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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) returned from injured reserve prior to Sunday's game against the Jaguars. In the contest, he completed 33 of 47 pass attempts for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed three times for an additional 22 yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: This was Tagovailoa's first game since his early exit in Week 2. He looked very strong despite not having DeVante Parker, Will Fuller, or Preston Williams at his disposal. The 23-year-old falls into the low-end QB2 category and should be rostered in all superflex or dynasty leagues. He'll oppose a struggling Falcons secondary next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin rushed five times for nine yards against the Jaguars on Sunday. He also caught just two of six targets, picking up an additional five yards through the air.

Fantasy Impact: This was a major dud from Gaskin after he totaled 99 yards and two touchdowns last week. The 24-year-old has been very inconsistent, rendering him hard to trust. Going forward, fantasy managers should approach Gaskin with caution. He falls into the low-end RB3 range for now.

Category: Game Recaps


Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed rushed seven times for 22 yards against the Jaguars on Sunday. He also turned two targets into one catch for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Ahmed led all Dolphins running backs in both touches and scrimmage yards. That's not saying much, though, considering it was a sour day all around for the Miami backfield. Ahmed can be left on waivers in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown rushed five times for 24 yards against the Jaguars in London on Sunday. He also caught one pass for an additional seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: Brown led all Miami running backs in rushing yards during the contest, which was a surprise after he did not touch the ball in Week 5. Still, 31 scrimmage yards isn't much to write home about. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Carolina Panthers wide receiver Shi Smith (shoulder) is officially active and will make his NFL debut against the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith will make his NFL debut on Sunday after missing the first five weeks of the season due to a shoulder injury. He is active for the first time this year. The 22-year-old is buried behind DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, and Terrace Marshall on the Panthers' wide receiver depth chart. Smith is mainly a stash in dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is officially active for the team’s Week 6 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Shepard has missed the team’s last two games with a hamstring injury. (Source: Matt Lombardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shepard caught 16 passes through the first two games of the season, but then caught just two of his three targets in Week 3 and missed Weeks 4 and 5 with a hamstring injury. He did not have an injury designation coming into Sunday and should return to his role as one of quarterback Daniel Jones’s top targets.

Category: Transactions


Chargers RB Larry Rountree III is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Ravens. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Justin Jackson's return caused this move. It means Joshua Kelley is ahead of Rountree on the team's depth chart. Rountree is only worth rostering in deeper dynasty leagues for now.

Category: Transactions


Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is officially active for the team’s Week 6 matchup against the Rams after leaving Week 5 with a concussion. (Source: Matt Lombardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones appeared to suffer a significant concussion in Week 5 as he stumbled on his way back to the offensive huddle after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit, but he was cleared by a neurologist and was not given an injury designation on Friday. Jones only has four touchdown passes through the first five weeks of the season, but he has rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns to boost his fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Ravens RB Ty'Son Williams is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Chargers. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman, and Le'Veon Bell will split touches in this one. Murray should once again be the lead back, which makes him the only one worth considering for fantasy purposes today. Williams can be cut in standard 12-team fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions


Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is active for the team’s Week 6 matchup against the Houston Texans and will make his season debut after missing each of the team’s first five games with a neck injury. (Source: Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not only is Hilton making his debut, but he is also playing in his first game with new quarterback Carson Wentz. Michael Pittman Jr. has emerged as Wentz’s favorite target through the first five weeks, while Zach Pascal has settled in as his No. 2. There is certainly room for Hilton in this passing attack, but he may need a couple of games to work back into game shape and is not someone fantasy managers should start this week.

