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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 inactives, 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
Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Shoulder — OUT
Impact: Those fantasy managers who waited before cutting Mike Davis should be rewarded for their patience.
Kenny Golladay, WR, DET: Hip — OUT
Impact: Marvin Hall/Danny Amendola get slight bumps in value.
T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET: Toe — Questionable
Impact: He practiced on Friday, so he’s likely to be able to suit up.
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, GB: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Allen Lazard is potentially ready to return, rendering St. Brown’s status moot.
Darrius Shepherd, WR, GB: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: There’s very little reason to hold on to Shepherd once Lazard is back.
Robert Tonyan, TE, GB: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Jace Sternberger/Marcedes Lewis would split the load in his absence.
David Johnson, RB, HOU: Concussion — OUT/IR
Impact: Duke Johnson’s fantasy value just skyrocketed.
Gardner Minshew II, QB, JAX: Thumb — OUT
Impact: Jake Luton should get another chance to secure the starting job.
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, JAX: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: DJ Chark Jr. is ready to go, minimizing the impact of this news.
Golden Tate, WR, NYG: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Off-the-field turmoil still hangs over Tate, even if his bumps and bruises are behind him.
Devonta Freeman, RB, NYG: Ankle — OUT/IR
Impact: Wayne Gallman should hold down the RB fort for the rest of 2020.
Kyle Allen, QB, WSH: Ankle — OUT/IR
Impact: Alex Smith will take over for Allen, who needs ankle surgery.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, WSH: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Cam Sims and Steven Sims Jr. are dice rolls to consider.
Dustin Hopkins, K, WSH: Groin — Questionable
Impact: Kaare Vedvik. That’s not Klingon. It’s who will be kicking if Hopkins sits.
Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, CAR: Ankle — Questionable
Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Toe — Questionable
Nick Williams, DE, DET: Shoulder — Questionable
Jarrad Davis, LB, DET: Knee — Questionable
Jaire Alexander, CB, GB: Concussion — Doubtful
Kevin King, CB, GB: Quad — Questionable
Josh Jones, S, JAX: Chest — Questionable
Isaac Yiadom, CB, NYG: Calf — Questionable
Carlton Davis, CB, TB: Knee — Questionable
4 p.m. ET games
Kenyan Drake, RB, ARI: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: He’s a gametime call, with Chase Edmonds waiting in the wings.
Maxx Williams, TE, ARI: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: The tandem of Darrell Daniels and Dan Arnold still lurk at TE.
Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Foot — OUT
Impact: Giovani Bernard will start, with Mixon expected back in Week 11.
John Ross III, WR, CIN: Foot — OUT/IR
Impact: Auden Tate may step up and take his minimal workload.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: He’s expected to play. Tim Patrick would see his value rise if Jeudy sits.
Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Knee — OUT/IR
Impact: Joshua Kelley will likely lead the team’s ragtag committee…
Troymaine Pope, RB, LAC: Neck — Questionable
Impact: … with Pope (if he plays) and Kalen Ballage chipping in.
Matt Breida, RB, MIA: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: Expected to be a last-minute decision. No Miami RB is likely to be a clear-cut No. 1 for the Dolphins this week.
Durham Smythe, TE, MIA: Concussion — Questionable
Impact: Has to clear the league’s protocol before being allowed to play.
Anthony McFarland Jr., RB, PIT: Illness — Questionable
Impact: Jaylen Samuels, one of a handful of Steelers now cleared from the COVID-19 list, may take his spot.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Travis Homer is also a bit banged up, but he should combine with…
Chris Carson, RB, SEA: Foot — OUT
Impact: …DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins to fill in for the team’s top RB duo.
Penny Hart, WR, SEA: Knee — Questionable
Impact: If either No. 4 WR is able to play (Hart or Swain)…
Freddie Swain, WR, SEA: Foot — Questionable
Impact: … they may compete with David Moore for a handful of looks.
Tevin Coleman, RB, SF: Knee — OUT
Impact: Raheem Mostert also won’t be back until Week 12. Jerick McKinnon should handle the most carries.
Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James may be the only healthy WR options.
Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Hamstring — OUT
Leki Fotu, DT, ARI: Ankle — OUT/IR
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, ARI: Thigh — Questionable
Budda Baker, S, ARI: Groin — Questionable
Deionte Thompson, S, ARI: Knee — Questionable
Micah Hyde, S, BUF: Ankle — Questionable
Josh Norman, CB, BUF: Illness — Reserve/COVID-19
Darius Phillips, CB, CIN: Groin — OUT/IR
Bryce Callahan, CB, DEN: Ankle — Questionable
Joey Bosa, DE, LAC: Concussion — OUT
Leonard Floyd, LB, LAR: Knee — Questionable
Mike Hilton, CB, PIT: Shoulder — Questionable
Alton Robinson, DEE, SEA: Illness — Questionable
K.J. Wright, LB, SEA: Ankle — Questionable
Quinton Dunbar, CB, SEA: Knee — OUT
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, LB, SF: Hamstring — OUT
K’Waun Williams, CB, SF: Ankle — OUT
Sunday night game
Mark Ingram II, RB, BAL: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play. J.K. Dobbins no longer a serious flex option if he does.
Calais Campbell, DE, BAL: Calf — OUT
Matthew Judon, LB, BAL: Calf — Questionable
New England Patriots
Damien Harris, RB, NE: Chest — Questionable
Impact: Given when this game takes place, this is a risky option. However, signs currently point to Harris playing.
N’Keal Harry, WR, NE: Concussion — Questionable
Impact: Limited practice this week, so Jakobi Meyers may again lead the Patriots’ WR corps.
Ryan Izzo, TE, NE: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: Dalton Keene is on IR. Recent signee Jordan Thomas would be the only other TE option for New England.
Nick Folk, K, NE: Back — Questionable
Impact: Practice squad resident Justin Rohrwasser would be the alternative.
Lawrence Guy, DT, NE: Shoulder — Questionable
John Simon, DE, NE: Elbow — Questionable
Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, NE: Knee — Questionable
Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, NE: Groin — Questionable
Stephon Gilmore, CB, NE: Knee — Questionable
Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.
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