NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Inactive Watch – Who’s and Who’s Missing?


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

Seattle Seahawks

Jamal Adams, S: Subject – OUTSIDE

Arizona Cardinals

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.


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