Who should you start? Who should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and 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 official inactive lists. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
Official inactives should start arriving approximately 90 minutes prior to each game’s scheduled kickoff time.
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4 pm ET games
Christian Watson, WR, GB: Hip — Active
Impact: He was a game-time call, so there’s still a chance Allen Lazard will get some extra looks.
Ben Skowronek, WR, LAR: Calf — OUT
Impact: Hello, Van Jefferson and Tutu Atwell? Is this thing on?
Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR: Elbow — Active
Impact: Expect him to catch as many passes from Baker Mayfield as possible.
Derek Carr, QB, LV: Team decision — Inactive
Impact: The Raiders may attempt to trade Carr as they move on at quarterback with Jarrett Stidham for now.
Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA: Ankle — Active
Impact: Walker will start and should get much of the RB workload this week.
Travis Homer, RB, SEA: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: No practice all week, so it’s not a surprise. DeeJay Dallas will be the primary backup to Walker.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, SEA: Shoulder — OUT/IR
Impact: He joins TE Will Dissly (knee) on the bench as we ring in 2023.
Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA: Hand — Active
Impact: There’s not much else in the WR room beyond Lockett and DK Metcalf. Penny Hart is inactive.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Foot — OUT
Impact: Since Garoppolo is “not able to move around and do stuff yet,” Brock Purdy remains the man.
Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Knee — OUT
Impact: The rumor mill seems to think Samuel might be able to get some snaps in Week 18.
Keisean Nixon, CB, GB: Groin — Active
Derwin James Jr., S, LAC: Concussion — OUT
Aaron Donald, DT, LAR: Ankle — OUT
Leonard Floyd, LB, LAR: Illness — Active
Lamarcus Joyner, S, NYJ: Hip — Active
Ryan Neal, S, SEA: Knee — Inactive
Sunday night game
Larry Ogunjobi, DE, PIT: Toe — Questionable
Myles Jack, LB, PIT: Groin — Questionable
Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Knee — OUT
Impact: Playoff spot in hand, Tyler Huntley will handle things in the Ravens’ huddle.
Calais Campbell, DT, BAL: Knee — Questionable
Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Calf — OUT
1 pm ET games
Colt McCoy, QB, ARI: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Apparently, things aren’t quite right with McCoy, so the Cardinals will turn to David Blough.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Knee — OUT
Impact: Pick your poison, given the QB scenario here: Marquise Brown, Greg Dortch, AJ Green or Robbie Anderson.
Tommy Tremble, TE, CAR: Hip — Active
Impact: He could be good for a couple of catches, but not much more.
Dante Pettis, WR, CHI: Ankle — Active
Impact: Equanimeous St. Brown has cleared the concussion protocol, so you could also pivot in his direction, if needed.
Chase Claypool, WR, CHI: Knee — Active
Impact: Claypool is likely to dominate the target count.
Jerry Jewdy, WR, DEN: Ankle — Active
Impact: He’s expected to play this weekend.
Kendall Hinton, WR, DEN: Hamstring — Active
Impact: Courtland Sutton is ready to return to action, limiting most of Hinton’s upside.
Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN: Hamstring — OUT/IR
Impact: Could this mean a return to fantasy relevance for Albert Okwuegbunam?
Dare Ogunbowale, RB, HOU: Knee — Active
Impact: Royce Freeman may not have to share as many carries this week.
Teagan Quitoriano, TE, HOU: Knee — OUT
Impact: Admit it. You had no idea he was the Texans’ starting TE before reading this. Jordan Akins and Brevin Jordan will share targets.
Kylen Granson, TE, IND: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Can Nick Foles-to-Jelani Woods win you a fantasy title?
Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX: Toe — Active
Impact: Although this game is technically meaningless to the Jaguars, Lawrence will play.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Concussion — OUT
Impact: The Dolphins will have to rely on Teddy Bridgewater to try to get them to the postseason.
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE: Ankle — Active
Impact: He will probably end up splitting some of the RB duties with Damien Harris.
DeVante Parker, WR, NE: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Expect Jakobi Meyers and Nelson Agholor to start.
Tyquan Thornton, WR, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: Given Parker’s injury, there’s a huge opportunity here.
Hunter Henry, TE, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: He should have a monopoly on any TE targets…
John Smith, TE, NE: Concussion — OUT
Impact: … with no other active options on the depth chart.
Chris Olave, WR, NO: Hamstring — Active
Impact: He will start alongside the likes of Rashid Shaheed and Tre’Quan Smith.
Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI: Shoulder — OUT
Impact: Once again, Gardner Minshew is going to start for the Eagles.
Julio Jones, WR, TB: Knee — Active
Impact: All signs point to Jones being able to dress for this one.
Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Knee — OUT
Impact: Brian Robinson Jr. could have a huge day as a result.
Zach Allen, DT, ARI: Hand — OUT
Antonio Hamilton, CB, ARI: Hip — OUT
Marco Wilson, CB, ARI: Neck — Inactive
Jaycee Horn, CB, CAR: Wrist — OUT
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Concussion — Active
DJ Jones, DT, DEN: Knee — Inactive
Randy Gregory, LB, DEN: Knee — OUT/IR
Baron Browning, LB, DEN: Back — Inactive
DeShon Elliott, S, DET: Shoulder — OUT
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, IND: Neck — OUT/IR
Kenny Moore II, CB, IND: Ankle — OUT
Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, JAX: Ankle — Active
Travon Walker, DE, JAX: Ankle — Active
Bradley Chubb, LB, MIA: Ankle — Inactive
Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Knee — Inactive
Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Groin — Inactive
Jonathan Jones, CB, NE: Chest — Active
Pete Werner, LB, NO: Hamstring — Active
Marcus Maye, S, NO: Shoulder — OUT
Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Abdomen — Active
Azeez Ojulari, LB, NYG: Ankle — Active
Adoree’ Jackson, CB, NYG: Knee — Inactive
Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Toe — OUT
Vita Vea, DT, TB: Calf — Active
Carlton Davis III, CB, TB: Shoulder — Inactive
Jamel Dean, CB, TB: Toe — Active
Mike Edwards, S, TB: Hamstring — Active
Antoine Winfield Jr., S, TB: Ankle — Active
Kamren Curl, S, WAS: Ankle — Inactive
Benjamin St-Juste, CB, WAS: Ankle — Inactive