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Fantasy Football Week 6 Injury Updates: Travis Kelce, Martellus Bennett, Charles Clay, Crockett Gillmore

Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

Now that we've reached Week 6, the injury report has expanded. How much you ask? Tight ends get their own separate space! Be sure to check out the other positional injury reports: QBs, RBs (early games, later games) and WRs (early, later).

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Note: All games are at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Teams on bye: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings

Probable – Groin

Kelce was able to put in full practices so his status for Sunday should not be in doubt. He's playing and he's a TE1. With Jamaal Charles out, look for more short passes to go Kelce's way. It's hard to say there is an upside to someone getting injured, but Kelce owners should not be concerned. The Chiefs will have to move the ball and until the running back situation is figured out, it will be through Kelce.

Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Questionable – Quad

When players are added to the injury report in the middle of the week, it usually puts their status for Sunday in doubt. Bennett suffered a quad injury on Thursday and did not practice on Friday. He will likely be a game-time decision, but since the Bears play in the early games, fantasy owners will know early if they need to scramble to find a replacement. It is not looking good for Bennett, so fantasy owners might want to start looking for a fill-in now.

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Probable – Calf

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After coming off three games where he either had a touchdown or 100 yards, Clay put up a stinker in Week 5 (1/7/0). However, he is expected to play in Week 6. With Tyrod Taylor likely out, and the Bengals not allowing a touchdown to a tight end yet this season, Clay is just a TE2.

Crockett Gillmore, TE, Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET

Questionable – Calf

Gillmore has missed the past two weeks with a calf injury. At this point, with his only good game coming against the Raiders, plus the injury concerns, he only has value in leagues that start two tight ends, assuming he is active. Because of the later kickoff, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins at New York Jets

Out – Concussion

Still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Reed has been ruled out for Week 6. It's hard to give a timetable on his return because head injuries are unpredictable. Derek Carrier has been filling the tight end role for Washington, and he did find the end zone in Week 5. However, he's not a viable fantasy option.

Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

Out – Knee

After missing Week 5 with a knee injury, Ebron did return to practice this week. However, the Lions are giving him another week of rest before getting back on the field. Brandon Pettigrew (3/29/0 in Week 5) and Tim Wright (3/12/0) will be the starting tight ends, but neither are fantasy options.

Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET

Questionable – Knee

While the Ravens allowed Browns TE Gary Barnidge to have a big day (saved mostly by his butt-catch), Davis is hard to recommend starting in Week 6. He has missed the past two weeks because of a knee injury and he's questionable for this week as well. Fantasy owners would be smart to just leave Davis on their bench, even if he is active.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.