Fantasy injury Week 7 report: JK Dobbins, Keenan Allen and Cordarrelle Patterson

Detailed reports on fantasy injury of several NFL players include: JK Dobbins, Keenan Allen, Deon Jackson

Fantasy injury Week 7 report: JK Dobbins, Keenan Allen and Cordarrelle Patterson

  • JK Dobbins 
Detailed reports on fantasy injury of several NFL players include: JK Dobbins, Keenan Allen, Deon Jackson
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UPDATE 3: Dobbins (knee) is out for Week 7 and will have arthroscopic knee surgery, which will keep him out for four to six weeks.

UPDATE 2: According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Dobbins (knee) did not practice on Friday. His availability for Week 8 is in doubt because fellow RB Kenyan Drake will have a heavier workload.

UPDATE: According to Melissa Y. Kim, Dobbins (knee) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday, complicating his situation for Week 7.

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Dobbins (knee) was one of eight Ravens players who did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Due to a tight knee, the youthful running back was unable to participate in the second half of last week’s game against the Giants.

In little play, Dobbins only gained 15 yards on seven carries. Kenyan Drake, who had his best game as a Raven last week against New York, may need to be started in fantasy football if he is unable to play or is limited on Sunday. Dobbins and Drake are both projected as RB2s with a tremendously advantageous matchup versus the Browns depending on who gets the start.

Baltimore could potentially have two fantasy-relevant running backs depending on who is back and how the touches are distributed this week against Cleveland’s defense, which is allowing the third-most fantasy points to RBs this season (26.5) and 131.5 rushing yards per game. Watch the injury reports carefully as Justice Hill (hamstring) and Gus Edwards (knee) may also enter this equation.

  • Keenan Allen

UPDATE: According to PFF’s Ari Meirov, Allen (hamstring) is officially listed as “questionable” for Week 7.

Allen (hamstring) participated in a brief practice session on Wednesday, which is encouraging for a potential Week 7 return to game action. Allen has been out for the Chargers’ last five games after pulling up with a hamstring injury in Week 1. His presence will be a welcome one for an offense that had trouble last week in the end zone.

Josh Palmer, a fellow wide receiver, also suffered a concussion in Week 6’s win over Denver and is currently in concussion protocol. Palmer, who now serves as the team’s No. 2 WR behind Mike Williams, has virtually taken Allen’s place. In an intriguing matchup versus Seattle, Allen will return to being a dependable WR2 in all formats if he is activated while Palmer is out.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson

Patterson will be unavailable to fantasy managers for at least another two weeks. Patterson is not eligible to return from injured reserve until Week 9 because of a knee injury.

He played through the knee injury in Week 4 but was placed on injured reserve almost immediately afterwards.

Patterson should be a player fantasy managers look to add back into their lineup as soon as he returns.

NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 7

Sunday
AWAYHOMETIMETVVENUE
AtlantaCincinnati1:00 CHFOXPaycor Stadium
ClevelandBaltimore1:00 CHM&T Bank Stadium
DetroitDallas1:00 CHAT&T Stadium
Green BayWashington1:00 CHFOXFedEx Field
IndianapolisTennessee1:00 CHNissan Stadium
N.Y. GiantsJacksonville1:00 CHFOXTIAA Bank Field
Tampa BayCarolina1:00 CHFOXBank of America Stadium
HoustonLas Vegas4:05 CHAllegiant Stadium
N.Y. JetsDenver4:05 CHEmpower Field at Mile High
Kansas CitySan Francisco4:25 CHFOXLevi’s Stadium
SeattleL.A. Chargers4:25 CHFOXSoFi Stadium
PittsburghMiami8:20 CHNBCHard Rock Stadium
Monday
AWAYHOMETIMETVVENUE
ChicagoNew England8:15 CHESPNGillette Stadium