In the biggest development — so far — on a surreal Sunday of protests around the NFL, the Steelers opted to remain in the locker room during the national anthem prior to their game against the Bears at Soldier Field.
All except for one Steeler, that is. Offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a U.S. Army Ranger who won a Bronze Star during three tours in Afghanistan, stood by himself outside the Steelers locker room tunnel, hand over his heart.
At the end of each positional section, there is a subgroup of players, “Players off game status injury report.” The probable tag no longer exists, so players who would have been listed as probable in previous years are now simply removed from the report. This means there will be players who appear in the practice injury reports during the week but will not appear on the game status report Friday, since they are presumed active for game day. They are included in this blog so that fantasy owners can see where players who were on the practice injury report during the week have been upgraded to in advance of the games.
At the end, key fantasy players listed Friday as “Out” for the week’s games will appear as a group.
The Rams and the 49ers played on Thursday night (shoutout to those who started Carlos Hyde or Sammy Watkins in their fantasy leagues), but everyone else is playing this weekend and their fantasy-relevant injured players are represented here.