The 2017 fantasy football season has been riddled with devastating injuries to superstar players and Week 6 brought more of the same. Aaron Rodgers, almost always amongst the top point producers at the quarterback position, was the latest big name to go down—likely for the rest of the campaign—after he suffered a broken collarbone on his throwing shoulder. His fantasy owners will now be lining up to make a claim on the waiver wire, hoping to find a replacement to stick in the starting lineup in time for their Week 7 matchup. If you were one of the unfortunate fantasy owners that drafted Rodgers this year—or Leonard Fournette (knee), Jameis Winston (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (leg), Tyreek Hill
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the anthem to bring attention to mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season, prompting an angry response from President Donald Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.