Who should you start with? Who should you sit down? To help you define your fantasy football rosters and to avoid starting a player who won’t play, we’ll be posting fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their rosters. official inactive, usually around 90 minutes before kick-off. All of the ratings in this column are from our ESPN Fantasy ratings.
Sunday’s official inactive are expected to start arriving approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time, around 11:30 a.m. ET for early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for final games.
Update often for the latest information.
1 p.m. ET games
Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Sickness — Questionable
Impact: Trace McSorley was raised from the practice squad. This is not a good sign for Jackson. Tyler Huntley can start here.
Latavius Murray, RB, BAL: Peg — Questionable
Impact: He should finally return to action, although a timeshare with Devonta Freeman is likely.
Marquise Brown, WR, BAL: Thigh — OUTSIDE
Impact: Rashod Bateman and Sammy Watkins will debut due to “Hollywood” injury.
Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL: Knee — Questionable
Impact: If he’s getting dressed, he may be more involved than usual in 3-WR sets.
Allen Robinson II, WR, CHI: hamstrings – Doubtful
Impact: He hasn’t trained this week. Damiere Byrd could be called upon to intervene.
Anthony Schwartz, WR, CLE: Concussion — OUTSIDE
Impact: Rashard Higgins will see his workload increase in his absence.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, CLE: Elder — Questionable
Impact: It doesn’t look good, which would eliminate another potential target for a bruised Baker Mayfield.
Jared Goff, QB, DET: oblique – Doubtful
Impact: Tim Boyle is the default option if Goff, as expected, is not playing.
Jermar Jefferson, RB, DET: Peg — OUTSIDE
Impact: D’Andre Swift is expected to be the team’s # 1 RB option.
Jamaal Williams, RB, DET: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: If he can play this weekend, expect him to get a lot of touches alongside Swift.
Aaron Jones, RB, GB: Knee — OUTSIDE
Impact: AJ Dillon will take his place, but he gets pretty slim in the Packers backfield after him.
Allen Lazard, WR, GB: Shoulder – Doubtful
Impact: Randall Cobb and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will be in the WR mix behind Davante Adams.
James Robinson, RB, JAX: Heel — Questionable
Impact: He should be able to play, but Carlos Hyde could still get more touches than usual.
Taysom Hill, QB, NO: Foot — Questionable
Impact: Fantastically, you can’t start Hill just yet, given his role.
Alvin Kamara, RB, NO: Knee — OUTSIDE
Impact: Mark Ingram II will take over as RB No.1, with Tony Jones Jr. in reserve.
Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ: Knee — Doubtful
Impact: Veteran Joe Flacco will start as a quarterback while the youngster continues to heal.
Denzel Mims, WR, NYJ: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– Doubtful
Impact: Elijah Moore and Keelan Cole could see high target totals.
Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Finger — Doubtful
Impact: Jeff Wilson Jr. to run the ball, while Kyle Juszczyk will get the pass job.
Jeremy McNichols, RB, TEN: Concussion — OUTSIDE
Impact: Either D’Onta Foreman and Adrian Peterson could shine this week.
Geoff Swaim, TE, TEN: Concussion — OUTSIDE
Impact: Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt will split his targets.
Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Elder — Questionable
Impact: Even if he’s getting dressed, don’t expect more than a handful of shots.
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, WAS: Hip — OUTSIDE
Impact: Logan Thomas could come back from IR to start. Otherwise, John Bates would be the default option.
Brandon Williams, DT, BAL: Shoulder – OUTSIDE
Tavon Young, DC, BAL: Foot — Questionable
Anthony Averett, CB, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Star Lotulelei, DT, BUF: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– Not planning to play
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF: hamstrings – Questionable
Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Peg — OUTSIDE
Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: hamstrings – Questionable
Flowers from Trey, CB, DET: Knee — OUTSIDE
Tracy Walker III, DE, DET: Concussion — Questionable
Kingsley Keke, DE, GB: Concussion — Questionable
Jonathan Greenard, S, HOU: Foot — OUTSIDE
Darius Leonard, LB, IND: Peg — Questionable
Christian Wilkins, DT, MIA: Quad – Questionable
Andrew Van Ginkel, LB, MIA: Back — Questionable
Bashaud Breeland, CB, MIN: Elder — Questionable
Malcolm Roach, DT, NO: Knee — OUTSIDE
Derek Barnett, DE, PHI: Neck — Questionable
Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: Abdomen – OUTPUT / IR
Rashaan Evans, LB, TEN: Peg — OUTSIDE
David Long Jr., LB, TEN: hamstrings – OUTSIDE
Kendall Fuller, CB, WAS: Knee — Questionable
4 p.m. ET games
Kyler Murray, QB, ARI: Peg — Questionable
Impact: Although he’s technically called to play during the game, Murray is expected to rest until Week 13.
Colt McCoy, QB, ARI: Pectoral – Questionable
Impact: If he was in perfect health, you would still be advised to start someone else.
Jonathan Ward, RB, ARI: Concussion — OUTSIDE
Impact: Eno Benjamin again has a chance to replace James Conner.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: hamstrings – OUTSIDE
Impact: Christian Kirk’s window of opportunity for a wave of fantasy remains open.
Amari Cooper, WR, DAL: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– OUTSIDE
Impact: Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb will have to hold the fort.
Corey Peters, DT, ARI: Shoulder – Questionable
Budda Baker, S, ARI: Heel — Questionable
The Jarius Sneed, CB, KC: Knee — Questionable
Brandon Facyson, DC, LV: Finger — Questionable
Jamal Adams, S, MER: Elder — Questionable
DJ Reed, CB, MER: Elder — Questionable
Sunday night game
TJ Watt, LB, PIT: Hip — OUTSIDE
Joe Haden, CB, PIT: Foot — OUTSIDE
Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Quad – Questionable
Impact: If he can play, he’ll likely be Austin Ekeler’s main replacement again.
Joey Bosa, LB, LAC: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– Should play
Drue Tranquill, LB, BAC: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– Should play
Jerry Tillery, DE, LAC: COVID-19[FEMALE–[FEMININE– Not planning to play