Fantasy Harm Updates: Miles Sanders, Raheem Mostert, Mark Ingram amongst RBs impacting Week 7 waiver wire pickups

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Miles Sanders, Raheem Mostert, Mark Ingram among RBs impacting Week 7 waiver wire pickups

The running back position is seemingly always messed up, and after a week that was relatively friendly for the position, Week 6 brought out a few more top fantasy football contributors. Miles Sanders, Raheem Mostert and Mark Ingram ended their games prematurely with injuries and did not return to use. Before week 7, these injuries had a big impact on our Fantasy RB rankings and the wire pickup waiver for owners trying to put up the best lineups.

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WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Will Miles Sanders play week 7?

Sanders suffered a knee injury in the Eagles' loss to the Ravens in Week 6 after awkwardly flexing his leg at the end of a 74-yard run in the second half. He didn't return to the field and, as Jay Glazer reported on Fox Sports, Sanders will have an MRI on Monday and his injury is "more worrying" than Zach Ertz's (ankle).

It is unclear how long Sanders will be out with this injury, but it seems likely that he will miss at least week 7. The Eagles are playing a game against the Giants on Thursday night, so Sanders' owners should probably have a backup plan at this point.

If Sanders misses the time, Boston Scott will take over the lead from Philadelphia. Scott made it to just nine yards in four strokes against the Ravens, but he had no chance of dealing so much with the Eagles for the majority of this competition. When Sanders missed Week 1 of the NFL season, Scott hit a total of 54 yards on 11 touches. He should have the chance to be an RB2 against the Giants because of the volume he would command without Sanders.

WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE: Top pickups

Raheem Mostert Injury Update

Mostert was back in his second game for the 49ers after dealing with an MCL sprain that paused him for a couple of weeks when he left Sunday night's game against the Rams with an apparent ankle injury. Mostert was the last member of the 49ers team to come out of the locker room after half time and snap a snap before leaving the game. He wasn't going to return and the 49ers banned him from the game.

Mostert has a history of leg injuries, so it's worrying that another illness has knocked him out. He may have to miss some time for the 49ers, and at least San Francisco will be keeping an eye on Mostert's ankle and could cut his carrying costs if he is able to survive the injury.

If Mostert missed the time, Jerick McKinnon would likely be the front runner in the 49ers, but the team was careful about letting him handle a full workload this season. That said, McKinnon will likely share the work with someone, but it's unclear who that could be. Tevin Coleman (knee) is still on the IR and although he can return in week 7 he could need more time to get better. Jeff Wilson Jr. (Calf) also missed Sunday night's game.

When neither player can get well, JaMycal Hasty is the best addition to McKinnon. Hasty had 37 yards over nine runs against the Rams. So if Mostert is ruled out and both Coleman and Wilson Jr. can't get active again, it's worth adding and using him as a potential flex despite a tough matchup against the Patriots in week 7.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Mark Ingram injury update

Ingram sustained an ankle injury in the first half of the Ravens' win over the Eagles. He left the game and did not play in the second half due to injury. However, Raven's coach John Harbaugh appeared optimistic about Ingram's injury, saying he didn't think the injury would be long-term. This is obviously a good sign for Ingram.

Even so, Ingram is a 30 year old running back, so the ravens will be careful with him when he tries to return. As a result, he could miss some time, and that would mean more transfers for both JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards if Ingram had to miss some time. Edwards saw 14 carry against the Eagles and only collected 26 yards and a TD in the competition. Meanwhile, Dobbins saw nine stretchers and turned them into 28 yards while also adding two catches by one yard. Both will be Edge RB2s and Flex games if Ingram misses the time after Baltimore reunion in Week 7.