The Philadelphia Eagles were beat up before their Week 7 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens and lost two starters to injuries in the game. They won’t be the only team that could be impacted by injuries to key players in Week 7. Let’s look over some of the biggest Week 6 injury news. There are a few situations worth monitoring to find value on the waiver wire.
RB Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
Sanders hasn’t been as good as some thought he would be in 2020, but remains one of the more productive fantasy running backs in the NFL. He rushed for 118 yards on nine carries against the Ravens in Week 6 before suffering a knee injury late in the contest. He’s been very important for Eagles while they’ve struggled to field healthy wide receivers and fantasy owners will likely pivot to Boston Scott if he’s ruled out for Week 7.
TE Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz’s ankle injury could put Philadelphia in a bad spot. Dallas Goedert is on the IR so Richard Rodgers could be poised to move into a starting role. I wouldn’t bank on Rodgers having a prominent role moving forward, but Carson Wentz will need someone to throw to. Travis Fulgham is a rising star out wide who could get more looks with Ertz out.
WR, DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Parker suffered a groin injury in the fourth quarter of Miami’s blowout victory against the the New York Jets on Sunday. While he only caught three passes for 35 yards, he remains one of the most dangerous big-play wideouts in the NFL. Mike Gesicki will continue to get a boatload of targets if Parker misses time and Preston Williams could also get a bump in productivity.
RB, Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers
Mostert is banged up once again. He left Week 6 prematurely with an ankle injury in the second quarter. He returned to the field in the third quarter before ultimately being ruled out. He was seen catching passes on the sideline after he was ruled out, so there’s a chance its not that serious. The 49ers’ conveyor belt of running backs can still lean on Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson if Mostert can’t go in Week 7. JaMychal Hasty took over as the primary ball carrier when Mostert went down and notched nine carries for 37 yards.
RB, Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Ingram has been far from starting running back material this year and was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Eagles with an ankle injury after tallying 20 rushing yards on five carries. There’s no clear feature back in Baltimore, so expect Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins to get more work if he misses time.
TE, Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville Jaguars
Eifert was forced from Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a neck injury. He’s dealt with neck injuries in the past and will forfeit most of his snaps to James O’Shaughnessy if he’s ruled out for Week 7. Eifert and O’Shaughnessy have similar stats this season, but O’Shaughnessy shouldn’t be a priority on the waiver wire.