Free Agency and Injury report week 7 2020

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, CLE

Beckham suffered a season-ending ACL tear Sunday. Rashard Higgins operated in his role for the remainder of the game. He caught all six of his targets for 110 yards. He's worth an add in all formats but shouldn't be relied upon as a starter just yet.

Harrison Bryant benefited from Beckham's absence and the Browns' loss of Austin Hooper, who was inactive after with appendicitis this week. Bryant caught two scores and operated ahead of David Njoku. He's worth an add as a TE2 with touchdown upside.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, SF

Wilson topped 100 yards and scored three times before suffering an unfortunate ankle injury. He is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain, likely sidelining him for at least a few weeks. JaMycal Hasty finished the game with nine carries for 57 yards while Jerick McKinnon only saw one tote. It's not known why McKinnon didn't get any work but he appears to be on the outside looking in for San Francisco. Hasty should be added in all fantasy leagues and could be a useful RB3 if Tevin Coleman isn't active in Week 8.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SF

Samuel is expected to miss some time with a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 7. That vaults first-round rookie Brandon Aiyuk back into the No. 1 receiver role for San Francisco. George Kittle will still lead the team in targets but Aiyuk now has a clear path to volume. He's rostered in many leagues but should be a priority add off the waiver wire heading into Week 8.

N'Keal Harry, WR, NE

Harry left with a head injury and did not return. Cam Newton was benched after throwing three interceptions and the offense looked dismal. A No. 2 receiver on this team wasn't going to hold much value anyway.

Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN

Lindsay was seeing just as many carries as Melvin Gordon to start the week before going down with a concussion. Both backs had nine carries at the time of his departure. He did not return. Gordon will operate as a three-down back in Linday's absence but all of his work comes with the caveat that its volume on a Denver offense. The Broncos have struggled this season and Gordon will cap out as a weekly RB2.

Chris Carson, RB, SEA

Carson left on Sunday night with a foot injury and did not return. He's expected to miss some time with a foot sprain. Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer split the work after Carson left. If Carson misses time, Hyde should be expected to see the bulk of the carries while Homer could contribute as a pass-catcher. Hyde saw 15 carries and five targets as the lead-back. He's the best pickup in all leagues where the next backup on the list isn't available.

Kenyan Drake, RB, ARI

Drake suffered an ankle injury that is expected to sideline him for a few weeks. Chase Edmonds stepped up in his place with 12 touches for 145 yards. He looked electric on nearly every touch and caught all seven of his targets. Eno Benjamin will serve as Edmonds backup but has yet to be active in a game this year. Edmonds projects as an RB1 for as long as Drake is out.