NFL Week 6 Injury Report: Who Will Play, Who Will Sit?

Ryan Alfieri@Ryan_AlfieriCorrespondent IIIOctober 13, 2012

NFL Week 6 Injury Report: Who Will Play, Who Will Sit?

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    Now past the quarter mark of the season, injuries are starting to pile up for every NFL team, making decisions for fantasy more and more difficult. 

    Of course, it is not just fantasy teams that are impacted by these injuries.

    Between Robert Griffin III's concussion and Aaron Hernandez's ankle injury, there are a ton of injury concerns for Week 6.

    Here is the latest injury report for every game, all according to USA Today

Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons

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    Oakland Raiders

    WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Concussion)—Questionable

    Khalif Barnes (Groin)—Out

    Notes: Heyward-Bey practiced on Monday, which is encouraging for his chances to start against the Falcons. 

    Atlanta Falcons

    DT Jonathan Babineaux (Groin)—Questionable

    DT Peria Jerry (Thigh)—Questionable

    LB Stephen Nicholas (Knee)— Questionable

    RB Lousaka Polite (Hamstring)—Questionable

    TE Michael Palmer (Shoulder)—Questionable

    RB Antoine Smith (Hamstring)—Questionable

    Notes: The biggest possible loss would be Babineaux, who has been limited in practice all week. If he and Jerry both cannot go against the Raiders, the Falcons will be thin on a defensive line that needs to stop Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens

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    Dallas Cowboys

    DE Kenyon Coleman (Knee)—Questionable

    DE Jay Ratliff—Probable

    P Chris Jones—Questionable

    LB Anthony Spencer—Questionable

    LB Alex Albright—Questionable

    S Matt Johnson—Questionable

    C Phil Costa—Questionable

    Notes: Good news for the Cowboys, as it appears as if they will finally get Jay Ratliff back after he missed the first four games of the season. 

    Baltimore Ravens

    T Jah Reid (Calf)—Questionable

    Notes: The Ravens have a light injury report, but it is still unlikely that they will get Reid back for Week 6. He has been inactive all year. 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns

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    Cincinnati Bengals

    DB Jason Allen (Thigh)—Questionable

    CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Knee)—Questionable

    Notes: The Bengals are anxious to get Kirkpatrick, who is still recovering from a fractured bone in his knee, on the field for the first time this season. 

    Cleveland Browns

    WR Jordan Norwood (Undisclosed)—Questionable

    DT Ahtyba Rubin (Leg)—Questionable

    WR Travis Benjamin (Knee)—Questionable

    CB Tashaun Gipson (Knee)—Questionable

    WR Mohamed Massaquoi (Hamstring)—Questionable

    TE Alex Smith (Concussion)—Questionable

    LB D'Qwell Jackson (Concussion)—Doubtful

    CB Dimitri Patterson (Ankle)—Doubtful

    Notes: The Browns will go into this game without their best linebacker in D'Qwell Jackson. However, stud corner Joe Hayden is now eligible after being suspended for four games, which will help make up for the loss of Jackson. 

St. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins

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    St. Louis Rams

    LB Mario Haggan (Leg)—Questionable

    FB Brit Miller (Ankle)—Questionable

    S Quintin Mikell (Head)—Questionable

    DE Eugene Sims (Head)—Questionable

    S Matt Daniels (Hamstring)—Questionable

    DT Matt Conrath (Knee)—Questionable

    WR Danny Amendola (Collarbone)—Out

    Notes: The loss of Danny Amendola will have rippling effects on an offense that needs as much talent as it can get. He is expected to return sometime in the middle of November. 

    Miami Dolphins

    CB Richard Marshall (Back)—Questionable

    Notes: Marshall has been limited in practice this week. 

New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts

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    New York Jets

    DT Kenrick Ellis (Knee)—Questionable

    C Nick Mangold (Ankle)—Questionable

    FB John Conner (Hamstring)—Questionable

    DT Sione Pouha (Back)—Questionable

    WR Stephen Hill (Hamstring)—Questionable

    TE Dustin Keller (Hamstring)—Questionable

    Notes: Injuries to star player have killed the Jets this year, but they should get Dustin Keller back from a nagging hamstring injury, which will give this offense a huge boost. 

