Who should you start with? Who should you sit with? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting an offensive player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams release their official inactive rosters. Any rankings mentioned in this column come from the ranks of the ESPN Fantasy staff.
Official inactive attendance on Sunday must begin approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff times: approximately 8 AM ET for Germany, 11:30 AM ET for early games, and 2:30 PM ET for late afternoon games.
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Games are at 4 p.m. ET
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, CAR — Outside
IMPACT: Jonathan Mingo continues to get enough time to get comfortable with QB Bryce Young.
DJ Shark Jr., WR, CAR — Doubtful
Impact: Adam Thielen and Mingo remain much better fantasy options for those interested in the Panthers offense.
Josh Downs, WR, IND — Doubtful
Impact: He practiced a little on Friday, but this could still be a game-time call.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, NYG — outside/infrared
IMPACT: Fortunately for the Giants, Daniel Jones is ready to return to the starting quarterback position.
Darren Waller, TE, New York – Outside/infrared
Impact: Daniel Bellinger should now have unrestricted access to all of New York’s TE targets.
Sunday night game
Joe Mixon, RB, CIN — Doubtful
Impact: Latest reports indicate that Mixon is “Ready to go“For Sunday night work.
9:30 AM ET
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC — Outside
IMPACT: Jerick McKinnon, who has been dealing with a groin injury, will serve as backup to Isiah Pacheco.
Braxton Berrios, WR, MIA — active
Impact: Chase Claypool might be a bit involved as well, but don’t expect too much.
Durham Smith, TE, MIA — active
Impact: Miami doesn’t use the TE position much in the passing game, no matter who fits him.
Games are at 1 p.m. ET
Kyler Murray, QB, ARI — Outside
Impact: Murray has another week remaining in his activation period, but for now, Clayton Tune kicks in.
Michael Wilson, WR, ARI — Inactive
Impact: There’s not much value to be found this deep in Arizona’s reception tree, also known as “Greg Dortch’s neighborhood.”
Emari Demercado, RB, ARI — Outside
Impact: James Conner could return in Week 10. Keaontay Ingram will try to hold down the fort for now.
Drake London, WR, ATL — Outside
Impact: Van Jefferson could benefit from London’s absence, but a lot depends on who QB Taylor Heinicke targets.
Justin Fields, QB, CHI — Inactive
IMPACT: Tyson Baigent will start again in Week 9, but Fields could get a look on Thursday of Week 10.
Brevin Jordan, TE, HOU — Outside
Impact: Dalton Schultz should see most TE targets.
Robert Woods, WR, HOU — Outside
IMPACT: Noah Brown and Tank Dell get another week to try to establish themselves in the Texans’ offense.
Damion Pierce, RB, HOU — Outside
Impact: Devin Singletary gets a chance to handle the bulk of Houston’s backfield touches.
Puka Nakoa, WR, LAR — active
Impact: He practiced limitedly all week, which puts him on track to play today.
Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR — Inactive
IMPACT: Brett Rypien will step into the huddle with Stafford unable to play.
DeVante Parker, WR, NE — Outside
IMPACT: Tyquan Thornton is active, but JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas are likely to contribute.
Pharaoh Brown, TE, NE — active
Impact: Hunter Henry is still the best TE option here.
Curtis Samuel, WR, WSH — Outside
Impact: Jamison Crowder should once again step up for the leaders.
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