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 ratings mentioned in this column come from our website ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
Sunday inactive attendance must begin approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff times: approximately 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
Bryce Young, QB, CAR — Outside
Impact: Veteran Andy Dalton takes over for the Panthers, so expect a more pass-heavy game plan.
Richie James, WR, KC — outside/infrared
Effect: Rashee Rice should get some additional routes and objectives.
Kadarius Toney, WR, KC — active
Impact: With Tony’s ability to play, Skymore loses a little of his fantasy luster in Week 3.
Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC — active
Impact: He played through hamstring issues in Week 2 and will be given the opportunity to do so again.
DK Metcalf, WR, SEA — active
IMPACT: He will start Sunday alongside Tyler Lockett.
Deejay Dallas, RB, SEA — active
Effect: Dallas appears to have recovered from his illness. However, Zach Charbonnet may get more touches behind Kenneth Walker III.
Will Disley, TE, SEA — Inactive
Impact: Jaxon Smith-Njigba and/or Colby Parkinson may see more goals as a result.
Sunday night game
There are no major fantasy-related injuries currently listed.
Games are at 1 p.m. ET
Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL — Inactive
Impact: Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgaier are doing well without him.
Judge Hill, RB, BAL — Outside
IMPACT: Gus Edwards will likely be Baltimore’s likely leader this weekend, with Kenyan Drake (newly signed) and Melvin Gordon III backing him up.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, BAL — Outside
Impact: Nelson Agholor becomes a tricky fantasy option.
Josh Reynolds, WR, DET — active
Impact: He trained fully on Friday and will play. There’s no need to reach out to the likes of Calif Raymond.
Amun-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET — active
IMPACT: He also practiced Friday and will join Reynolds and Marvin Jones Jr. in the Lions huddle.
David Montgomery, RB, DET — Inactive
Impact: Jahmyr Gibbs should handle the majority of the touches with Craig Reynolds also getting into the mix a bit.
Christian Watson, WR, GB — Inactive
Impact: He was a player at the time of the match, and it was not in his favour.
Aaron Jones, RB, GB — Inactive
IMPACT: AJ Dillon will once again be tasked with handling leadership duties.
Anthony Richardson, QB, IND — Outside
IMPACT: He’s in the league’s concussion protocol, so Gardner Mincio will start in his place.
Z Jones, WR, Jacks — Outside
Impact: Jamaal Agnew could see an uptick in fantasy value if Jones sits.
Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC — Outside
IMPACT: Joshua Kelly will lead the offense in the Chargers’ backfield.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA — Outside
Impact: Robbie Chosen has been added to the coaching staff, making this news seem inevitable. Waddle will still have to clear the league’s concussion protocol in order to play in Week 4.
Salvon Ahmed, RB, MIA — Inactive
Impact: De’Von Acane will get a chance to be Raheem Mostert’s primary replacement.
Cam Akers, RB, MIN — Inactive
Impact: Give him a few extra days to learn the rules of the game after the midweek trade. Ty Chandler should back up Alexander Mattison for at least one more Sunday.
Jamaal Williams, RB, NO — outside/infrared
IMPACT: Kendre Miller will get a chance to showcase his skills for the first time before suspended Alvin Kamara returns next week.
Foster Morrow, TE, NO — Outside
Impact: Juwan Johnson will go a lot of ways but you never know where and when Taysom Hill will pop up in the Saints offense.
Greg Zuerlein, K, New York & active
IMPACT: Austin Seibert remains on the practice squad this week, so “Greg the League” is leaving.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, TEN — active
Impact: He trained more this week than last week with the same injury, so expect similar or even better results.
Logan Thomas, TE, WSH — Outside
IMPACT: A combination of John Bates and Cole Turner will get a TE look in Washington while Thomas remains in the league’s concussion protocol.
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