Sunday, December 5

Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest News on Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Chris Carson Affecting Week 6 RB Rankings



Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook and Chris Carson were absent last week, leading to their respective handcuffed RBs in the opening roles. His statuses heading into this week’s figure to shake up the Week 6 fantasy RB rankings. We’ll dive into his latest injury updates and the outlook for each of his substitutes in the event the starters can’t play.

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WEEK 6 STANDARD RATINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Christian McCaffrey injury update

There was some noise and rumors that McCaffrey (hamstring) might return for the Panthers’ Week 5 game against Philadelphia, but in the end, he couldn’t go. That said, he tends to play this week against a Vikings defense that has improved a lot in the last two weeks (against the Browns, against the Lions).

However, we still don’t see Minnesota’s defense in high regard, at least against the RBs, and we’re not shy about ranking CMC as our No. 1 RB in the standard and PPR leagues this week if he plays. If it doesn’t go, Chuba Hubbard is a solid RB2 again. Hubbard racked up more than 100 yards rushing and caught five passes for 33 yards last week, so we can expect him to get back to a full workload. We will need to monitor practice reports in the future to get a clearer picture of McCaffrey’s status.

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Dalvin Cook injury update

Cook (ankle) was inactive in week 5, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him wear a “Q” tag in Week 6. With Alexander Mattison playing so well, it might be a smart move for Minnesota to let Cook take his time and recover. However, we will have to monitor the practice reports as it could work either way at this point.

If Cook plays, he will face a Panthers defense that has given up the third fewest fantasy points to the RBs this season. His defensive front is robust, but we know Cook is strong too, and he will have a lot of work to do. We classify him as our RB9 in PPR and in standard leagues.

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Chris Carson injury update

Carson missed Week 5 against the Rams due to a neck injury and Pete Carroll has said it is too early to know if he will play in Week 6. If he returns this week, he will have the misfortune to face a Steelers defense that has been in the top five against fantasy RBs. Without Russell Wilson (finger) under center, it’s hard to think Pittsburgh will respect his passing attack, and could focus on closing the run.

Carson is our RB25 in PPR and standard volume-based leagues. If he’s out, Alex Collins will start one more time and get the RB touches.




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