Before Week 6, fantasy football owners are once again checking “injury updates,” and there are a lot of wide receivers available this week (Dalton Schultz, Rashod Bateman and James Conner)
Week 6 fantasy injury updates: Dalton Schultz, Rashod Bateman and James Conner
UPDATE: Schultz has been removed from the Cowboys’ final injury report.
Schultz (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday ahead of the Cowboys’ game against the Eagles in prime time.
In last week’s win over the Rams, the veteran tight end reportedly aggravated his sprained PCL.
Schultz injured his knee in the second quarter and returned briefly before leaving the game. This season, the 26-year-old has nine receptions for 80 yards on 17 targets.
However, he has only received four targets and zero receptions in the last two weeks.
If Schultz plays on Sunday, he won’t be worth starting because the Eagles only allow 7.79 points per game to tight ends this season.
- Rashod Bateman
UPDATE 2: Bateman (foot) missed practice again on Friday, according to the Ryan Mink of the Ravens. He’s looking like he’ll miss his second-straight game this Sunday against the Giants.
UPDATE: According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic, Bateman (foot) did not participate in Thursday’s practice.
According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Bateman (foot) was among several Ravens players who did not practice on Wednesday.
Bateman, a second-year wide receiver, missed last week’s game against the Bengals, but Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that he could return this week. If that’s the case, Bateman would provide a significant boost to the Ravens’ wide receiver corps, which is currently lacking production outside of Devin Duvernay. If Bateman does not practice the rest of the week, expect Duvernay to have five or more targets against the Giants on Sunday and to be considered for flex.
- James Conner
UPDATE 3: Conner (ribs) has been declared out for Week 6.
UPDATE 2: According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, Conner (ribs) was not seen practicing during the Cardinals’ open portion of practice. His availability for Week 6 is in doubt, as Eno Benjamin is expected to take on a heavy workload in Conner’s absence.
UPDATE: According to Darren Urban, Conner missed practice for the second day in a row on Thursday.
Conner (ribs) is listed as “day-to-day” for the Cardinals’ Week 6 road game against the Seahawks. Conner did not practice on Wednesday, and with fellow running back Darrel Williams (knee) already ruled out, Eno Benjamin emerges as a potential RB2.
We’ll see if Conner can return to practice on Thursday or Friday, and while some veterans, like Conner, can still play on Sundays if they don’t practice during the week, three straight DNPs isn’t a good sign for this Week 6 group. Given the matchup, if Conner is out, Benjamin is a must-start RB2.
NFL Week 6 schedule:
|Thursday, October 13, 2022|
|Washington||Chicago||8:15 PM||AMZN||Soldier Field|
|Sunday, October 16, 2022|
|Cincinnati||New Orleans||1:00 PM||Caesars Superdome|
|Baltimore||N.Y. Giants||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium|
|Jacksonville||Indianapolis||1:00 PM||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Minnesota||Miami||1:00 PM||FOX||Hard Rock Stadium|
|New England||Cleveland||1:00 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|N.Y. Jets||Green Bay||1:00 PM||FOX||Lambeau Field|
|San Francisco||Atlanta||1:00 PM||FOX||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|Tampa Bay||Pittsburgh||1:00 PM||FOX||Acrisure Stadium|
|Arizona||Seattle||4:05 PM||FOX||Lumen Field|
|Carolina||L.A. Rams||4:05 PM||FOX||SoFi Stadium|
|Buffalo||Kansas City||4:25 PM||GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium|
|Dallas||Philadelphia||8:20 PM||NBC||Lincoln Financial Field|