With Week 5 of the NFL season behind us, we once again have a laundry list of injuries on our hands heading into Week 6. There were some tough losses like Rashaad Penny, Tee Higgins, Damien Harris, and James Conner this week and we’re going to have to examine each injury and how it pertains to our fantasy football teams. Let’s dive into the fantasy football injury report for Week 6.



2022 NFL Injury Report Week 6

NFL Quarterback Injury Report

Russell Wilson, DEN - Shoulder

After the Week 5 overtime loss to the Colts, Russell Wilson underwent a procedure on his shoulder as he’s been playing with a partial tear over the past two weeks. Maybe the procedure is exactly what the doctor ordered and will help him turn into the quarterback we’ve known over the last decade, and not the guy who looks utterly lost through the first five weeks of 2022. There’s nothing to suggest he’ll miss any time on the field, but we’ll need to see what takes place at practice this week as Denver’s bye week isn’t until Week 9.


Dak Prescott, DAL - Thumb

Dak Prescott was asked how he was and labeled himself day-to-day and said he’s excited to get to work in Week 6. It’s expected that he should begin to start throwing to his receivers and there’s nothing set and stone for Week 6, he’ll need to throw in order to get on the field this week. With Cooper Rush continuing to win, there is absolutely no need to rush Prescott back.


Carson Wentz, WAS - Shoulder

Although the Commanders didn’t have official practice on Monday, anytime a team is on a short week and has a Thursday game they release a practice report. Carson Wentz was a surprise limited participant at practice due to a shoulder injury. We’ll see if that hinders him at all with the team playing on Thursday night. Check back on Tuesday’s practice report.


Baker Mayfield, CAR - Foot

After the shellacking the Panthers took in Week 5 at the hands of the 49ers, we saw Baker Mayfield in a walking boot. He had X-rays on his foot after the game and the results came back negative. Mayfield has found out he has a high-ankle sprain and is set to miss some time according to Ian Rapoport.


Teddy Bridgewater, MIA - Concussion

After leaving Sunday’s game due to concussion-like symptoms, Teddy Bridgewater was actually cleared by the doctors administering tests on the sidelines, but due to the new protocols in place, was not allowed back into the game. The NFL has a “spotter” in place and because the spotter saw Bridgewater stumble, he was kept out.


Jameis Winston, NO - Back

Jameis Winston has missed back-to-back games but he’s seemingly getting better according to head coach, Dennis Allen. Allen has mentioned he wants Winston to be fully healthy before getting back on the field. He doesn’t want to “ride that rollercoaster each and every week.” We’ll see if Winston can get back on the practice field this week before committing to him for Week 6.


Sam Darnold, CAR - Ankle

It’s worth giving Sam Darnold’s name a shout with the latest news on Baker Mayfield spraining his ankle. Darnold is eligible to come off injured reserve, but as of one week ago, there was still no word on his status and if he’d be back anytime soon. The latest report came from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.




NFL Running Back Injury Report

James Conner, ARI - Ribs

2022 has not been very kind to James Conner as it was in 2021. He had been dealing with an ankle injury but from one injury to the next, Conner suffered a ribs injury in Week 5 that removed him from the game. Conner isn’t new to injuries and hasn’t once played a full season, missing two or more games in each season he’s been in the league, which he’s now in the sixth season of his career. If Conner is saddled by any type of injury that keeps him out, Eno Benjamin is going to see a big uptick in work.


Rashaad Penny, SEA - Lower Leg

It is another extremely unfortunate break for Rashaad Penny as he’s been diagnosed with a fractured fibula, which likely ends his 2022 campaign. A campaign that actually looked quite good before the injury. With Penny out, the next man up is Kenneth Walker III, who nearly played a whole bunch of snaps once Penny went down.


Jonathan Taylor, IND - Ankle

We’re not going to get any updates from head coach Frank Reich in regards to Jonathan Taylor today, and possibly not Tuesday either. Taylor missed his first game since high school this past week with a sprained ankle. Not only that, it was his first missed PRACTICE since then too.


