To help you define your fantasy football rosters and avoid starting a player who will not be in the roster, we’ll post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactive. , usually around 90 minutes before kick-off. All of the rankings cited in this column are from the ranks of our ESPN Fantasy staff.
Update often for the latest information.
Note: The Tampa Bay-Las Vegas game originally scheduled for Sunday night has been moved and is currently scheduled in the 4pm window. In a corresponding move, the Seattle-Arizona game has been moved to Sunday night.
1 p.m. ET games
John Brown, WR, BUF: Knee – OUTSIDE
Impact: Gabriel Davis will replace Brown and could add some value.
Dawson Knox, TE, BUF: Veal – OUT / IR
Impact: Tyler Kroft can play, but Lee Smith also has to sit down following Knox’s positive COVID-19 test.
Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: Knee – active
Impact: Keith Kirkwood could still see some action.
Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Pied — OUTSIDE
Impact: Giovani Bernard could bring tremendous value as he takes on the majority of Mixon’s workload.
John Ross III, WR, CIN: Disease – Inactive
Impact: There is simply no value here, as Tee Higgins has stepped up his efforts.
Austin Hooper, TE, CLE: Appendix – OUTSIDE
Impact: David Njoku and Harrison Bryant will split the time to replace the loose winger.
Aaron Jones, RB, GB: Veal – Inactive
Impact: Jamaal Williams is ready to have a huge day.
Robert Tonyan, TE, GB: Ankle – active
Impact: Marcedes Lewis / Jace Sternberger fade into the background.
Michael Thomas, WR, NON: Hamstrings – OUTSIDE
Impact: Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris are all WRs Drew Brees is due to pitch this week.
Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ: Shoulder – active
Impact: Still a lot to be desired in the WR department, however.
Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Subject – Inactive
Impact: Denzel Mims was activated from IR and was able to see additional targets.
Sam Ficken, K, NYJ: Subject – Inactive
Impact: Sergio Castillo, recently signed to the practice squad, is the squad’s emergency option.
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, WSH: Hamstrings – OUT / IR
Impact: Dontrelle Inman is expected to see a significant increase in value.
Isaiah Wright, WR, WSH: Shoulder – OUTSIDE
Impact: Cam Sims and Robert Foster could enter the WR mix.
Takkarist McKinley, DE, ATL: Subject – active
Matt Milano, LB, BUF: Pectoral – active
Josh Norman, CB, BUF: Hamstrings – OUTSIDE
Tre’Davious White, CB, BUF: Back – active
Eli Apple, CB, CAR: Hamstrings – active
Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Toe – active
William Jackson III, CB, CIN: Concussion – OUTSIDE
Karl Joseph, S, CLE: Hamstrings – active
Tyler Lancaster, DE, GB: Shoulder – OUTSIDE
Preston Smith, LB, GB: Shoulder – active
Kevin King, CB, GB: Quad – Inactive
Darnell Savage, S, GB: Quad – Inactive
Mike Hilton, CB, PIT: Shoulder – OUTSIDE
4 p.m. ET games
Tyler Eifert, TE, JAX: Cou — OUTSIDE
Impact: James O’Shaughnessy hasn’t done much as a substitute after Eifert’s injury last week.
Chris Thompson, RB, JAX: Disease – OUT / IR
Impact: He was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list. Its limited whimsical value can be spoofed by Devine Ozigbo, right off the IR.
Sammy Watkins, WR, KC: Hamstrings – OUTSIDE
Impact: Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman both see increased fantasy value.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC: Chest – Questionable
Impact: Justin Herbert has been strong since taking over from Taylor, who might not start over this season even at 100% healthy.
Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Knee – Questionable
Impact: Should be playing and should see more work than Joshua Kelley.
KJ Hill Jr., WR, LAC: Hip – Questionable
Impact: Just as good if he sits down, as Keenan Allen appears to be at full power.
Bryan Edwards, WR, LV: Ankle – OUTSIDE
Impact: Not ready for a month now, which means job security for the trio of Henry Ruggs III, Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow.
Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee – Questionable
Impact: what else is new? Edelman is questionable. Edelman will almost certainly play.
Raheem Mostert, RB, SF: Ankle – OUT / IR
Impact: JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon will share the functions of RB…
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, SF: Veal – Questionable
Impact:… with Tevin Coleman possibly joining the team next week.
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, DEN: Quad – OUTSIDE
Myles Jack, LB, JAX: Ankle – OUTSIDE
Maliek Collins, DT, LV: Shoulder – Questionable
Adam Butler, DT, NE: Elbow – Questionable
Kwon Alexander, LB, SF: Ankle – OUTSIDE
Jimmie Ward, S, SF: Quad – OUTSIDE
Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF: Subject – OUTSIDE
Sunday night game
Jamal Adams, S: Subject – OUTSIDE
DeAndre Hopkins, WR: Ankle – Questionable
Impact: Weekend workouts, while limited in nature, indicate that Hopkins can go Sunday night.
Jordan Phillips, DE: Pied — Questionable
Kylie Fitts, LB: Hamstrings – Questionable
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB: Pied — Questionable
Sunday official inactive are expected to start arriving around 11:30 a.m. ET for early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for late games.