Who should you start with? Who should you sit To help you determine your fantasy football line-ups and to avoid starting a player who isn’t on the line-up, we post fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams post their inactivity, usually around 90 Minutes before kick-off. All rankings mentioned in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy employees.
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4 p.m. ET games
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, CHI: Quad – active
Impact: Should play in RB role as WR Allen Robinson II was removed from the league’s concussion log.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN: Concussion – active
Impact: Melvin Gordon III will likely share the work with him.
Diontae Spencer, WR, DEN: Shoulder – OUT
Impact: Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler are the safest options here …
Tim Patrick, WR, DEN: Hamstring – Inactive
Impact: … also in conversation with Tyrie Cleveland and DaeSean Hamilton.
Jake Butt, TE, DEN: Hamstring – Inactive
Impact: Albert Okwuegbunam can be a sleeper game on the position.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC: Chest – Inactive
Impact: Just your weekly reminder that Justin Herbert is the starter for the chargers.
Michael Thomas, WR, NO: Hamstring – OUT
Impact: Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris start for the Saints in WR …
Marquez Callaway, WR, NO: Ankle – OUT
Impact: … with Emmanuel Sanders, who is still on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA: Hamstring – Inactive
Impact: It was a game call for a trio of Seattle backs …
Chris Carson, RB, SEA: Foot – Inactive
Impact: … which means that fantasy managers should have had alternatives.
Travis Homer, RB, SEA: Knee – active
Impact: DeeJay Dallas will share time with Homer in this scratched-up field.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, SF: Ankle – OUT / IR
Impact: Tevin Coleman has been activated by the IR and will share time with Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty.
Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Hamstring – OUT
Impact: Kendrick Bourne could potentially appreciate in value.
Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Ankle – active
Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: Knee – active
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, DEN: Quad – active
Benson Mayowa, DE, SEA: Ankle – Inactive
Shaquill Griffin, CB, SEA: Concussion – OUT
Jamal Adams, S, SEA: Strip – Inactive
Kwon Alexander, LB, SF: Ankle – Inactive
Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF: Strip – OUT
Jimmie Ward, S, SF: Quad – active
Sunday night game
Andy Dalton, QB, DAL: Concussion – OUT
Impact: Ben DiNucci will start with Garrett Gilbert as a backup. Downgrade all cowboys.
Miles Sanders, RB, PHI: Knee – OUT
Impact: Boston Scott gets another start. TE Dallas Goedert also comes from IR.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Calf – OUT
Impact: Travis Fulgham and Jalen Reagor will do things in Philadelphia.
Cre’By LeBlanc, CB, PHI: Quad – OUT
Official Sunday inactivities should be received around 11:30 a.m. CET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. CET. ET for the late games.
1:00 p.m. ET games
Mark Ingram II, RB, BAL: Ankle – Inactive
Impact: Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins, who gets the stretcher.
Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Foot – OUT
Impact: Giovani Bernard will handle most of the RB action, but behind an exhausted line.
John Ross III, WR, CIN: Illness — Inactive
Impact: Aside from a trade, this angry gamer may run out of Fantasy value this season.
Austin Hooper, TE, CLE: Appendix – OUT
Impact: Harrison Bryant / David Njoku have another week to shine.
Aaron Jones, RB, GB: Calf – OUT
Impact: It’s Jamaal Williams time in Green Bay again.
Mason Crosby, K, GB: Calf – active
Impact: No alternative has been signed, but Crosby remains risky.
Mon Alie-Cox, TE, IND: Knee – active
Impact: You won’t start it anyway. Memory: WR Michael Pittman Jr. returns from the IR.
Sammy Watkins, WR, KC: Hamstring – OUT
Impact: Mecole Hardman versus the Jets? This is a possible flex gamble.
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR: Hand – active
Impact: Gerald Everett threatens anyway.
Bryan Edwards, WR, LV: Ankle – Inactive
Impact: Nelson Agholor has already outperformed him on the team’s WR depth map.
Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Strip – active
Impact: He was always expected to play without restrictions.
Damien Harris, RB, NE: Ankle – active
Impact: He can play, but this offense is in ruins.
Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee – OUT / IR
Impact: Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Jakobi Meyers all join the WR mix …
N’Keal Harry, WR, NE: Concussion – OUT
Impact: … like Isaiah Zuber.
Frank Gore, RB, NYJ: Hand – active
Impact: It may be time to pass the baton to La’Mical Perine.
Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Strip – Inactive
Impact: A strong debut for Denzel Mims last week could be repeated.
Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ: Concussion – OUT
Impact: Braxton Berrios / Vyncint Smith will try to fill the gap.
Sam Fuck, K, NYJ: Strip – Inactive
Impact: Sergio Castillo is active, so it is no shock that fucking is sitting.
Jerry Hughes, DE, BUF: Foot – active
Matt Milano, LB, BUF: Chest – active
Josh Norman, C, BUF: Hamstring – OUT
Micah Hyde, S, BUF: Concussion – Inactive
Darius Phillips, C, CIN: Knee – active
Kevin King, CC, GB: Quad – OUT
Darnell Savage, S, GB: Quad – active
Holton Hill, CB, MIN: Foot – OUT
Lawrence Guy, DT, NE: Ankle – active
John Simon, DE, NE: Shoulder – active
Stephon Gilmore, C, NE: Knee – OUT
Jordan Jenkins, LB, NYJ: Ribs – active
Bradley McDougald, S, NYJ: Shoulder – OUT / IR
Mike Hilton, CB, PIT: Shoulder – Inactive