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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 6 Injury Report

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Week 6 is upon us. There are some new injuries to keep an eye out for, while some players are returning and eligible to play on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the Week 6 fantasy football injury report.

QBs

Daniel Jones – New York Giants (Active): 

Daniel Jones suffered a concussion last week against the Cowboys. The Giants were hoping to get him back in time for the LA Rams this week, and it looks as if he is all good to play.

The former first-round pick is playing like a solid fantasy football QB through the first few weeks of the season. Prior to the injury, he was ranked in the top 10 of all fantasy QBs but now sits 11th after not really playing much against Dallas. If your starter is off this week due to a bye, Jones has great value. He will be facing a tough Rams defense so he’s not likely to be dominant.

Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins (Active): 

After suffering a brutal rib injury three weeks ago, Tua Tagovailoa is activated off the IR and eligible to start Sunday in London. Both Florida teams will face off in London in a battle of young QBs.

Tua didn’t have the rookie season everyone imagined him having. He is set to bounce back this year and will finally get his shot to do so against a weak Jags’ defense.

Possible replacements: Giants’ Mike Glennon (vs. Rams), Dolphins’ Jacoby Brissett (vs. Jaguars)

RBs

Kareem Hunt – Cleveland Browns (Questionable): 

Hunt is projected to have a huge game if he indeed plays. With Chubb already out, Hunt is expected to carry the load. He is dealing with wrist and knee injuries but should be set to play.

Hunt scored twice last week against the LA Chargers and should be able to find the endzone again this weekend. Backup Demetric Felton will also get some snaps.

Joe Mixon – Cinncinati Bengals (Questionable): 

Mixon only rushed 10 times against the Packers last week but did score once. His ankle injury is considered minor and should be able to go back to his normal workload against the Detriot Lions.

The Lions just don’t have a defense that is capable of stopping the run. Fantasy users should be excited about this matchup.

D’Andre Swift – Detroit Lions (Questionable): 

Swift once again is on the injury report. He’s been here every week so far, as his groin injury is nagging. He’s listed as questionable but should be set to play against the Bengals.

Despite the groin pain, Swift is playing extremely well through the first five games of the season.

Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys (Questionable): 

Elliott made it through the Cowboys/Giants game last week with a sore knee. He fell on the pylon and ended up injuring his ribs/chest area, however. He is listed as questionable against the Patriots but there shouldn’t be a reason not to play on Sunday.

The Cowboys’ offense is clicking so far this season, and Elliott is a major part of it.

Antonio Gibson – Washington Football Team (Questionable): 

Gibson had a heavy workload last week as he carried it 20 times and scored twice in the loss to the New Orleans Saints. It’s a shin injury that is showing up on the report, but it’s not going to stop him from playing. He should be in line to play well again against a struggling Chiefs defense.

Chase Edmonds – Arizona Cardinals (Questionable): 

Edmonds is dealing with a shoulder injury that he suffered two weeks ago. He was a game-time decision last week and should be once again on Sunday. Backup James Conner has been playing well so even if Edmonds is good to go he won’t get a ton of reps.

Melvin Gordon III – Denver Broncos (Questionable): 

Gordon started the season off with a bang in week one. Since then it’s been a bit of a struggle to get his flow back. He is currently dealing with a hip injury but it hasn’t kept him out yet. Gordon should be good to go against the Raiders. Fantasy football users should be careful with Gordon, however, as rookie Javonte Williams is starting to play well.

Jamaal Williams – Detroit Lions (Questionable): 

Williams is dealing with a hip injury but also has a sickness ahead of Sunday’s game. Williams is the backup to Swift but will get his opportunity to score against the Bengals with Swift dealing with a nagging groin injury. He is currently a game-time decision for Sunday.

Damien Harris – New England Patriots (Questionable): 

Harris is currently listed as questionable, but the Patriots fear that he will be out on Sunday against the Cowboys. He is dealing with a rib injury that is considered minor.

Harris hasn’t been a steady fantasy football back this season. He is the starter but New England is trying to figure out their pass game rather than give Harris consistent touches. Even if he plays, he shouldn’t be in your lineup.

Christian McCaffery – Carolina Panthers (Out):

The Panthers star running back is close to returning from his hamstring injury. He feels that he is good to go, but the Panthers are deciding to hold him off for another week. McCaffery could make his return in week 7 if everything goes as scheduled. Fantasy football owners are in desperate need of their star to return to their lineups.

Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns (Out): 

Chubb is dealing with a calf injury that will sideline him for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. This is definitely a game where they need Chubb, as the Cardinals are rolling to start the year.

