Who to start? Who should you sit on? To help you finalize your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting a player who won’t be in the lineup, we post fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams update their official inactive player lists publish. All rankings quoted in this column are from our ESPN Fantasy staff.
Official inactives should arrive approximately 90 minutes before each game’s scheduled kick-off time.
Update frequently for the latest information.
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Colt McCoy, QB, ARI: Concussion – OFF
Impact: Apparently things aren’t going well with McCoy, so the Cardinals turn to David Blough.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Knees – OFF
Impact: Choose your poison, given the QB scenario here: Marquise Brown, Greg Dortch, AJ Green or Robbie Anderson.
Tommy Trembling, TE, CAR: Hip – Doubtful
Impact: He could be good for a few catches if he can play.
Dante Pettis, WR, CHI: Ankle – Doubtful
Impact: Equanimeous St. Brown cleared the concussion protocol, allowing you to turn in his direction if necessary.
Chase Claypool, WR, CHI: Knee – Doubtful
Impact: If he can play, Claypool will likely dominate the target count.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Ankle – Doubtful
Impact: He is expected to play this weekend.
Kendall Hinton, WR, DEN: Achilles tendon – Questionable
Impact: Courtland Sutton is poised to return to action, limiting most of Hinton’s benefits.
Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN: Achilles tendon – OUT/IR
Impact: Could this mean a return to fantasy relevance for Albert Okwuegbunam?
Dare Ogunbowale, RB, HOU: Knee – Doubtful
Impact: Royce Freeman may not have to share broadcasts this week.
Teagan Quitoriano, THE, NEW: Knees – OFF
Impact: Admit it. You had no idea he was the Texans’ first TE until you read this. Jordan Akins and Brevin Jordan will have common goals.
Kylen Granson, TE, IND: Knuckles – OUT
Impact: Can Nick Foles-to-Jelani Woods bring you a fantasy title?
Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX: Toe – Doubtful
Impact: While this game is technically meaningless for the Jaguars, Lawrence is not expected to sit out this game.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Concussion – OFF
Impact: The Dolphins will have to rely on Teddy Bridgewater to try and get them into the postseason.
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE: Ankle – Doubtful
Impact: He will likely share some of RB duties with Damien Harris.
DeVante Parker, WR, NE: Concussion – OFF
Impact: Expect Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor to start.
Tyquan Thornton, WR, NE: Knee – Doubtful
Impact: Given Parker’s injury, there’s a huge opportunity here.
Hunter Henry, TE, NE: Knee – Doubtful
Effect: If he can play, he has a monopoly on all TE targets…
John Smith, TE, NE: Concussion – OFF
Impact: …with no other active options on the depth map.
Chris Olave, WR, NO: Achilles tendon – Questionable
Impact: He probably looks like starting alongside the likes of Rashid Shaheed and Tre’Quan Smith.
Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI: Shoulder – OUT
Impact: Once again, Gardner Minshew will start for the Eagles.
Julio Jones, WR, TB: Knee – Doubtful
Impact: All signs point to Jones being able to dress for this one.
Antonio Gibson, RB, WHAT: Knees – OFF
Impact: Brian Robinson Jr. could have a big day as a result.
Zach Allen, DT, ARI: handouts
Antonio Hamilton, CB, ARI: Hip – OUT
Marco Wilson, CB, ARI: Neck – Doubtful
Jaycee Horn, CB, AUTO: Wrist – OFF
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Concussion – Doubtful
DJ Jones, DT, DEN: Knee – Doubtful
Randy Gregory, LB, DEN: Knee – OUT/IR
Baron Browning, LB, DEN: Back – Doubtful
DeShon Elliott, S., DET: Shoulder – OUT
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, IND: Throat – OUT/IR
Kenny Moore II, CB, IND: Knuckles – OUT
Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, JAX: Ankle – Doubtful
Travon Walker, DE, JAX: Ankle – Doubtful
Bradley Chubb, LB, MIA: Ankle – Doubtful
Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Knee – Doubtful
Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Groin – Doubtful
Jonathan Jones, CB, NE: Chest – Doubtful
Pete Werner, LB, NO: Achilles tendon – Questionable
Marcus Maye, S, NO: Shoulder – OUT
Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Abdomen – Doubtful
Azeez Ojulari, LB, NYG: Ankle – Doubtful
Adoree’ Jackson, CB, NYG: Knee – Doubtful
Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Toe – OFF
Vita Vea, DT, TB: Calf – Doubtful
Carlton Davis III, CB, TB: Shoulder – Doubtful
Jamel Dean, CB, TB: Toe – Doubtful
Mike Edwards, S, TB: Achilles tendon – Questionable
Antoine Winfield Jr., S, TB: Ankle – Doubtful
Kamren Curl, S, WHAT: Ankle – Doubtful
Benjamin St-Juste, CB, WHAT: Ankle – Doubtful
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Christian Watson, WR, UK: Hip – Doubtful
Impact: He looks like a game caller, so having Allen Lazard as an alternate isn’t a bad idea.
Ben Skowronek, WR, LAR: Calf – OFF
Impact: Hello, Van Jefferson and Tutu Atwell? Is that thing on?
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR: Elbow – Doubtful
Impact: He is expected to play this week and catch as many passes from Baker Mayfield as possible.
Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA: Ankle – Doubtful
Impact: Walker should launch this week and receive most of the RB workload.
Travis Homer, RB, Sea: Ankle – Doubtful
Impact: No practice all week leads us to believe DeeJay Dallas will be the primary backup.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, SEA: Shoulder – OUT/IR
Impact: He joins TE Will Dissly (knee) on the bench as we ring 2023.
Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA: Hand – Doubtful
Impact: Besides Lockett and DK Metcalf, there’s not much else in the WR space.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Foot – OUT
Impact: With Garoppolo “not yet able to move and do things,” Brock Purdy remains the man.
Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Knees – OFF
Impact: The rumor mill seems to think Samuel could snap some snaps in week 18.
Keisean Nixon, CB, UK: Groin – Doubtful
Durwin James Jr., S, LAC: Concussion – OFF
Aaron Donald, DT, LAR: Knuckles – OUT
Leonard Floyd, LB, LAR: Disease – Doubtful
Lamarcus Joyner, S., NYJ: Hip – Doubtful
Ryan Neal, S, SEA: Knee – Doubtful
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Larry Ogunjobi, DE, PIT: Toe – Doubtful
Myles Jack, LB, PIT: Groin – Doubtful
Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Knees – OFF
Impact: Playoff berth in hand, Tyler Huntley set to handle things in the Ravens’ huddle.
Calais Campbell, DT, BAL: Knee – Doubtful
Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Calf – OFF
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