Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 6 (2019)
Welcome to the dreaded injury report. Professional football is a violent game, and your fantasy players are going to miss time because of it. Hopefully, you don’t have many names on this list.
Josh Gordon (WR – NE)
Back on Thursday, Josh Gordon’s leg was twisted awkwardly early in the game and he did return. Despite how it looked, Gordon is said to have escaped with a minor injury. Gordon may even play this week. Julian Edelman gets a bump whenever Gordon is out, and Jakobi Meyers would play more if Phillip Dorsett can’t get back on the field either.
D.J. Moore (WR – CAR)
The Panthers’ WR1 took a big shot to the chest and appeared to have the wind knocked out of him. D.J. Moore missed a handful of plays but ultimately returned. He’s fine.
Chris Godwin (WR – TB)
After having a relatively quiet game, Chris Godwin went down on a reception and stayed down. When they showed the replay, it didn’t look like anything happened. That proved to be true as Godwin returned shortly thereafter and dominated the remainder of the game. He’s fine.
Will Dissly (TE – SEA)
One of 2019’s best stories came to a screeching halt as Will Dissly tore his Achilles. Luke Willson took over as the primary tight end, but he is not fantasy viable. It’s a crushing blow to an already depleted position.
Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE)
The Browns’ quarterback missed a defensive series due to a hip injury but returned before the Browns got back on offense. Baker Mayfield now has two weeks to recover so he should be fine going forward, but it’s worth noting.
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO)
Already dealing with a swollen ankle from an injury sustained in practice last Thursday, Alvin Kamara tweaked his knee during the Saints’ gritty defeat of the Fighting Minshews. It is entirely possible Kamara sits out in an already uninspiring matchup at Chicago. Latavius Murray would dominate snaps and touches, but his upside, like anyone’s, is limited against the Bears.
Amari Cooper (WR – DAL)
Apparently the injury of 2019 is the quad. Amari Cooper is dealing with some sort of strain or contusion that occurred in the first quarter. His absence was felt as the Cowboys’ offense never got going. Michael Gallup is better served as the WR2 than the WR1, but he will be the target leader should Cooper miss any time.
David Johnson (RB – ARI)
The Cardinals’ RB1 was dealing with a back injury entering Sunday’s game. David Johnson did not play his full complement of snaps and was seen limping off the field at one point. However, he was in the game late in the fourth quarter and appears to be no worse for wear. With Chase Edmonds playing well, DJ is unlikely to see the volume he was earlier in the season, but he should be fine to play next week as a locked-in RB1.
Emmanuel Sanders (WR – DEN)
After catching one pass for no yards, Emmanuel Sanders departed with a knee injury and did not return. Post-game reports are that it is not serious, but given the short week with the Broncos playing on Thursday, conventional wisdom suggests he misses a game. DaeSean Hamilton will start in two-receiver sets for as long as Sanders is out.
Mike Williams (WR – LAC)
Late in the fourth quarter on Sunday night, Mike Williams limped off the field. It didn’t look overly serious. He should be fine.
James Conner (RB – PIT)
In and out of the game for most of the night, James Conner exited for good in the fourth quarter with a quad injury. The Steelers are already down Jaylen Samuels so if Conner can’t recover in time, Benny Snell will be the Steelers’ feature back for the immediate future. Snell is incredibly slow, but any running back seeing 50% of the snaps is worth owning. He will be the top waiver add if the reports on Conner are negative.