NFL Week 6 Injury Report: Who Will Play, Who Will Sit?
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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WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Concussion)—Questionable
T Khalif Barnes (Groin)—Out
Notes: Heyward-Bey practiced on Monday, which is encouraging for his chances to start against the 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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.