The unfortunate reality of the NFL is that when players are allowed to go full speed, injuries are bound to happen. Week 6 of the NFL season was no exception. Now that fantasy football managers are updating their lineups for the coming week, several players have found themselves on the injury report, leaving their status for Week 7 in the air.
Update: For the most recent injury updates, make sure to check out our up-to-date Week 7 Fantasy Injury Report.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: QB update
How are the signal-callers faring?
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
On the final play of the team’s Week 6 game, Prescott injured his calf and was in a walking boot after the game. The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, and Prescott should not miss any time.
Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins listed Tua (ribs) as a limited participant on Wednesday’s [October 20] estimated practice report. Tua stated his ribs were sore following his return from the IR, but he is in no danger of missing Week 7.
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports Hill (concussion) isn’t participating in Thursday’s practice. Hill received a concussion diagnosis in Week 5.
Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, Garoppolo (calf) was the QB1 at the 49ers’ practice on Thursday. With Lance also battling an injury but seemingly further behind, Garoppolo should be the starter in Week 7.
Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
David Lombardi of The Athletic reports Lance (knee) is not participating in Thursday’s practice. Lance has yet to practice this week, and with the team coming off a bye, he seems unlikely to suit up.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: RB update
How is the injury bug affecting RB committees heading into Week 7?
Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals
Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site reports Edmonds (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday. Edmonds has been dealing with this shoulder injury for the past two games.
Damien Williams, Chicago Bears
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Williams (illness) is unvaccinated, meaning he won’t be able to clear the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols until Saturday at the earliest. Due to his status, Williams has a mandatory 10-day period in which he must remain away from the Bears.
Chris Evans, Cincinnati Bengals
Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals’ official site reports.
D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official site reports Swift (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. This has been going on since Week 1 and clearly is not a significant issue.
Sony Michel, Los Angeles Rams
For the second straight day, Michel (shoulder) did not participate in practice on Thursday. Head coach Sean McVay told Lindsey Thiry of ESPN he doesn’t believe Michel’s shoulder injury will affect his availability for Sunday’s game against the Lions.
Malcom Brown, Maimi Dolphins
Brown was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice due to a rib injury. He is questionable for Week 7.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports Barkley (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday’s practice. Barkley is making progress but is not expected to play in Week 7.
Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks
Collins is dealing with a glute and hip injury but did practice on Thursday. He is questionable for Week 7 against the Saints.
Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports Gibson (shin) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday. After sitting out Wednesday’s session, Gibson has slowly begun to ramp up his workload ahead of the game in Green Bay.
WR Injury Update for Week 7
News for pass catchers is essential in PPR leagues; these are the fantasy-relevant WRs currently on the NFL’s Week 7 injury report.
Sammy Watkins, Baltimore Ravens
Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports Watkins (thigh) didn’t practice Thursday. He is trending towards missing his second game in a row.
Terrace Marshall Jr., Carolina Panthers
Marshall (concussion) did not practice Thursday and has not seen the field since suffering a concussion in Week 6. He will need to pass the NFL’s concussion protocols before he can play.
Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Robinson (ankle) had a limited practice Thursday. Robinson entered Week 6 with the same injury but played on 93% of the Bears’ offensive snaps.
Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
Mooney (groin) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday. He has been labeled as questionable since Week 3, so it is hard to take much from this.
Nico Collins, Houston Texans
Per the Texans’ injury report, Collins was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice due to a foot injury. Collins was on the IR from Weeks 3 through 5 but made his return in Week 6.
Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have placed Campbell on the IR after sustaining a foot injury in Week 6.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
According to the Colts’ injury report, Hilton (quad) did not practice on Thursday. Per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis, Hilton indicated that he’s “50-50” for Sunday night’s game against the 49ers.
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports Hill (quadriceps) won’t participate in Thursday’s practice. He’ll go down as a non-participant on the injury report for the second day in a row, but Hill is expected to suit up Sunday.
DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports Parker (shoulder/hamstring) was a limited participant Thursday. Parker was also listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s estimated practice report.
Preston Williams, Miami Dolphins
Williams (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.
Kenny Golladay, New York Giants
Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports Golladay (knee) didn’t practice Thursday. Raanan indicated he doesn’t expect him to be available for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Kadarius Toney, New York Giants
Raanan reports Toney (ankle) wasn’t spotted at practice Thursday. Current expectations are that he will not play in Week 7.
Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Shepard (hamstring) was a limited participant at Thursday’s practice. Shepard previously sat out in Weeks 4 and 5 with a hamstring injury but played last week. He was not on the initial injury report, so there is concern that Shepard suffered a setback.
Darius Slayton, New York Giants
Rosenblatt reported Slayton (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Slayton was a limited participant all of last week but was held out of the game out of an abundance of caution. They are hopeful he plays in Week 7.
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brown (ankle) wasn’t present for Thursday’s practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He has been a DNP for the second day in a row and is currently questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans
Brown (illness) didn’t practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site reports. He also missed practice on Wednesday as he continues to deal with food poisoning.
Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans
Wyatt reports Jones (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Thursday. Jones did not practice Wednesday after leaving Monday night’s game early after appearing to re-aggravate his hamstring.
Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team
McLaurin (hamstring) had a limited practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. He did not participate Wednesday — it appears they are limiting his reps to give him extra time to heal.
Dyami Brown, Washington Football Team
Jhabvala reports Brown (knee) had a limited practice Thursday. He is questionable for Week 7.
Curtis Samuel, Washington Football Team
Samuel (groin) was a non-participant at Thursday’s practice. He is expected to miss Week 7 as he struggles with a groin injury he sustained in June.
TE Injury Update for Week 7
Which tight end injuries should we be mindful of when setting our fantasy lineups?
Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills
Knox underwent surgery Tuesday [October 19] to repair his fractured hand and is expected to miss a few weeks, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report. The Bills have a bye in Week 7, so the hope is he only misses one game.
T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official site reports (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Hockenson was a DNP Wednesday, but it appears to be a maintenance issue more than anything.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Per the Chiefs’ injury report, Kelce (neck) was a limited participant in practice Thursday. Kelce was also limited Wednesday, but he does not appear in danger of missing Week 7.
Evan Engram, New York Giants
Engram was listed as a non-participant in Thursday’s practice due to a calf injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Like Shepard, Engram was a new addition to the Giants’ injury report on Thursday. This means the Giants’ No. 1 RB, No. 1 TE, and four WRs were all either DNPs or limited participants.
Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
Despite being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Goedert (illness) didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice. He was working off to the side during the open portion of practice. Goedert had been away from the team since October 12 after testing positive for the COVID-19.
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gronkowski (ribs) was a non-participant at Thursday’s practice per the team’s injury report. He has yet to play since Week 3 as he recovers from cracked and fractured ribs and a punctured lung.
O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard (ankle) had a limited practice Thursday. He is expected to play in Week 7 and could be in line for a sizeable role with both Gronkowski and Brown questionable.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team
Seals-Jones (quadriceps) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. He was a non-participant in Wednesday’s practice but is expected to suit up in Week 7 against Green Bay.