NFL Fantasy Football: How Week 6 Injuries May Impact Your Week 7 Line-Up
Week 6 included brutal hits that knocked some key players sideways combined with a bountiful of
hamstring injuries, groin injuries, and recurring injuries. So fellow fantasy owners you have the week 7 bye
week to contend with and today also marks the trade deadline. WHEW! While injuries are part of the
game there seems to be a rash of injuries (Green Bay Packers, anyone) that are causing extreme action
on the waiver wire. So here are 5 injuries that may demand you pay particular attention to your week 7
Also remember when going frantically to the waiver wire keep an eye on replacement injuries to non-key
players that could affect your pick up decision!
A Healthy Eddie Royal Movin an Grovin at Mile High Stadium
5. In the fifth position is Eddie Royal. There are lots of injuries both minor and major out there, but Royal
is owned by 71.5% of fantasy fans...so an injury will be a big deal. Week 7 the Broncos play the much
hated Raiders (who have their own injury problems). For six weeks Royal has 13 receptions, 175 yards
and 1 TD. Josh McDaniels is being tight lipped about the injury. Keep an eye out. Playing the Raiders in
Denver is huge for the Broncos so expect Eddie Royal to show up if healthy.
Oakland Raiders Running Back Darren McFadden
McFadden has shown glimpses of greatness, but he has also missed two games already this season.
McFadden says he will test his hamstring Wednesday. Coming into Denver Sunday the Raiders appear
to be going with their number three quarterback Kyle Boller. This may mean lots of hand offs to
McFadden and Bush. You will want to play McFadden if healthy...so keep a close eye out on what he
says about his hamstring.
49ers Tight End Vernon Davis
Forget the fact that the Niners have only won one game. Forget the fact that the Carolina Panthers have
not allowed a tight end to score a touchdown this season. This is Vernon Davis and he is always a
number one option for tight end. He has 78 receptions, 348 yards and 3 TDs on a team that is struggling
Davis' MRI revealed a contusion on his knee. Listed as day to day it is hard to see Davis sitting out this
Patrick Crayton The Healthy San Diego Charger
week 7 the Chargers face the Patriots. Floyd has a hamstring injury and is not expected to play. Gates
has a toe/ankle injury but also has an 85 regular season starting streak on the line. And Nate Kaeding
has all but conceded week7. The Charges notoriously slow starters aren't getting faster with these
injuries. Look to pick up Patrick Crayton for Floyd if needed this week. Gates is a necessity and will
probably keep his starting streak alive.
Eagles DeSean Jackson and Falcons Dunta Robinson The Aftermath
No hit from week 6 was felt more universally than the hit Dunta Robinson handed to Philadelphia Eagles'
meet the Titans in week 7. There is actually no timetable for when DeSean Jackson can return. When
looking for a waiver wire replacement, think long term but act short term.
With injuries and bye weeks all you can do to keep your head above water is be the waiver wire king.
Keep up on your injuries and remember an injury to one position has ripple effects throughout the team,