Injuries and Waiver Wire week 6 2021
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WEEK 5 INJURIES
Joe Burrow (Throat): Burrow was taken to the hospital after Sunday's game with a possible throat contusion. Burrow has been released from the hospital and should be good to go for week 6.
Taysom Hill (Concussion): Hill took a nasty hit in the first half of Sunday's game and did not return. Hill was diagnosed with a concussion.
Daniel Jones (Concussion): Jones had to leave Sunday's game towards the end of the first half and did not return. Jones was diagnosed with a concussion.
Russell Wilson (Finger): Wilson suffered a dislocated finger injury and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Saquon Barkley (Ankle): Barkley is believed to have suffered a low-ankle sprain and his status for week 6 is up in the air at this time.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Knee): suffered an MCL sprain and is out for a few weeks.
Damien Harris (Ribs): Harris was forced to leave Sunday's game with a rib injury. Harris is considered day-to-day at this time.
Samaje Perine (COVID-19): The Bengals placed Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Quintez Cephus (Collarbone): Cephus left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. On Monday, Cephus was diagnosed with a broken collarbone. The Lions fear this is a season-ending injury.
Kenny Golladay (Knee): Golladay was ruled out with a knee injury in the second half of Sunday's game. After the game, it was reported that Golladay hyperextended his knee in the first quarter, tried to play through it, but ultimately could not. Golladay is expected to miss week 6.
Deonte Harris (Hamstring): Harris left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Tyreek Hill (Knee): Hill suffered a knee sprain toward the end of the game on Sunday night. Hill is not expected to miss any time.
Curtis Samuel (Groin): Samuel suffered a groin injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Samuel is considered week-to-week at this time.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (Shoulder): Smith-Schuster got knocked out of the game in the middle of the second quarter with a shoulder injury. On Monday, Adam Schefter reported that JuJu Smith-Schuster dislocated his shoulder, will undergo surgery, and be out for the season.
Sammy Watkins (Hamstring): Watkins left Monday Night's game with a hamstring injury.
Travis Kelce (Stinger): Kelce suffered a stinger in Sunday night's loss vs the Bills.
Adam Shaheen (Knee): Shaheen left Sunday's game early with a knee injury.
Maxx Williams (Knee): Williams injured his knee late in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs the 49ers and had to be carted to the locker room. On Monday, it was reported that Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury.
WEEK 6 WAIVER WIRE OPTIONS:
Taylor Heinicke (WAS): Taylor Heinicke has surprisingly scored the fifth most fantasy points per game among the quarterback position (51.28) over the last two weeks, and I expect the top-12 production to continue for at least one more week. In week 6, Washington faces off against Kansas City. The Chiefs are allowing 26.0 fantasy points per game (second most) and 307.0 passing yards per game (sixth most). I'm expecting Washington to be trailing for most of this contest, so look for Heinicke to be forced to pass more frequently in this one to keep up.
Carson Wentz (IND): In week 6, Carson Wentz and the Colts get a great matchup vs the Houston Texans. The Texans are allowing 280.8 passing yards per game (10th most) and 22.3 fantasy points per game (seventh most) to the quarterback position so far this year. Wentz scored 21.92 fantasy points in Miami in week 4 and is yet to play in week 5 as of this writing. I'm expecting Wentz to be able to move the ball against this Texans team in a divisional contest.
Mac Jones (NE)
Devontae Booker (NYG): Unfortunately, Giants running back Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury early in Sunday's game. As of this writing, Barkley is not expected to miss an extended period of time, but he may miss next week. The next man up for the Giants is veteran Devontae Booker. Booker filled in with 16 rushing attempts for 42 yards and a touchdown in week 5. Booker also caught three receptions for 16 yards and a receiving touchdown, totaling 20.80 fantasy points. In week 6, the Giants face the Rams. This is a slightly above average matchup for Booker, as the Rams are allowing 18.4 fantasy points per game to RBs this season.
Khalil Herbert (CHI): When Bears RB David Montgomery went down to an injury, it was widely expected that Damien Williams would step in and receive a majority of the RB touches. In week 5, we saw that was not the case. Rookie sixth round pick Khalil Herbert played meaningful snaps and performed very well. Herbert led the Bears in both rushing attempts and rushing yards in week 5, carrying the ball 18 times for 75 yards. Herbert may not see this same volume every week while Montgomery is out, but perhaps he has earned more touches moving forward.
Darrel Williams (KC), Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)
Kadarius Toney (NYG): Chances are, Kadarius Toney was already added in your league. However, if he is still available, he's a must add. Toney displayed why he was a first round draft pick in week 5, hauling in 10 receptions for 189 yards, before getting ejected for throwing a punch at a Cowboys player. It is unclear if Toney will face any discipline, but Toney is playing a huge role out of necessity for the Giants. New York is currently without Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton because of hamstring injuries, and this week, Kenny Golladay was forced to leave the game with a knee injury. If Toney keeps producing, maybe there is hope that he can earn a role even when the starters are healthy. That remains to be seen, though. For now, Toney is a great addition to your fantasy squads if he's available.
Quez Watkins (PHI): The wide receiver position is extremely thin on the waiver wire this week, so I had to do some searching for this one. One name stands out among what is available: Quez Watkins. Watkins has shown some flashes this season, including in week 5. Quez caught a long 53-yard pass on Sunday and finished the day with just three receptions for 48 yards receiving. Watkins faces off against the Buccaneers in week 6 in a game where Philadelphia is expected to be trailing. Tampa Bay is allowing the second most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season (34.1 FPPG), second most receiving yards (229.0) and the most receptions to receivers per game this season (19.8). Watkins could be a sneaky bye-week fill in if you are desperate.
Ricky Seals-Jones (WAS): With Logan Thomas being placed on injured reserve, Ricky Seals-Jones is the next man up for The Football Team. RSJ received eight targets, hauled in five receptions for 41 yards in his first start this season. Washington faces off against Kansas City in week 6, who is currently allowing the most yards per game to tight ends (87.0 yards per game). With bye weeks coming, Ricky Seals-Jones is a serviceable option in a great matchup.
Ross Dwelley (SF): Unfortunately, George Kittle was placed on short-term injured reserve on Friday with a calf injury and will miss at least three games. This opens an opportunity for backup TE Ross Dwelley. Dwelley has produced on numerous occasions in the past when Kittle needed to miss time, and I would expect more of the same moving forward. Unfortunately, Dwelley has a bye next week, but he can be used as a streaming option in the right matchups while Kittle is out.
Also Consider: Cameron Brate (TB)