For our Week 6 injury report, DFS players will want to focus on the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. With an Over/Under of 46 points, this game could go back and forth.
And with a starting quarterback and receiver out, other receivers on the Vikings could be sneaky starts.
Let’s jump right in and take a look at the injury news for this week…
Week 6 Injury Report
Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
Bradford played in Week 5, but he only attempted 11 passes. Still dealing with a knee injury, the 29-year old quarterback has been ruled out for Week 6.
Case Keenum will get the start, and he will lean heavily on Kyle Rudolph and Adam Thielen. Running back Jerick McKinnon should also see a lot of looks as a receiver against the Green Bay Packers.
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
Mariota was able to practice on Friday, but he’s most likely going to be a game-time decision for the Monday matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
Even if he does start, he will be less than 100%.
One way to play this is to add Jacoby Brissett to your bench. That will allow you to wait until Monday to see if Mariota can play and still have a replacement if needed.
Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
Montgomery practiced all week, but he was not tackled during those practices. If he does play, he’s going to be limited.
Last week, rookie Aaron Jones was fed the ball 19 times and turned those carries into 125 rushing yards. He also scored a rushing touchdown and caught one pass for nine yards.
But even as the starter, this isn’t an ideal matchup. The Minnesota Vikings have allowed the third-fewest Fantasy points to running backs this season.
Paul Perkins, New York Giants
Perkins was ruled out for Week 6 against the Denver Broncos on Friday.
With the receiving core for the Giants decimated, Shane Vereen should see a ton of short passes and rack up Fantasy points in PPR leagues.
Bilal Powell, New York Jets
Powell has a strained calf and will be a game-time decision against the New England Patriots. He didn’t practice this week, so we can assume he won’t play.
Rookie Elijah McGuire and Matt Forte will split the workload.
Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
Diggs is dealing with a groin injury and will miss Week 6.
As mentioned above, that should open things up for Rudolph, Thielen, and McKinnon against the Packers.
Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
Maclin is questionable with a shoulder injury, but he should be able to suit up against the Chicago Bears.
Maclin hasn’t been much of a Fantasy asset this season since posting a 4-31-1 stat line in Week 2, but he did catch six passes for 43 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 5.
Kenny Britt, Cleveland Browns
Britt was ruled out in Week 5, and it looks like he will sit again in Week 6 with a groin and knee injury.
With Kevin Hogan getting the start against the Houston Texans, it’s not advised to start any receiver for Cleveland in Week 6.
DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Parker didn’t practice this week and will probably be on the sidelines on Sunday.
Jarvis Landry and Julius Thomas should see more targets as a result.
Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have a bye this week, but we wanted our readers to know they can drop Eifert right now. He is out for the year after deciding to get season-ending surgery on his back.
He will be a free agent in 2018, and the Bengals will most likely move on from him.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Kelce is dealing with a concussion, but coach Andy Reid expects him to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.
The 28-year old tight end has caught at least seven passes in three out of his last four games, and he’s recorded at least 98 receiving yards during that time frame.
Now that you’re all caught with our Week 6 injury report, also make sure to check out the video below before setting your DFS lineup.
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