Dynasty Injury Impact: Week Six

Austin DeWitt

A lot of dings this week along with a brutal Achilles tear. Unless you’re a Will Dissly owner you escaped week six without a season-defining injury. It’s that time of year where teams start deciding on whether to push for the playoffs or push for the 1.01. Let’s take a look at the injury news to help you decide which you are.

PSA: When I list a player in the “notable, but less significant” it can be for one of two things. Either the injury is insignificant or the player is. Can I say that?

All info contained in this article is from the great Matthew Betz, follow him @TheFantasyPT. He’s an orthopedic physical therapist and does injury analysis for The Fantasy Footballers. So, he is a great resource to follow for injury updates.


Baker Mayfield, CLE

Injury: Hip pointer

Timeframe: Day to day

Mayfield took a hit to the hip in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and was forced to the locker room for a short time. He was able to return but clearly played in pain. While hip pointers are very painful, the good news is that the Browns are on bye this week, so he will get an extra week to heal up before facing off against the elite Patriots defense.

Running Backs

Alvin Kamara, NO

Injury: MCL sprain

Timeframe: Day to day

59%. That was the number of snaps Kamara played last week, which was his lowest of 2019 so far. It was later revealed that he had suffered a sprained MCL. Now, Kamara should be good to go for week seven, but New Orleans did bring in Travaris Cadet for a workout. So, make of that what you will.

James Conner, PIT

Injury: Quad contusion

Timeframe: Week to week

Conner received a quad contusion late Sunday night against the Chargers and is now week to week. Like Mayfield, the good news is that he will be on bye next week so he will have ample time to heal up and be ready for a week eight smash spot against the Miami Dolphins.

Other notable injuries, although less significant for fantasy: Chris Thompson (foot sprain)

Wide Receivers

Amari Cooper, DAL

Injury: Quad contusion

Timeframe: Week to week

0.3, 0.8, or 1.3. That’s what you got out of Amari Cooper this week before he suffered a quad contusion similar to Conner’s. He was unable to return to the game. However, Cooper’s injury was actually a re-aggravation. The good news is that it’s not a long-term injury, but you may be missing the phenomenal Cooper for at least week seven.

Mike Williams, LAC

Injury: Undisclosed knee injury

Timeframe: Day to day

Despite being helped off the field late in the fourth quarter on Sunday night, it does not seem like this knee injury is a major concern. After all, he has been battling issues with this knee all year. Keep an eye on practice reports and honestly, it might be time to move on from Williams.

Josh Gordon, NE

Injury: Undisclosed knee injury

Timeframe: Day to day

Unsurprisingly, the Patriots have not been forthcoming with what exactly is going on with Gordon’s knee. Just take a look and it’s hard to see this not being a multi-week injury. However, we just don’t know. As always, you’re going to have to stay updated on his practice reports.

Other notable injuries, although less significant for fantasy: Emmanuel Sanders (knee soreness), Geronimo Allison (concussion), Marqise Lee (ankle sprain)

Tight Ends

Will Dissly, SEA

Injury: Torn Achilles

Timeframe: IR (season-ending)

A shining star at a black hole of a position is gone. We have seen Emmanuel Sanders somehow make a miraculous recovery from tearing his Achilles, but that is definitely the exception, not the norm. Dissly may never be the same again and his fantasy career may already be over.

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