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Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris Affecting Week 6 Waiver Pickups

Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Damien Harris all left last week’s games earlier, putting their respective handcuff RBs into action (Devontae Booker, Darrel Williams, Rhamondre Stevenson). As RB depth charts in the league are affected by injury, so are RB Week 6 rankings. Get the latest injury updates for these players ahead of your waiver cable pickups.

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Saquon Barkley Injury Update

UPDATE: As expected, Barkley avoided a serious injury but is likely to miss Week 6 against the Rams.

Bad luck struck again for Barkley, and he injured his ankle after becoming entangled with a Cowboys defenseman. Fortunately, Barkley avoided serious injuries as his x-rays came back negative, but he is expected to miss a few weeks of games.

In his absence, Devontae Booker is expected to be the principal back in New York. He is not the world athlete that Saquon is, but he has proven to be a useful replacement during his career. In a clash against the Rams in Week 6, we rank him as our RB19 in the PPR leagues and as standard. The Giants’ offensive line is still weak, but Booker is expected to be in line for a bell-cow workload against a Rams team that has been relatively weak against the run this season.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update

UPDATE: Edwards-Helaire allegedly sprained from MCL, meaning he will miss a few weeks, but luckily avoided a late-season injury. It’s still worth catching Darrel Williams for now as CEH always carries a risk of injury.

Edwards-Helaire suffered a knee injury against Buffalo, but we’re not sure how severe it is at this point. However, it obviously didn’t look right, and CEH was visibly upset right after the play. That said, we’re assuming he’ll at least be out for part of the games, making Darrel Williams a top priority addition.

For week 6, we rank Williams as our RB24 in Standard Leagues and RB25 in PPR. On such an explosive attack he has the potential to beat expectations, but we’ve seen the RB’s position overlooked enough at KC to know he’ll have a low bottom. Plus, he could often share the backfield with Jerick McKinnon. The Chiefs play a failing game in Washington in Week 6, but their pass defense is their biggest weakness.

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Damien Harris injury update

UPDATE: Harris was tried “on a daily basis” and his injury was not serious. At worst, he would miss Week 6 against Dallas, but that might not even be the case.

Harris left his Week 6 game in Houston with a rib injury. He’s another guy we’ll have to wait and see, but his injury doesn’t look as bad as Barkley’s or CEH’s. That said, continue to monitor his situation, and if he’s short on time, Rhamondre Stevenson should be in line to take the bulk of the offensive runs. Stevenson was a good receiver in college, but that role seems to be grabbed by Brandon Bolden. So like Harris, Stevenson would be more of a standard league game. Even though Harris is in good health, he lost another key fumble at the goal line last week, which could also take a toll on his playing time.

Since we don’t expect Harris to run out of time, we classify him as our RB26 as standard and RB29 as PPR. Frankly, he might need a touchdown to produce a solid fantastic day, but has a chance to do so against the Cowboys defense which was better than expected but still not great.

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