Fantasy Football Week 3 Inactive – Who’s in and who’s out?

AJ MassESPN staff writerSeptember 24, 2023 at 02:57 PM ET4 minutes to read

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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, CAROutside
Impact: Veteran Andy Dalton takes over for the Panthers, so expect a more pass-heavy game plan.

Richie James, WR, KCoutside/infrared
Effect: Rashee Rice should get some additional routes and objectives.

Kadarius Toney, WR, KCactive
Impact: With Tony’s ability to play, Skymore loses a little of his fantasy luster in Week 3.

Isiah Pacheco, RB, KCactive
Impact: He played through hamstring issues in Week 2 and will be given the opportunity to do so again.

DK Metcalf, WR, SEAactive
IMPACT: He will start Sunday alongside Tyler Lockett.

Deejay Dallas, RB, SEAactive
Effect: Dallas appears to have recovered from his illness. However, Zach Charbonnet may get more touches behind Kenneth Walker III.

Will Disley, TE, SEAInactive
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, ATLInactive
Impact: Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgaier are doing well without him.

Judge Hill, RB, BALOutside
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, BALOutside
Impact: Nelson Agholor becomes a tricky fantasy option.

Josh Reynolds, WR, DETactive
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, DETactive
IMPACT: He also practiced Friday and will join Reynolds and Marvin Jones Jr. in the Lions huddle.

David Montgomery, RB, DETInactive
Impact: Jahmyr Gibbs should handle the majority of the touches with Craig Reynolds also getting into the mix a bit.

Christian Watson, WR, GBInactive
Impact: He was a player at the time of the match, and it was not in his favour.

Aaron Jones, RB, GBInactive
IMPACT: AJ Dillon will once again be tasked with handling leadership duties.

Anthony Richardson, QB, INDOutside
IMPACT: He’s in the league’s concussion protocol, so Gardner Mincio will start in his place.

Z Jones, WR, JacksOutside
Impact: Jamaal Agnew could see an uptick in fantasy value if Jones sits.

Austin Ekeler, RB, LACOutside
IMPACT: Joshua Kelly will lead the offense in the Chargers’ backfield.

Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIAOutside
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, MIAInactive
Impact: De’Von Acane will get a chance to be Raheem Mostert’s primary replacement.

Cam Akers, RB, MINInactive
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, NOoutside/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, NOOutside
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, TENactive
Impact: He trained more this week than last week with the same injury, so expect similar or even better results.

Logan Thomas, TE, WSHOutside
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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