Recapping the Injuries week 6 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal
This was a brutal NFL week when considering all of the injuries we saw and the severity of some of these injuries. Some big names suffered injuries, some of which will miss an extended amount of time, others not as long, and others will miss the remainder of the season. Weeks like these are tough to digest as fantasy owners, but also as fans of the sport. Below are some of this week’s injuries and the impact they may have.

Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants: Beckham was carted off of the field and after seeing the replay, it was pretty clear that he was badly hurt. He suffered a fractured ankle and will miss the remainder of the season because of it. This is terrible news for the Giants and ODB, as he was off to another solid season. Barring any setbacks he should be ready for next season and should once again be considered as one of the top receivers on draft day.

Brandon Marshall – Giants: Marshall was also carted off the field on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury. After initial reports suggested that he will miss multiple weeks due to the injury, it was later announced that he too will require season-ending ankle surgery. This is a tough blow for this offense and Marshall. He will be 34 years old next season.

Sterling Shepard – Giants: It was clearly a rough Sunday for Giants receivers as Shepard was also knocked out of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. He is currently considered day-to-day with the injury and his status for Week 6 is up in the air. The good news is that he had an MRI on Monday, but luckily, nothing serious was found. He will likely operate as the Giants No. 1 receiver once he returns to action with all the other injuries to this group.

DeVante Parker – Dolphins: Parker suffered what is being considered a minor ankle injury on Sunday. His availability for Week 6 against the Falcons is in question, but initial report suggest that the injury will not keep him out of this contest. The Falcons have allowed a touchdown in three consecutive games to opposing receivers, so this shapes up to be a nice matchup for Parker, assuming he gives it a go. Keep an eye on his status during this week’s practice. If he misses any time, Kenny Stills gets a fantasy boost.

Jordy Nelson – Packers: Nelson missed the Packers final and game-winning drive with a hamstring injury, but it is being reported that he is fine and is not expected to miss any time due to the injury. Soft tissue injuries tend to be tricky, however, so this is something that certainly needs to be monitored throughout the week, but barring setbacks, he should be OK for Week 6 against the Vikings.

Stefon Diggs – Vikings: Diggs briefly left Monday night’s game and was worked on by trainers in the sidelines. He was able to return, but is dealing with some type of groin issue. It is a situation worth monitoring, but not one worth getting too concerned about.

Dwayne Harris – Giants: Harris will miss the rest of the season with a fractured foot. He was mainly a special teams player, but this is yet another receiver that went down for the Giants.

Tyler Boyd – Bengals: Boyd suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday’s win over the Bills and is expected to miss multiple weeks. The second-year receiver has been a non-factor for the Bengals this season, catching just six passes for 43 yards in four games. There is no reason why he should be owned in re-draft leagues at this time.

Chris Conley – Chiefs: I was watching the Chiefs game on Sunday night and had never seen a calf move like Conley’s did and it appeared that he was in a lot of pain. It was later reported that he tore his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. He was doing a decent job for the Chiefs, with 11 catches for 175 yards. Albert Wilson should see an increased role with Conley on the shelf.

Bilal Powell– Jets: Powell did not play in the second half of Sunday’s game after straining his calf and is currently listed as day-to-day. It is worth noting that he only played in 32 percent of the snaps prior to the injury, so he was already seeing fewer reps for some reason. Rookie Elijah McGuire figures to see a heavy workload in Week 6 against the Patriots should Powell miss any time.

Terrance West – Ravens: West aggravated a calf injury and is expected to miss some time. It is unclear exactly how much time he will miss exactly, but the only thing reported is that it will not be an extended amount of time. West has fallen to the third back in the Ravens depth chart, so healthy or not he offers little fantasy appeal at this time.

Matthew Stafford – Lions: Stafford is dealing with quad and ankle injuries, but is not expected to miss any time because of the injuries. He was able to play through them, which is a positive sign for his Week 6 availability. The Lions head to New Orleans to take on one of the worst defenses in the league, so assuming he is active, Stafford should be deployed in all formats. It worth keeping a close eye on him during practices this week, but for now there is no need to panic if you own him.

Sam Bradford – Vikings: Bradford was removed from Monday night’s game after being sacked several times and walking with a noticeable limp. He did not look good from the start of the game, appearing as if he was not fully healthy and not comfortable in the pocket. We should know more about his status throughout the week, but he could need some more time to recover from the knee injury.

Charles Clay – Bills: Clay was carted off Sunday’s game against the Bengals after sustaining a knee injury. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday morning and will miss multiple weeks. This is a tough blow for the Bills who are already lacking pass-catchers. Clay was off to a solid start this season, scoring two touchdowns and also having a 100+ receiving yard game. The Bills will have to rely on Zay Jones and Brandon Tate until Jordan Mathews is able to return.

Travis Kelce – Chiefs: Kelce suffered a concussion on Sunday night against the Texans. He will need to clear the league’s concussion protocol before getting back on the field. The Chiefs play Pittsburgh in Week 6 and could use Kelce in this contest. It is worth keeping a close eye on his status throughout the week and his progress heading into next week’s game.