.
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The running backs position continues to take hits from key injuries flipping the table on some running back committees. This could be the first time we see Le’Veon Bell in action as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs; D’Andre Swift could become a feature back. Also, Christian McCaffrey could come back at any time now.
So anything can happen. Start the wrong guy and it could be the difference of 20-30 points. Let’s see which ones look good for Week 7.
Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots
Last week McKinnon had JaMycal Hasty come up to bite him in the rear as they both shared time when Raheem Mostert went down with an ankle injury. Mostert is expected to miss time over the next few weeks and that’s why McKinnon gets a sudden surge in interest this week. He did a fine job filling in for Mostert when he went down the first time this season. But he does have to deal with Hasty now and a very good Patriots run defense.
The Niners backfield has always been a crowded stable whether it was Tevin Coleman, who was placed on injured reserve, or Matt Breida who departed in the offseason. Now Hasty enters the arena and had a 4.1 yards per carry average against the Rams. We like McKinnon because of his versatility. He can catch out of the backfield and pass protect. Can he do all of those things against the Patriots though? That is a tall ask, but McKinnon should get the volume.