With week 6 in the books and most of the injury news being reported, we take a look at what happened and how it impacts each team moving forward.
Buffalo Bills: (Week 11 bye)
-LG Cody Ford injured his knee and did not return. The guess is this was an MCL sprain, which will cause him to miss 2-4 weeks.
Breakdown: Cody Ford, a 2019 2nd round pick, has struggled this year, evident by his 54.6 PFF grade. I don’t imagine the Bills will have a hard time replacing him.
Baltimore Ravens: (Week 7 bye)
-RB Mark Ingram injured his ankle. The Ravens have a bye this week, and he’ll have a chance to play week 8.
Breakdown: For fantasy eyes only, if Ingram can’t go week 8, it’ll be a mix of Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins. Edwards out-snapped Dobbins 32 to 30 on Sunday. This doesn’t matter for real football/betting.
Carolina Panthers: (Week 13 bye)
-S Juston Burris injured his ribs, but typically speaking players play through rib injuries.
Breakdown: Burris hasn’t played great this season, but it sounds like he should be fine in any case.
Dallas Cowboys: (Week 10 bye)
-RG Zach Martin suffered a concussion.
Breakdown: The once dominant Cowboys offensive line is in shambles. Martin was the last solid piece of their line after injuries to tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.
Denver Broncos: (Week 5 bye)
-LG Dalton Risner injured his shoulder, but the team appears optimistic that the injury is minor.
Breakdown: The Broncos shouldn’t have an issue replacing Risner if he does for some reason need to miss time.
Green Bay Packers: (Week 5 bye)
-LT David Bakhtiari suffered a chest injury, but it is not believed to be serious.
Breakdown: The Packers catch a break here. They’re already weak on the right side of their line. Losing Bakhtiari, who is routinely one of the best tackles in football, would have been a huge loss.
Jacksonville Jaguars: (Week 8 bye)
-TE Tyler Eifert injured his neck.
-RG A.J. Cann injured his shoulder and did not return.
Breakdown: Tyler Eifert makes a weekly appearance on any injury list, unfortunately. Cann is a solid pass blocking guard. With the Jaguars having a bye week 8, they may opt to sit him this week.
Miami Dolphins: (Week 7 bye)
-WR DeVanter Parker injured his groin.
-DE Andrew Van Ginkel suffered a concussion.
-DT Raekwon Davis injured his shoulder.
-LB Kamu Grugier-Hill dislocated his finger, but was able to return.
Breakdown: The Dolphins have a bye week 7, which should allow Parker to play week 8 without issue.
Van Ginkel is a rotational edge rusher with only 6 pressures on the season. I don’t expect this to impact the Dolphins much. Davis has also struggled along the interior, while Grugier-Hill is a rotational inside linebacker.
Minnesota Vikings: (Week 7 bye)
-CB Mike Hughes injured his neck and did not return. Unfortunately for Hughes, this is a recurring injury.
Breakdown: Hughes has had trouble staying on the field, but when he has, he’s been quite generous to opposing receivers.
New England Patriots: (Week 6 bye)
-RT Jermaine Eluemunor injured his ankle.
-DT Adam Butler injured his elbow.
Breakdown: The Patriots offense has officially hit the injury bug. Last week they had a guard playing center, a guard playing tackle, and a tackle playing guard. Eluemunor has been a big surprise with how well he’s played this season, and the line will take another hit if he can’t go. Adam Butler is a part of a defensive interior that lacks depth, but he honestly hasn’t played well.
New York Giants: (Week 11 bye)
-WR C.J. Board suffered an ugly looking concussion that knocked him unconscious. He had to be taken from the game on a stretcher where he was evaluated a local hospital for further evaluation.
-Slot CB Darnay Holmes injured his neck.
Breakdown: Board isn’t a massive part of the Giants offense, with just 11 targets on the season. Holmes covers the slot, but has a 43 coverage grade from PFF.
Philadelphia Eagles: (Week 9 bye)
-TE Zach Ertz suffered a high ankle sprain that will cause him to miss 3 – 4 weeks.
-RB Miles Sanders suffered a knee injury that will cause him to miss Thursday Night’s game against the Giants. He’s expected to return week 7.
Breakdown: The Eagles offensive injuries continue. The good news is WR DeSean Jackson should return this week. Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert are both eligible to come off IR, but the Eagles have the Thursday night game, so there’s a question if they’ll return.
Pittsburgh Steelers: (Week 4 bye)
-LB Devin Bush tore his ACL and is done for the season.
Breakdown: There was a lot of hype around this one, but I don’t see it impacting the Steelers much at all. Bush was taken 10th overall in the draft last year, but he struggles in coverage and against the run.
San Francisco 49ers: (Week 11 bye)
-RB Raheem Mostert left Sunday night’s game with an ankle injury. He tried to return, but had to leave again after one play. It’s likely a high ankle sprain that will land him on IR.
-C Ben Garland injured his calf and did not return. The 49ers placed him on IR on Tuesday.
Breakdown: Jerrick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty are the lone healthy backs on the 49ers. Garland is a decent center. It somewhat weakens the interior of the line if they can’t find a replacement.
Tennessee Titans: (Week 4 bye)
-TE Jonnu Smith injured his ankle, but he was able to jog off the field and it likely isn’t significant.
-LT Taylor Lewan tore his ACL and is done for the season.
Breakdown: Though I think Smith is a decent tight end, Anthony Firkser will be a solid replacement if Smith can’t play. Taylor Lewan is a very good left tackle. After losing Jack Conklin in free agency, they are suddenly very weak at both tackle positions.