The injuries have been piling up the past two weeks as we approach Sunday of Week 6. Unfortunately for my fellow writers documenting running back and wide receiver injuries, there is a lot to cover. And I mean, a lot. But on the quarterback and tight end front, things are surprisingly calm and predictable. So let’s run through the QB and TE injury report to see where things stand in fantasy football.
Make sure to check out our most up-to-date Week 6 NFL injury report to see who will be playing and who is out this week.
Fantasy Football QB Injury Report
Which QBs show up on the injury report heading into Week 6?
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
The all-world Kyler Murray has been battling a shoulder injury. More pressingly, there have been reports of illnesses on Arizona’s roster. Keep an eye on this situation ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Cleveland.
Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa is not on the injury report and is expected to make his first appearance since Week 2. It will be welcome news for whichever Dolphins receivers are still healthy (note: some are). Jacoby Brissett has actually performed admirably given the obstacles he’s faced — including having to face the Bills and Bucs — and in recent weeks, he has found his groove. Now, Tua will pick up where he left off, trying to make the case that he can be this storied team’s franchise QB.
Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
Last week at this time, it was revealed that Baker Mayfield had been playing with a partially torn labrum. Then, he went out and threw for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns while finishing as Week 5’s QB7. So . . . I guess he’s moved beyond that partially torn labrum.
Mayfield will face the undefeated Cardinals next, and he won’t have Nick Chubb to help anchor the running game. However, I believe Mayfield will be throwing even more than the 32 passes he threw last week, supporting an offense that (with Chubb) has averaged a league-high 35 rushing attempts per game.
Fantasy Football TE Injury Report
Here’s the latest TE injury news and its potential impact.
T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
The snaps are there. But T.J. Hockenson’s knee injury has been nagging him for a while. He’s earned 3 or fewer targets in two of the past three games. Assuming he gets healthy sooner rather than later, he would be one of the best buy-low TEs around, especially with Lions WR Quintez Cephus on the shelf. Tread carefully this week if you’re rostering Hockenson, and go bananas trying to trade for him if you’re not.
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
It’s a bye week for San Francisco, but it’s worth reminding readers that George Kittle is eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 9.
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There was some thought Rob Gronkowski might suit up this past Thursday night, but it was not meant to be. Still, there’s a decent chance he’ll return in Week 7, meaning his value will climb once the dust settles on Week 6 and managers turn their attention to the next slate of games.