NFL Week 16 Injury Report: Fantasy Advice Heading into the Championship

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NFL Week 16 Injury Report: Fantasy Advice Heading into the Championship
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Sometimes I worry about you, my fantasy-obsessed friends. 

I feel you. I am one of you to a point. I know how much fun this game can be. I've made lifelong friends and perhaps this job is the result of playing fantasy sports, whether it was that first league among teammates in 1984 (which entailed long walks on Tuesday and Wednesday to get the USA Today editions that had league stats) or the one that put me among people that are in this industry. 

What worries me isn't so much the craziness of a real-time society that rewards Justin Tucker for a shout-out to fantasy players and then attacks Torrey Smith for saying he doesn't care about those same players. No, for me, it's the way that people are obsessing about their teams. If you haven't seen HBO's documentary about "Trophy Kids," I think they could make a sequel about fantasy players seeking trophies.

I know it's championship week and you're this close to bragging rights or a big check. I wish I was there with you in some respects, but I hope that everyone remembers that it's just a game. It's supposed to be fun. The joy is in the competition as much as in the winning. 

That said, there are a lot of injuries that could change the shape of the week. Plenty of them, to some of the biggest names in the game, so let's look around the league...

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