The former Georgia Bulldog is off to another solid start to the season. Chubb could return on Thursday when they take on the Denver Broncos. Kareem Hunt will get a huge portion of the snaps on Sunday.

Saquon Barkley – New York Giants (Out): 

The game against the Cowboys last week saw a ton of injuries. Most notably was the ankle injury suffered by Barkley early in the game. Barkley continues to deal with the injury bug but luckily avoided a major injury this time. He is out this week against the Rams. It’s unsure if he will be placed on IR.

Chris Carson – Seattle Seahawks (Out): 

The Seahawks placed Carson on IR on Friday. Carson is dealing with a neck injury that already kept him out last week against the Rams. He will miss the next few weeks as the Seahawks are also without Wilson until at least week 10.

Damien Williams – Chicago Bears (Out):

Williams stepped up and filled in for Bears’ starter David Montgomery against the Raiders. He played well with over 65 yards and a touchdown. Williams was set to repeat his performance against the Green Bay Packers but tested positive for COVID-19.

He will be out this week but should be able to return next week with Montgomery out a few more weeks.

Possible replacements: Browns’ Demetric Felton (vs. Cardinals), Bengals’ Chris Evans (vs. Lions), Lions’ Jason Cabinda (vs. Bengals), Cardinals’ James Conner (vs. Browns), Broncos’ Javonte Williams (vs. Raiders), Patriots’ Brandon Bolden & Rhamondre Stevenson (vs. Cowboys), Panthers’ Chuba Hubbard & Royce Freeman (vs. Vikings), Giants’ Devonta Booker (vs. Rams), Seahawks’ Alex Collins (vs. Steelers), Bears’ Khalil Herbert (vs. Packers) 

WRs

Tyreke Hill – Kansas City Chiefs (Questionable):

It’s a quad injury that has Tyreek Hill banged up but he should be fine for Sunday. He missed some practice time this week, but it’s nothing to worry about as he will likely suit up against the WFT on Sunday.

Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers (Questionable):

Williams is starting to have a career year for the Chargers. He lands on the injury report for the first time this season after dealing with injuries most of his career. His knee is a little sore from the game against the Browns but should be set to play against the Ravens on Sunday.

Terry McLaurin – Washington Football Team (Questionable):

McLaurin is dealing with a hamstring injury but it won’t keep him out on Sunday. He has a favorable matchup this week against a poor Chiefs defense. McLaurin should be starting in your fantasy football lineups this week.

Kadarius Toney – New York Giants (Questionable):

The rookie stood out against the Cowboys last week. He caught 10 passes for 189 yards in a breakout performance. With Kenny Golladay already announced out, Toney should continue to play well this week. He will be facing a tough Rams defense, so he definitely will need to elevate his game a little.

It’s an ankle injury for Toney but the Giants are assuring he will play.

Allen Robinson II – Chicago Bears (Questionable):

Robinson is not having the season he had hoped for. He is currently dealing with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

Fantasy football owners should consider benching him this week even if he suits up. This isn’t a favorable matchup for him, and until he proves he can play well he isn’t worth starting.

Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns (Questionable):

Landry could be returning from the IR ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Kenny Golladay – New York Giants (Out): 

Golladay is out this week with a knee injury. He hyperextended it in the loss to the Cowboys and missed practice all week.

Curtis Samuel – Washington Football Team (Out): 

Samuel could head to the IR for the second time this season. His groin injury isn’t healing and will be re-evaluated on Monday after the game against the Chiefs. He will be out Sunday.

Sammy Watkins – Baltimore Ravens (Out): 

Watkins will miss the game against the Chargers. He is also dealing with a hamstring injury and the Ravens continue to pile up their injuries.

Possible replacements: Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman (vs. WFT), Chargers’ Jalen Guyton (vs. Ravens), WFT’s Adam Humphries (vs. Chiefs), Giants’ Sterling Shepard & John Ross (vs. Rams), Bears’ Darnell Mooney (vs. Packers), Browns’ Donovan Peoples-Jones (vs. Cardinals), Ravens’ Devin Duvernay (vs. Chargers)

Fantasy Football TEs

T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions (Questionable):

Hockenson is dealing with a knee injury but should still play on Sunday against the Bengals. His value still remains high as he can take over a game easily.

Fantasy owners should still start him this week despite the injury.

Gerald Everett – Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks reinstated Everett from the COVID-19 list but are unsure if he is available for Sunday night. If available, he will be a big weapon for Geno Smith and the Seahawks looking for any momentum they can find.

Possible replacements: Lions’ Darren Fells (vs. Bengals), Seahawks’ Will Dissly (vs. Steelers)