    Indianapolis Colts

    DT Fili Moala (Knee)—Questionable

    CB Vontae Davis (Ankle)—Questionable

    RB Mewelde Moore (Ankle)—Questionable

    G Seth Olsen (Knee)—Questionable

    C Samson Setele (Knee)—Questionable

    LB Pat Angerer (Foot)—Questionable

    RB Donald Brown (Knee)—Out

    DE Robert Mathis (Knee)—Out

    Notes: The two big injuries for the Colts are Donald Brown and Robert Mathis, who are both expected to miss two to three weeks. Vick Ballard will get the start at running back for the Colts, and former first-round pick Jerry Hughes will start in place of Robert Mathis.

Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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    Detroit Lions

    S Louis Delmas (Knee)—Probable

    WR Titus Young (Knee)—Questionable

    S Amari Spievey (Groin)—Questionable

    LB Travis Lewis (Quad)—Questionable

    DT Corey Williams (Knee)—Questionable

    CB Chris Greenwood (Abdominal) —Out

    RB Jahvid Best (Concussion)—Out

    Notes: The Lions defense will get a big boost with the return of Delmas, who missed the first four games recovering from knee surgery. 

    Philadelphia Eagles

    LB Akeem Jordan (Hamstring)—Probable

    WR Riley Cooper (Collarbone)—Questionable

    Notes: Akeem Jordan has been limited in practice over the past two weeks and should return against the Lions. 

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Kansas City Chiefs

    WR Jonathan Baldwin (Hamstring)—Questionable

    RB Shaun Draughn (Ankle)—Questionable

    G Ryan Lilja (back)—Questionable

    DE Ropati Pitoitua (Elbow)—Questionable

    DE Glenn Dorsey (Calf)—Questionable

    RB Peyton Hillis (Ankle)—Questionable

    WR Devon Wylie (Hamstring)—Questionable

    S Kendrick Lewis (Shoulder)—Questionable

    QB Matt Cassel (Concussion)—Out

    Notes: The big news here is that Matt Cassel has been ruled out, and Brady Quinn will start in his place. Jonathan Baldwin has practiced on a limited basis this week, so there is a possibility that he could play. 

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    DB Anthony Gaitor (Hamstring)—Questionable

    DB Eric Wright (Head)—Questionable

    Notes: The extent of Eric Wright's head injury is not known, and his status for Sunday is still up in the air. 

Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals

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    Buffalo Bills

    CB Aaron Williams (Hand)—Questionable

    DT Kyle Williams (Ankle)—Questionable

    G Chad Rinehart (Calf)—Questionable

    DT Spencer Johnson (Ankle)—Questionable

    T Cordy Glenn (Ankle)—Doubtful

    G Kraig Urbik—Doubtful

    DE Mark Anderson—Out

    TE Mike Caussin—Out

    Notes: Two big injuries on defense in Aaron Williams and Kyle Williams, who both were limited in practice this week. 

    Arizona Cardinals

    DE Darnell Dockett (Hamstring)—Probable

    RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (Hip)—Probable

    DB Michael Adams (Hamstring)—Questionable

    RB Anthony Sherman (Knee)—Questionable

    CB Greg Toler (Hamstring)—Questionable

    LB Reggie Walker (Head)—Questionable

    TE Jim Dray (Knee)—Questionable

    TE Todd Heap (Knee)—Questionable

    QB John Skelton (Ankle)—Questionable

    Notes: The Cardinals get Stephens-Howling back at the perfect time after Ryan Williams' season-ending injury. He missed the last two games. 

New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

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    New England Patriots

    TE Rob Gronkowski (Hip)—Probable

    G Logan Mankins (Calf)—Probable

    T Sebastian Vollmer (Knee)—Probable

    TE Aaron Hernandez (Ankle)—Probable

    DE Brandon Deaderick (Ankle)—Questionable

    LB Tracy White (Foot)—Questionable

    S Steve Gregory (Hip)—Questionable

    LB Dont'a Hightower (Hamstring)—Questionable

    WR Julian Edelman (Hand)—Questionable

    DE Justin Francis (Ankle)—Questionable

    Notes: It's starting to look like we'll see the return on Aaron Hernandez, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2. Julian Edleman, who has been practicing on a limited basis this week, has a chance to play as well. 

