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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
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Darrell Daniels, TE, ARI: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: Not much fantasy value for Daniels, but his absence might elevate Dan Arnold to fringe TE1 consideration.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: No practice all week means a likely sit. Time to give Olamide Zaccheaus a gander?
Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Missed time midweek, but no reason to think he won’t be ready for Sunday.
Chris Moore, WR, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: May well be ready to make his 2020 debut, but still iffy for fantasy purposes.
Marquise Brown, WR, BAL: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Practiced fully on Friday and expected to suit up.
Nick Boyle, TE, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: Even if he does play, the targets simply haven’t been there.
Mark Andrews, TE, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: With so many names on Baltimore’s injury list, most of them were likely placed there for show. Andrews should play.
Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Shin — Questionable
Impact: After such a big Week 4, it would take a lot to keep Mixon out of the huddle.
John Ross III, WR, CIN: Illness — Doubtful
Impact: He’s been getting scratched even when healthy. Tee Higgins’ performance has been stellar.
Bryan Edwards, WR, LV: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Hunter Renfrow again enters the flex conversation.
Rico Gafford, WR, LV: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: Zay Jones could repeat last week’s solid effort.
Henry Ruggs III, WR, LV: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Full participation late in week. Could be worth a flex flier.
Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ: Shoulder — OUT
Impact: Joe Flacco starts for what has been an underwhelming offense thus far.
Le’Veon Bell, RB, NYJ: Shoulder — Activated from IR
Impact: After leaving early in Week 1, Bell is finally ready to return. Will split carries with Frank Gore.
Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ: Ankle — Doubtful
Impact: Beyond Jamison Crowder, there’s not a lot to see here with the Jets’ WR corps.
Chris Hogan, WR, NYJ: Ribs — Questionable
Impact: If he can’t go, Jeff Smith could get into the box score for Week 5.
DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Greg Ward takes top WR honors for the Eagles in Week 5.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Illness — OUT
Impact: Still seems to be a week away from making his 2020 debut.
Dwayne Haskins Jr., QB, WSH: Illness — Inactive
Impact: Kyle Allen was already going to start, but Haskins was asked not to come to stadium due to a non-COVID illness.
Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Illness — Questionable
Devon Kennard, LB, ARI: Calf — OUT
Chris Banjo, S, ARI: Hamstring — Questionable
Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Elbow — Questionable
Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Eli Apple, CB, CAR: Hamstring — OUT
Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Ribs — Doubtful
Benardrick McKinney, LB, HOU: Shoulder — Questionable
Josh Allen, DE, JAX: Knee — Questionable
Myles Jack, LB, JAX: Ankle — Questionable
CJ Henderson, CB, JAX: Shoulder — Questionable
Micah Kiser, LB, LAR: Groin — Questionable
Troy Hill, CB, LAR: Ankle — Questionable
Maliek Collins, DT, LV: Shoulder — Questionable
Jordan Jenkins, LB, NYJ: Shoulder — Questionable
Bless Austin, CB, NYJ: Calf — Questionable
Ashtyn Davis, S, NYJ: Groin — Questionable
Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Ankle — OUT
Chase Young, DE, WSH: Groin — Questionable
4 p.m. ET games
Jakeem Grant, WR, MIA: Illness — Questionable
Impact: Apart from some return yardage, there’s no real fantasy value to be found here.
Raheem Mostert, RB, SF: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Likely to be in a timeshare with Jerick McKinnon this week.
Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Illness — Questionable
Impact: Expected to be in the huddle alongside QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Larry Ogunjobi, DT, CLE: Oblique — OUT
Karl Joseph, S, CLE: Hamstring — Questionable
Darius Leonard, LB, IND: Groin — OUT
Anthony Walker, LB, IND: Ankle — Questionable
Shaq Lawson, DE, MIA: Shoulder — OUT
Kyler Fackrell, LB, NYG: Neck — Questionable
Jabrill Peppers, S, NYG: Ankle — Questionable
Ezekiel Ansah, DE, SF: Biceps — OUT/IR
K’Waun Williams, CB, SF: Knee — OUT/IR
Emmanuel Moseley, CB, SF: Concussion — OUT
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, SF: Hamstring — Questionable
Sunday night game
No injuries of note.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: Travis Homer may see a few touches if Hyde can’t go.
Jamal Adams, S, SEA: Groin — OUT
Quinton Dunbar, CB, SEA: 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.