"Fantasy Football Week 7 WR Injury Updates: Deebo Samuel, Diontae Johnson, and More"

Exciting update for Steelers fans as Diontae Johnson nears return.

by Nouman Rasool
"Fantasy Football Week 7 WR Injury Updates: Deebo Samuel, Diontae Johnson, and More"
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As Week 7 of the fantasy football season looms on the horizon, injuries are becoming an increasingly significant concern for managers, particularly at the wide receiver position. With key players facing various ailments, fantasy lineups could be in disarray unless adequate backup options are available.

Here is your comprehensive Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Injury Report for Week 7, and for the most tailored advice, don't forget to utilize our Start/Sit Optimizer tool before locking in your lineups. San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver exited his team's matchup against the Cleveland Browns earlier than expected due to a troublesome shoulder injury.

The franchise and fans collectively breathed a sigh of relief when head coach Kyle Shanahan disclosed that the injury was not severe. Samuel is currently tagged as day-to-day and is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football's showdown against the Minnesota Vikings.

His official playing status will be clarified later in the week.

Johnson's Potential Week 7 Return

Over in Pittsburgh, wide receiver Johnson is set for a potential return in Week 7 as the Steelers square off against the Los Angeles Rams.

Johnson had been sidelined since sustaining a hamstring injury during the Steelers' 30-7 season-opening defeat to the 49ers. The team announced on Monday that he has been designated to return from the Injured Reserve list, making him available for this weekend's clash.

New Orleans Saints wideout Olave had fantasy managers in a bit of a tizzy when his name popped up on the injury report ahead of Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fortunately, his toe injury, which had limited his participation in practice, is not expected to affect his game-time status.

The Saints conducted a walkthrough, and it appears that Olave will be good to go come Thursday night. Lastly, the New England Patriots are facing uncertainty with their wide receiver who is still in the concussion protocol.

He missed Tuesday's practice, and his clearance to return to the field remains pending. With several hurdles still to clear, his availability for Week 7 remains in doubt.