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.