NFL Injury Report: Melvin Gordon, Sony Michel, Adrian Peterson, Isaiah Crowell for Week 7

Gordon will not play in London after being a late add to the injury report

With four teams on bye this week, fantasy owners have fewer names to sift through on the injury report for Week 7. This also may be due to the number of players that have already been ruled out.

 

At quarterback, Josh Allen and Ryan Tannehill are out. Running backs already ruled out include Leonard Fournette, Devonta Freeman (who went on injured reserve this week), Dalvin Cook, Giovani Bernard, Darren Sproles and Theo Riddick. Don't forget to check out the wide receivers and tight ends as well. There's one name on there that may surprise some people.

 

More than ever, always be sure to check the inactive report before the games to make sure everyone in your lineup is active.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle

 

Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Oct. 21.

 

Melvin Gordon (hamstring), RB, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans (London), 9:30 a.m.

(8:05 ET UPDATE: Melvin Gordon is INACTIVE for today's game). Fantasy owners take note: Gordon was a late addition to the injury report with the hamstring injury. He is in London with the team and had a limited practice on Friday. He wasn't on the injury report on Friday, but on Saturday he was downgraded to Questionable and will be a game-time decision. The good new is that Gordon owners will know in plenty of time if he is active given the early kickoff in London. If Gordon sits, Austin Ekeler sees a giant boost.

 

Sony Michel (knee), RB, New England Patriots at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.

Michel was questionable heading into Week 6, but he played and scored two touchdowns. He was given 24 carries, which he turned into 106 yards. Michel isn’t active in the passing game (that’s James White’s role) but he is still a RB1. The Bears' defense has been tough against running backs, allowing the second-fewest fantasy points. However, Frank Gore ran for 101 yards against Chicago last week. Michel should play and is a RB1.

 

Adrian Peterson (shoulder), RB, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.

Peterson injured his shoulder in Week 5, but played through it last week. He had 17 carries for 97 yards, and even though he’s missed practice time during the week, he’ll play in Week 7. The Cowboys have been tough against running backs, but some have found success (Chris Carson in Week 3). Peterson should be viewed as a RB2 this week.

 

Isaiah Crowell (foot), RB, New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.

Crowell had a massive game in Week 5 against the Broncos but then came back to earth. He was dealing with the foot issue heading into Week 6, but he was able to play through it. He only had 52 yards from scrimmage, but it didn’t seem that the foot was holding him back. The matchup against the Vikings is a tough one as well, and Crowell should only be viewed as a RB3 for Week 7.

 

Chris Thompson (rib), RB, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.

Thompson missed Week 6, but he did practice this week. It seems that Thompson will play this week, which hurts Adrian Peterson’s value more than it helps himself. Thompson is a flex play if active, and it’s going to be tough to make that decision with him playing in the Sunday late afternoon window. The best bet is to leave Thompson on the bench this week.

 

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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