To help you set your fantasy football lineups and to 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 inactives, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
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Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ: Shoulder — Inactive
Impact: Joe Flacco will start again for the Jets. He should not start for you.
Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ: Ankle — Active
Impact: Even with bye weeks in full swing, look elsewhere for fantasy WR options.
Leonard Fournette, RB, TB: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: It’s all Ronald Jones II in the Buccaneers’ backfield. Additionally, wide receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans are healthy and will start.
Za’Darius Smith, LB, GB: Ankle — Active
Rashan Gary, LB, GB: Ankle — Active
Kevin King, CB, GB: Quad — Inactive
Shaq Lawson, DE, MIA: Shoulder — Active
Kyle Van Noy, LB, MIA: Groin — Inactive
Quinnen Williams, DE, NYJ: Hamstring — Active
Bless Austin, CB, NYJ: Calf — Active
Carlton Davis, CB, TB: Abdomen — Active
Sunday night game
Los Angeles Rams
Micah Kiser, LB, LAR: Groin — Questionable
San Francisco 49ers
Kwon Alexander, LB, SF: Ankle — OUT
Emmanuel Moseley, CB, SF: Concussion — Questionable
Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.
1 p.m. ET games
Chris Moore, WR, BAL: Thigh — Inactive
Impact: Boykin, who is active, could have a solid day as Baltimore’s No. 3 WR …
Miles Boykin, WR, BAL: Thigh — Active
Impact: … with Devin Duvernay and James Proche II as roll-the-dice options.
Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Seth Roberts could have a nice day as his replacement.
Auden Tate, WR, CIN: Shoulder — Inactive
Impact: A.J. Green will be able to play. The rise of Tee Higgins has made Tate somewhat fantasy-irrelevant.
Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE: Chest — Active
Impact: Practiced Friday, so no surprise to see him starting. Case Keenum remains the literal just-in-case option.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, CLE: Illness — Active
Impact: Was expected to play after recovering from what team is calling a non-COVID-19 illness earlier in the week.
Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE: Ribs — Active
Impact: Rashard Higgins is on deck if he can’t play a full 60 minutes.
Drew Lock, QB, DEN: Shoulder — Active
Impact: Blake Bortles was released, which was a sign of confidence that Lock would indeed play.
Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Illness — OUT
Impact: Didn’t travel to New England. Phillip Lindsay to handle No. 1 RB workload.
KJ Hamler, WR, DEN: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: DaeSean Hamilton should be involved in 3-WR sets.
Noah Fant, TE, DEN: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Nick Vannett/Jake Butt to share the TE workload in Denver.
Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND: Calf — Active
Impact: Very little practice this week. Nyheim Hines could get a few extra touches.
Mo Alie-Cox, TE, IND: Knee — OUT
Impact: Trey Burton has potential for a good number of TE targets.
DJ Chark Jr., WR, JAX: Ankle — Active
Impact: This was a game-time call, so proceed with caution. Laviska Shenault Jr. has played very well in recent weeks.
Tyler Eifert, TE, JAX: Neck — Active
Impact: Missed two days of practice, so James O’Shaughnessy may still see a lot of snaps.
Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Groin — OUT
Impact: If you had Alexander Mattison as an insurance policy, now’s the time to cash in.
Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: No surprise to see him ready to go. Cam Newton may return to the huddle this week to throw passes Edelman’s way.
Sony Michel, RB, NE: Illness/COVID — OUT
Impact: Michel (already on IR) has now been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Rex Burkhead/James White/Damien Harris to split the RB load.
Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Foot — Active
Impact: Quite frankly, there’s nothing behind him on the Giants’ WR depth chart.
DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Travis Fulgham has the opportunity to attempt an encore of last week’s strong showing.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Foot — OUT
Impact: John Hightower/Greg Ward should both see some looks.
Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT: Back — OUT
Impact: Week 5 fantasy darling Chase Claypool will get a chance to prove that it wasn’t a fluke.
Takkarist McKinley, DE, ATL: Groin — OUT
Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Neck — Inactive
Brandon Williams, DT, BAL: Illness/COVID — OUT
Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Thigh — Active
Zach Kerr, DT, CAR: Toe — Active
Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Toe — Active
Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Ribs — Active
Olivier Vernon, DE, CLE: Groin — Active
Larry Ogunjobi, DT, CLE: Abdomen — Active
Karl Joseph, S, CLE: Hamstring — OUT
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, DEN: Quad — OUT
Mike Purcell, DT, DEN: Knee — Active
Justin Houston, DE, IND: Hip — Active
Denico Autry, DT, IND: Ankle — Active
Darius Leonard, LB, IND: Groin — Inactive
Abry Jones, DT, JAX: Ankle — Inactive
Josh Allen, DE, JAX: Knee — Inactive
Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder — Active
Dexter Lawrence, DT, NYG: Knee — Active
Lorenzo Carter, LB, NYG: Achilles — OUT
Duke Riley, LB, PHI: Ribs — OUT
Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Ankle — OUT
Marcus Epps, S, PHI: Ribs — OUT
Darius Slay, CB, PHI: Concussion — Active
DaQuan Jones, DT, TEN: Foot — Active