The Training Room: Week 6 Fantasy Football Injury Report

The Training Room: Week 6 Fantasy Football Injury Report

By Russell Manalastas (Injury Expert), last update Oct 15, 2017

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Stay up to date with all the current injuries that happend this past week to determine what you should do on the waiver wire. We will update these injuries throughout to week to reflect practice participation and expectations heading into this upcoming week. 

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Odell Beckham WR Giants Fractured Ankle, Torn Ankle Ligaments Out For Season Roger Lewis This is a tough one. More news will come out over the next 24-48 hours, but the mechanism of the injury all but guarantees that Beckham has significant ligament damage in addition to the fracture, so he'll be headed to the IR shortly. He won't return this year which is a huge blow to the Giants and to fantasy owners. 
Tom Brady QB Patriots Sprained AC Joint Non-Throwing Shoulder EXPECT TO PLAY SUNDAY Jimmy Garrapolo Brady returned to full practice participation later this week and was never in doubt to play Week 6. Start him as you normally would. 
Travis Kelce TE Chiefs Concussion EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Demetrius Harris Kelce miraculously cleared through the league's concussion protocol after sustaining the head injury Sunday night. Like we discussed, no concussion is the same, so this is an encouraging sign for the Chiefs. Use Kelce as you normally would. 
Matthew Stafford QB Lions Strained Hamstring, High Ankle Sprain EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Jake Rudock The ankle is more of the concern for Stafford, but both injuries will keep him well below 100% for today's game. I would start him as you normally would though against the Saints
Jeremy Maclin WR Ravens Sprained Shoulder GAME TIME DECISION Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman Maclin was a limited participant in practice all week. Adam Schefter is reporting that he'll test his shoulder out in warm-ups to determine whether or not he'll be available to play. My expectation is that he'll be available, but his usage might be down to reduce any further irritation. 
Jordy Nelson WR Packers Strained Hamstring EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Geronimo Allison Nelson was removed from the injury report and is good to go for Sunday.  
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Sprained Ankle RULED OUT FOR WEEK 6 Roger Lewis Shepard had an MRI on his ankle and is waiting for the results. His injury shouldn't sideline him as long as Marshall's will, but still keep an eye on his status this week. 
Brandon Marshall WR Giants Sprained Ankle Out For Season Roger Lewis Marshall's season ending ankle surgery was unexpected. Regardless, the Giants are very thin at receiver and will struggle to score points moving forward. 
Sam Bradford QB Vikings Knee Bone Bruise RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Case Keenum Expect Bradford to be sidelined until his knee is healthier 
Terrance West RB Ravens Strained Calf RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Javorius Allen, Alex Collins Calf injuries are troublesome to return from quickly as they are at a high risk for re-injury. The fact that the Ravens signed Bobby Rainey could indicate that West may miss more than just one week. 
Bilal Powell RB Jets Strained Calf RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Elijah McGuire I had some concerns about Powell at the beginning of the week and turns out he hasn't progressed as we had hoped. He's no guarantee for next week either, so keep an eye on his status. 
Devante Parker WR Dolphins Sprained Ankle RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Kenny Stills There hasn't been a ton of information on Parker's ankle injury, but clearly it's bothering him enough to be doubtful for Sunday. 
Chris Conley WR Chiefs Achilles Tendon Rupture Out For Season Demarcus Robinson, Albert Harris Conley suffered the achilles injury late in the game as he recovered the attempted onside kick by the Texans. NBC played the slow motion replay and you can see the achilles rupture occur. He'll require season ending surgery. 
Carlos Hyde RB 49ers Hip Injury EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Matt Breida Although there isn't any indication that Hyde's hip injury is still a concern, he is now losing playing time to Breida and looks to be in a timeshare.
Orleans Darkwa RB Giants Strained Calf EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Wayne Gallman Darkwa will be in a committee against a stout Denver defense. He's a tough option to recommend this week. 
Tyler Boyd WR Bengals Sprained MCL 4-6 Weeks Brandon LaFell Boyd suffered the knee injury in the first quarter and had to be helped off the field by trainers. The fact that he was unable to put any weight on his leg could potentially mean he's dealing with a higher grade sprain, which would mean he could miss an extended amount of tie. 
Charles Clay TE Bills Torn Meniscus, Knee Scope At least 4-6 Weeks Nick O'Leary Clay suffered a pretty nasty knee injury and was carted off. It was announced that Clay had his knee scoped to address the issue, which is usually indicative of a meniscus tear. The skilled position players for the Bills continues to dwindle, which makes it difficult to get excited about Tyrod Taylor moving forward. 

