NFL Week 6 fantasy football inactives watch — Who’s in and who’s out?


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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1 p.m. ET games

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Chris Moore, WR, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: Whoever suits up, Moore or Boykin, could have a solid day as Baltimore’s No. 3 WR …

Miles Boykin, WR, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: … with Devin Duvernay and James Proche II as backup options.

Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: Knee — Questionable
Impact: A likely game-time call. Seth Roberts looms as his replacement.

Auden Tate, WR, CIN: Shoulder — Doubtful
Impact: A.J. Green will be able to play. The rise of Tee Higgins has made Tate somewhat fantasy irrelevant.

Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE: Chest — Questionable
Impact: Practiced Friday, so should be able to start. Case Keenum is the literal “just in case” option.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, CLE: Illness — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play after recovering from what team is calling a non-COVID illness earlier in the week.

Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE: Ribs — Questionable
Impact: Also expected to suit up, with Rashard Higgins on deck if he can’t.

Drew Lock, QB, DEN: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: Blake Bortles was released — a sign of confidence that Lock will play.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Illness — OUT
Impact: Didn’t travel to New England. Phillip Lindsay to handle No. 1 RB workload.

KJ Hamler, WR, DEN: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: DaeSean Hamilton should be involved in 3-WR sets.

Noah Fant, TE, DEN: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Nick Vannett/Jake Butt to share the TE workload in Denver.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND: Calf — Questionable
Impact: Very little practice this week. Nyheim Hines could get a few extra touches.

Mo Alie-Cox, TE, IND: Knee — OUT
Impact: Trey Burton has potential for a good number of TE targets.

DJ Chark Jr., WR, JAX: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Game-time call. Laviska Shenault Jr. has played very well in recent weeks.

Tyler Eifert, TE, JAX: Neck — Questionable
Impact: Missed two days of practice, leaving James O’Shaughnessy as the likely starter.

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Groin — OUT
Impact: If you had Alexander Mattison as an insurance policy, now’s the time to cash in.

Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Likely just a “smoke and mirrors” designation. Cam Newton may return to the huddle this week to throw passes Edelman’s way.

Sony Michel, RB, NE: Illness/COVID OUT
Impact: Michel (already on IR) has now been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Rex Burkhead/James White/Damien Harris to split the RB load.

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Foot — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play. Quite frankly, there’s nothing behind him on the Giants’ WR depth chart.

DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Travis Fulgham has the opportunity to attempt an encore of last week’s strong showing.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Foot — OUT
Impact: John Hightower/Greg Ward should both see some looks.

Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT: Back — OUT
Impact: Week 5 fantasy darling Chase Claypool will get a chance to prove that it wasn’t a fluke.


Takkarist McKinley, DE, ATL: Groin — OUT

Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Neck — Doubtful

Brandon Williams, DT, BAL: Illness/COVID — OUT

Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Thigh — Questionable

Zach Kerr, DT, CAR: Toe — Questionable

Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Toe — Questionable

Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Ribs — Questionable

Olivier Vernon, DE, CLE: Groin — Questionable

Larry Ogunjobi, DT, CLE: Abdomen — Questionable

Karl Joseph, S, CLE: Hamstring — OUT

Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, DEN: Quad — OUT

Mike Purcell, DT, DEN: Knee — Questionable

Justin Houston, DE, IND: Hip — Questionable

Denico Autry, DT, IND: Ankle — Questionable

Darius Leonard, LB, IND: Groin — Doubtful

Abry Jones, DT, JAX: Ankle — Questionable

Josh Allen, DE, JAX: Knee — Questionable

Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder — Questionable

Dexter Lawrence, DT, NYG: Knee — Questionable

Lorenzo Carter, LB, NYG: Achilles — OUT

Duke Riley, LB, PHI: Ribs — OUT

Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Ankle — OUT

Marcus Epps, S, PHI: Ribs — OUT

Darius Slay, CB, PHI: Concussion — Questionable

DaQuan Jones, DT, TEN: Foot — Questionable

4 p.m. ET games


Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ: Shoulder — Doubtful
Impact: Darnold won’t play. Joe Flacco will start again for the Jets. He should not start for you.

Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Even with bye weeks in full swing, look elsewhere for fantasy WR options.

Leonard Fournette, RB, TB: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: It’s all Ronald Jones II in the Buccaneers backfield. Wide receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans have both left the injury report and should start.


Za’Darius Smith, LB, GB: Ankle — Questionable

Rashan Gary, LB, GB: Ankle — Questionable

Kevin King, CB, GB: Quad — Questionable

Shaq Lawson, DE, MIA: Shoulder — Questionable

Kyle Van Noy, LB, MIA: Groin — Questionable

Quinnen Williams, DE, NYJ: Hamstring — Questionable

Bless Austin, CB, NYJ: Calf — Questionable

Carlton Davis, CB, TB: Abdomen — Questionable

Sunday night game

Los Angeles Rams

Micah Kiser, LB, LAR: Groin — Questionable

San Francisco 49ers

Kwon Alexander, LB, SF: Ankle — OUT

Emmanuel Moseley, CB, SF: Concussion — Questionable

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.

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