Who should you start? Who should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting a player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their official inactive lists. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
Official Sunday inactives should begin arriving approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff times, including around 11:30 am ET for the early games and 2:30 pm ET for the late games.
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1 p.m. ET games
Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL: hamstring — Active
Impact: Anthony Firkser is inactive, which is an indication of the team’s confidence in Pitts’ health.
Justice Hill, RB, BAL: hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Kenyan Drake is expected to once again back up JK Dobbins.
Rashad Bateman, WR, BAL: Foot — OUT
Impact: Devin DuVernay once again rules the roost in the Ravens’ WR pecking order.
Tee Higgins, WR, CIN: Ankle — Active
Impact: Even though he is going to play, be aware of the risk that he won’t be at full strength.
Hayden Hurst, TE, CIN: Groin — Active
Impact: Hurst has played through being questionable since Week 4 with little impact to his fantasy success.
Christian Watson, WR, GB: hamstring — OUT
Impact: Amari Rodgers could take over his targets.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Deon Jackson is expected to handle a large chunk of the RB1 duties.
Nyheim Hines, RB, IND: concussion — OUT
Impact: Phillip Lindsay was promoted from the practice squad to take his place.
Zay Jones, WR, JAX: Ankle — Active
Impact: Even though Jones will play, Christian Kirk might be the better fantasy option.
Marvin Jones Jr., WR, JAX: hamstring — OUT
Impact: Tim Jones will get extra looks in the Jaguars’ offense.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Concussion — OUT
Impact: All signs point to Tagovailoa returning to action next week.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIA: Concussion — Active
Impact: He has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, but Skylar Thompson will still start.
Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA: Knee — Active
Impact: He will start as usual. Myles Gaskin is inactive.
Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN: Shoulder — Active
Impact: If he struggles, Kene Nwangwu could see some touches behind Dalvin Cook.
Mac Jones, QB, NE: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: He did some practice this week, but Bailey Zappe will get another chance to start.
Damien Harris, RB, NE: hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Expect this weekend to be the beginning of the Rhamondre Stevenson show.
Nelson Agholor, WR, NE: hamstring — OUT
Impact: Kendrick Bourne might be worth a look if you have some WR byes.
Jacoby Meyers, WR, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: He should be the most valuable Patriots WR today.
John Smith, TE, NE: Ankle — Active
Impact: Hunter Henry’s fantasy value decreases a bit with Smith being able to play.
Jameis Winston, QB, NO: Back — Active
Impact: Even so, Andy Dalton is going to start, with Taysom Hill’s gadgetry at the ready.
Jarvis Landry, WR, NO: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Marquez Callaway is in line to start.
Michael Thomas, WR, NO: Foot — OUT
Impact: Tre’Quan Smith is in line to start.
Chris Olave, WR, NO: concussion — Inactive
Impact: Look for the rookie to return to action next week.
Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee — OUT
Impact: Once again, Richie James and David Sills V will fill in.
Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: hamstring — OUT
Impact: Darius Slayton was a popular target for Daniel Jones last week.
Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, NYG: Knee — Active
Impact: With all the injuries in the WR room, this is a golden opportunity for the rookie.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Zach Gentry has a chance to make some noise.
Julio Jones, WR, TB: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Russell Gage and Chris Godwin are not on the injury report and should both play.
Adetokunbo Ogundeji, DE, ATL: Shoulder — Inactive
Mykal Walker, LB, ATL: Groin — OUT
Justin Houston, LB, BAL: Groin — OUT
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Ankle — OUT
Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Concussion — OUT
Rashan Gary, LB, GB: Toe — Active
Shaquille Leonard, LB, IND: Concussion — OUT
Julian Blackmon, S, IND: Ankle — Active
Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, JAX: quad — Inactive
DaVon Hamilton, DT, JAX: Foot — Active
Foyesade Oluokun, LB, JAX: Calf — Active
Kader Kohou, CB, MIA: Oblique — Inactive
Christian Barmore, DT, NE: Knee — Active
Josh Uche, LB, NE: hamstring — OUT
Jonathan Jones, CB, NE: Ankle — Inactive
Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Abdomen — OUT
Marcus Maye, S, NO: Ribs — Active
Paulson Adebo, CB, NO: Knee — Active
Leonard Williams, DE, NYG: Knee — Active
Azeez Ojulari, LB, NYG: Calf — Inactive
Tony Jefferson, S, NYG: Foot — OUT/IR
Cor’Dale Flott, CB, NYG: Calf — OUT
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, PIT: hamstring — OUT
Cameron Sutton, CB, PIT: hamstring — OUT
Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, PIT: Knee — OUT
Aric Armstead, DT, SF: Foot — OUT
Nick Bosa, DE, SF: Groin — Inactive
Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee — OUT/IR
Jimmie Ward, S, SF: Hand — OUT
Akiem Hicks, DE, TB: Foot — OUT
Logan Ryan, S, TB: Foot — OUT
Mike Edwards, S, TB: Elbow — Inactive
4 p.m. ET games
Darrell Williams, RB, ARI: Knee — OUT
Impact: Keaontay Ingram becomes a fantasy wild card as the Cardinals’ No. 2 RB options.
James Conner, RB, ARI: Ribs — OUT
Impact: Eno Benjamin will likely become Arizona’s primary back.
Matt Prater, K, ARI: Hip — OUT
Impact: Matt Ammendola kicks in his place.
Jake Kumerow, WR, BUF: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Meanwhile, Isaiah McKenzie has cleared the league’s concussion protocol.
Baker Mayfield, QB, CAR: Ankle — Doubtful
Impact: PJ Walker is going to start this one for the Panthers.
Robbie Anderson, WR, CAR: Illness — Questionable
Impact: This will probably depend on how he feels in the morning.
Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Personal — OUT
Impact: Ronnie Rivers and Malcolm Brown will back up Darrell Henderson Jr.
Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR: Foot — Questionable
Impact: While his mere appearance on the injury report may give you the jitters, currently it looks like he will play.
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: All signs point to his being able to play today.
Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA: Ankle — OUT/IR
Impact: Kenneth Walker III takes over RB1 duties for Seattle with Penny now done for 2022.
Dee Eskridge, WR, SEA: Illness — Questionable
Impact: Dareke Young would be the one to step in, if needed.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, SEA: Knee — Questionable
Impact: He would be the WR3 behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett if he plays.
Rashard Lawrence, DT, ARI: Hand — Questionable
Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Groin — Questionable
Frankie Luvou, LB, CAR: Shoulder — Questionable
Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Ankle — Questionable
Jaycee Horn, CB, CAR: Ribs — OUT
Rashad Fenton, CB, KC: hamstring — OUT
Aaron Donald, DT, LAR: Foot — Questionable
Cobie Durant, CB, LAR: hamstring — Questionable
Al Woods, DT, SEA: Knee — Doubtful
Shelby Harris, DE, SEA: Hip — Questionable
Sunday night game
Dak Prescott, QB, DAL: Thumb — Questionable
Impact: Cooper Rush could easily still start in this one, so be careful.
CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL: Hip — Questionable
Impact: The late addition to the injury report is concerning, but it may well just be precautionary.