We have completed five weeks of the 2020 NFL season, and injuries are beginning to take their toll for some teams. The Cleveland Browns have a huge divisional matchup scheduled this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. has missed the last few days due to an illness and Jarvis Landry missed Wednesday and Thursday's practice sessions with hip/rib injuries. If that's not bad enough, starting quarterback Baker Mayfield was also a limited participant all week due to a chest injury.
The Browns are not the only team dealing with several injuries entering Week 6, as Dalvin Cook will be out for the Minnesota Vikings this week, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are also in danger of not having a couple of their best players for their matchup with the Detroit Lions. There is good news this week, however, as Atlanta Falcons star wideout Julio Jones will be back in action. Below, you can find all the information you could want when it comes to each team's injury report in Week 6. This will be continuously updated throughout the day, and all odds are courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.
- Ravens: DT Derek Wolfe (neck/concussion) DOUBTFUL; WR Miles Boykin (thigh), DB Anthony Levine Sr. (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (thigh), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), DB Jimmy Smith (knee), G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), OT Ronnie Stanley (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE
- Eagles: S Marcus Epps (rib), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), T Lane Johnson (ankle), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle), G Matt Pryor (illness), LB Duke Riley (rib) OUT; CB Darius Slay (concussion) QUESTIONABLE
The Ravens don't have the same injury bug the Eagles do, but there are several notable injuries to keep an eye on. Peters was a limited participant in practice this week and head coach John Harbaugh wasn't asked about his status for Sunday. Harbaugh also said it's a possibility Moore will be on the active roster for Sunday, which would be his season debut.
The Eagles had Jeffery and Jackson as limited participants in Friday's practice, but it appeared Jeffery was going to miss Sunday's game regardless. Jackson will miss his third consecutive game, paving the way for John Hightower and Travis Fulgham to receiver the majority of the snaps at wide receiver. Jamon Brown will start for Pryor at right guard, and the Eagles are still waiting for Slay to clear concussion protocol. Will Parks, who was activated from injured reserve this week, is expected to start at safety while Jalen Mills will get a second consecutive start at cornerback in place of Maddox. The Eagles are banged up facing the No. 1 defense in the NFL.
Washington at Giants (-2.5)
- Washington: OG Joshua Garnett, OT David Sharpe (illness) OUT; DE Ryan Anderson (back) QUESTIONABLE
- Giants: DT Dexter Lawrence (knee), WR Darius Slayton (foot), DB Adrian Colbert (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE
The big news coming out of Washington on Friday is that Pro Bowl offensive guard Brandon Scherff is back from injured reserve and will play on Sunday. The other roster move was that cornerback Greg Stroman was placed on IR with a foot injury.
The Giants could be missing two key players on both sides of the ball this week, as Lawrence and Slayton are questionable to suit up on Sunday. Jabrill Peppers was taken off the injury report, which is good news for New York.
Browns at Steelers (-3.5)
- Browns: S Ronnie Harrison Jr. (concussion), S Karl Joseph (hamstring), LB Jacob Phillips (knee), G Wyatt Teller (calf) OUT; WR Odell Beckham Jr. (illness), WR Jarvis Landry (hip/ribs), QB Baker Mayfield (chest), DE Olivier Vernon (groin), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen), P Jamie Gillan (groin) QUESTIONABLE
- Steelers: WR Diontae Johnson (back), OG David DeCastro (abs) OUT
The Browns have a laundry list of injuries Sunday, but the biggest one is Mayfield. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Mayfield is "trending in the right direction," but the Browns will be cautious with their franchise quarterback. Beckham is also "doing better" and Landry is "progressing," but Stefanski hinted he shouldn't miss Sunday's showdown. Kicker Cody Parkey is the Browns' emergency punter in case Gillan is out. If Mayfield can't go, Case Keenum would be in line to start and Cleveland doesn't have a third quarterback on the active roster.
For the Steelers, Johnson tried to give it a go at practice on Thursday as a limited participant, but then sat out again on Friday. He will be inactive for Pittsburgh's big divisional showdown on Sunday. This could mean another big performance from Week 5's breakout WR Chase Claypool.
