Saturday afternoon update: Chase Claypool has officially been downgraded to out for tomorrow’s game against the Green Bay Packers. There’s still no word on the full severity of the hamstring injury but it’s a huge blow to an already banged up Steelers receiver room.
#Steelers WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs the #Packers. He suffered the injury in practice.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2021
Friday afternoon update: Claypool did not participate in practice on Friday due to his hamstring injury and is now listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Green Bay.
Chase Claypool did NOT practice Friday after being limited Thursday with a hamstring injury. He's listed as questionable on the final injury report.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 1, 2021
Carlos Davis, Chukwuma Okorafor and Rashaad Coward are all OUT on Sunday.
Everyone else, including TJ Watt, are good to go.
Thursday update: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool was a limited participant in practice on Thursday with a hamstring injury. He is a brand new addition to the Steelers’ injury list considering he participated in full practice on Wednesday.
#Steelers injury report for Thursday vs #Packers.— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) September 30, 2021
Chase Claypool limited with a hamstring is certainly something to watch. pic.twitter.com/dTnGc7orny
It is unclear the severity of the hamstring tweak or if he’ll miss any time from it, but it’s certainly something Pittsburgh doesn’t want to see just three days out from a huge showdown at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The timing is also bad considering that fellow star receiver Juju Smith-Schuster was also a limited participant on Thursday due to a rib injury he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.
Claypool has had a modest start to the 2021 season, catching 15 of 29 targets for 211 yards in three games.
Fantasy football implications
Obviously look into contingency plans for your lineup now that Claypool is confirmed as a scratch for Sunday’s game against Green Bay.