The fallout is tough to quantify when a star wide receiver is out, so when guys like Tyreek Hill, Terry McLaurin, and Mike Williams are “questionable” heading into Sunday, fantasy football owners get nervous. That’s why we’re here with the latest injury updates on these WRs so you know how to handle your Week 6 start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
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Is Tyreek Hill playing Week 6?
Hill (quad) missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he got in a limited session on Friday. He figures to be a game-time decision for Kansas City’s game in Washington on Sunday.
If Hill plays, he’s a must-start, but if he’s out, Mecole Hardman and Josh Gordon become interesting WR3/flex options. Patrick Mahomes is still a must-start, but it’s possible Kansas City leans more on its running backs, too.
Is Terry McLaurin playing Week 6?
McLaurin (hamstring) was downgraded to a DNP on Friday, but Washington coach Ron Rivera said he was held out of practice because of an “abundance of caution.” An Athletic report on Friday suggested the Washington coaching staff expects McLaurin will play, and reports out of Washington on Saturday indicated McLaurin was “feeling good.”
At this point, it’s tough for fantasy owners to know what to expect. With Curtis Samuel (groin) already ruled out, a McLaurin absence would leave Adam Humphries and DeAndre Carter as Washington’s top wide receivers. TE Ricky Seals-Jones and the running backs might actually be the biggest beneficiaries in terms of extra targets.
Is Mike Williams playing Week 6?
Williams (knee) missed practice all week, but the Chargers clearly think he still has a chance to play based on his “questionable” tag. Given his injury history, he should probably be considered closer to “doubtful,” but Chargers coach Brandon Staley did say on Saturday that he’s “hopeful” Williams will play against the Ravens.
Williams has been one of the top wide receivers in fantasy this year. If he’s out, Jalen Guyton and Josh Palmer would get upgrades, but for fantasy purposes, Keenan Allen, TE Jared Cook, and RB Austin Ekeler would probably get the biggest bumps. Guyton has some deep-league flex appeal.