D’Andre Swift, DET - Shoulder

D’Andre Swift missed the previous two games and weeks of practice with a shoulder injury so to say this bye week couldn’t come at a better time is an understatement. The plan, when Swift first got hurt, was to bring him back the week after the bye, so Week 7, which would give him three weeks off. To this day, that’s still the Lions' plan barring a setback.


Damien Harris, NE - Hamstring

Before Damien Harris was ruled out on the Patriots' Week 5 win against the Lions, he only saw four carries for 11 yards. The injury was serious enough to rule out for the remainder of the day which lead to the Rhamondre Stevenson breakout game. If Harris is to miss anytime, which is obviously a possibility considering it’s a hamstring injury, Stevenson has RB1 upside.


Nyheim Hines, IND - Concussion

This past Thursday night saw Nyheim Hines start as the featured back for the Colts with Jonathan Taylor out, but he couldn’t make it out of the first series of the game. He left with a concussion and stumbled his way to the sidelines. With a few extra days of recovery, maybe we see Hines play in Week 6, but with the recent focus on head injuries, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him sit either. Let’s wait and see how practice plays out this week.


Damien Williams, ATL - Ribs

The elephant in the Atlanta backfield room is what happens when Damien Williams is back? Matter of fact, what happens when both he and Cordarrelle Patterson is healthy? That’s a question we’ll have to wait and see about until they’re both back on the field. That said, Williams is eligible to come off injured reserve this week, so we’ll have to see how things play out in practice and if it looks like he’ll be back in Week 6.


Gus Edwards, BAL - Knee

This past week, for the first time in 13 months, Gus Edwards got onto the practice field after he was activated from the PUP list. There’s no word about when Edwards will return, but considering how long of a road it’s been to get back onto the practice field, expect Baltimore to take their time with him.


Darrel Williams, ARI - Knee

Something interesting that came from Arizona’s Week 5 loss is that it wasn’t only James Conner that got hurt in the Arizona backfield. Darrel Williams left Sunday’s game with a knee injury as well. If Williams’ injury is less serious than Conner’s and he can return, he could be a sneaky waiver wire add, but we’ll need to know more as the week progresses because he too is dealing with a knee injury, as mentioned up top.




NFL Wide Receivers Injury Report

Tyreek Hill, MIA - Foot

It’s worth mentioning that at the end of the Jets and Dolphins game, Tyreek Hill was stepped on and was seen wearing a walking boot later that day. He came into the game questionable too. That being said, Hill was asked after the game how he felt and he said he felt fine.


Tee Higgins, CIN - Ankle

It would’ve been nice to know that Tee Higgins’ ankle was a serious problem. He played in just 10 of the Bengals' 30 offensive snaps in the first half of Sunday Night’s game and then didn’t play again in the second half. The Bengals did nothing to suggest Higgins would be on some sort of pitch count or that the injury was actually concerning. We have to monitor the ankle in practice this week. The Bengals head coach has officially listed Tee Higgins as day-to-day.


Chris Olave, NO - Concussion

After leaving Sunday’s game, rookie Chris Olave has officially been placed in concussion protocol as of Monday. Head coach Dennis Allen said he’s in good spirits, but this obviously puts a damper on Olave’s status heading into Week 6. He could get through all the jumps and hurdles before Sunday, but with all of the new provisions surrounding concussions, we’ll have to see about that.


Michael Thomas, NO - Toe

After the Saints ruled Michael Thomas out for Week 5, there were conflicting reports about how bad and serious his injury was. Some reports were saying it was very bad, but then something came out suggesting Thomas could be back for Week 6. The latter is seemingly the truth, and we could see his return in a decent spot against the Bengals.


Rashod Bateman, BAL - Foot

Head coach Jim Harbrough always gives us a straight up answer, doesn’t he? Like when asked if Rashod Bateman will be back in Week 6 he said he’d love to see him back. What does that mean? You’d love to see him but you won’t? You’d love to see him and think we will? This doesn’t really give us much insight into Bateman’s status, so we’ll need to see him practicing this week to figure out if he’ll be back.


Drake London, ATL - Knee

There is a little concern about Drake London’s knee as he was seen having it looked at on the sidelines of the Falcons' Week 5 loss, but London himself said that it’s fine. It’s something to monitor during practice this week.


