The National Football League player injuries have piled up at record rates after five weeks of the 2017 regular season. To win in the NFL it takes more than good coaching and great players. Team depth is a must offering franchises quality backup options when injuries strike. Only five weeks into the season and not only are teams suffering from high-profile player ailments the depth of most teams have taken a hit. Many of the NFL franchises are fighting through injury questions to multiple starters at the same position. NFL Week 6 Line Report: Injuries galore.
The following list is just a small sampling of Sunday’s ailments that are creating difficult decisions for the oddsmakers and coaching staffs heading into the Week 6 portion of the 2017 schedule. NFL Week 6 Line Report: Injuries galore.
Kansas City‘s hybrid tight end and wide receiver Travis Kelce suffered a concussion against Houston on Sunday night. He returned after apparently clearing the initial protocol testing. However, after halftime the All-Pro didn’t play.
The Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley is out for the season after suffering an Achilles’ injury. Conley was injured during a late game onside kick by the Texans.
Also from the injury filled KC vs Houston contest Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial fracture in his knee. The NFL Network is reporting that Watt will miss the rest of the season.
The Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford injured his leg in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. Stafford didn’t leave the game but refused to comment on the injury in a post-game interview.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton sprained his ankle against Buffalo. The veteran signal caller downplayed the injury when asked after the game.
And Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd injured his right knee in the victory over Buffalo and did not return.
Jets running back Bilal Powell injured his calf in the win over the Cleveland Browns. The team is expected to update his Week #6 status in the next two days.
Green Bay All-Pro wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered an undisclosed injury in the first half of the Packers win in Dallas on Sunday. Nelson was limited for most of the afternoon and was absent from the game winning drive late in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo‘s tight end Charles Clay suffered a knee injury early in the team’s Sunday loss to Cincinnati. Clay did not return to the game. The Bills are not only short of offensive options outside of the tackles they’re short on experienced tight ends to assist in the running game.
The Miami Dolphins’ offensive issues continued on Sunday despite finding victory over the Tennessee Titans. Wide receiver Devante Parker damaged his ankle in the game and never returned.
It seems like the New York Giants season has officially come to a relevant end. Unless the club can win without a running game and their top three wide receivers. Wide outs Sterling Shepard (ankle), Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Odell Beckham Jr (broken ankle) left this weekend’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and are either out for the season or questionable for a Week #6 contest at Mile High against the Denver Broncos.
NFL Week 6 Line Report: Injuries galore
The World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook has opened their NFL Week #6 point-spreads and totals: