Linebacker injuries dominate Week 6 IDP waiver wire

Ross Miles guides you through the litany of linebacker injuries heading into Week 6.

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(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Linebacker injuries dominate Week 6 IDP waiver wire

If you’re pulling your hair out, or seemed to have aged an extra five years in the past few weeks, you’re not alone. The injury crisis at linebacker for fantasy gamers continued to wreak havoc in IDP lineups. It’s not been smooth sailing for many, and a quick look at the injury toll at linebacker so far shows just how lucky you have been if you’ve avoided being stung by an injury:

Luke Kuechly – top-three LB – missed the last three games with concussion. He hoped to return in Week 6, but still doubts remain. Thomas Davis has been dealing with a pectoral issue, costing him snaps in two games as well, limiting his upside with Kuechly missing.

DeAndre Levy – top-five LB – missed four games, and aggravated his hip injury in Week 5 return. Now there’s talk he may be shut down for the year. Josh Bynes has been replacing him as an every-down player, with Stephen Tulloch’s role reduced. Bynes is worth picking up but is only a LB3. Of his 28 total tackles on the year only 15 are solo, and his playing time is directly linked to Levy’s status.

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Ross Miles is a Lead Writer for Pro Football Focus Fantasy. Follow him on Twitter – @RossMilesNFL
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Ross Miles is a lead fantasy writer on PFF Fantasy. He contributes IDP content to the site. He was the 2011 winner of the FantasyPros IDP Expert Rankings contest for both weekly in-season rankings and also for pre-season rankings and finished second in IDP rankings in 2012 and 2015. Ross is also a member of the FSWA.

  • Justin Nichols

    I just own Levy, Mychal Kendricks, and Ogletree. No biggie.

  • BITW44

    With Kuechly coming back this week should i go with him or continue to ride Vincent Rey?