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How to handle Davante Adams injury in Week 6 fantasy football

The Packers have ruled wide receiver Davante Adams out for Week 6. We break down the fantasy implications.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams rushes with the football after catching a pass during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, and they will be without playmaker Davante Adams in Week 6. The wide receiver is dealing with a turf toe injury and will miss his second straight game. He is not sure when he’ll return from the injury, and so fantasy owners are left waiting and wondering.

Adams missed last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, but he was hardly missed thanks to the ground game. Aaron Jones rushed for 107 yards and four touchdowns, but he also led the team with seven receptions for 75 yards. Among their wide receivers, Geronimo Allison had two receptions for 28 yards, Marquez Valdes-Scantling had one reception for 18 yards, and Jake Kumerow had one reception for nine yards.

Fantasy football analysis, Packers WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison

MVS and Allison are the two most likely receivers to break out against the Lions, but neither is offering a lot of confidence for the time being. They face a Lions pass defense that ranks 12th in defensive efficiency and has given up the 13th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Considering the Lions have given up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs, Aaron Jones is coming off his huge outing last week against Dallas, and Jamaal Williams is back from his concussion, this does not seem like a great opportunity for the receivers. MVS i

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Flex option
Geronimo Allison: Flex option, but less certain than MVS