NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Idle Clock

October 17, 2021

Who should you start with? Who should you sit with? To help you establish your fantasy football rosters and avoid initiating a player who will not be in the roster, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their official inactive rosters, typically around 90. minutes before the start. Any rankings cited in this column come from the ranks of the ESPN Fantasy staff.

Official Sunday inactives must begin arriving approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, including around 11:30 am ET for early games and 2:30 pm ET for later games.

Please update frequently for the latest information.

9:30 am ET game in London

Jacoby Brissett, QB, MIA: Hamstring – Questionable
Impact: Tua Tagovailoa is out of the IR and will start in week 6.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Shoulder — OUT OF
Impact: Isaiah Ford was promoted from the practice team to complement Miami’s WR depth.

Preston Williams, WR, MIA: Groin Questionable
Impact: limited in practice. Mack Hollins and Albert Wilson would see more stares if you sat down.

Adam Shaheen, TE, MIA: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Durham Smythe could get the call if the overseas trip proves too much for Shaheen.

Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Shoulder — OUT OF

Byron Jones, CB, MIA: Achilles – Questionable

Roy Robertson-Harris, DT, JAX: Ankle — Questionable

Myles Jack, LB, JAX: Behind — OUT OF

1 pm ET games


Sammy Watkins, WR, BAL: Thigh — OUT OF
Impact: Rashod Bateman exits IR and will make his debut.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Hamstring – OUT / GO
Impact: Chuba Hubbard will continue to start until at least week 9.

Damien Williams, RB, CHI: COVID-19 – OUT OF
Impact: Khalil Herbert is pretty much everything in Chicago’s backfield.

Allen Robinson II, WR, CHI: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Perhaps Breshad Perriman will get additional attention if Robinson has to miss this one.

Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Expectations are for Mixon to handle a full workload.

Jamaal Williams, RB, DET: Hips — Questionable
Impact: Jermar Jefferson could get a few touches if Williams can’t go.

Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin Questionable
Impact: Swift is expected to get started, however, and see its usual add-on of touches.

TJ Hockenson, TE, IT: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Hockenson is expected to play after practicing all week.

Danny Amendola, WR, HOU: Thigh — Questionable
Shock: Another playtime call for Amendola, who sat down last week.

Rodrigo Blankenship, K, IND: Hips — OUT / GO
Impact: Michael Badgley will kick instead.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND: Disease — OUT OF
Impact: Marlon Mack could show a bit amid trade rumors.

TY Hilton, WR, IND: Neck — Questionable
Impact: Returned to practice and could see limited action on Sunday.

Tyreek Hill, WR, KC: Quadruple Questionable
Impact: Byron Pringle and Josh Gordon could have a side job if you sit down.

Mike Williams, WR, LAC: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Looks like a playtime call. Jalen Guyton or Joshua Palmer could benefit if Williams is a no-go.

Saquon Barkley, RB, New York: Ankle — OUT OF
Impact: His injury seemed pretty bad, so it’s no surprise he’s missing Week 6.

Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee — OUT OF
Impact: While quarterback Daniel Jones will play, Golladay’s knee will keep him on the sidelines.

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Hamstring – Questionable
Impact: Too uncertain to step in to complement Sterling Shepard.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: He is expected to play and work a lot in this WR squad.

Antonio Gibson, RB, FUE: Pimple – Questionable
Impact: JD McKissic becomes the safest fantasy game

Terry McLaurin, WR, FUE: Hamstring – Questionable
Impact: He was reported to be feeling better on Saturday, leading to an expected start.

Curtis Samuel, WR, FUE: Groin OUT OF
Impact: Adam Humphries should start alongside McLaurin.

Cam Sims, WR, FUE: Hamstring – OUT OF
Impact: DeAndre Carter and Dax Milne will provide WR depth.

Dyami Brown, WR, FUE: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Antonio Gandy-Golden was promoted to the active list, just in case.


DeShon Elliott, S, BAL: Quadruple Questionable

Shaq Thompson, LB, CAR: Foot — OUT OF

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Groin Questionable

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Foot — Questionable

Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: Knee — Questionable

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Knee — Questionable

Kevin King, CB, GB: Shoulder — OUT OF

Desmond King II, CB, HOU: Hips — Questionable

Xavier Rhodes, CB, IND: Concussion – Questionable

Chris Jones, DT, KC: Wrist — OUT OF

Anthony Hitchens, LB, KC: Knee — Questionable

Charvarius Ward, CB, KC: Quadruple Questionable

Drue Tranquill, LB, LAC: Chest — OUT OF

Nasir Adderley, S, LAC: Hips — Questionable

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: Elbow — OUT OF

4 p.m. ET games


Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: He was expected to play, but James Conner received more touches last week.

Nick Chubb, RB, CLE: Calf — OUT OF
Impact: His absence opens the door for Hunt to shine as RB1.

Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE: Wrist — Questionable
Impact: Demetric Felton and D’Ernest Johnson are all that’s left if you can’t go.

Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE: Knee — OUT OF
Impact: However, he has progressed enough to play in Week 7.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL: Ribs – Questionable
Shock: All indications have Elliott playing Sunday.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Hips — Questionable
Impact: Javonte Williams will be seen regardless. Also, Mike Boone is back from IR.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Ribs – Questionable
Impact: Rhamondre Stevenson appears to be Belichick’s RB “flavor of the week” right now.

JJ Taylor, RB, NE: Groin Questionable
Impact: Brandon Bolden will also potentially be in the backfield mix.

Nick Folk, K, NE: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Again, this status is just “paperwork.” People will play.


Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Ribs – Questionable

Chandler Jones, LB, ARI: COVID-19 – OUT OF

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Knee — Questionable

Myles Garrett, DE, CLE: Knee — Questionable

Malcolm Smith, LB, CLE: Abdomen – OUT OF

Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Neck — Questionable

Greg Newsome II, CB, CLE: Calf — Questionable

Dorance Armstrong, DE, DAL: Ankle — OUT OF

Damontae Kazee, S, DAL: Hips — Questionable

Donovan Wilson, S, DAL: Groin Questionable

Trevon Diggs, CB, DAL: Ankle — Questionable

Kareem Jackson, S, DEN: Behind — Questionable

Johnathan Hankins, DT, LV: Hips — Doubtful

Quinton Jefferson, DT, LV: Behind — Questionable

Kyle Van Noy, LB, NE: Groin Questionable

Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Hamstring – Questionable

Sunday night game

Russell Wilson, QB, SEA: Finger — OUT / GO
Impact: Geno Smith will have the magnifying glass on him in this one.

Chris Carson, RB, SEA: Neck — OUT / GO
Impact: Alex Collins to begin with, with DeeJay Dallas backing him up.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, PIT: Shoulder — OUT / GO
Impact: Chase Claypool and James Washington will have big shoes to fill.