Fantasy football injury update 8:35 p.m.
The big news heading into Week 6 is Evan Engram’s knee. He showed up on the injury report and reports have him dealing with an MCL sprain. The New York Giants are on a short week facing the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football, which does not bode well for Engram playing. If he does not play, Rhett Ellison gets the start. Ellison is not a viable fantasy option.
The NFL wrapped up Week 5 last night, and it’s time to start getting your rosters sorted out for Week 6. Tight end is a particularly tough position in fantasy football, but there is still some value to be had. If you’re in need of some help on the waiver wire, here are four players worth targeting who are still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams (3.4 percent)
It was been a relatively quiet first three games for Everett, but he has emerged over the past two weeks. In Week 4, he caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown, and in Week 5 he caught seven passes for 136 yards. With 19 targets between the two games, he’s becoming a more regular option for Jared Goff. The Rams face the 49ers in Week 6, and he could be a decent add while we see if he’s become a legit week-to-week threat.
Hayden Hurst, Baltimore Ravens (0.8 percent)
Mark Andrews has been dealing with a foot injury and then went down briefly in the fourth quarter and early into overtime with an undisclosed injury. He’s the go-to guy by a longshot, but Hurst could be a useful option for your bench in case Andrews gets hurt. Hurst finished this past weekend with four catches for 32 yards.
Darren Fells/Jordan Akins, Houston Texans (0.1 percent, 7.5 percent)
If you could go with just “Team tight end” you might be in better shape, but in the meantime, Fells and Akins are seeing a decent amount of red zone opportunities. I think Akins makes more sense, but as we saw, Fells got more looks this time. One of these two will be worth an add if you get crushed in coming bye weeks.