Week 6 NFL Injury Report: Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp, More Fantasy Football Starters to Monitor
USA Today Sports. Pictured: Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp
The Los Angeles Rams’ high-octane offense could have its depth tested in the Week 6 matchup with the Denver Broncos. Starting receivers Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) were both ruled out during the Rams’ Week 5 win over the Seahawks and are in the concussion protocol.
The largest beneficiary appears to be second-year receiver Josh Reynolds. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver has caught only 13 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown on 28 career targets, but his above-average athleticism and elite catch radius could certainly be put to good use under coach Sean McVay.
The Rams-Broncos’ over/under opened at 53, but has dropped to 52.5 as of writing (see live odds here). Translation: Plenty of points are still expected, even if the Rams offense isn’t at full health.
Overall, Week 5 was a fairly light week of injuries compared to what we saw in September. It seems that only the Jaguars lost key contributors for extended absences, as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core) and backup running back Corey Grant (foot) were placed on Injured Reserve.
A few other key injury notes from around the league:
- Eagles RB Jay Ajayi was placed on IR after tearing his ACL according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Backups Darren Sproles (hamstring) and Corey Clement (quad) aren’t guaranteed to suit up on Thursday night, either.
- 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) could reportedly miss some time, but his X-rays were at least negative.
- Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is considered week-to-week after spraining his MCL.
We’ll be tracking injuries and suspensions for every starter and fantasy-relevant player below, with updates until kickoff.
Daily practice participation will be included to give a clear idea of how healthy a player truly is. Official injury designations will be added once available, but the FantasyLabs Status will be updated throughout the week.
NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Injuries
- DNP = Did Not Practice
- LP = Limited Practice
- FP = Full Practice