Week 6 NFL Injury Report With Betting Advice
Another week of NFL action and even more injuries to track. NFL betting can be a real joy at times, especially when you get a great feel down for numerous teams and get into a groove.
Then injuries pop up. Whether it’s a guy being labeled a game time call, a guy returning or someone else already being ruled out, player health can have a huge impact on how games pan out. Let’s break down the top guys for week six and see if you need to worry about how they might impact NFL betting:
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills – OUT
Taylor is dealing with a knee sprain and has already been ruled out for the week. E.J. Manuel figures to start and that can’t be great news for a Bills offense that will have LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins both limited. Buffalo is not the safest pick this week when they try to take down the undefeated Bengals.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers – OUT
Big Ben will miss a third straight game with his knee sprain, but he’s tentatively expected to return in week seven. The Steelers host the Arizona Cardinals, so they’re not a good team to bet on in week six.
Andrew Luck, QB, Colts – Probable
Luck is very close to a return, but his status probably means very little with the Patriots coming to town. Tom Brady and co. are going to tear Indy to shreds.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills – Probable
Shady figures to be back in the starting lineup this week, although he already said publicly he’s not 100%. Buffalo is just so banged up at running back that he’s decided he’ll try to return, regardless. Expect him to be somewhat limited, while the Bills as a whole have a really tough challenge on their hands with the Bengals in town this week.
Dions Lewis, RB, Patriots – Questionable
A key cog in New England’s offense, Lewis is somewhat questionable with an abdomen issue. He could be fine by Sunday night, but there is a slight fear he could sit out. The Pats don’t need him to stomp out the Colts, but his presence would be good for the offense.
Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens – Questionable
Forsett has looked great the past two weeks with back-to-back 100+ rushing yard outings, but he’s at risk of sitting out this week with an ankle issue. He could still play, but he’s personally said he’s not quite there yet. If he sits out, it’s bad news for the Ravens as they head on the road to take on the Niners.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears – Questionable
Jeffery hasn’t played since week one and is yet again in doubt for week six. The Bears need him back, as they have a ton of injuries at the position and badly need to get a third straight win. Not having him on the road against a hungry 0-5 Lions team could be bad news.
Steve Smith, WR, Ravens – Questionable
Smith cracked some bones in his back two weeks ago and sat out last week. There has been some chatter he could play in week six, but it’s fairly optimistic. He suggested he probably won’t play, so it’d be a surprise to see him take the field in San Francisco. The Ravens can probably beat the 49ers without him, but his absence leaves a clear void in their passing game.
Davante Adams, WR, Packers – Doubtful
Adams is slated to miss his third game in a row after re-injuring his ankle against the Chiefs. He’s been making progress but recently admitted he’s unsure he’ll be ready to play. Green Bay has been fine without him, so it’d be silly to see them rush him back. They should be able to take down the Chargers at Lambeau without him.
Eric Ebron, TE, Lions – OUT
Ebron sustained a knee bruise two weeks ago and is in the second week of an estimated three-week recovery timeline. He’ll back back within the next two weeks but just isn’t ready to go yet. His absence doesn’t help Detroit, but it doesn’t exactly cripple them against a beatable Bears squad.
Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins – Doubtful
Reed is banged up with numerous issues, specifically yet another concussion. He sat out of week five and is highly likely to miss week six. Whether he plays or not, the Redskins are going to remain underdogs on the road against a superior Jets team.
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