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Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Updates: Odell Beckham Jr., Keenan Allen, Rueben Randle, John Brown

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There are just four late games in Week 7, including the Monday night contest and yet there are twice as many wide receivers on the injury report for the eight participating teams. Which names are the ones you really need to pay attention to fantasy-wise? There are even more ailing WRs in the early games, as well as some key QB/TE and RB injuries you should check out before setting your starting lineup.

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Teams on bye: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay

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Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hamstring

Last week, fantasy owners were nervous about Beckham's playing status heading into the game. He did end up playing and finished with a 7/61/1 stat line. He didn’t appear limited in any way. He rested this week, but will likely be active on Sunday. He's a clear-cut WR1 if he plays.

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hip

Going by comments made to the press on Friday, it seems that Allen is on the probable side of his questionable tag. He was able to practice and said he would play on Sunday. Assuming he is active, he's a clear WR1 against a terrible Raiders secondary. Allen is a PPR monster, but is still a WR1 even in standard leagues.

Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Probable – Hamstring

Randle was a question mark heading into Week 6, but ended up playing. He had five receptions for 44 yards, but didn't look 100 percent. He's had another day to rest, and should be better, however, he's still only a WR3. Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will likely play, which means Randle will be fighting for targets behind ODB.

John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hamstring

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Brown told the media that he was going to be fine to play on Monday despite suffering a setback with his hamstring injury. He didn’t practice Friday, but he could still play on Monday. He's coming off a huge game (10 rec., 196 yds.), in which he also had been dealing with a hamstring issue. If he is active, he's a high WR2 in a great matchup.

Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hamstring

After practicing this week, Johnson should play on Sunday. This will take away a bit from Allen's targets, but not enough that Allen drops from a WR1. Johnson is a WR3 that has a much higher ceiling if Antonio Gates (Questionable – Knee) does not play.

Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Knee

Cooper played through his knee injury last week and should be good to go in Week 7. With Agholor out, he will be an option in the passing game. However, the Panthers’ secondary is tough, and Cooper has not had more than three receptions in a game yet this year. He does have two touchdowns, but predicting who Sam Bradford will throw a touchdown to is next to impossible. He's a WR4 this week.

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Out – Foot

While fantasy owners got their hopes up when they heard Bryant was practicing, he is still not ready for game action. It is possible he returns in Week 8, but he needs to be able to do more in practice and not have any kind of setback.

Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Out – Ankle

It has been revealed that Agholor has a high ankle sprain, which he sustained in Week 5. The Eagles have a bye next week, so he might be able to play in Week 9. He has eight receptions for 105 yards in five games. While it is possible he has a big game down the road, it is too hard to predict. Feel free to cut bait if you haven't already.

Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Out – Calf

Surprising no one, Cruz has been ruled out for Week 7. He still has damage in his calf and has not been cleared to practice. At this point, if you are still hanging on to him, you can drop Cruz for a higher upside play.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.