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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4 p.m. ET games
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET: Thumb — Active
Impact: Stafford continues his “audition” for other teams in the hopes he finds a new home for next season.
D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: Illness — Active
Impact: He fully participated in practice Friday and finally gets the opportunity to return to action.
Josh Jacobs, RB, LV: Ankle — Active
Impact: He was a game-time call, so there’s no guarantee that he’ll play a full 60 minutes — if he even sees the field at all.
Ricardo Allen, S, ATL: Concussion — OUT
John Penisini, DT, DET: Shoulder — Active
Jeff Okudah, CB, DET: Groin — OUT/IR
Darnell Savage Jr., S, GB: Groin — Active
Jeff Heath, S, LV: Concussion — OUT/IR
Damon Arnette, CB, LV: Concussion — OUT
Malcom Brown, DT, NO: Shoulder — OUT
Patrick Robinson, CB, NO: Hamstring — OUT/IR
Jordan Jenkins, LB, NYJ: Shoulder — OUT
Bennett Jackson, S, NYJ: Hamstring — OUT/IR
Ashtyn Davis, S, NYJ: Foot — OUT/IR
D.J. Jones, DT, SF: Ankle — Inactive
Sunday night game
Joe Haden, CB, PIT: Concussion — OUT
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.
1 p.m. ET games
Kenyan Drake, RB, ARI: Hip — Active
Impact: He was limited in practice this past week, but he still should handle lead back duties for the Cardinals.
Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: Illness — Active
Impact: He’s been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Likely to play some, but potentially limited.
Tee Higgins, WR, CIN: Hamstring — Active
Impact: He should suit up Sunday, as he got no worse for wear during the week.
Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU: Foot — Inactive
Impact: Few alternative options remain at WR for the Texans …
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN: Foot — Inactive
Impact: After not practicing all week, it’s no surprise that Rudolph sits.
Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN: Back — Active
Impact: With Rudolph out, a banged-up Smith will give it a try.
Daniel Jones, QB, NYG: Hamstring — Active
Impact: Jones will be back in the Giants’ huddle for Week 14.
De’Vondre Campbell, LB, ARI: Ankle — Active
Isaiah Simmons, LB, ARI: Neck — Active
Jalen Thompson, S, ARI: Ankle — OUT
Tre Boston, S, CAR: Hamstring — Active
Rasul Douglas, CB, CAR: Personal — Active
Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Shoulder — Active
Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Knee — Active
Jonathan Greenard, LB, HOU: Illness — Active
Phillip Gaines, CB, HOU: Knee — Inactive
Greg Mabin, CB, JAX: Hamstring — Active
Tyrann Mathieu, S, KC: Hip — Active
Kyle Van Noy, LB, MIA: Hip — Inactive
Elandon Roberts, LB, MIA: Chest — Inactive
Eric Kendricks, LB, MIN: Calf — OUT
Blake Martinez, LB, NYG: Back — Active
Darnay Holmes, CB, NYG: Knee — Inactive
Breon Borders, CB, TEN: Hip — OUT/IR