Julio Jones, TB - Knee

It never ends with Julio Jones. Death, taxes, and Julio Jone's knee issues at this point of his career. There’s a chance Jones ends up being put on IR, but head coach Todd Bowles has been quoted as saying “we'll play that by ear. We’ll see how serious he’s hurt. We’ll play it week-by-week right now. We’ll come to a decision at some point.” Doesn’t sound too optimistic about Jones right now.


Jarvis Landry, NO - Ankle

The thought was that Jarvis Landry was going to play during the Saints Week 5 win, but that didn’t transpire. Head coach Dennis Allen said he just wasn’t quite ready, which implied he’s close. We’ll see how things play out at practice this week and if Landry will be able to play in Week 6.


DJ Chark, DET - Ankle

Much like D’Andre Swift, it’s been speculated that as long as there are no setbacks, we’ll see DJ Chark back on the field after the Lions Week 6 bye week. If that’s the case, the Lions will have their full arsenal of weapons available to them. Chark has missed each of the last two games for the Lions.


Isaiah McKenzie, BUF - Concussion

After missing their Week 5 contest with a concussion, Isaiah McKenzie is still in concussion protocol starting off the week. There’s no word on whether or not he’ll be cleared to play in Week 6, but if he’s not, the Bills have a Week 7 bye week to give him a little extra time to get back.


Christian Watson, GB - Hamstring

Christian Watson left Sunday’s game in London with some type of hamstring injury and did not return. His role has already been diminishing over the past couple of weeks with the Packers wide receiving corps getting healthier and healthier by the day, but this is a big blow to any rapport he was looking to build with Aaron Rodgers. We’ll see how serious the injury is during practice this week.


Odell Beckham Jr., FA - Knee

It was reported by NFL Network’s, Ian Rappoport, on Sunday, that Odell Beckham is targeting a mid-November return. There are a lot of contenders looking for one more piece to the puzzle to help make a stretch run and I’m not sure Beckham will have an issue finding work when he’s healthy. Depending on where he lands will really determine his fantasy value. Maybe, just maybe, you can begin looking at Beckham as an IR stash.


NFL Tight End Injury Report

Darren Waller, LV - Hamstring

After injuring his hamstring in the first quarter of Monday Night Football, Darren Waller came out of the tunnel at halftime in street clothes and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Waller has been plagued with injuries since the start of 2022 and even when he’s been on the field he has not been all that productive. We’ll see how serious this is, but it’s a tough blow to fantasy owners who didn’t even get a point from Waller in Week 5.


Kyle Pitts, ATL - Hamstring

There’s no new news on Kyle Pitts, but things can literally only get better than they have been. He hasn’t been productive on the field, injured with a hamstring, and his coach is using him as a tight end. With Drake London a little banged up, maybe Pitts will be forced into a bigger role in Week 6. We need the practice reports on him, however.


Pat Freiermuth, PIT - Concussion

It’s been noted a couple of times, but with Pat Freiermuth suffering a concussion, it’s his third one in just his second season in the NFL. That’s really scary and with the NFL installing a new concussion protocol, it’s likely Freiermuth is going to miss some time. He was removed from the game and almost immediately diagnosed with a concussion. 


Dalton Schultz, DAL - Knee

We don’t have anything officially on Dalton Schultz’s knee injury, but it didn’t look great from the video we saw. Schultz has had an injury-riddled start to his 2022 and even when he’s been on the field, the rapport he has with Cooper Rush is NOT the same as it is with Dak Prescott. That’s for sure. We’ll have to see how serious the injury is moving forward, but it kept him from returning from Sunday’s game.


Logan Thomas, WAS - Calf

Everything pointed to Logan Thomas suiting up in Week 5 until he didn’t, which was a little confusing, but hey, injuries happen. After going through his pregame workout, it was deemed he couldn’t give it a go and so, he missed Week 5. The Commanders are a good passing attack and if Thomas can get on the field, he has a chance to be a low-end TE1, but staying on the field has seemingly been an issue the last few seasons. Thomas was listed as a limited participant in practice on Monday.




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