To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won’t take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as teams release their inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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1 p.m. ET games


Damiere Byrd WR ARI: Hamstring — Inactive
Impact: KeeSean Johnson to start.

Christian Kirk WR ARI: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Could be back Week 6. Trent Sherfield gets chance to shine.

Devin Singletary RB BUF: Hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Frank Gore/T.J. Yeldon will split carries.

Tyler Kroft TE BUF: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: Dawson Knox to get the majority of TE looks.

Cam Newton QB CAR: Foot — OUT
Impact: Kyle Allen once again takes the helm of this offense.

Mitchell Trubisky QB CHI: Shoulder — OUT
Impact: Chase Daniel to start in this London game, diminishing pass attack.

Taylor Gabriel WR CHI: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Didn’t fly to London. Javon Wims gets value boost.

A.J. Green WR CIN: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate are the WRs to target in Cincinnati.

Kenny Stills WR HOU: Hamstring — Inactive
Impact: Keke Coutee potential beneficiary of his absence.

Stefon Diggs WR MIN : Non-football issue — Active
Impact: The disgruntled WR will be active on Sunday, but it remains to be seen how much Minnesota will throw to him.

Rex Burkhead RB NE: Foot — OUT
Impact: Sony Michel/James White become solid flex plays at minimum.

Ben Watson TE NE: Team decision — Inactive
Impact: His suspension is over, but the team will stick with Matt LaCosse.

Julian Edelman WR NE : Chest — Active
Impact: Played last week with same injury, so not a surprise.

Drew Brees QB NO: Thumb — OUT
Impact: Seems ahead of schedule, but Teddy Bridgewater will start again.

Saquon Barkley RB NYG: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Wayne Gallman will fill in as the Giants’ RB1 for at least another week.

Sam Darnold QB NYJ: Illness — OUT
Impact: Took snaps this week, but Luke Falk goes for one more Sunday.

Demaryius Thomas WR NYJ: Hamstring — Active
Impact: Expected to play, but iffy for fantasy given the QB situation.

Josh Bellamy WR NYJ: Shoulder — Active
Impact: Still might not see too many snaps, with Thomas also active.

Dwayne Harris WR OAK: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: Hunter Renfrow one of three names to potentially get a target boost …

J.J. Nelson WR OAK: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Keelan Doss is another …

Tyrell Williams WR OAK: Foot — Inactive
Impact: Trevor Davis is the third.

DeSean Jackson WR PHI: Abdomen — OUT
Impact: Mack Hollins to step in when the Eagles need an extra receiver on the field.

JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT: Toe — Active
Impact: It’s a tough matchup regardless, so he’s not an automatic start this week.

Vance McDonald TE PIT: Shoulder — Active
Impact: Still likely to split time with Nick Vannett. Avoid both.

Breshad Perriman WR TB: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Bobo Wilson? Scotty Miller? I don’t think so. Look elsewhere.

Case Keenum QB WAS: Foot — Inactive
Impact: Colt McCoy is the likely starter, for what it’s worth.

Terry McLaurin WR WAS: Hamstring — Active
Impact: Not a strong fantasy option this week, regardless, given QB situation.

Jordan Reed TE WAS: Concussion — OUT
Impact: The longer he takes to come back, the less likely it seems that he will at all.

Vernon Davis TE WAS: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Jeremy Sprinkle becomes an interesting TE dart throw.


Zach Allen DE ARI: Neck — OUT

Terrell Suggs LB ARI: Back — Active

Tramaine Brock CB ARI: Back — Active

Brandon Williams DT BAL: Knee — Active

Jimmy Smith CB BAL: Knee — OUT

Taron Johnson CB BUF: Hamstring — Inactive

Gerald McCoy DT CAR: Knee — Active

Eric Reid S CAR: Ankle — Active

Donte Jackson CB CAR: Groin — OUT

Akiem Hicks DE CHI: Knee — Active

Bilal Nichols DE CHI: Hand — OUT

Tashaun Gipson Sr. S HOU: Wrist — Active

Jalen Ramsey CB JAX: Back — OUT

Dont’a Hightower LB NE: Shoulder — Active

Patrick Chung S NE: Heel — OUT

Alec Ogletree LB NYG: Hamstring — OUT

Lorenzo Carter LB NYG: Neck — Inactive

Tae Davis LB NYG: Concussion — OUT

C.J. Mosley LB NYJ: Groin — Inactive

Jordan Jenkins LB NYJ: Calf — OUT

Clelin Ferrell DE OAK: Concussion — Inactive

Tim Jernigan DT PHI: Foot — OUT

Avonte Maddox CB PHI: Concussion — OUT

Ronald Darby CB PHI: Hamstring — OUT

Vince Williams LB PIT: Hamstring — Active

Cameron Wake LB TEN: Hamstring — Inactive

Josh Norman CB WAS: Knee — Active

4 p.m. ET games


Michael Gallup WR DAL: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play, but likely to be limited. Look elsewhere.

Jamaal Williams RB GB: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Aaron Jones should get the majority of Green Bay’s carries.

Davante Adams WR GB: Toe — OUT
Impact: Jake Kumerow to get an uptick in targets as a result.

Travis Benjamin WR LAC: Hip — Questionable
Impact: Geremy Davis/Andre Patton would get a chance to step up.

Mike Williams WR LAC: Back — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play and could be worthy of flex consideration if he does.

Hunter Henry TE LAC: Knee — OUT
Impact: A healthy Virgil Green takes over the starting job, but …

Virgil Green TE LAC: Groin — Questionable
Impact: … Lance Kendricks to start if he can’t go.

Michael Badgley K LAC: Groin — Doubtful
Impact: His next kick will be his first of the season.


Antwaun Woods DT DAL: Knee — Questionable

Josey Jewell LB DEN: Hamstring — Questionable

Bryce Callahan CB DEN: Foot — OUT

Kareem Jackson S DEN: Hamstring — Questionable

Montravius Adams DE GB: Shoulder — Questionable

Oren Burks LB GB: Chest — Questionable

Kevin King CB GB: Groin — Questionable

Melvin Ingram III DE LAC: Hamstring — Questionable

Thomas Davis Sr. LB LAC: Groin — Questionable

Casey Hayward Jr. CB LAC: Back — Questionable

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and at 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.


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