Wondering when a player is going to return from either an injury or a suspension? See below for our On The Radar section, which goes over players that are recovering from an injury sustained in previous weeks and what their timetables are for returning to the field. 

On The Radar

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots Thigh Contusion EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Dwayne Allen Gronk was taken off the injury report and should be good to go. There's always risk with Gronkowski, but he needs to be used as you normally would. 
Rex Burkhead RB Patriots Rib Injury QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, EXPECTED TO PLAY Dion Lewis I would be cautious about using Burkhead this week as even though he could be active, he could be eased back into a role after missing multiple weeks due to a rib injury. 
Julio Jones WR Falcons Strained Hip Flexor EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Taylor Gabriel Jones was removed from the injury report late in the week, so there's no concern from the Falcons standpoint. There's always a risk for re-aggravation, but the bye week should've helped Jones get as close to 100% as possible. 
Marcus Mariota QB Titans Strained Hamstring QUESTIONABLE FOR MNF Matt Cassel This is a tough one to read. Mariota is trending in the right direction and was able to much more than he was a week ago, but there is still some concern that he might aggravate his hamstring injury if he plays. If you have a solid backup plan then I'd consider using it, but if not then I think there's more of a chance he plays than doesn't. 
Derek Carr QB Raiders Low Back Transverse Process Fractures EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY E.J. Manuel Carr returns after just one game. The medical staff feel confident enough that he can go out there and play, so I would use him as you normally would. 
Rob Kelley RB Redskins Sprained Ankle RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Samaje Perine This is concerning as Kelley wasn't able to practice all week after coming off a Week 5 bye. I'd consider him highly questionable to play in Week 7 based on his status, but be sure to keep an eye on him next week. 
Mohamed Sanu WR Falcons Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY Justin Hardy, Taylor Gabriel Sanu didn't practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday. He's not a lock to be ready for next week as well. 
Willie Snead WR Saints Strained Hamstring QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, EXPECTED TO PLAY Brandon Coleman Snead was inactive last week in his first game back due to hamstring discomfort. He'll be ready to go this week against the Lions, but I would proceed with caution to see how the Saints use him out of the gate. 
Matt Forte RB Jets Turf Toe EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire With Powell out with a calf injury, this is good timing for Forte's return. He was a full participant in practice late in the week so it looks like he's ready to go. 
Ty Montgomery RB Packers Multiple Rib Fractures EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Aaron Jones According to Adam Schefter, Montgomery is expected to play and will not be limited in his return. I would still be cautious with Montgomery as he will likely be eased back in, especially with Aaron Jones in the fold now. 
John Ross WR Bengals Sprained Knee Week to Week Brandon LaFell Ross continues to slowly progress from the knee injury he sustained in preseason action. Initially it looked like Ross would return after only a few weeks, but now it looks like he might continue to miss time as he tries to get healthy. He's a player to watch but not until we get better clarity as to when he could potentially return. 
Andrew Luck QB Colts Shoulder Labrum Surgery RULED OUT FOR WEEK 6 Jacoby Brissett Luck continues to make progress as he's throwing more in practices, but there's still no clearly indication as to when he might return. He still looks to be a few weeks away. 
Corey Davis WR Titans Strained Hamstring Week to Week Rishard Matthews Davis was ruled out early in the week for Week 5, which doesn't bode well for his potential return in Week 6. He could potentially start to practice depending on how his hamstring is feeling, so keep an eye on him as a potential stash. 
Mike Williams WR Chargers Strained Low Back EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY   Williams will make his debut in Week 6, but I would play a wait and see game with him to see how the Chargers best use him. I wouldn't expect much out of the gate, as they'll look to make sure he plays without any setbacks. 
Tyler Eifert TE Bengals Low Back Pain OUT FOR SEASON T.J. Uzomah, Tyler Croft Eifert has opted to undergo another back surgery, which was the concern I had the longer they continued to not have any updates on his status. This will be his 3rd back surgery in a very short time span, which is very concerning for his long term outlook to return to the level he was prior to all these injuries. 
David Johnson RB Cardinals Wrist Surgery At least 6 weeks, if not longer Adrian Peterson, Andre Ellington Johnson remains sidelined as he recovers from wrist surgery. We should hopefully get some update as to how he's doing sooner than later, but again recovery after surgery is usually 2-3 months. 
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Foot Surgery 6-8 Weeks, if not longer Ed Dickson Olsen is eligible to return off IR on November 26th, but he will not be 100% at that point in time. I would expect the Panthers to make sure Olsen feels confident in foot to be able to get him back on th
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