- Texans: TE Jordan Akins (ankle/concussion), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) OUT; Cornell Armstrong (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- Titans: DL DaQuan Jones (foot) QUESTIONABLE
Akins is the most notable name on the injury report for the Texans, as the No. 2 tight end was one of three players to be downgraded to out on Saturday. Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Friday, so he'll play Sunday
The Titans played on Tuesday, but A.J. Brown, Jonnu Smith, Jadeveon Clowney, Malcolm Butler, Johnathan Joseph, and Taylor Lewan did not receive an injury designation and will play Sunday. All practiced fully Friday.
- Bears: DB Deon Bush (hamstring) OUT; OL Alex Bars (shoulder), DB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DE Brent Urban (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- Panthers: CB Eli Apple (hamstring), CB Donte Jackson (toe), DL Zach Kerr (toe), WR Curtis Samuel (knee) QUESTIONABLE
While the Bears have three players who are questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Panthers, all three were present at practice on Friday.
The Panthers enter Week 6 riding a three-game win streak even without star running back Christian McCaffrey, but they face a formidable force in the Bears this Sunday. Carolina's defense is in danger of missing two cornerbacks and one of its starting wide receivers as well. Defensive end Brian Burns, who has been nursing a concussion, was not give a game designation, so he appears set to play. Rookie pass-rusher Yetur Gross-Matos was placed on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain while offensive lineman Tyler Larsen was placed on the COVID/reserve list.
- Broncos: RB Melvin Gordon (illness), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring), TE Noah Fant (ankle), LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quad) OUT; NT Mike Purcell (knee), QB Drew Lock (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE
- Patriots: WR Julian Edelman (knee), OL Shaq Mason (calf), Isaiah Wynn (calf), DL Adam Butler (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE
Lock appears on track to make his return Sunday for Denver, but Brett Rypien will start at quarterback if he's out. Gordon is the biggest question mark for Sunday, as he missed practice due to a non-COVID-19 illness. Gordon was charged Tuesday night with DUI and speeding, but this missed practice is not related to the incident. Phillip Lindsay will start at running back in his absence. Jake Butt, meanwhile, is in line to start at tight end with Fant downgraded to out on Saturday.
Friday's practice report as an estimation for the Patriots since they did not practice after closing their facility due to a positive COVID-19 test. All players that were questionable were limited participants Thursday.
- Bengals: DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) OUT; WR Auden Tate (shoulder) DOUBTFUL; CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- Colts: TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee), T Chaz Green (back) OUT; LB Darius Leonard (groin) DOUBTFUL; DT Denico Autry (ankle/knee), DE Justin Houston (hip), T Anthony Castonzo (rib), RB Jordan Wilkins (calf) QUESTIONABLE
A.J. Green (hamstring) was not given an injury designation so he'll be good to go for Sunday. Tate hasn't been featured much in Cincinnati's offense this year, so the Bengals can afford to have him miss a week.
The Colts will turn to Trey Burton and Jack Doyle to make up for the loss of Alie-Cox, who didn't practice throughout the week. Alie-Cox logged 21 snaps Sunday playing through the injury. Leonard missed last week's game with the groin issue and isn't expected to play Sunday after missing practice all week. Houston also didn't practice Friday.
Falcons at Vikings (-4)
- Falcons: DE Takk McKinley (groin), S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) OUT; DE John Cominsky (illness) QUESTIONABLE
- Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook (groin), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring), CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), OG Dru Samia (wrist) OUT; CB Holton Hill (foot) DOUBTFUL
While the Falcons will miss McKinley and Hawkins on Sunday, the big news is that Julio Jones will be ready to play. The star wideout missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but returned to the field on Friday as a limited participant. He did not have a game designation, so he will be ready to go vs. Minnesota.
The Vikings enter Week 6 pretty banged up, and the big story here is that Cook will not be able to suit up due to his groin injury. Alexander Mattison should take over in the backfield, and he rushed for 24 yards on three carries last week against the Seattle Seahawks.
Lions (-3) at Jaguars
- Lions: CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) OUT; S C.J. Moore (calf), OL Frank Ragnow (groin) QUESTIONABLE
- Jaguars: WR D.J. Chark (ankle), DE Josh Allen (knee), LB Dakota Allen (foot), TE Tyler Eifert (neck), DT Abry Jones (ankle/hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
If Ragnow can't go for the Lions, an option is to activate Joe Dahl from injured reserve and have him play center. Dahl returned to practice this week as head coach Matt Patricia said he "looked pretty good." Adrian Peterson (illness) was not given an injury designation.
