2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact

by Dylan Small
2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact

Week 6 of the NFL season has come and gone. If you didn't get to watch NFL games on Sunday you picked a bad week to miss. The Week 6 matchups were very exciting and mostly competitive.

Sunday Night Football highlighted the Sunday slate of games and it turned out to be a good one. The Patriots took on the Chiefs in primetime in a game that lived up to the hype. Mahomes and Brady continuously traded scores as the Patriots won on a game winning field goal.

Another exciting game was the Dolphins - Bears game. After a hard fought game between both sides the game went into overtime. The Dolphins drove down the field and were inside the five when they decided to hand it to Kenyan Drake. Drake fumbled at the one yard line and the Bears took possession.

The Bears went on to miss a field goal and the Dolphins drove back down the field and hit a game winning field goal of their own. Kenyan Drake was able to breath a sigh of relief as he was taken off the hook for the potential dolphins loss.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact

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Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills

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Allen injury his right elbow on a third quarter pass to Kelvin Benjamin. He stayed in the game for one play but eventually left the game and did not return. Nathan Peterman replaced Allen and immediately threw a pick six. This led to Houston taking the lead and ultimately winning.

If Allen is unable to go in Week seven, the Bills will have to decide between Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson. If I was the Bills and Allen was unable to go, I would start Derek Anderson because I feel he is the one who gives you a realistic shot to win the game.

Peterman has been atrocious, this may sound brutal but it is completely true. He has set NFL records for his exceedingly high interception rates and has just plainly looked terrible in the games he has played in.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Ridley finally cooled off as he went for 47 yards on three receptions as the Falcons went on to beat the Buccaneers by a score of 34-29. Ridley left in the first half after suffering an ankle injury. He will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

Mohamed Sanu, another Falcon's Wide Receiver, left the game with a hip injury. These injuries caused Austin Hooper and Julio Jones to see increased targets. Because of the increased target share, Hooper was able to catch nine targets for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Seeing Ridley walking on the sidelines after the game was a good sign. As a result, I think Ridley will be fine and return to action in Week seven. Austin Hooper becomes an even better streaming option if Ridley is unable to go.

Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets

Enunwa injured his right ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's game. He would not return. He will undergo an MRI on Monday. Terrelle Pryor came into the game and replaced Enunwa.

Terrelle Pryor was also injured as he aggravated his groin. This will leave the Jets thin at Wide Receiver for Week seven if neither of these guys are able to go. Look for Jermaine Kearse to have a big game.

If Pryor and Enunwa are ruled out, Kearse becomes a streaming option. His ceiling will be very high coming off a good performance. Kearse will also benefit from Darnold starting to get comfortable in the offense and playing better.

Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

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Kupp was injured again in Week six after suffering a concussion in Week five. This time it was a knee injury. An awkward tackle led to Kupp being carted off of the field. He eventually returned to the field but ultimately sat out the remainder of the game.

Kupp will undergo testing on Monday to determine the extent of his injury. For me personally, I don't think that he will miss much time. The fact that he was able to come back in the game after getting carted off is a good sign and something that you don't see very often.

With the injury to Kupp, the Rams relied more heavily on Todd Gurley and the ground game. This turned out to be a good game plan as Gurley rushed 25 times for a career high 208 yards and two touchdowns. I expect Kupp to play in Week seven but it will just depend on the MRI results.

If Kupp isn't able to go, Robert Woods will have a boost as a primary pass catcher and Todd Gurley will have a boost in the running game. If Kupp is out, the Rams will likely rely heavily on Gurley once again because he is the best back in the league and because of their success in Week six.

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