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© Reuters Can women play football on an equal footing with men? They will try to understand this in the Netherlands.For the first time in the country, a green light was given for a woman to join a men’s team. The pioneer in this case is 19-year-old Ellen Fokema, who received permission to compete for “Foarut”.The local football association (KNVB) agreed to focus on the experiment. If it is assessed as successful, consideration will be given to changing the rules to allow women to play in men’s championships. There is currently a permit for mixed teams for under-18s. “It’s fantastic that I can continue to play for this team. I’ve been playing with these guys since I was five, and it would be a shame not to be able to be on the team next season,” Fokema told the association’s website.The director of the country’s football development department, Art Langeler, said that applications for mixed teams are received every year. “The association supports equality and we think there is room for everyone to play the way they want. It’s a challenge we didn’t want to stop.”Women’s football has been part of the KNVB since 1971, and since 1986 mixed teams have been allowed for children under 12. The age for them was increased in 1996.The association points out that the formation of mixed teams provides a way for the development of girls from smaller villages and towns, where it would be difficult to gather an entire women’s team.🇳🇱 This is 19-year-old Dutch player, Ellen Fokkema.She will be playing 4th tier men’s football this season at @vvFoarut as part of a pilot scheme allowing women to play senior men’s football in the Netherlands for the first time. 🔥🎥: @OmropFryslanpic.twitter.com/j78kr16Hho– FotMob (@FotMob) August 5, 2020
Week 7 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesGreen Bay Packers vs. Raiders (Heyen). The Packers’ defense continues to rack up sacks, with Preston and Za’Darius Smith (no relation) ranking in the top five individually on the sacks leader board. The Raiders won’t pose much of a threat against the strong pass rush, and Derek Carr is prone to the occasional turnover.New Orleans Saints @ Bears (Iyer). They can stuff the run and pressure Mitchell Trubisky into mistakes.Arizona Cardinals @ Giants (Lutovsky). The Giants have at least two turnovers in all but one game this year, and the game in which they didn’t, they allowed four sacks and a safety while scoring just 10 points. One way or another, D/STs get points against them, so even the lowly Cardinals can find a way to produce. The return of CB Patrick Peterson doesn’t hurt. WEEK 7 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThere’s a third ugly game this week — Cardinals @ Giants. That’s represented here, too, with Christian Kirk and the Cardinals’ D/ST. As the season goes on, we’ve gotten the sense for what matchups are good ones, and on both sides of the ball in that game, there are juicy fantasy possibilities.We’re just gonna ignore our Week 6 sleeper picks. Let’s just say we didn’t nail too many. When Aaron Rodgers’ 280 and two touchdowns qualifies as maybe the biggest win, that’s when you know it was a rough week. Gardner Minshew was terrible. Our investment in the Dolphins-Redskins game didn’t pay off, as those teams were just too bad to make anything really great happen. So, almost by default, the picks should do better this week. After all, we were on a decent streak before Week 6. Let’s start a new one.For our Week 7 busts, click here.WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 7 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 7 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsTevin Coleman, 49ers @ Redskins (Billy Heyen). Coleman isn’t necessarily a sleeper, but he’s probably on the border of some starting lineups. The Redskins have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to running backs, so Coleman should fall on the start side of the coin this week.Frank Gore, Bills vs. Dolphins (Vinnie Iyer). You saw what fellow ancient future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson did against Miami, right?Jamaal Williams, Packers vs. Raiders (Matt Lutovsky). Williams has had at least 12 touches in each of his past three full games, and he easily outshined backfield-mate Aaron Jones last week. Williams is likely to see more snaps because of his blocking and pass-catching skills, and that should translate to solid numbers against an average Raiders defense. WEEK 7: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWeek 7 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksJosh Allen, Bills vs. Dolphins (Heyen). Allen ended the weekend only owned in 50 percent of leagues, but he should be starting in the majority of fantasy leagues in Week 7 against the winless Dolphins. It wouldn’t be shocking for him to end up with four total TDs on Sunday.Daniel Jones, Giants vs. Cardinals (Iyer). It may not be pretty with some more turnovers, but he will likely need to throw often with Arizona potentially making this a shootout with Kyler Murray doing work again.Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers @ Redskins (Lutovsky). Garoppolo has only had one big game this year, but with the San Francisco offense finding its groove, it’s only a matter of time before he starts turning in consistently solid performances. The Redskins give up just a shade under 20 FPPG to quarterbacks, to this is a good spot for Garoppolo to air it out more.WEEK 7 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPWeek 7 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversDamiere Byrd, Cardinals @ Giants (Heyen). With Kirk expected to be out and Byrd expected to be back, we could be looking at the temporary No. 2 wideout for Arizona. New York’s secondary hasn’t slowed anyone down, so Byrd should get heavy playing time and targets. He’s a good last-minute replacement Sunday.Marquez Valdes-Scantling/Geronimo Allison, Packers vs. Raiders (Iyer). Davante Adams (toe) will be shelved, and even though the new darling is Allen Lazard, MVS or Geronimo Allison would still would be their No. 1 in that scenario against a shaky secondary.Duke Williams, Bills vs. Dolphins (Lutovsky). Williams played just two snaps fewer than John Brown in Buffalo’s last game, and he hauled in all four of his targets for 29 yards and a score. The 6-3, 225-pound receiver has the makings of an intimidating red-zone threat, and he can also do work on the outside. Against the Dolphins, who allow 25 FPPG to WRs, he could pay off with a few big plays.MORE WEEK 7 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 7 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsJack Doyle, Colts vs. Texans (Heyen). Doyle has been playing more than Eric Ebron, and although Ebron has been more effective on a per-play basis, Doyle’s time on the field should benefit him in a game that could turn into a shootout against Houston. Noah Fant, Broncos vs. Chiefs (Iyer). Kansas City is not covering the position well at all of late, and he should get more involved on Thursday night.Darren Fells, Texans @ Colts (Lutovsky). Fells has posted back-to-back solid performances, including a season-high in catches (6), targets (7), and yards (69) last week. Indianapolis enters this game allowing the third-most FPPG to tight ends, so the 6-7 TE is in a good spot. Our Week 7 sleepers article will not be the only place you hear good things about the 49ers and Bills’ matchups this week. San Francisco travels to D.C. to take on the Redskins, and that’s why you see Jimmy Garoppolo’s lovely face at the top of this article. In case you haven’t heard, the 49ers are still undefeated and just handled the Rams. Jimmy G should have a field day with the ‘Skins, and he’s joined by Tevin Coleman as Week 7 fantasy football sleepers.Buffalo hosts the winless Dolphins, the only team beaten thus far by the Redskins. There aren’t a ton of huge names on the Bills — even QB Josh Allen was dropped in a lot of leagues due to a potential concussion absence heading into a bye week. But he’s back, and the Bills should put up a ton of points against Miami. That should bode well for WR sleeper Duke Williams, too, who’s reviving his career after a dismissal from Auburn and time starring in the CFL. And it will be the second straight week an old running back handles Miami, this time being Frank Gore.
“We’ve maybe been unfortunate this season with injuries whereas last year we got lucky. We’ve had a number of injuries to our creative players so him coming in will add that creativity to our game. I’m really excited to work with him.”The Belgian youth international will go into the squad for Tuesday’s Scottish Premiership meeting with Hearts if the deal is completed in time.And it’s a move that Rodgers believes will help him progress his career. “He’s at that age where he needs the opportunity,” he continued. “It’s very difficult for him to get a game at Chelsea with that level of quality and player, so it’s part of his education. “Those clubs only want to send them out to teams with a similar philosophy who can develop these players.” “He’s really one of the shining lights within the Chelsea academy and has progressed through, had various loans out and has then been a part of their first-team squad.“I think there was up to 24 clubs interested in taking Charly so for him to want to come here and Chelsea to happily want him to come then it’s a great coup for us as a football club.“It’s also a great opportunity for Charly to come into one of the great clubs and get the opportunity to show his talent. “He’s a really exciting player, really dynamic, wonderful ability on the ball, works very hard. Loves his football, he’s a bright player. Brendan Rodgers believes Charly Musonda will be a ‘great coup’ for Celtic because up to 24 clubs have showed interest in the Chelsea prospect.The creative 21-year-old is in Glasgow undergoing a medical ahead of an 18-month loan move Celtic hope to secure before the close of play on Monday.Musonda will become Rodgers’ third signing of the January window if he puts pen to paper before Wednesday’s deadline, following Marvin Compper and Lewis Morgan.“It’s a really exciting prospect for the club,” the manager said. “Charly is a big talent I’ve known for a few years now.