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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 7: RB Isaiah Crowell

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Running back Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball against cornerback Kenny Moore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Running back Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball against cornerback Kenny Moore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 7 fantasy football, New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell is not worth starting against the Minnesota Vikings.

Last week, New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell was hit with an unfortunate foot injury. As written last week, I suggested sitting Crowell and hopefully, the majority of fantasy football owners listened as he didn’t do much of anything against the Indianapolis Colts.

In Week 6, Crowell only totaled 40 rushing yards, 13 rushes, and failed to score a touchdown. Expect much the same in Week 7 action against the Minnesota Vikings as he’s still dealing with the same foot injury.

The best advice I’ve stuck with for many years in playing fantasy football is to never start a running back that is dealing with a foot, ankle, or knee injury. They’ll always be limited in what they can do on the gridiron and there is always that risk that they further aggravate their injury while removed from the game.

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This is the fate of Crowell as it’s best fantasy football owners sit him this week. It’s expected that if anything, fellow running back Bilal Powell will get the bulk of reps at starter. Crowell will likely play but expect the Jets to not overwork him to avoid him missing a significant amount of playing time.

It’s best to sit Crowell this week and find another running back that is entering a favorable matchup. While Crowell is still an RB2, owners would be wise to wait another week or two before starting him again as he recuperates.

In the grand scheme of things, the Jets are starting to find their identity on offense. Crowell is a big part of that as he should continue being a force to reckon with once he’s fully healthy and ready to continue where he left off from. For now, sit him and don’t even think twice about it.

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