Fantasy Damage Updates: Frank Gore, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott, extra RBs impacting Week 14 begin ’em, sit ’em choices

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Frank Gore, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott, more RBs impacting Week 14 start 'em, sit 'em decisions

It's already been a bad week for RBs with David Johnson and Myles Gaskin on the COVID list, Antonio Gibson (Toe) never really got a chance to play and Christian McCaffrey (Quad) is "doubtful" of the season with his third injury . Justin Jackson (knee) is slated to be out of the IR, but key RBs Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott, Kenyan Drake, D & # 39; Andre Swift and Frank Gore are all "questionable" ahead of the first round of fantasy football playoffs . Given the importance of this win-or-go home week, fantasy owners will no doubt check out all day for updates before making their start-em-sit-em decisions.

We'll update below with the latest news. So check again to see who is officially active or inactive. Follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy for the latest fantasy updates.

14TH WEEK STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Is Frank Gore playing this week?

Gore (concussion) did a full workout on Friday after Adam Gase said Thursday he expected Gore to be available for the late afternoon kick off against the Seahawks on Sunday.

If Gore is active, he'll likely get the majority of the transmissions, with Ty Johnson interfering in obvious overtaking maneuvers. Given Seattle's strong run defense and the expected one-sided nature of the game, Gore is a risky game, but the Jets gave him sizable volume throughout the year when he started. He will get his chances and have a low flex score in standard leagues. If Gore is a surprise scratch, Johnson would have a little more value thanks to his superior ability to catch passes.

14TH WEEK FANTASY: Sleeper | Busts | Start them, put them

Is Josh Jacobs playing this week?

Jacobs (ankle) has had limited training sessions on Thursday and Friday and is officially "in question" for the late afternoon game against Indianapolis on Sunday.

It looks like Jacobs is playing after looking dubious earlier in the week. However, he's unlikely to be 100 percent and he could see his workload cut back. It's hard to find someone as talented as Jacobs, especially against a Colts defense that has had some problems with setbacks in the past few weeks. Therefore, consider him a high-end flex / low-end RB2 in this matchup. If Jacobs wasn't there, Devontae Booker would see 15+ taps and have flexible value in all formats.

14TH WEEK PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Is Ezekiel Elliott playing this week?

Elliott (Kalb) was restricted in training all week, but that probably had more to do with Dallas' Wonky schedule (i.e., playing on Tuesday) than anything else. He is officially "questionable" for the early afternoon opener in Cincinnati on Sunday but is expected to play.

Even though Elliott only had one TD as of Week 5, he still has enough volume to earn a slot against virtually anyone. Against Cincinnati's No. 29 run defense, he was able to play one of his best games of the season. If Elliott is a surprise scratch, Tony Pollard would start and be worth using as the RB2.

WEEK 14 DFS TOURNAMENT LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

Is the Kenyan playing Drake this week?

Drake (hip) had limited training sessions on Thursday and Friday and there doesn't seem to be any real concern about his being an option for Arizona's early afternoon game against the Giants this week.

Though mileage has not been consistent, Drake has scored in three consecutive games and seven TDs in his last seven games. New York has a solid defense, but Drake remains a high-upside RB2. Chase Edmonds would start up and be a low-end RB2 / high-end flex with Drake out.

WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

Is D & # 39; Andre Swift playing this week?

According to interim coach Darrell Bevell, Swift (illness) tends to play against the Packers this week and if he does it will be the first time he has seen the field since a concussion before week 10.

It's worth noting that Bevell said last week that Swift would have a "small package of games" when he returned so the Lions could get him back in action this week. Given Swift's extremely affordable matchup and volume prior to his injury, it will be difficult for him to sit when he's active. This is a late afternoon game. So have viable alternatives handy if Swift is scratched. Adrian Peterson would dominate broadcasts for the Lions if Swift were out, making him a borderline RB2 in that matchup.