The injuries continue to mount, and many owners are facing decision they didn’t think they would have to. Should I start Larry Fitzgerald or T.Y. Hilton in week 6? Tom Brady or Chad Henne? There are no simple solutions, and sometimes you just want to bounce your lineup off someone else to get a little perspective. Well, we have the perfect place – our Fantasy Advice Forums. There, we keep the fantasy discussion going year ’round, and answer all lineup, trade, sit/start, and waiver wire advice questions. Be sure to sign up and take advantage of our free community, which is one of the fastest growing fantasy football forums on the web today.
Let us take a look at some of the key injuries listed on this week’s injury report, and whether or not you should start or sit them in week 6. Remember, this article was published on Saturday, and a lot can change between now and kickoff. Log in to the forums for the most up to date information from our Senior Fantasy Football writer – Mike Sherman, as well as other members of our NFL writing team.
All 3 RB’s are listed on the week 6 injury report. Jennings and McFadden are both questionable, with Reece probable. If Jennings and McFadden both missed Sunday’s game, Reece would be a decent flex play, but we won’t likely have their game day status known until an hour or two before kickoff. Check back in the forums, but all 3 are looking like they should be on your fantasy bench at this point.
Donnie Avery – Kansas City Chiefs
Avery has been dealing with a shoulder injury this week, and is probable for week 6. He should be just fine, and is a low WR3 in standard 10 and 12 team leagues. I actually like him more this week than Dwayne Bowe thanks to Alex Smith‘s noodle arm.
Brown was a revelation early in the season, but owners forget that was because of the injury to Jones. If Jacoby returns this week he will clearly deflate Brown’s value, while Brown is a low end WR3 if Jones is out – mostly thanks to decent matchup with the Packers
C.J. Spiller – Buffalo Bills
Spiller’s dinged up season continues, as he deals with an ankle issue heading into week 6. Facing a tough Cincinnati defense, and Fred Jackson slowly gaining the upper hand in the timeshare, it looks like Spiller is a player to avoid this week. Clearly, some owners will have no choice but to run him out there and hope he finds the end zone, but it looks like 10-12 touches is the ceiling for C.J. as the Bills limit his touches once again.
Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
Johnson was a surprise scratch in week 5, and is questionable for week 6. He is likely to play (according to a Lions’ beat writer), and is an obvious must start if in the game. His start/sit status also affects Matthew Stafford who looked absolutely lost without his stud WR in week 5, and faces a tough Browns secondary in week 6. Make sure you check back for Megatron’s status on Sunday.
Andre Johnson – Houston Texans
Johnson has a juicy matchup with the St. Louis Rams defense this week, but is currently listed as questionable thanks to a nagging shin injury. Look for DeAndre Hopkins to step up in the event that Johnson is unable to go on Sunday. True gameday decision here.
Alright those are the most pressing injuries I could find off this week’s injury report. Join us in the forums Sunday morning as we gear up for another week of NFL action.