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Week 7 Working Again Snap Depend Evaluation (2021 Fantasy Soccer)

In case your fantasy workforce managed to win in Week Seven, every week that noticed a season-high six NFL groups on a bye, take into account your self fortunate. However, after all, between that and accidents, you had been blissful should you simply managed to area a totally wholesome roster. However Week Eight is a return to (relative) normalcy with solely two groups on a by and extra backfields to watch, together with the groups under. 

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Atlanta Falcons

After weeks of trending on this course, the takeover of the operating recreation by Cordarrelle Patterson lastly occurred. He led the backfield in snaps and had a substantial lead in carries with 14 in comparison with simply 4 for Mike Davis. Patterson was, but once more, fantasy related with 60 yards on the bottom and a landing whereas Davis had all of 10 yards on his 4 carries. It wasn’t far more than third-string operating again Wayne Gallman’s one carry for 2 yards. 

The passing recreation didn’t look a lot totally different. Patterson led the backfield with 5 targets – catching two of them – whereas the one different operating again to see a goal was Keith Smith and his one. 

Patterson changing into a real workhorse is among the most shocking developments this fantasy season, however the days of it being a fluke are lengthy gone. As an alternative, Patterson is a official RB1 as we advance and will propel many groups to fantasy championships. 

Subsequent week: Falcons versus Panthers 

Chicago Bears

Hopefully, you didn’t spend an excessive amount of FAAB on Damien Williams when beginning operating again David Montgomery went down with an damage. Not solely did Williams go down rapidly after with COVID, but it surely opened the door for rookie Khalil Herbert to take the beginning job and never let go. After not touching the ball for the primary three weeks of the season, Herbert has totaled 272 speeding yards the final three weeks on simply 55 carries, averaging practically 5 yards per carry. He’s beginning to see extra receiving work, too, tying for second final week with 5 targets and turning these into 5 receptions.  

In hindsight, possibly we must always have seen Herbert’s emergency coming, or at the least him passing Damien Williams on the depth chart. Positive he’s a 23-year previous rookie, however he averaged over six yards per carry at Virginia Tech in senior yr and was fifth in yards-after-contact-per-carry. Now he has a stranglehold on the beginning job in Chicago till David Montgomery returns and figures to be the first backup at a minimal. 

Subsequent week: Bears versus 49ers 

Cincinnati Bengals 

With the Bengals hanging 41 factors on the Ravens and beating them by greater than three touchdowns within the course of, you would possibly suppose the Bengals operating backs would have had a greater day. And whereas each Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine scored, neither had greater than a dozen carries whereas that they had only one goal between them. 

It’s each a present and a curse for Joe Mixon fantasy managers to have the Bengals present such a high-powered offense. Joe Burrow is popping in a Professional Bowl season and main the Bengals to (for the time being) the highest seed within the AFC. Joe Mixon is the clear starter and can nonetheless have loads of alternatives to attain however not practically as many carries if a) the Bengals are blowing folks out and b) they spell him with serviceable veteran Samaje Perine. 

Subsequent week: Bengals at Jets 

Las Vegas Raiders

The damage that Josh Jacobs suffered early in Week Seven was regrettable. After not averaging greater than 3.5 yards-per-carry in any recreation this season, he was as much as 29 yards on simply six carries to begin the sport earlier than a chest damage took him to the locker room. Enter Kenyan Drake, who ended up having his greatest recreation of the yr as a substitute of Jacobs. He noticed a season-high 14 carries, totaled 69 yards plus a rating, and established himself because the Josh Jacobs various. Jalen Richard additionally noticed an uptick in touches, with Jacobs injured, seeing 4 carries and 4 targets. 

Early-season starter Peyton Barber is nowhere to be discovered, not even energetic for the previous few weeks. So he will be safely dropped even within the occasion of an prolonged Jacobs damage. 

Subsequent week: Bye

Philadelphia Eagles

As if Miles Sanders’ disappointing fantasy season couldn’t get any worse, now comes an ankle damage that may sideline him for an prolonged period of time. It’s a low level for Sanders, whose greatest recreation was in Week One when he noticed a season-high 15 carries and a season-high 74 yards however hasn’t matched both one since and has but to attain a landing. 

The subsequent man up is to be decided. Kenneth Gainwell has seen essentially the most touches within the backfield this season – after Sanders – at present sitting second on the workforce with 31 targets, together with eight in Week Seven. However it was Boston Scott who ended the sport with essentially the most carries after Sanders’ exit with seven carries in comparison with Gainwell’s 5. The Eagle might elect to maintain the rookie Gainwell in his passing-down function and plug within the veteran Scott to deal with the early-down responsibility. Neither one figures to be a fantasy difference-maker so long as the Eagles hold struggling as a workforce. Solely essentially the most determined of fantasy groups must be beginning both one. 

Subsequent week: Eagles at Lions 

San Francisco 49ers

For all of those who thought the 49ers backfield was perpetually in a timeshare (myself included), rookie Elijah Mitchell has separated himself from the pack and appears to have a monopoly on carries. Admittedly, the snaps aren’t fairly as much as workhorse stage, however the makes an attempt certain are – he had 18 in Week Seven in opposition to the Colts whereas no different again on the workforce had greater than three. 

The passing recreation is barely totally different as JaMycal Hasty noticed the second-most targets with six, ending the sport with three receptions for 15 yards. It was a bit of shocking to see Kyle Juszczyk not see any, however so it goes within the passing recreation for the 49ers, the place he and Hasty will most likely rotate on who sees extra targets. 

However the run recreation is a performed deal. Mitchell will see at the least 15 carries a recreation any further and, if he continues to be as environment friendly as he has been, will likely be good a superb wager for 100 yards or a rating or each. 

Subsequent week: 49ers at Bears 

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