Category: Transactions


Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is officially inactive for the team’s Week 6 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams at home. Slayton had been listed as questionable with a hamstring injury after missing each of the team’s last two games. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants are banged up on offense, and running back Saquon Barkley and fellow wideout Kenny Golladay were both ruled out with injuries earlier in the week. With Slayton and Sterling Shepard out in Week 5, rookie wideout Kadarius Toney broke out with 10 receptions on 13 targets for 189 yards. Slayton will now miss a third straight game, while Toney and Shepard are both active.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman (groin) is officially active and will play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bateman will make his NFL debut after missing the first five weeks of the regular season following core-muscle surgery in mid-August. The 27th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft could have an expanded role in the Ravens offense with fellow wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) ruled out for Week 6. Devin Duvernay and James Proche should also see an uptick in targets while Watkins is sidelined. Fantasy managers should temper expectations in Bateman's debut, and the rookie is mainly a dart throw in deep league formats this Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) is officially active and will play in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Gilbert Manzano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams experienced knee swelling and was unable to practice this week. He went through pregame warmups without an issue and is all systems go for Week 6. Williams averages 11.5 air yards per target and owns 26% of the team's target share, ranked 17th among all wide receivers. The 27-year-old has produced for fantasy managers this season, hauling in 31-of-51 targets for 471 yards and six touchdowns over five games. Williams is currently 10th among all wideouts in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (shin) is officially active and will play in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Source: Ben Standig on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gibson was limited in practice this week with a shin injury but is all systems go Week 6 against the Chiefs. Despite reportedly dealing with a stress fracture in his shin, the 23-year-old has yet to miss a game. Kansas City has been dreadful against the run and ranked 29th in DVOA this season. Fantasy managers can start Gibson as an RB1, and he's currently 11th among all running backs in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington Football wide receiver Terry McLaurin (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Source: Ben Standig on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin popped up on the injury report Friday with a new hamstring injury, but all systems go for Week 6. The 26-year-old has been terrific for fantasy managers and is 11th in fantasy points scored among all wide receivers this season. He owns a whopping 33% of the team's target share (ranked third among all WRs) and averages 12 air yards per target. McLaurin is set up for another big day against a Chiefs defense that is 26th in DVOA against the opponent's top target. "Scary Terry" is currently seventh among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates


Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is officially active and will play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. (Source: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Cook was removed from the injury report and will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers. He missed Week 5's win over the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury. The Panthers have been tough against the run and rank second in DVOA. In the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings, Cook is currently ninth among all running backs, and fantasy managers can start him as an RB1 in Week 6 despite the tough matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is suggesting Browns RB Kareem Hunt (knee, wrist) will get "more work than usual" but could be on a pitch count in Week 6. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This report is confusing. Nick Chubb (calf) is already ruled out, which means Hunt should see the bulk of the workload. However, Pelissero is reporting that Browns HC Kevin Stefanski told him that Hunt is "beat up" and doesn't "want to kill" him. Stefanski also noted that Hunt "looked good" at Friday's practice and will "get more work than usual" against the Cardinals. How much more is the question. Hunt is a locked and loaded starter in all fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Giants WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) is expected to play in Week 6. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Barring a setback," Toney is in line to play in Sunday's exploitable matchup with the Rams. Toney has been one of the bright spots in New York's offense and must continue to do so sans Saquon Barkley to give the team a fighting chance. Toney has drawn 9+ targets and one rushing attempt in each of his past two games. Even with Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton's anticipated return, Kenny Golladay is ruled out, opening up the opportunity for Toney. What's more, when all are healthy, Toney has played himself on to the field. Slayton could be the odd man out when all are available.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Patriots are "optimistic" that RB Damien Harris (ribs) will play in Week 6. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Patriots are "optimistic" about Harris' playing status against the Cowboys, nothing is certain. In fact, Rapoport noted that the team does have "good feelings" about Harris. That's nice to know but really doesn't help his fantasy managers. Monitor Harris' player updates up until game time for a better word on his status.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Broncos RB Melvin Gordon III (hip) is expected to play in Week 6. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon is dealing with a hip issue but is in line to play in Sunday's matchup with the Raiders. While Gordon is sharing time with Javonte Williams, he's still playing 30+ snaps per game. It is important to note that Gordon is coming off back-to-back games with 11 touches, both season lows. It could be injury or it could be the pendulum swaying in Williams' favor. Either way, Gordon's matchup with the Raiders is a favorable one. He could be deployed in your Flex spot. With all the injuries to running backs and bye weeks starting, you may not have a better option.

Category: Injury Updates