Injuries and Waiver Wire Week 7


Week 6 Injury Report



Josh Allen – Bills QB Josh Allen briefly left Sunday Night’s game vs the Giants due to a shoulder injury. Allen was able to finish the game and play through the injury.

Justin Fields – Bears QB Justin Fields injured his finger in Sunday’s loss vs the Vikings. He reportedly wanted to come back into the game but could not grip the ball. X-Rays revealed no broken bones, per sources.

Jimmy GaroppoloJimmy Garoppolo left the game with a back injury in the first half. Garoppolo was taken to the hospital for the injury. Backup QB Brian Hoyer filled in for Garoppolo vs the Patriots.

Trevor Lawrence – Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence suffered a knee injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game vs the Colts and was unable to finish to the game. Lawrence is considered day-to-day and is believed to have avoided a serious injury. The Jaguars have a Thursday night matchup this week, so please monitor this situation closely.

Ryan Tannehill – Titans QB Ryan Tannehill needed to be carted to the locker room during the second half of Sunday game vs the Ravens. He suffered an apparent right ankle injury.



Damien Harris – Harris was stretchered off the field into an ambulance after suffering a neck injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s game vs the Giants.

Christian McCaffrey – 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey suffered an oblique in Sunday’s loss vs the Browns. He was unable to return to the game.

David Montgomery – Montgomery left Sunday’s game vs the Buccaneers due to a ribs injury. X-Rays came back negative, per sources. Craig Reynolds led the Lions’ backfield while Montgomery was out.

Ronnie RiversRonnie Rivers suffered a grade 3 PCL sprain and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks.

Kyren WilliamsKyren Williams has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, according to Adam Schefter. He is expected to miss week seven with this injury, but it is not a long-term injury.



Tyreek HillTyreek Hill briefly left Sunday’s game due to cramps, but he was able to return.

DK Metcalf – Seahawks WR DK Metcalf was able to return to the game after suffering a hip injury.

Chris Moore – Titans WR Chris Moore suffered a concussion and could not return to Sunday’s game vs the Ravens.

Alec Pierce – Colts WR Alec Pierce could not return vs the Jaguars after injuring his shoulder.

Deebo SamuelDeebo Samuel could not complete week six’s game vs the Browns due to a shoulder injury he suffered in the first half. According to sources, this is not considered a serious injury, but is worth keeping an eye on.

Laviska Shenault, Jr. – Shenault was unable to finish Sunday’s game vs the Dolphins due to an ankle injury.



None of note





Josh Dobbs - If you’re looking for someone who could produce low-end starting fantasy QB numbers with the upcoming bye weeks and recent quarterback injuries, take a look at Cardinals QB Joshua Dobbs. Currently ranking as QB15, Dobbs has been a serviceable backup fantasy QB this season. His best game came in week four at the 49ers. He had 265 passing yards, and 2 passing touchdowns, totaling 27.40 fantasy points. He had another game of 27 fantasy points back in week two vs the Giants. Those are likely the highest fantasy point totals he will see this season, but he will likely be scoring between 12 and 20 fantasy points in most weeks. He faces off against the Seahawks next week in what should be a divisional battle.

Also consider:

Matthew Stafford


Running Backs:

Jordan Mason – 49ers Star RB Christian McCaffrey suffered an oblique injury in Sunday’s game vs the Browns and could not return. The 49ers backfield will likely operate as a committee while McCaffrey is out, splitting touches between Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason. It was actually Jordan Mason led the 49ers backfield in touches after McCaffrey went down. Mason had five carries for 27 yards and a touchdown on the day. Given his recent success, Mason might have more upside than Mitchell.

Keaontay Ingram - James Conner was placed on short-term IR last week, and Ingram was the next man up. Ingram led the Cardinals in touches for week six, with 10 rushes for 40 yards. He appears to be the lead back over Emari Demercado, which is encouraging. Demercado had just two carries for 11 yards on Sunday. Keontay Ingram should be a useful flex option with the upcoming bye weeks and injuries.

Chuba HubbardChuba Hubbard had himself a solid game filling in for Miles Sanders. Hubbard had 19 rushes for 88 yards and a touchdown vs Miami. It’s unclear at this time how much time Sanders will miss, but Hubbard should be on most fantasy rosters. The only other Panthers running back to see meaningful touches was Raheem Blackshear, who had just five attempts for 18 yards on the day.

Elijah Mitchell - 49ers Star RB Christian McCaffrey suffered an oblique injury in Sunday’s game vs the Browns and could not return. The 49ers backfield will likely operate as a committee while McCaffrey is out, splitting touches between Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason. Elijah Mitchell did not do much in week six’s matchup, with just two rushes for -3 yards, but he has seen success in this role previously.

Also consider:

Zach Evans, Craig Reynolds, Salvon Ahmed, Tyjae Spears


Wide Receivers:

Rashee Rice - On Thursday Night, Rashee Rice was second in receiving yards for the Chiefs, hauling in four receptions for 72 yards. The Chiefs are looking for another consistent receiving option behind TE Travis Kelce, and Rice has had his moments this season. He’s scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four games for the Chiefs. Expect more big games in the future from Rice.

Curtis Samuel – Did you know that Curtis Samuel has scored 18.20, 18.50, and 14.20 fantasy points over the last three weeks, and currently ranks as the 35th receiver, pending Monday Night Football? The veteran is flashing some upside lately, scoring touchdowns in two of his last three games for the Commanders. He should be a low-end flex option during the next couple of weeks.

K.J. Osborn - Filling in as the primary Vikings receiver, K.J. Osborn had a below-average game. He had four receptions for 48 yards: 8.80 fantasy points vs the Bears. He will likely have better days ahead. Osborn is more than likely just a flex option at this time but could be a number three receiver in good matchups.

Quentin Johnston - Chargers receiver Joshua Palmer popped up on Sunday’s injury report and is questionable for Monday Night’s game vs the Cowboys. Should Palmer miss time or be limited, rookie Quentin Johnston is the next man up in Los Angeles. Johnston is the Chargers 2023 first-round rookie selection would receive an increase in targets if Palmer should miss any time. Johnston has not received his opportunity to shine just yet, but that could come soon, given the injuries to Mike Williams and potentially Joshua Palmer.

Also consider:

Jameson Williams, Robert Woods, Kendrick Bourne


Tight Ends:

Jonnu SmithKyle Pitts managers will not want to hear this, but Jonnu Smith has been a great fantasy tight end in most games so far this season. Smith has scored 10+ fantasy points in each of the last three games for the Falcons, with a ceiling game of 15.50 fantasy points in London vs the Jaguars. Arthur Smith will continue to be a pain in fantasy managers, but let’s roll with Smith in deeper leagues while he’s continuously being productive.

Michael Mayer – Raiders rookie tight end Michael Myer had his first breakout game in week six, gaining 75 yards and 12.50 fantasy points. He was touted as one of the top tight ends in this draft class, and perhaps this week was the beginning. He’s got a solid schedule of games coming up, @ CHI, @ DET, vs NYG and NYJ.

Also consider:

Jake Ferguson



CHI Bears vs LV

NO Saints vs JAX

LV Raiders @ CHI