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 playing, 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
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Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff time, 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
Ankle — Kyler Murray, QB, ARI: Questionable Impact: Colt McCoy will start if Murray can’t suit up when kickoff rolls around.
Hamstring — DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Questionable Impact: He’ll also be a game-time call, with Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk due for boosts if he sits.
Ribs — Justin Fields, QB, CHI: Doubtful Impact: Andy Dalton has already been tabbed to start this one.
Calf — Damien Williams, RB, CHI: OUT Impact: Khalil Herbert to backup David Montgomery.
Hamstring — Allen Robinson II, WR, CHI: Doubtful Impact: Darnell Mooney likely to be the team’s No. 1 WR this week.
Foot — Marquise Goodwin, WR, CHI: OUT Impact: Damiere Byrd should see an increase in targets.
Ankle — Chris Evans, RB, CIN: Doubtful Impact: If Joe Mixon needs to be spelled, Samaje Perine is now the likely option.
Shoulder — D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: OUT Impact: Jamaal Williams (and possibly Jermar Jefferson) will take over Swift’s workload.
Illness — David Johnson, RB, HOU: Questionable Impact: Didn’t practice this week, so Rex Burkhead could play on the majority of snaps.
Knee — Danny Amendola, WR, HOU: OUT Impact: Phillip Dorsett II was signed to a deal this week to add some WR options.
Illness — Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU: Questionable Impact: Practiced on Friday, so he should be able to give it a go.
Illness — Chris Conley, WR, HOU: Questionable Impact: Also could play and join Nico Collins as receiving options.
Knee — Jack Doyle, TE, IND: Questionable Impact: Practiced late in the week and looks good to start on Sunday.
Ankle — Phillip Lindsay, RB, MIA: Doubtful Impact: Myles Gaskin should get nearly all of Miami’s carries.
Knee — Adam Shaheen, TE, MIA: Doubtful Impact: With WR DeVante Parker finally back from IR, Shaheen might not be missed if he has to sit.
Shoulder — Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: OUT Impact: Kene Nwangwu is under the weather, so Alexander Mattison might be the lone backfield option.
Neck — Daniel Jones, QB, NYG: OUT Impact: Mike Glennon makes for an unappealing fantasy quarterback.
Quad — Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG: Doubtful Impact: Kenny Golladay and John Ross will have to step up.
Quad — Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Doubtful Impact: Even if New York’s top receivers can play, the loss of QB Jones makes them unappealing for fantasy.
Ankle — Kyle Rudolph, TE, NYG: Questionable Impact: Evan Engram is already the preferred Giants’ TE option.
Groin — Corey Davis, WR, NYJ: Questionable Impact: A game-time call, Davis has lost ground to Elijah Moore in the battle for the Jets’ No. 1 WR honors.
COVID-19 — Keelan Cole, WR, NYJ: OUT Impact: Fortunately for New York, Denzel Mims is back from his stay on this same list.
Ankle — Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI: Very doubtful Impact: Grab your mustaches! Gardner Minshew II will almost certainly be under center with the mobility-challenged Hurts ailing.
Knee — Jordan Howard, RB, PHI: OUT Impact: Miles Sanders is the clear No. 1 option for the Eagles.
Illness — Boston Scott, RB, PHI: Questionable Impact: Kenneth Gainwell will be the clear-cut No. 2 option if Scott sits. Defense
Foot — Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Questionable
Ankle — Jonathan Bullard, DE, ATL: OUT
Ankle — Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: OUT
Hamstring — Roquan Smith, LB, CHI: Questionable
Knee — Trey Flowers, DE, DET: OUT
Knee — Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Questionable
Shoulder — Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, DET: OUT
Hamstring — DeMarcus Walker, DE, HOU: OUT
Foot — Jonathan Greenard, DE, HOU: Questionable
Knee — DeForest Buckner, DT, IND: Questionable
Calf — Andrew Sendejo, S, IND: Questionable
Concussion — Asante Samuel Jr., CB, LAC: OUT
Hip — Jaelan Phillips, DE, MIA: Questionable
Elbow — Brandon Jones, S, MIA: Questionable
Knee — Anthony Barr, LB, MIN: Questionable
Biceps — Eric Kendricks, LB, MIN: OUT
COVID-19 — Patrick Peterson, CB, MIN: Questionable
Quad — Adoree’ Jackson, CB, NYG: OUT
Hip — John Franklin-Myers, DE, NYJ: Questionable
Back — Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, NYJ: Questionable
Quad — Devin White, LB, TB: Questionable
Calf — Jordan Whitehead, S, TB: OUT
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Heel — James Robinson, RB, JAX: Questionable Impact: Practiced enough this week that a start seems likely.
Thigh — Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, LAR: Questionable Impact: Sony Michel stands ready to go if Henderson can’t suit up.
Hip — Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LAR: Questionable Impact: All signs point to Beckham playing on Sunday.
Ankle — Josh Jacobs, RB, LV: Questionable Impact: Practiced late in the week, so he’s looking very likely to play.
Calf — DeSean Jackson, WR, LV: Questionable Impact: Missed some practice this week, but seems to be ready to go.
Knee — Darren Waller, TE, LV: OUT Impact: Foster Moreau will take over at tight end and should have a big day.
Abdomen — Alex Collins, RB, SEA: Questionable Impact: Adrian Peterson was promoted to the active roster and will likely take carries from somebody.
Hamstring — Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA: Questionable Impact: Apart from Peterson, DeeJay Dallas is the only fully healthy Seattle back.
Calf — Travis Homer, RB, SEA: Questionable Impact: It’s likely to be a game-time call as to which Seattle backs actually dress.
Ankle — Trey Sermon, RB, SF: OUT/IR Impact: Elijah Mitchell and Jeff Wilson Jr. will be just fine without him.
Groin — Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: OUT Impact: Expect some of his targets to go to either Trent Sherfield or Jauan Jennings, but not enough for them to matter.
Concussion — J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS: OUT Impact: Wendell Smallwood was promoted from the practice squad and could catch a few passes.
Groin — Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Questionable Impact: Samuel is expected to play and could even see a bigger piece of the receiving pie than last week.
Hip — Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, WAS: Questionable Impact: Even if he can return to the field, Logan Thomas is still ahead of him. Defense
Ribs — Patrick Queen, LB, BAL: Questionable
Illness — Tavon Young, CB, BAL: Questionable
Illness — Marlon Humphrey, CB, BAL: Questionable
Shoulder — Anthony Averett, CB, BAL: Questionable
Concussion — Shaquill Griffin, CB, JAX: OUT
Ankle — Isaiah Buggs, DT, PIT: OUT
Foot — Joe Haden, CB, PIT: OUT
COVID-19 — T.J. Watt, LB, PIT: Expected to play
Hamstring — Fred Warner, LB, SF: Doubtful
Groin — Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: OUT
Concussion — Marcell Harris, S, SF: Questionable
Foot — Landon Collins, S, WAS: OUT
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Hip — Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: OUT Impact: Damarea Crockett has been elevated from the practice squad to provide RB depth behind Javonte Williams and Mike Boone.
Ankle — Shelby Harris, DE, DEN: Questionable
Illness — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC: Questionable Impact: He had a bout of the flu this week, but is currently expected to play.
Knee — Rashad Fenton, CB, KC: OUT