Who should start? Who are you sitting for? To help you identify your fantasy football squads and avoid starting a player who won’t be in the squad, we’ll post fantasy-related updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their official inactive rosters, usually around 90 minutes before kick-off. Any ratings mentioned in this column come from the ranks of the ESPN Fantasy crew.
Sunday’s official idle should begin to arrive approximately 90 minutes before scheduled kickoff times, including around 11:30 a.m. ET for early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for late games.
Update often to get the latest information.
4 p.m. EST
T. Higginsand WR and CIN: concussion — Energetic
Impact: He has been removed from league concussion protocol before Sunday’s game and will play.
JJ WattDear I: hurry — Energetic
Galen Thompsonand S and ARI: toe — Energetic
Jayron KerrS, DAL: knee — Outside
D. Shaun WilliamsDE, DEN: behind — Energetic
Randy GregoryLB, DEN: shoulder — Energetic
Josie JewellLB, DEN: hurry — Inactive
Kwan WilliamsCB, DEN: wrist — Energetic
Leonard FloydLB, LAR: knee — Energetic
Denzel BerrymanLB, LV: ankle — Outside
Tryvon MohrigS, LV: loin — Outside
Justin ColemanCB, SEA: hurry — Inactive
Sunday night game
Allen Lazardand WR and GB: ankle — Doubtful
Impact: It’s not an obvious call and he’s currently expected to play it, but you might be better served by starting someone else this week.
1 p.m. EST
Cedric Wilson Jr.. , WR, MIA: toe — Energetic
The effect: He got some training at the end of the week, so there is optimism that he can play for the full 60 minutes.
James Winstonqb, no: behind — Energetic
Impact: Because of all the injuries to this back field, though he’s going to start, we’re avoiding Winston in the second week.
Alvin CamaraRB, no: ribs — Inactive
Impact: Deprivation from practices was not an entirely good sign. Hopefully it’s good to go in the third week.
Mark Ingram IIRB, no: ankle — Energetic
Impact: Ingram saw at least a few actors this week. He must be ready to step into the Camara’s shoes.
Kadarius Tonyand WR and NYG: hamstrings – Energetic
Effect: Fortunately, he is actually able to help the receiving end of things.
Leonard FortniteRB, TB: hamstrings – Energetic
The effect: After being able to train twice late in the week, we weren’t surprised to see Fortnite fit in.
Chris Goodwinand WR and TB: hamstrings – Outside
The effect: Goodwin may be out for several weeks due to this injury.
Julio Jonesand WR and TB: knee — Inactive
Impact: He missed two practices this week and clearly wasn’t ready for this.
Mike Evansand WR and TB: hurry — Energetic
Impact: She was injured Wednesday, but was able to train on Friday. With Jones and Goodwin out, he’ll be very much counted on.
Prishad Berrymanand WR and TB: knee — Energetic
Impact: With all the other WR injuries around him, it might be a week two factor.
Russell Gigand WR and TB: hamstrings – Energetic
The effect: As with Perriman, anyone who can dress up as a pirate today has a chance to shine.
Marcus PetersCB, BAL: knee — Energetic
Marlon HumphreyCB, BAL: inguinal – Energetic
Amani OroriaCB, DET: behind — Inactive
DeForest BucknerDT, IND: loin — Energetic
Shaquille LeonardLB, IND: behind — Outside
Kenny Moore IICB, IND: loin — Energetic
Christian WilkinsDE, MIA: behind — Energetic
Rickwon MacmillanLB, NE: thumb — Energetic
Kayvon ThibodeauLB, NYG: knee — Inactive
Aaron RobinsonCB, NYG: trailing — Outside
John Franklin MyersDE, NYJ: toe — Energetic
Jordan WhiteheadS, NYJ: ankle — Energetic
Camryn Curls, was: thumb — Inactive