    Seattle Seahawks

    RB Marshawn Lynch (Back)—Probable

    C Max Unger (Hip)—Questionable

    DT Jaye Howard (Foot)—Questionable

    DE Greg Scruggs (Wrist)—Questionable

    G John Moffitt (Knee)—Doubtful

    Notes: Seattle really needs Unger to find a way to play. Otherwise, trying to stop Vince Wilfork will be a huge problem for them. 

New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers

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    New York Giants

    LB Keith Rivers (Hamstring)—Probable

    CB Corey Webster (Hamstring)—Questionable

    LB Chase Blackburn (Hip)—Questionable

    TE Martellus Bennett (Knee)—Questionable

    WR Ramses Barden (Concussion)—Questionable

    DT Rocky Bernard (Quadricep)—Questionable

    S Kenny Phillips (Knee)—Questionable

    CB Jayron Hosley (Hamstring)—Questionable

    WR Hakeem Nicks (Foot)—Questionable

    T David Diehl (Knee)—Questionable

    RB Andre Brown (Concussion)—Doubtful

    Notes: Bennett hyperextended his knee last week, which would limit his effectiveness on the field even if he were to play. It looks like Andre Brown's concussion could linger for another week. 

    San Francisco 49ers

    QB Alex Smith (Finger)—Probable

    RB Brandon Jacobs (Knee)—Probable

    Notes: Smith's listing on the injury report is nothing to be concerned about; he should play against the Giants. It appears as if Brandon Jacobs will make his regular-season debut against his former team. 

Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins

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    Washington Redskins

    CB Cedric Griffin (Hamstring)—Questionable

    DE Doug Worthington (Calf)—Questionable

    QB Robert Griffin III (Concussion)—Questionable

    S Brandon Meriweather (Knee)—Out

    Notes: Obviously, the big question is whether or not RGIII will play. His concussion was labeled as "mild," but as doctors would say, there really is no such thing. In either case, the Redskins aren't going to let the world know what RGIII will do until they know for certain that he can or cannot play.

    Minnesota Vikings

    CB Antoine Winfield (Knee)—Probable

    DT Kevin Williams (Illness)—Probable

    RB Adrian Peterson (Ankle)—Probable

    G Charlie Johnson (Back)—Questionable

    WR Jerome Simpson (Leg)—Questionable

    S Harrison Smith (Disciplinary)—Questionable

    LB Marvin Mitchell (Calf)—Questionable

    CB Andrew Sendejo (Ankle)—Questionable

    S Mistral Raymond (Ankle)—Questionable

    D'Aundre Reed (Calf)—Questionable

    Notes: Peterson's new ankle issues may be something to watch for, fantasy owners, but don't take him out of your lineups just yet. He should be a full-go for Sunday.

Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans

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    Green Bay Packers

    TE D.J. Williams (Undisclosed)—Questionable

    NT B.J. Raji (Ankle)—Questionable

    TE Jermichael Finley (Shoulder)—Questionable

    S Sean Richardson—Questionable

    LB Terrell Manning (Concussion)—Questionable

    RB James Starks (Toe)—Questionable

    DB Davon House (Shoulder)—Questionable

    Notes: With Cedric Benson out and James Starks questionable, the Packers all of a sudden have a huge hole at running back. 

    Houston Texans

    DB Alan Ball (Ankle)—Probable

    G Antoine Caldwell (Foot)—Probable

    RB Ben Tate (Toe)—Probable

    NT Shaun Cody (Back)—Questionable

    DE Antonio Smith (Ankle)—Questionable

    Notes: It appears as if Ben Tate will finally return to the lineup and give Arian Foster a break from carrying most of the snaps over the past two games. 

Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers

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    San Diego Chargers

    T Jared Gaither (Groin)—Questionable

    WR Eddie Royal (Hamstring)

    K Nate Kaeding (Groin)

    DB Shareece Wright (Ankle)

    DE Antonio Garay (Ankle)

    Notes: The Chargers need their kicker back as soon as possible. Nick Novak has been very inconsistent in his place. 

    Denver Broncos

    T Ryan Clady (Hamstring)—Probable

    WR Demaryius Thomas (Hip)—Probable

    LB Wesley Woodyard (Neck)—Questionable

    LB Keith Brooking (Concussion)—Doubtful

    Notes: Both Clady and Thomas have been limited in practice all week, but they should be a full-go for Monday night.