Fantasy Football Injury Tracker: Latest on Tyreek Hill, George Kittle and More

Jordan Cohn
October 12, 2019 - 3:02 pm

Mason Rudolph was hit by Earl Thomas in one of the hardest-to-watch moments in football history. His limp body collapsed to the ground and, for a few moments, the heartwrenching display on the field by his teammates made it seem like the young man’s football career may well be over.

Miraculously, the league could clear him to play again as soon as next week, but for now there will be another new starting quarterback in the league for Week 6 in Devlin Hodges. He will be the 43rd quarterback to make a start in 2019 so far.

Hopefully, we can avoid a 44th. Here are the other fantasy-relevant injuries to keep your eye out for this week.

Panthers vs. Buccaneers in London (9:30 am ET)
QB Cam Newton CAR, Out (Foot)

Fantasy Impact: No one is too sure when/if Cam will return as the starting quarterback this season, and this week doesn’t make it any clearer.

Redskins at Dolphins
TE Vernon Davis WAS, Out (Concussion)
TE Jordan Reed WAS, Out (Concussion)
RB Kalen Ballage MIA, Questionable (Foot)

Fantasy Impact: One of the more intriguing games of Week 6 actually takes place between the bottom two teams, whose defenses are both so bad that there is actually some fantasy appeal. Washington will be without its top tight ends, but Terry McLaurin is back to full speed. He and Chris Thompson should get plenty of targets. Kalen Ballage is questionable with a foot injury, and should he be held out, Kenyan Drake becomes a very intriguing play. Drake’s floor-to-ceiling range would become as wide as possible in such an unpredictable matchup.

Saints at Jaguars
QB Drew Brees NO, Out (Thumb)
RB Alvin Kamara NO, Questionable (Ankle)
CB Jalen Ramsey JAC, Questionable (Black)