AJ MassESPN staff writer4 minutes to read
Who should you start with? Who should you sit with? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting an offensive player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams release their official inactive rosters. Any rankings mentioned in this column come from the ranks of the ESPN Fantasy staff.
Official inactive attendance on Sunday must begin approximately 90 minutes before scheduled kickoff times: approximately 8 AM ET for Germany, 11:30 AM ET for early games, and 2:30 PM ET for late afternoon games.
Update frequently to get the latest information.
Games are at 4 p.m. ET
James Conner, RB, ARI — active
IMPACT: Returns this week with QB Kyler Murray. Both will be rusty, so proceed with caution.
Michael Wilson, WR, ARI — active
Impact: With Murray back at center, Wilson’s value should rise over the coming weeks.
Mac Hollins, WR, ATL — Outside
IMPACT: Drake London is ready to make a comeback. KhaDarel Hodge could be a roll of the dice for the crease.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, DET — Inactive
Impact: It is no surprise here that the DPJ is still learning the new rules of the game for dealing with some of the rib issues. Note that the Lions may be a little top-heavy in Week 10 with RB David Montgomery getting the “all clear” to return.
Curtis Samuel, WR, WSH — active
Impact: This news should put a damper on those fantasy managers looking to work with Jahan Dotson and Terry McLaurin.
Sunday night game
There are no major fantasy-related injuries.
9:30 AM ET
Alec Pierce, WR, IND — active
Impact: Pierce should see his normal workload.
Josh Downs, WR, IND — active
IMPACT: Expect Isaiah McKenzie to see a lot of action, as Downs hasn’t practiced all week and could be on a fast count.
Demario Douglas, WR, NE — active
Impact: He will play, but Kayshawn Bote is also active (finally!), so there may not be enough targets for Douglas to merit a fantasy start.
DeVante Parker, WR, NE — Outside
Impact: He didn’t travel with the team, leaving the door open for Jalen Reagor to get some looks.
Games are at 1 p.m. ET
Keaton Mitchell, RB, BAL — active
Impact: Mitchell must split campaigns with Gus Edwards.
Ja’Marr Chase, WR, CIN — active
Impact: Stanley Morgan and Shedrick Jackson were both promoted from the coaching staff, which wasn’t a great sign here. However, after pre-game warmups, Chase will be cleared to play.
T Higgins, WR, CIN — Outside
IMPACT: Trenton Irwin will be the receiver the Bengals have to claim on waivers.
Marquis Goodwin, WR, CLE — Outside
IMPACT: WR David Bell is also out, leaving Cedric Tillman in a good spot to do some action.
Robert Woods, WR, HOU — active
Impact: Although he returns this week, exactly how many snaps he sees remains a question mark.
Nico Collins, WR, HOU — Outside
IMPACT: Tank Dale and Noah Brown have been impressing lately.
Damion Pierce, RB, HOU — Outside
Impact: Devin Singletary performed well in Week 9 without Pierce involved.
Kaymie Fairbairn, K, HOU — outside/infrared
IMPACT: Matt Amendola has signed with the team to take over the kicking duties, likely until at least Week 14.
Z Jones, WR, Jacks — Outside
Impact: Once again, it has to be the Jaguars’ “Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk Show.”
Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN — Outside
Impact: Although his window for his return from IR began this week, it’s clear the receiver isn’t ready yet.
Jarren Hall, QB, MIN — Outside
IMPACT: Joshua Dobbs will start in Week 10 and will very likely continue for the next several weeks. Hall could serve as Dobbs’ backup in the future once he clears the league’s concussion protocol.
KJ Osborne, WR, MIN — Inactive
Impact: His practice time increased as the week went on and he cleared the league’s concussion protocol. However, the Vikings will err on the side of caution here.
TJ Hawkinson, TE, MIN — active
Impact: All signs were that Hockenson would not only play, but thrive, in Week 10.
Michael Thomas, WR, NO — active
IMPACT: Amid reports of an off-field incident involving Thomas, the Saints will remain on the field for Week 10.
Kendry Miller, RB, NO — Outside
Impact: Jamaal Williams is the primary replacement for Alvin Kamara at present.
Trelon Burks, WR, TEN — Outside
IMPACT: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine moves to the top of the Giants’ scoring tree.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN — Inactive
Impact: Regardless, Tennessee has already made a QB change to Will Levis.