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NFL week six injuries

We are only hours away from the start of week 6, but we can’t relax yet. With all of the relevant injury designations, weather and news, we have to stay focused. This article will cover the NFL week six injuries, news, and final lineups. This information will be continuously updated until the 1:00 PM EST kickoffs.

NFL Week Six Injuries:

Last Updated: 10/14 12:55 PM EST

Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU – Active

Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA – OUT

Leonard Fournette, RB, JAX – OUT

Adrian Peterson, RB, WAS – Active

Isaiah Crowell, RB, NYJ – Active

Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL – OUT

Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN – OUT

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN – OUT

Chris Thompson, RB, WAS – OUT

T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND – OUT

Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS – OUT

Paul Richardson, WR, WAS – Active

Martavis Bryant, WR, OAK – Active

Rashard Higgins, WR, CLE – OUT

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA – Active

John Ross, WR, CIN – OUT

Josh Doctson, WR, WAS – Active

Eric Ebron, TE, IND – Active

Greg Olsen, TE, CAR – Active

O.J. Howard, TE, TB – Active

Jack Doyle, TE, IND – OUT

Nick Vannett, TE, SEA – OUT

Tyler Kroft, TE, CIN – OUT

NFL Week Six Weather:

Last Updated: 10/14 12:55 PM EST

According to NFL Weather, there are two games likely to be impacted by weather, both of which are in the afternoon window. Flurries are expected during the Los Angeles-Denver game along with a 24-degree temperature at kickoff. Light rain is expected during the Baltimore-Tennessee game.

NFL Week Six Other News:

Last Updated: 10/14 12:55 PM EST

Deshaun Watson will be playing through a cracked rib and bruised lung against the Bills.

Dalvin Cook is reported to be limited to 20-25 offensive snaps in today’s game against the Cardinals.

Nyheim Hines’ workload is expected to decrease with Marlon Mack expected to start against the Jets.

LeSean McCoy is not expected to be traded to the Eagles, per Ian Rapoport.

Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have clear concussion protocol and both are expected to play.

NFL Week Six Final DFS Player Pool:

Last Updated: 10/14 12:55 PM EST


Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston

Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston are obvious this week. On this Sunday’s main slate, Ryan and Winston are playing in the game with the highest total and both defenses have been among the worst against the pass. Both quarterbacks will be highly owned with Winston likely being the most popular of the position group.

When it came to selecting my pseudo-GPP quarterback, I was struggling. I didn’t want to pay up to Cam Newton or Ben Roethlisberger and bargain shopping didn’t feel right either. Then, Russell Wilson presented himself. Wilson has yet to have a monster game thus far, and against a truly bad Raiders defense, he’s prime for a breakout performance. He’s also yet to use his legs consistently, which may limit his upside but will definitely suppress his ownership.

I have replaced Russell Wilson with Andrew Luck on my third lineup because I have increased my exposure to Chris Carson. Also, Luck has been a volume monster, attempting 59 and 62 passes in his last two games. He’s slightly more expensive, but that wasn’t a huge deal after pivoting down to Carson.

Running Backs:

Todd Gurley, T.J. Yeldon, Chris Carson, Jordan Howard

Selecting my running back pool was easy. Once the next slate was released, I immediately knew Todd Gurley and Jordan Howard would be on every lineup. Gurley and Howard have two of the best matchups on the board of any running back this Sunday. I’m hoping Gurley’s $9,500 price tag will give us a small relief in ownership but I’m not getting my hopes up. What I’m so excited for is to watch Jordan Howard run all over the Dolphins at single digit ownership. The last image of Tarik Cohen out producing Howard before their week five bye is giving us an incredible discount at $6,200.

T.J. Yeldon and Chris Carson took me until Saturday morning to establish. Yeldon at $7,100 is still a good value given his workload, but the Cowboys defense is not a doormat by any means. And, the Cowboys offense is among the slowest in the NFL in pace. Meaning, Dallas runs one play per every 29.42 seconds, which is 29th. Pace matters because the slower Dallas plays, the fewer opportunities Yeldon will likely get.

Chris Carson is normally a player I would shy away from. While he has a great matchup against Oakland, his workload is limited by Seattle’s love affair with Mike Davis. However, my love of one high priced wide receiver led me to Carson given his $6,400 price.

As stated above, I have replaced T.J. Yeldon with Chris Carson on all lineups. This was mainly the result of a change at tight end. The $700 savings allowed me to adequately address the tight end position.

Wide Receivers:

Julio Jones, John Brown, Tyler Boyd, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers

Julio, freaking, Jones. This is the single best matchup he’ll have all year. He’s playing against the woeful Buccaneers at home. In this exact situation last season, Jones caught 12 passes for 253 and two touchdowns. I specifically remember this slate because I had zero shares of Jones and will not make that same mistake.

The lower priced wide receivers are the result of paying up for so many other positions. I am confident in John Brown, Tyler Boyd, and Quincy Enunwa despite disappointing DFS owners last week. Two of these three players their teams’ number one receiving option, and the other will play in a high total game against a dynamic offense. Chester Rogers is the interesting play. I wasn’t aware of how involved Rogers has been in T.Y. Hilton’s absence. In his last two games, Rogers has caught 16 passes on 22 targets for 151 yards. In a game with no Hilton and a banged up Eric Ebron, I love the $5,700 receiver.

Once again, these lineup changes are the result of my shift at tight end given that O.J. Howard is expected to play.  I don’t like having more than one receiver from any given team in any combination of my cash games.

Tight Ends:

Cameron Brate, C.J. Uzomah

If O.J. Howard is active, I will likely make a change at this position. If he’s not, I’m all in on Cameron Brate. Brate has a documented rapport with Winston, especially in the red zone. Brate has already had two touchdowns removed for offensive pass interference already. In a game with the highest total on the main slate and potentially no competition for snaps, Brate is going to be the Buccaneer I have the highest exposure to.

This change is totally based on Howard’s status for the game. If we learn that he will be inactive, I will go back to Brate no questions asked. Until then, I’m not taking any chances, so I’m paying up to C.J. Uzomah. With Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft out, Uzomah is the only game in town at tight end and is playing against a team that has been susceptible to the position. 

Defense/Special Teams:

Chicago Bears

This is fairly simple. The Bears are the number one fantasy defense and are playing against one of the most anemic offenses in the NFL. The Dolphins are tied for 16th in sacks allowed with 11, and are tied for fifth in giveaways with 9. Conversely, the Bears are second in sacks and tied for second in takeaways. Not to mention, Ryan Tannehill is questionable for the game. So if by some miracle Tannehill doesn’t play, this Bears defense will post one of the highest scores of the year.

NFL Week Six Final DFS Lineups:

Last Updated: 10/14 12:55 PM EST

NFL week six injuries

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NFL week six injuries

The first two lineups are represented equally among my 50/50 contests. The third lineup is being used in all my single entry contests between 100-1,176 people. And just for full disclosure, I am playing in one large field, single entry tournament as well as one large multi-entry tournament using all three of these lineups.


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