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Week 6 NFL Injury Report and Fantasy Football Impact

It was a busy week on the injury reports around the NFL, and especially difficult ones to swallow in cities like Atlanta where Julio Jones went down for the season and in Indy where Ahmad Bradshaw was placed on injured reserve.

Julio Jones
Julio Jones

Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) in the rain before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy week on the injury reports around the NFL, and especially difficult ones to swallow in cities like Atlanta where Julio Jones went down for the season and in Indy where Ahmad Bradshaw was placed on injured reserve. Let’s take a look at all the latest injury updates around the league and how they will affect your fantasy football lineups this week.

Arizona:

Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring): Fitz continues to be a frequent flyer on the injury report but he’s played each week despite his sore hammy. He’s been limited by it on the field though and hasn’t surpassed 80 yards in a single game this season.

Baltimore:

Marlon Brown (thigh): Brown missed last week’s game and remains limited in practice but is expected to play on Sunday against the Packers.

Jacoby Jones (knee): Jones, out since Week 1, remains limited in practice but says he’s ready to play on Sunday. He’s still questionable though so don’t get your hopes too high.

Buffalo:

Stevie Johnson (back): Johnson hasn’t practiced this week as he had to attend to a death in his family so it’s unclear whether his back is good to go for Sunday’s game. Check on his status over the weekend since he’s only expected to rejoin the team on Saturday.

C.J. Spiller (ankle): Spiller remains limited in practice by an ankle injury but is expected to play on Sunday against the Bengals.

E.J. Manuel (knee): Manuel has a ligament sprain in his knee and is expected to miss at least a month, leaving Thad Lewis as the Bills starting quarterback.

Carolina:

Greg Olsen (foot): Olsen was back in full practice on Thursday and is expected to play against Minnesota.

Chicago:

Martellus Bennett (knee): Bennett has been limited all week and will be a gametime decision against the Giants.

Cleveland:

Chris Ogbonnaya (concussion): Ogbonnaya returned to full practice and is a go for Sunday’s game against Detroit.

Dallas:

Miles Austin (hamstring): Austin is back in full practice and is expected to return on Sunday against the Redskins.

Detroit:

Calvin Johnson (knee): Calvin remains limited and will be a gametime decision on Sunday so keep an eye on the XN Sports Twitter feed.

Tony Scheffler (concussion): Scheffler hasn’t practiced this week and is not expected to play on Sunday which could make Joseph Fauria a sneaky play if Calvin doesn’t go.

Green Bay:

James Starks (knee): Starks is still not practicing with a knee injury and will not play on Sunday against the Ravens.

Houston:

Arian Foster (thumb, chest): Foster remains limited in practice but is fully expected to play once again.

Andre Johnson (shin): Johnson hasn’t practiced at all this week and will be a gametime decision against the Rams. If he doesn’t play, DeAndre Hopkins is a must-start.

Jacksonville:

Blaine Gabbert (hamstring): Gabbert isn’t practicing and will sit on Sunday, leaving Chad Henne to take on Denver.

Marcedes Lewis (calf): Lewis hasn’t practiced all week and isn’t expected to play once again on Sunday.

Cecil Shorts (groin): Shorts hasn’t practiced this week but is likely to play on Sunday against Denver.

Kansas City:

Jamaal Charles (toe): Charles returned to practice on Thursday and is fully expected to play against the Raiders.

Donnie Avery (shoulder): Avery has been limited this week but is expected to play against Oakland.

Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee): Fasano, along with Travis Kelce, still haven’t practiced so Sean McGrath will start at tight end once again.

Minnesota:

Christian Ponder (ribs): Ponder is back in practice and has been cleared to play but the Vikes will start Matt Cassel on Sunday.

New England:

Danny Amendola (groin): Amendola remains limited in practice but is expected to play once again on Sunday against the Saints.

Brandon Bolden (knee): Bolden is also limited in practice but has played through his knee injury and is expected to once again on Sunday.

Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm): Gronk has been cleared to return and is expected to start on Sunday.

Aaron Dobson (neck): Dobson is limited with a neck injury but is expected to play through it once again.

Stevan Ridley (knee): Ridley is still listed as questionable and has been limited in practice but the fact that he’s back at practice is good news.

New Orleans:

Lance Moore (hand): Moore is still not practicing with a hand injury and is not expected to play on Sunday.

Mark Ingram (toe): Ingram is back at practice but remains limited and will be a gametime decision on Sunday.

New York Giants:

David Wilson (neck): Wilson is out for Thursday’s game against the Bears and will miss multiple weeks.

Brandon Myers (ankle): Myers is listed as questionable and will be a gametime decision tonight against the Bears.

New York Jets:

Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring): Holmes isn’t practicing and it’s unclear when he will return but he’s not going to play on Sunday against the Steelers.

Chris Ivory (hamstring): Ivory remains limited and is questionable for Sunday’s game. He played through the injury last week though.

Mike Goodson (illness): Goodson has been limited with an illness but is expected to play on Sunday.

Kellen Winslow (knee): Winslow still doesn’t practice inbetween games but he’s made every contest so far and is expected to play against the Steelers.

Oakland:

Darren McFadden (hamstring): McFadden practiced for the second straight day on Thursday and is expected to return against the Chiefs.

Rashad Jennings (hamstring): Jennings practiced on Thursday and will likely suit up against the Chiefs.

Marcel Reece (knee): Reece has been limited in practice once again but he played on Sunday and is expected to go again against the Chiefs.

Philadelphia:

Michael Vick (hamstring): Vick is practicing but he’s limited. There’s a sliver of a chance that he could play on Sunday but Nick Foles is the likely starter.

San Diego:

Ryan Mathews (concussion): Mathews hasn’t been cleared but he has until Monday so it’s possible he could suit up.

Seattle:

Zach Miller (hamstring): Miller hasn’t practiced this week and will be a gametime decision against the Titans.

St. Louis:

Zac Stacy (ribs): Stacy returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday.

Tampa Bay:

Mike Williams (hamstring): Williams has been limited in practice but is expected to play against Philly.

Tennessee:

Jake Locker (hip, knee): Locker remains out and Ryan Fitzpatrick will start once again against the Seahawks.

Shonn Greene (knee): Greene is still not practicing and is not expected to play in Week 6.

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