Who should you start? Who should you sit? 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 official inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff time, including around 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

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1 p.m. ET games


Latavius Murray, RB, BAL: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Devonta Freeman is expected to start, with Le’Veon Bell backing up.

Sammy Watkins, WR, BAL: Thigh — OUT
Impact: Rashod Bateman will get another chance to impress.

Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, CAR: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Shi Smith should see a few extra routes.

Alex Erickson, WR, CAR: Concussion — Active
Impact: He could be a deep-league flex candidate.

Tyreek Hill, WR, KC: Quad — Active
Impact: Practiced Friday, so it’s not a surprise that he’s giving it a go.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Shoulder — Inactive
Impact: Jaylen Waddle‘s value should remain strong.

Preston Williams, WR, MIA: Groin — Active
Impact: He was limited in practice all week, so don’t expect much here.

Brandon Bolden, RB, NE: Thigh — Active
Impact: Rhamondre Stevenson is a surprise inactive today.

Nick Folk, K, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: Limited in early-week practice, but he is going to play until the leg falls off.

Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Devontae Booker once again will try to scrape together fantasy value in a depleted Giants offense.

Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee — OUT
Impact: Dante Pettis could be pressed into starting action.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Collin Johnson might get a chance to see a few looks.

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG: Hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Suffered a late-week setback and will not play.

John Ross, WR, NYG: Hamstring — Active
Impact: Limited late in week. Basically, the only healthy Giants WRs have to play.

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Hamstring — Active
Impact: He had very minimal practice this week, earning his questionable tag. Be cautious.

Evan Engram, TE, NYG: Calf — Active
Impact: Downgraded late in week. Kaden Smith/Kyle Rudolph may be safer bets.

Tevin Coleman, RB, NYJ: Hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Michael Carter may get a chance to step up.

Tyler Kroft, TE, NYJ: Back — OUT
Impact: Ryan Griffin gets another start.

Julio Jones, WR, TEN: Hamstring — Active
Impact: He was always looking likely to suit up for this one.

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Shin — Active
Impact: Gibson said that he was confident that he would play.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Groin — OUT
Impact: Fortunately for Washington, Terry McLaurin is healthy.

Cam Sims, WR, WAS: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Adam Humphries and Dyami Brown are both strong plays.


Patrick Queen, LB, BAL: Thigh — Active

Shaq Thompson, LB, CAR: Foot — OUT

Preston Smith, LB, GB: Oblique — Inactive

Kevin King, CB, GB: Shoulder — Inactive

Darnell Savage, S, GB: Concussion — Active

Chris Jones, DT, KC: Wrist — Active

Anthony Hitchens, LB, KC: Triceps — OUT

Charvarius Ward, CB, KC: Quad — Active

Byron Jones, CB, MIA: Achilles — Active

Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Shoulder — Active

Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, NE: Knee — Active

Davon Godchaux, DT, NE: Finger — Active

Dont’a Hightower, LB, NE: Elbow — Inactive

Kyle Van Noy, LB, NE: Groin — Active

Adrian Phillips, S, NE: Back — Active

Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Hamstring — Active

C.J. Mosley, LB, NYJ: Hamstring — Inactive

Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: Knee — Active

William Jackson III, CB, WAS: Knee — Inactive

4 p.m. ET games


Darrell Daniels, TE, ARI: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Zach Ertz is here and finally eligible to play for the Cardinals.

Allen Robinson II, WR, CHI: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Odds are good that Robinson will be able to play.

Damien Williams, RB, CHI: COVID-19 — Cleared
Impact: He’s back in the Bears’ backfield, but may now split carries with Khalil Herbert.

Jimmy Graham, TE, CHI: COVID-19 — OUT
Impact: Cole Kmet gets another chance to have greater fantasy impact.

D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin — Questionable
Impact: Expectations are high for Swift to suit up.

T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Practiced more as the week went on, which is always a good sign.

Chris Conley, WR, HOU: Neck — Questionable
Impact: If Danny Amendola is active, that could be a sign that Conley is not 100%.

Nico Collins, WR, HOU: Foot — Questionable
Impact: Davion Davis could see an increase in targets if Collins can’t play.

Sony Michel, RB, LAR: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: He should play, but the workload split with Darrell Henderson Jr. is anyone’s guess.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: A weekend add to the injury report is never a good sign. Have another TE option from the late slate at your disposal, just in case.

Antonio Brown, WR, TB: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both have a lot more fantasy appeal.

O.J. Howard, TE, TB: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Practiced in full on Friday, which points toward a possible Sunday start.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, TB: Ribs — OUT
Impact: Cameron Brate will see a lot of snaps — and possibly more if Howard sits.


Rashard Lawrence, DT, ARI: Calf — OUT

Zach Allen, DT, ARI: COVID-19 — OUT

Chandler Jones, LB, ARI: COVID-19 — OUT

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Groin — Questionable

Bilal Nichols, DT, CHI: Knee — Questionable

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Foot — Questionable

Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: Hip — OUT

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Knee — Questionable

Anthony Harris, S, PHI: Groin — Questionable

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, TB: Shoulder — Questionable

Lavonte David, LB, TB: Ankle — OUT

Sunday night game

Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND: Illness — OUT
Impact: Jonathan Taylor already was in line for RB1 value.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND: Quad — OUT
Impact: Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal likely to get the most WR looks with Parris Campbell on IR.

Julian Blackmon, S, IND: Achilles — OUT

Trey Lance, QB, SF: Knee — OUT
Impact: Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared to start, perhaps in the nick of time.

Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee — OUT

Marcell Harris, S, SF: Thumb — Questionable