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Vernon Davis ruled out for Week 6 vs. Dolphins

Washington tight end Vernon Davis is once again sidelined due to his concussion. We break down the fantasy football implications in Week 6.

Washington tight end Vernon Davis is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles free safety Avonte Maddox and cornerback Sidney Jones after a reception during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Washington and Miami square off in the year’s worst football game, and tight end Vernon Davis will not be playing due to his concussion. He suffered the concussion in Week 4 and sat out practice throughout Week 5. He returned to practice in Week 6 in a limited fashion, but appears to have not been cleared through the concussion protocol

Jordan Reed is also still out with his concussion, which means Jeremy Sprinkle will get the start again.

Fantasy analysis, TE Vernon Davis

Case Keenum returns as Washington’s starting quarterback, which is a modest upgrade for the team’s skill position players. Colt McCoy targeted Sprinkle three times last week, resulting in two catches for 17 yards. Maybe we see a slight increase in Week 6, but it’s doubtful. The Washington offense will likely focus on Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson, with Terry McLaurin the leading receiver. Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn will see some targets as well, but AP, Thompson, and McLaurin are the three most fantasy-relevant players.