Another week is in the books. Unfortunately, plenty of injuries were part of an erratic Week 6 slate. Our Fantasy Football Injury Rundown goes though all the fantasy-relevant injuries you need to be aware of.
Here are the key fantasy-relevant injury situations we’ll be monitoring. Both for this week’s action and moving forward. Also, be sure to check out our Week 7 waiver wire and FAAB recommendations.
Dak Prescott (QB) Dallas Cowboys – Week 7 was always the timeline for Prescott’s return. His practice activities picked up last week and he’s expected to take starting QB reps on Wednesday. Assuming he’s back under center, Prescott will be a locked-in QB1 against a bottom-5 Detroit secondary.
Marquise Brown (WR) Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals are fortunate to be getting DeAndre Hopkins back from suspension this week. No. 1 wideout Hollywood Brown suffered a major foot injury and is expected to miss six weeks. Brown will avoid surgery but is expected to go on IR. The club also traded for Robbie Anderson, who has very little time to prepare himself for Thursday’s tilt.
Keenan Allen (WR) Los Angeles Chargers – A hamstring injury has now cost Allen five games. He was trending in the right direction last week and is tentatively expected to return this Sunday versus Arizona.
Carson Wentz (QB) Washington Commanders – Wentz fractured his thumb on Thursday, which helped explain the abysmal performance. Surgery was required and the veteran signal-caller will miss at least one month. Taylor Heinicke will take over as the starter for the next 4-6 weeks.
Russell Wilson (QB) Denver Broncos – As if the season wasn’t disappointing enough, apparently Russell Wilson merger from Monday night’s loss with a hamstring injury. Brett Rypien, who has a career 61.2 QB rating, would be next man up is Wilson is forced to miss time. For now, consider Wilson day-to-day.
Tua Tagovailoa (QB) Miami Dolphins – After missing most of three games, Tagovailoa has cleared concussion protocol and will be under center this week against Pittsburgh. Although rust could be a factor, Tagovailoa will be in a good spot facing a Steelers’ secondary ceding the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
James Conner (RB) Arizona Cardinals – Conner was unable to practice with a rib injury that kept him out last week. With Arizona playing Thursday, assume Conner will miss his second straight game.
Kenny Pickett (QB) Pittsburgh Steelers – Pickett was unable to finish Week 5 and is in the league’s concussion protocol. If he is unable to clear it in time for Week 7, Mitch Trubisky would start against Miami.
Michael Thomas (WR) New Orleans Saints – The Saints are really banged up right now and a short rest week won’t help. Reports indicated that Thomas’s foot was improving but it seems more likely that the club will hold him out once again. We’ll monitor his healthy and update the FullTime Fantasy Discord.
Jarvis Landry (WR) New Orleans Saints – Landry is probably less likely to play on a short week with an ankle ailment that has sidelined him since Week 5. New Orleans doesn’t have a bye until Week 14.
Cameron Brate (TE) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – A week after suffering a concussion, Brate had a scary next injury that turned out to be a sprain. Should Brate miss time, Cade Otton would see his snaps rise. Also, bring on the Gronk rumors.
Randall Cobb (WR) Green Bay Packers – A sprained ankle will keep Cobb sidelined for 2-4 weeks. Cobb is Green Bay’s primary slot receiver. His absence will likely mean more slot reps for Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs. But, the real benefactor here could be TE Robert Tonyan, who already boasts a 48.6% slot rate.
Darrel Williams (RB) Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals are due up Thursday, which makes it almost certain that Williams will miss another game with a knee injury. At this point, there is no real reason to keep the veteran back rostered.
Matt Prater (PK) Arizona Cardinals – With a short week on deck, the Cardinals signed Rodrigo Blankenship to the practice squad. This is a very good indication that Prater (hip) will miss Week 7.
Dustin Hopkins (PK) Los Angeles Chargers – Hopkins re-aggravated his quad injury on Monday. He played through the ailment but it is safe to assume the club will bring in a potential replacement this week.