Who should you start? Who should you sit? 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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Note: After Week 12’s COVID-19-related postponements, the league has made some changes to the Week 13 schedule. The Washington-Pittsburgh game, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m. ET. The Baltimore-Dallas game, originally scheduled for Thursday night, has been moved to Tuesday night. To see how ESPN is handling these kinds of NFL postponements for fantasy football purposes, click here.
4 p.m. ET games
Cam Newton, QB, NE: Abdomen — Questionable
Impact: While he has been a bit banged-up, Newton should start without issues.
Angelo Blackson, DE, ARI: Illness — Questionable
Jalen Thompson, S, ARI: Ankle — OUT
Za’Darius Smith, LB, GB: Ankle — Questionable
Krys Barnes, LB, GB: Calf — Questionable
Denzel Perryman, LB, LAC: Back — Doubtful
Uchenna Nwosu, LB, LAC: Shoulder — Questionable
Casey Hayward Jr., CB, LAC: Groin — Questionable
Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT, LAR: Hip — Questionable
Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder — Questionable
Byron Cowart, DT, NE: Back — Questionable
Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, NE: Groin — Questionable
Darius Slay, CB, PHI: Calf — Questionable
Tre Flowers, CB, SEA: Hamstring — OUT/IR
Sunday night game
Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: He has battled through this injury for a few weeks, with diminishing fantasy returns.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC: Illness — Questionable
Impact: His issue has been a stomach virus. Andy Reid has indicated that he thinks the rookie will play.
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.
1 p.m. ET games
Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Hamstring — Active
Impact: The veteran receiver had been saying that he felt good enough to play.
Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI: Knee — Active
Impact: Keep in mind, though, that Mooney didn’t practice on Friday. That doesn’t bode well for Sunday success.
Dante Fowler Jr., DE, ATL: Hamstring — Active
Kendall Sheffield, CB, ATL: Illness — Active
Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Hamstring — Active
Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Back — Active
Christian Covington, DT, CIN: Illness — Active
Tony Brown, CB, CIN: Hamstring — OUT/IR
Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Calf — OUT
Da’Shawn Hand, DE, DET: Groin — OUT
Jeff Okudah, CB, DET: Shoulder — OUT
Tracy Walker, S, DET: Personal — Active
Bobby Okereke, LB, IND: Ankle — OUT
Khari Willis, S, IND: Back — OUT
Davon Hamilton, DT, JAX: Knee — OUT/IR
Jarrod Wilson, S, JAX: Shoulder — Active
Johnathan Abram, S, LV: Knee — OUT
Trayvon Mullen, CB, LV: Illness — Active
Janoris Jenkins, CB, NO: Knee — OUT
Jeffery Simmons, DT, TEN: Knee — Active
Adoree’ Jackson, CB, TEN: Knee — OUT