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Fantasy Football: Week 6 Injury Report
Fantasy Football: Week 6 Injury Report
Quarterbacks Matt Cassel (KC)--Cassel has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers after suffering from a concussion. Brady Quinn will get the start for the Chiefs this week in his absence. Alex Smith (SF)--Despite suffering a finger injury in the 49ers win over the Bills last week, Smith was a full participant in practice on Thursday. He will be listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Giants when the team releases their official injury report. Robert Griffin III (WAS)--Griffin was limited in practice on Thursday after suffering a concussion last Sunday and didn’t appear to have any issues. He will still need to be evaluated by the team doctors before being cleared to play on Sunday, so be sure to check on his status prior to the start of the game. Running Backs LaRod Stephens-Howling (ARI)--The Cardinals will likely have Stephens-Howling in their backfield on Sunday after he was able to be a full participant in practice on Thursday. He appears to be over the hip injury that has affected him the last few weeks and should be in the mix to get carries this weekend. Ben Tate (HOU)--After missing last week’s game with a toe injury, it appears Tate is on track to return to the Texans backfield on Sunday against the Packers. Tate had a good practice on Thursday, but we will see how the Texans feel when they release their injury report on Friday. Peyton Hillis (KC)--Hillis was unable to practice for the second straight day on Thursday and will likely miss yet another week as he deals with an ankle injury. Unless he is a full participant in practice on Thursday, don’t expect to see him take the field this weekend against the Buccaneers. Reggie Bush (MIA)--Bush was limited in practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury, but will likely be listed as probable for this week’s game against the Rams. He has been dealing with this injury for the last few weeks so expect him to play through any pain he may have. Daniel Thomas (MIA)--Thomas was unable to practice for the second straight day on Thursday after suffering a concussion last Sunday. At this point it doesn’t appear he will be cleared to play on Sunday so expect him to be ruled out once the team releases their injury report. Adrian Peterson (MIN)--After missing practice on Wednesday, Peterson was able to be a limited participant in practice on Thursday as he deals with an ankle injury. There is no reason to think that he will miss this week’s game, but be sure to monitor his status over the next few days. Brandon Bolden (NE)--Bolden was limited in practice on Thursday as he deals with a knee injury and will likely be listed as questionable for this week’s game against the Seahawks. This is the second week in a row that he is questionable heading into the weekend so expect him to be a game-time decision. Wide Receivers Miles Austin (DAL)--Austin was a full participant in practice on Thursday and appears to be over his latest hamstring injury. Unless he pulls the same hamstring during practice on Friday, expect him to be on the field when the Cowboys take on the Ravens this weekend. Demaryius Thomas (DEN)--Thomas is dealing with a hip injury and was limited in practice on Thursday, but is expected to play on Sunday against the Chargers. Unless something really bad happens between Friday and game time he will be on the field on Sunday. Titus Young (DET)--Yong was able to return to practice on Thursday after missing time on Wednesday with a knee injury. The injury does not appear to be serious, so expect him to be listed as probable once the Lions release their official injury report. Greg Jennings (GB)--Jennings did not practice again on Thursday and has yet to run full speed this week as he deals with a groin injury. He is going to need a good practice on Friday to have a chance as playing this weekend, so be sure to check his status tomorrow night. Percy Harvin (MIN)--Harvin was limited in practice on Thursday due to a sore hamstring, but owners should not worry about him missing time this weekend. Be sure to check his status after Friday’s practice to see if anything changes. Wes Welker (NE)--Welker was a limited participant in practice on Thursday while he deals with an ankle issue. Expect Welker to be listed as probable once the Patriots release their official injury report, but for now the injury does not appear to be serious. Hakeem Nicks (NYG)--The Giants are hopeful that Nicks will be able to play this weekend against the 49ers after being able to participate in individual drills on Thursday. He will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday so if you are considering using him this week, be sure to monitor his situation the rest of the week. Tight Ends Brandon Pettigrew (DET)--Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, it appears Pettigrew will be able to play this weekend against the Eagles. He is currently dealing with a knee injury, but it does not appear to be serious. Jermichael Finley (GB)--Finley missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday as he deals with a shoulder injury. If he practices on Friday there is a good chance he will play on Sunday, but since it is a late game it would be wise to bench him either way. Aaron Hernandez (NE)--Hernandez was able to practice for the second straight day on Thursday but was limited in his duties as he recovers from an ankle injury. It appears he will be able to play this weekend for the first time since the injury occurred in Week 2. Rob Gronkowski (NE)--Despite being limited in practice on Thursday, Gronkowski’s hip injury appears to be getting better. There is no reason to suggest he will miss time this weekend, so expect him to be on the field when the Patriots take on the Seahawks. Martellus Bennett (NYG)--Bennett was limited in practice again on Thursday as he continues to deal with a lingering knee injury. He played through the injury in last week’s win over the Browns and should be considered questionable for this week. Matthew Beck is a Fantasy Sports Columnist for Rotoinfo.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to e-mail him at email@example.com. Also follow him on Twitter @MatthewRBeck for up-to-date Q&A and fantasy information.