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Week 6: Friday Injury Update

Here are some injury updates for key players as you adjust your rosters for week 6 action:

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB): Rodgers (shoulder) has been limited in practice but will play. Advice: Start him. Rodgers played very well last week and should put up good numbers against the Seahawks.

QB Jon Kitna (DET): Kitna (back) is likely a game-time decision.  Advice: If Kitna cannot go, Orlovsky will get the start. But neither is worth starting on your team.

QB Carson Palmer (CIN): Palmer (elbow) is out this week. Advice: Fitzpatrick will get the start. Even though the Jets do not have a great pass defense, I would shy away from Fitzpatrick.

QB Brian Griese (TB): Griese (elbow) is likely out this week. Advice: If Griese does not play, Garcia will play instead. But neither one excites me too much against the Panthers.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (SEA): Hasselbeck (knee) may be out this week. Advice: Bench him. Green Bay’s defense is not great, but it will likely contain an injured Hasselbeck who has no WRs to throw to. Also, backup Seneca Wallace missed some practice this week, so Charlie Frye could get the start.

RB Brian Westbrook (PHI): Westbrook (ribs, ankle) is out this week. Advice: Bench Westbrook and start Buckhalter.

RB Justin Fargas (OAK): Fargas is ready to go. Advice: Fargas is the starter in Oakland and is worth a start if you are thin at RB. But its not clear how he will be used with Bush and McFadden in the mix.

RB Selvin Young (DEN): Young (groin) is out this week. Advice: Pittman will get the start in Denver, I believe, and he is worth a start if you are thin at RB.

WR Roddy White (ATL): White (possible concussion) could miss the game this weekend. Advice: Check the reports early Sunday to see if he is active. Either way, White has a bad matchup.

WR Eddie Royal (DEN): Royal (ankle) is expected to play. Advice: Play Royal if you need him, but he will likely be somewhat limited.

WR Reggie Brown (PHI): Brown is out this week. Advice: Bad news if you have Brown, but good news if you have DeSean Jackson (who has not done nearly as well when Brown is in the lineup).

WR Joey Galloway (TB): Galloway thought he might be close, but will likely miss yet another game. Advice: Antonio Bryant replaces him and is a decent start.

WR Marques Colston (NO): Colston (thumb) will be active this week. Advice: Bench him unless you are desperate. He will only play in 3 and 4 WR sets.

WR Chris Chambers (SD): Chambers (leg) is out this week. Advice: Bench him. Look for Craig Davis to get some extra looks.

WR Mike Walker (JAX): Walker (knee) is out this week. Advice: Bench him. Walker was a popular waiver wire addition this week, but it looks like you will have to wait for him to produce for you.

WR Anquan Boldin (ARI): Boldin (head) is out this week. Advice: Steve Breaston makes a good start.

TE Jeremy Shockey (NO): Shockey (sports hernia) hoped to make his return this week, but missed practice again Thursday and is unlikely to play. Advice: Avoid Shockey unless you are desperate.

TE Tony Sheffler (DEN): Sheffler (groin) is out this week. Advice: TE Nate Jackson will get some extra looks and is worth a start if you have no other options.

TE Kellen Winslow (CLE): Winslow missed practice this week due to a mysterious “illness” and might miss the game this weekend. Advice: Bench him. Winslow has struggled this year and he has a very poor matchup.

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