2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact

by Mike Bonni
2023 Fantasy Football Injury Impact

Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact article.

Well, Week 5 turned out to be worse than we thought. Four players were put on the IR. This includes Justin Jefferson, De'Von Achane, Khalil Herbert, and James Conner.

As you know by now, Raheem Mostert (17-115-2, 3/3-17-1) must be started in every format.

As for Justin Jefferson, replacing him is practically impossible. Hopefully, to those who roster him, you can weather the storm till he gets back.

The Cardinals' backfield is a mess, so leaving them on the bench is ideal.

It's worth mentioning that Miles Sanders, Daniel Jones, and Jahmyr Gibbs were all ruled out for Week 6. I think it is safe to say that we are going through a rough patch.

If you thought Week 6 would be kind to us, you were wrong. We got lit up this week and there are six teams on bye weeks in Week 7!

Continue reading the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact article for the latest news.

2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Impact

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Trouble In San Francisco

Christian McCaffrey, RB (Oblique) and Deebo Samuel, WR (Shoulder)

Christian McCaffrey (11-43-0, 3/3-9-1) was on his way to another dominating performance, but an oblique injury took him out of the game. We do not know how serious this injury is, so please monitor moving forward.

If he does miss time, Jordan Mason (5-27-0) will get the "bulk" of the work. Rostering him is a must now. Although Elijah Mitchell (2- (-3)-0) did nothing, he should still be rostered.

Deebo Samuel (1/0-0-0, 2-11-0) was ruled out of the game with a shoulder injury. Once again, Deebo Samuel finds himself on the injury report.

News came out that the injury wasn't serious. Expect him back for the next game. If he does miss time, Jajuan Jennings (4/2-26-0) can be rostered in deep leagues. Brandon Aiyuk (10/4-73-0) remains the "alpha" in the passing game, you can start him as a WR3/Flex option moving forward.

Depletion Of RBs

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David Montgomery, RB, Detroit Lions (Ribs)

The RB position keeps getting thinner. David Montgomery (6-14-0, 1/1-19-0) was ruled out of the game with a rib injury. He did not return.

David Montgomery missing time would be a huge blow to fantasy managers. Jahmyr Gibbs (Hamstring) has been dealing with injuries himself, which leaves Craig Reynolds as the lead back. He rushed the ball 10 times for 15 yards, Reynolds also added two catches for 28 yards.

I suppose you can roster him, but starting him is not an option.

QB's Dropping Like Flies

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Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (Hand)

Justin Fields (6/10-58 0-1, 8-46-0) was ruled out with a hand injury. It was announced that he couldn't grip the ball, this is why he didn't return to the game.

The good news is that the hand is not broken. The bad news is that he could still miss time. If that's the case, Tyson Bagent would be next in line. In relief of Fields, Bagent completed 10 of 14 passes for 83 yards and one touchdown.

Do not pick him up.

The only wideout you were starting from this team was D.J. Moore (8/5-51-0), his life just got much more difficult. He should still be in your lineups, just temper expectations.

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Knee)

Trevor Lawrence played the whole game (20/30-181 2-1) but suffered a knee injury. The severity of this injury is unknown at this time, so you MUST monitor this situation next week. With Lawrence playing Thursday, it's possible he will miss the game.

I, on the other hand, think Trevor Lawrence will tough it out and play. That's boring to say though, so let's wonder what it would be like without him there on TNF.

C.J. Beathard would get the start. This shouldn't have to be said, don't pick him up. This would be a huge blow to the pass catchers, but you should still start your studs (Ridley).

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (Ankle)

Ryan Tannehill, once again, was useless on Sunday. He completed eight of 16 passes for 76 yards and an interception. He shouldn't even be in your starting lineups for SF leagues now. Tannehill did have to leave the game with an ankle injury, leaving Malik Willis to try and get the win against the Ravens (he did not). The severity of Tannehill's injury is unknown at this time, so you should monitor this.

I expect Ryan Tannehill to miss a game or two. With that being said, Malik Willis will get the start. He should not be in your starting lineups. I would like to say we might see a Will Levis sighting, but that's a pipe dream right now.

If this is the case, this is a blow to the pass catchers. Deandre Hopkins (5/1-20-0) wouldn't even be worth a flex spot, while all the other nobodies in this group can be dropped.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (Back)

Jimmy Garoppolo was productive, to put it best. He completed 14 of 22 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately, he had to leave the game with a back injury.

Of all the QB injuries, this is the one I am most worried about. With the news out that Jimmy Garoppolo was sent to the hospital, I expect time to be missed for him. Let's hope he is okay.

Brian Hoyer (6/10-102 0-0), who got them a win, should get the start moving forward. Again, do not pick him up unless you are in desperate need in SF leagues.

You should temper expectations on all Raiders for now, but you should still be starting your studs. This includes Josh Jacobs (25-77-0, 5/2-16-0), Davante Adams (5/2-29-0), and Jakobi Meyers (7/5-61-1). Yes! He is turning into a fantasy stud, deal with it.

Must Monitor

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D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (Hip, Ribs, Wrist)

As it turns out, D.K. Metcalf (10/4-69-0) is not a superhero. He gets injured just like everyone else, but right now, he is dealing with a multitude of ailments. After dealing with a rib injury for most of the season, Metcalf ended up having to go to the locker room for a hip and wrist injury.

Clearly, the injuries aren't serious enough to keep him out of games so this is a positive. The negative is the fact that the Seahawks are turning into a running team, so Metcalf will have to be efficient to keep his WR2 status.

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