It has been a brutal week for working backs, as accidents and sickness have knocked out Tevin Coleman (concussion), Jamaal Williams (COVID), D’Andre Swift (shoulder), Elijah Mitchell (concussion, knee), Darrell Henderson (COVID), and Mark Ingram (COVID). A number of extra key RBs, together with Joe Mixon, Melvin Gordon, Tony Pollard, and J.D. McKissic, are “questionable” heading into the weekend’s motion, and till we get the most recent damage updates, fantasy homeowners cannot finalize their Week 14 begin ’em, sit ’em selections. That is why we’ll have the most recent information under till issues kick off on Sunday.
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Is Joe Mixon enjoying Week 14?
Mixon (sickness) missed follow all week, however Bengals coach Zac Taylor stated Friday he “expects” Mixon to swimsuit up in opposition to the 49ers. Bengals beat writers advised Mixon’s availability will come all the way down to a game-time resolution, so this case continues to be very a lot up in air.
If Mixon is out, Samaje Perine would deal with the majority of the RB touches. It isn’t a very favorable matchup, so Perine would merely be a low-end RB2/flex. If Mixon is lively, he would stay a must-start even when he sees fewer touches than ordinary.
Is Melvin Gordon enjoying Week 14?
After lacking final recreation, Gordon (hip) was limited in practice all week, and he is shaping as much as be a game-time resolution for Week 14’s recreation in opposition to Detroit. Broncos coach Vic Fangio stated Friday he “believes” Gordon will play this week.
If Gordon is lively, he is a must-start in opposition to Detroit’s porous run protection. Committee-mate Javonte Williams, who excelled in Gordon’s absence final week, may even be a must-start. If Gordon is out, Williams profiles as a top-five fantasy choice.
Is Tony Pollard enjoying Week 14?
It was revealed earlier this week that Pollard was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, and regardless of getting in some practices late within the week, Pollard is “questionable” for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Washington.
Pollard has made explosive performs the previous two weeks, however his flooring has dropped a bit — particularly with information of his damage. Towards Washington, he is merely a boom-or-bust flex if he is lively. If he is out, count on Ezekiel Elliott to see much more touches than ordinary.
Is J.D. McKissic enjoying Week 14?
McKissic has been within the concussion protocol since Week 12, however although although it isn’t formally listed, he has been getting in restricted practices this week. It is powerful to foretell whether or not he’ll be cleared in time to play in opposition to Dallas, but when he’s, he ought to resume his ordinary function as Washington’s high receiving/change-of-pace again.
If he is lively, we will assume he has no restrictions, so he can be in play as a low-end PPR flex. If he is out, search for Antonio Gibson to get extra complete touches and proceed his run of RB1-level manufacturing.