Based on your league's settings, there may come times where you'll need to clear room on your roster for a player who is no longer eligible to be placed in an injured reserve slot.
This can happen often throughout the course of a regular season week when a player's injury tag changes.
So, why can that injury tag change so much?
When a player is ruled "out" for a specific week, it is treated as a gameday designation, meaning once that NFL week is over, they will not retain that "out" status. It will revert to whatever status they held previously.
They cannot keep the "out" status unless they have been officially ruled out for their next game.
This can make it a little frustrating to have a player move from "out" on Sunday, but then back to "questionable", "doubtful", or healthy once the NFL week switches over after Monday night.
What about bye weeks?
This includes bye weeks. Even if a player was ruled out for week 5, and has a bye in week 6, they do not automatically keep the "out" tag throughout week 6.
Players do not retain their "out" status through bye weeks unless the team has officially ruled them out for their next game.
Do NFL free agents who are unsigned get the NA tag?
Based on your league's settings, an NA tag could make a player eligible for your IR.
The NA tag on Sleeper is only for players who are retired. If they are still tied to a team, they will not get an NA tag.
What about Taysom Hill?
We go by what the official team lists him as. Even though it's possible that he will have his position eligibility changed as the season nears, we are going to wait until the Saints make that change first.
This is our policy for Hill and all other players as well.