Who to start? Who should sit? To make it easier to set up fantasy football lineups and avoid launching a player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here when NFL teams let go of their inactive play, usually about 90 minutes before the kick-off. . The rankings quoted in this column are from the ranks of our ESPN Fantasy staff.
Update the latest information frequently.
Note: The Baltimore-Pittsburgh match, originally scheduled for Thursday night and then scheduled for Sunday afternoon, has been postponed once again. For now, bthe teams are set to play on Tuesday night. To learn how ESPN handles these types of NFL postponements for fantasy football purposes, click here.
13:00 ET games
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI: Disease — OUT / IR
Impact: Christian Kirk / Andy Isabella’s value increases as the veteran sits over COVID-19.
Todd Gurley II, RB, ATL: Knee – WHO
Effect: Brian Hill is suddenly an interesting fantasy game.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Thigh flexion – In question
Effect: Jones is not expected to play. Calvin Ridley was injured earlier this week, but he must be at 100% to perform on Sunday.
Hayden Hurst, TE, ATL: Boka – In question
Effect: Luke Stocker would initially be in the mix if Hurst sat down.
John Brown, WR, BUF: Boka – OUT / IR
Effect: Gabriel Davis suddenly becomes fantasy-relevant.
Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Shoulders – WHO
Impact: Mike Davis continues his starting line instead of the superstar.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN: Concussion – In question
Effect: Probably best to avoid all bengals. Samaje Perine will start if Bernard does not cancel the protocol.
Mike Thomas, WR, CIN: Thigh flexion – Doubtful
Impact: Auden Tate has been activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list
Philip Rivers, QB, IND: Toe – In question
Impact: The game is still expected, Jacoby Brissett is ready.
Zach Pascal, WR, IND: Knee – In question
Impact: This is likely to be a playtime call Dezmon Patmon darts can be thrown.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND: Disease — OUT / IR
Impact: The appreciation of Jordan Wilkins / Nyheim Hines was due to Taylor’s absence due to his “high level contact” status.
Gardner Minshew II, QB, JAX: Thumb – In question
Effect: Mike Glennon calls the cheeky Jake Luton.
Chris Conley, WR, JAX: Hipster – WHO
Effect: Laviska Shenault Jr. is back to full health and can shine.
DJ Chark Jr., WR, JAX: Borda – WHO
Effect: Older Keelan Cole may once again get a chance beyond returning the kicks.
Kalen Ballage, RB, LAC: Boka – In question
Effect: Austin Ekeler was activated from IR. It is still unclear whether he will start.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Thumb – Doubtful
Impact: It is certain that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start.
Salvon Ahmed, RB, MIA: Shoulders – WHO
Impact: Myles Gaskin could still be activated from IR, but Matt Breida could pull back in first place anyway.
Jakeem Grant, WR, MIA: Thigh flexion – In question
Impact: Game timing for Miami
Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN: Loins – Doubtful
Effect: Kyle Rudolph becomes a potential TE1, Smith cannot steal targets.
Adam Thielen, WR, MIN: Disease — Doubtful
Impact: His “false positive” status may be called into question on Sunday as he may not be able to play him in time.
Rex Burkhead, CoR, NE: Knee – OUT / IR
Effect: James White should experience a big increase in use.
N’Keal Harry, WR, NE: Shoulders – In question
Impact: Jakobi Meyers is likely to be the only secondary target behind Harry this week.
Ryan Izzo, TE, NE: Thigh flexion – In question
Impact: You have to replay your injuries as you would for most of the season.
Nick Folk, K, NE: Back — In question
Impact: Similarly, this protracted issue is also unlikely to hold Folk out of Sunday’s grid.
Adam Humphries, WR, TEN: Concussion – WHO
Effect: A trio of relatively unknown WRs try to fill in, none worth noting the fantasy.
Josh Mauro, DE, ARI: Thigh flexion – WHO
Jalen Thompson, S, ARI: Boka – WHO
Charles Washington, AR, ARI: Loins – In question
Dante Fowler Jr., DE, ATL: Thigh flexion – In question
Tahir Whitehead, LB, CAR: Borda – In question
Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Toe – Doubtful
Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Thigh flexion – In question
Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Calf – WHO
Andrew Sendejo, S, CLE: Loins – In question
Bobby Okereke, LB, IND: Boka – WHO
Anthony Walker, LB, IND: Borda – In question
Khari Willis, S, IND: Borda – In question
Uchenna Nwosu, LB, LAC: Shoulders – WHO
Casey Hayward Jr., CB, LAC: Loins – WHO
Clelin Ferrell, DE, LV: Not public – In question
Erik Harris, S, LV: Calf – In question
Lawrence Guy, DT, NE: Shoulders – In question
Carl Davis, DT, NE: Concussion – In question
Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulders – In question
Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, NE: Loins – In question
Stephon Gilmore, CB, NE: Hand – In question
Blake Cashman, LB, NYJ: Thigh flexion – In question
Adoree ‘Jackson, TEN: Knee – WHO
16:00 ET games
Drew Lock, QB, DEN: Disease — WHO
Impact: After QVID-19 exposure, all QBs on Denver’s active list were excluded by Sunday. Currently, Kendall Hinton, a member of the practice team, is expected to come in as a signal caller, but handovers could be plentiful.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Boka – In question
Impact: The same injury last week didn’t stop Jeudy from suing.
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR: Elbow – In question
Effect: Playtime call. Gerald Everett’s value would skyrocket if Higbee were sitting.
Deonte Harris, WR, NO: Neck – In question
Effect: No exercise all week. Marquez Callaway could be an interesting long shot.
Tevin Coleman, RB, SF: Knee – WHO
Effect: Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. may have split the barrels in two, assuming both are active.
Jordan Reed, TE, SF: Disease — In question
Effect: Ross Dwelley can see the ratio of targets if Reed misses the game.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF: Disease — Doubtful
Impact: It is not expected to return from the COVID-19 list. Deebo Samuel, who is on this list right now, is WR’s only viable fantasy option here with the 49s.
Bryce Callahan, CB, DEN: Feet – In question
Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Not public – In question
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, LB, SF: Thigh flexion – WHO
Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Disease — In question
Sunday night game
Nick Foles, QB, CHI: Hipster – Doubtful
Effect: Mitchell Trubisky starts this with earphones as the Bears attack fought under Foles.
For Hicks, DE, CHI: Thigh flexion – In question
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB: Achilles – In question
Effect: Sitting out on Friday is an exercise, which is not a good sign. The use of Allen Lazard should see a big increase.
Kevin King, CB, GB: Achilles – In question
Official Sunday inactive players should start around 11:30 for early games and 14:30 for late games.