Fantasy Football Week 7 Start ‘Em and Sit’ Em Running Back: Ronald Jones, D’Andre Swift Ready to Keep Rolling

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The running back position continues to miss some of its best talent, and the list of guys sitting out in Week 7 is even longer than usual. There’s no Miles Sanders (knee) Thursday night, and Raheem Mostert (ankle) is expected to be placed on IR, so he’s gone at least three weeks, in addition to the lingering absences of Christian McCaffrey (ankle), Austin Ekeler (hamstring), and Nick Chubb (knee), all of whom are expected to be sidelined in Week 7 again. And, as of Wednesday afternoon, we still don’t know if Joe Mixon (foot) is going to play. Oh, and Jonathan Taylor, Myles Gaskin, Dalvin Cook, and the Ravens backs are on bye this week. 

That’s eight likely must-start backs out of the picture this week, and at least a few other question marks that will hopefully be resolved by Sunday. In some cases, there are viable replacement options available — Justin Jackson for Ekeler, Jamycal Hasty or Jeff Wilson for Mostert, Boston Scott for Sanders — but in many cases, it’s a net loss for the position or the replacements are already rostered, which means you might be in a tough spot. 

We’re here to help you with those tough spots. Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em calls for running back will help you figure out those tough lineup decisions, and make sure you check out his sleepers for potential options to add if you’re in a pinch. 

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