Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, more affecting Week 6 RB rankings

Operating backs Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook dinner, Nick Chubb, Chris Carson, and Damien Harris are all candidates to be “questionable” heading into Week 6, and with such a star-studded group of ball carriers, we needs to be paying shut consideration. There is a potential for 5 handcuff working backs to fly up the Week 6 RB rankings, so the influence of every of their statuses could possibly be important. We have now all the newest information — and the way it might have an effect on your fantasy begin ’em, sit ’em choices — in our newest spherical of damage updates.

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Christian McCaffrey damage replace

UPDATE: CMC was absent from the portion of Panthers’ follow that was open to media, however we’re undecided if meaning something at this time limit. Keep tuned right here.

McCaffrey (hamstring) has been given a 50/50 shot to play towards Minnesota in Week 6, per Matt Rhule. We’ll take his phrase for it and assume this might go both method. There’s not an excessive amount of to say right here, as McCaffrey is clearly stepping into your lineups if he performs.

If he is out, Chuba Hubbard has sturdy RB2 consideration with RB1 upside. Final week, he acquired 29 touches for 134 yards and appeared greater than viable for fantasy. The Vikings’ protection appears to rounding into type, however with so many RBs banged up and a few on a bye, you will seemingly be taking part in Hubbard when you’ve got him and McCaffrey is out.

If CMC performs, we now have him as our RB1 in customary and PPR leagues,

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Dalvin Cook dinner damage replace

Cook dinner (ankle) did not follow final week and was in the end out in Week 5. Nonetheless, he has taken the follow area already this week, so he is clearly trending towards having an actual shot to play. We’ll need to maintain a watch out on damage experiences later within the week, however he appears to be on the optimistic aspect of the “Q” tag for now heading right into a recreation towards Carolina.

The Panthers have been stout towards the run excluding their recreation towards the Cowboys, however Cook dinner is a must-start when wholesome, no matter matchup. If he does play, there’s a danger he is in a restricted position, although. That mentioned, his upside outweighs the chance. He is our RB9 in customary and PPR leagues. If he is out, Alexander Mattison (if wholesome) ought to go into your lineups and needs to be seen as a flex consideration at worst. If each are out, Ameer Abdullah is slated to be the starter.

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Nick Chubb damage replace

Chubb (calf) did not follow Wednesday, however neither did Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee) and a handful of different important Browns’ offensive gamers. We’re assuming that is only a upkeep day, and each Chubb and Hunt might be able to go, however their presence on the damage report remains to be price watching. If one or the opposite does miss Week 6, clearly the lively participant needs to be in for an enormous day towards Arizona.

We do not count on both to be inactive and rank Chubb because the RB10 in customary and RB13 in PPR. Hunt is our RB18 in customary and in PPR leagues.

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Chris Carson damage replace

Carson (neck) didn’t follow Wednesday, so for now, he appears to be on the unsuitable aspect of “questionable.” If he does, play, it is robust to see a path to nice fantasy success. The identical goes for Alex Collins if he is the starter. Geno Smith is beginning for Seattle, and it is robust to assume Pittsburgh will respect him as a passer. Their front-seven ought to make life tough for Smith behind a struggling Seahawks offensive line, they usually’ll seemingly load the field, limiting Carson or Collins. We have now each RBs in our Week 6 fantasy busts.

We all know the RB place is scarce, so that you may be pressured to play Carson if he is lively. If he does play, we now have him because the No. 25 RB in customary leagues and in PPR leagues. His ground is far decrease than that, however at the very least he’ll have assured quantity, which is greater than most backs beneath him within the rankings can say.

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Damien Harris damage replace

Harris (ribs) didn’t follow Wednesday after being dominated day-to-day earlier within the week. This might be one other one we’ll have to observe all through the week, however after a handful of fumbles this season, his fantasy arrow is pointing down even when he does go well with up towards Dallas. Anticipate Rhamondre Stevenson to get some work both method. Brandon Bolden stays the pass-catching again in New England.

For Week 6, Harris ranks because the RB24 in customary and RB28 in PPR. He is one other man that has a decrease ground, although. Given his fumbling points and lack of utilization within the passing recreation, generally a landing would be the solely factor that can permit him to be a top-24 working again any given week.


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