Chark missed practice all week due to his ankle injury, and is officially listed as questionable. In good news for the Jaguars, fellow wideout Laviska Shenault returned to practice after missing Wednesday's session due to a hamstring injury and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game.
- Jets: QB Sam Darnold (shoulder), T Mekhi Becton (shoulder) DOUBTFUL; OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), CB Bless Austin (calf), DL John Franklin-Myers (foot), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), DL Quinnen Williams (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- Dolphins: DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder), TE Durham Smythe (knee), LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) QUESTIONABLE
The banged up Jets said Darnold was doubtful for Sunday, even though they did admit he wouldn't play in Week 6 earlier this week -- so who knows what's going on there. Joe Flacco is in line to start. Flacco will get a top pass-catching option back in Perriman, as he's expected to play and won't be restricted. Becton will go through tests Saturday before the Jets make a final determination on his status.
The Dolphins have three players who are listed as questionable, but all three were limited participants in practice on Friday, which bodes well for them.
Packers (-1) at Buccaneers
- Packers: RB Tyler Ervin (wrist) OUT; DL Montravius Adams (neck), LB Rashan Gary (ankle), CB Kevin King (quad), Za'Darius Smith (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
- Buccaneers: CB Carlton Davis (abdomen), DL Khalil Davis (ankle), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
King finally returned to practice Friday as a limited participant, but head coach Matt LaFleur said he'll be a "game-time decision." Josh Jackson and Darrius Shepherd will be in line for returner duties with Ervin out. The key for the Packers is Pro Bowl receiver Davante Adams will play for the first time since Week 2 as he sat out two games with a hamstring injury. Nose tackle Kenny Clark also didn't have an injury designation and will play Sunday.
For the Buccaneers, Chris Godwin makes his return to the lineup after not receiving an injury designation. Godwin has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. Mike Evans (ankle) was limited in practice all week and will play, and the same goes for Scotty Miller (hip/groin). LeSean McCoy (ankle) also didn't have an injury designation. Fournette and Davis will be game-time decisions.
- Rams: LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (elbow) OUT; LB Micah Kiser (groin) QUESTIONABLE
- 49ers: LB Kwon Alexander (ankle), CB Dontae Johnson (groin) OUT; S Marcell Harris (ankle), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (calf) QUESTIONABLE
The Rams don't have many injuries to begin with, but Kiser was a full participant in Friday's practice. Kiser only missed a game with the groin injury.
Notice Jimmy Garoppolo is not on the injury report? The 49ers starting quarterback (ankle) is good to go for Sunday's showdown with the Rams after being benched last week. Garoppolo fully participated in practice Friday. Moseley should be good to go barring a setback, per 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
- Chiefs: WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring), OG Kelechi Osemele (knees) OUT; OT Mitchell Schwartz (back) QUESTIONABLE
- Bills: TE Dawson Knox (calf) OUT; WR John Brown (knee), OG Quinton Spain (foot), LB Matt Milano (pectoral), CB Tre'Davious White (back) QUESTIONABLE
Watkins is expected to be out for multiple weeks and will likely be replaced by a combination of Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson against the Bills.
Buffalo could be without several key starters on both sides of the ball. Gabriel Davis figures to see more action out wide if Brown can't go, while Josh Norman could be pressed into a larger role if White is unable to suit up at corner. Running back Zack Moss (toe), meanwhile, was removed from the injury report after a full week of practice.
- Cardinals: LB Kylie Fitts (hamstring) OUT; OT D.J. Humphries (back), LB Devon Kennard (calf), LB Dennis Gardeck (foot) QUESTIONABLE
- Cowboys: None
If Humphries is unable to suit up, the Cards could be forced to turn to backup Joshua Miles to protect Kyler Murray's blind side. The Cardinals are also dealing with a lot of uncertainty at edge rusher, including Chandler Jones being placed on injured reserve this week.
The Cowboys got full practices from all of the injured players they had listed all week and didn't place a final tag on anyone. The teamfor this matchup.