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Week 5 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

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To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their Sunday inactive lists before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Ruled out before Sunday

Offense: QB Andrew Luck (shoulder/labrum), TE Jack Doyle (concussion), RB Matt Forte (toe), RB Branden Oliver (hamstring), WR Mike Williams (back), RB Paul Perkins (ribs), WR Jordan Matthews (thumb), WR John Ross (knee), TE Tyler Eifert (back), RB Dwayne Washington (quadriceps), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Corey Davis (hamstring)

Defense: LB Dekoda Watson (groin), LB Reuben Foster (ankle), S Eric Reid (knee), LB Josh Martin (ankle), CB Darryl Roberts (hamstring), DE Lerentee McCray (knee), LB Ramon Humber (thumb), S Derron Smith (ankle), S Kurt Coleman (knee/MCL), S Demetrious Cox (ankle), LB Paul Worrilow (knee/MCL), S Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring), DE Robert Nkemdiche (calf), DT Fletcher Cox (calf), DE Brandon Williams (foot), DE Cliff Avril (neck), LB Joe Thomas (ankle), DE Kony Ealy (shoulder)

Sunday night game, 8:30 p.m. ET

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

There are no players of note currently listed as either questionable or doubtful for either team.


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Sean Lee (3:05 p.m.): The Dallas linebacker will miss his second straight game because of a hamstring injury. If you started Aaron Rodgers in fantasy, you're probably happy with this news.

Davante Adams (3 p.m.): The Packers wideout cleared the league's concussion protocol on Saturday. He will be active for today's game against the Cowboys.

Seattle Seahawks (2:45 p.m.): As the Rams go without both Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) and Maurice Alexander (coach's decision) today, Russell Wilson and his receivers could have their way with a depleted Los Angeles secondary.

A.J. Green (11:50 a.m.): With the Bills short-handed at cornerback and without CB E.J. Gaines today, expect Green and the rest of the Cincinnati receiving corps to have pretty solid outings in Week 5.

New York Giants (11:45 a.m.): With Paul Perkins out, the Giants will be going with the tandem of Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman at running back. Neither is a lock to end up as the team's primary ball carrier, but whoever steps up first may well end up with the job going forward.

Mike Williams (9 a.m.): It's always important to read reports carefully, especially on Sunday mornings. ESPN's Adam Schefter writes that Williams, the No. 1 draft pick for the Chargers, will make his debut next week. However, because this report is coming out today, there may be some confusion for those who don't read carefully. Williams (back) is still out for today's Week 5 action. This has not changed.

Aaron Jones (7:30 a.m.): With Ty Montgomery doubtful to play because of his rib injury, expect Jones -- who was reported to have been taking first-team reps this week in practice -- to get a chance to handle a lot of Green Bay's rushing offense today.

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:15 a.m.): Our ESPN NFL Insider reports that wide receivers John Brown, Martavis Bryant, Tyrell Williams and Marqise Lee, despite being listed as questionable, are all expected to play today. As for quarterbacks, Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr are both likely to be sidelined. Expect EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel to be taking snaps for the Raiders and Titans, respectively.

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games, 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games and 7 p.m. ET for the Sunday night game.


Early games, 1 p.m. ET (eight scheduled)

Offense

WR Marquise Goodwin (questionable, concussion) -- active
WR Chester Rogers (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Kenny Britt (doubtful, knee) -- inactive
WR Marqise Lee (questionable, ribs) -- active
WR Tyrell Williams (questionable, neck) -- active
QB Marcus Mariota (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR John Brown (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
WR J.J. Nelson (questionable, hamstring) -- active
RB Wendell Smallwood (questionable, knee) -- inactive

Defense

CB Rashaan Melvin (questionable, hamstring) -- active
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, shoulder) -- active
CB Juston Burris (questionable, foot) -- inactive
LB Jamie Collins Sr. (doubtful, concussion) -- inactive
S Jarrod Wilson (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
LB Jatavis Brown (questionable, ankle) -- active
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (questionable, shoulder) -- active
DE Olivier Vernon (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
DE Avery Moss (questionable, shoulder) -- active
CB Shareece Wright (questionable, back) -- active
S Micah Hyde (questionable, knee) -- active
CB E.J. Gaines (questionable, groin) -- inactive
LB Jordan Evans (questionable, hamstring) -- active
DE Julius Peppers (questionable, shoulder) -- active
DE Mario Addison (questionable, knee) -- active
DT Haloti Ngata (questionable, shoulder) -- active
DE Ezekiel Ansah (questionable, knee) -- active
LB Tahir Whitehead (questionable, pectoral) -- active
LB Jarrad Davis (questionable, neck) -- active
DT Jordan Phillips (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
LB Mike Hull (questionable, shoulder) -- active
CB Byron Maxwell (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
CB Xavien Howard (questionable, shoulder) -- active
DT Destiny Vaeao (questionable, wrist) -- inactive
S Corey Graham (questionable, hamstring) -- active
S Jaylen Watkins (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive

Late games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (three scheduled)

Offense

WR Jeremy Maclin (questionable, hand) -- active
TE Benjamin Watson (questionable, calf) -- active
QB Derek Carr (questionable, back) -- inactive
RB DeAndre Washington (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
RB C.J. Prosise (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
RB Ty Montgomery (doubtful, ribs) -- inactive
WR Davante Adams (questionable, concussion) -- active

Defense

CB Jaylen Hill (doubtful, thigh) -- inactive
S Lardarius Webb (questionable, thigh) -- active
CB Jimmy Smith (questionable, Achilles) -- active
S Anthony Levine Sr. (questionable, thigh) -- active
CB David Amerson (questionable, concussion) -- inactive
CB Gareon Conley (questionable, shin) -- inactive
LB Michael Wilhoite (questionable, hamstring) -- active
CB Jeremy Lane (doubtful, groin) -- inactive
S Lamarcus Joyner (doubtful, hamstring) -- inactive
DE Mike Daniels (questionable, hip) -- active
LB Ahmad Brooks (questionable, back) -- active
CB Davon House (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
CB Quinten Rollins (questionable, ankle) -- active
DT Stephen Paea (questionable, knee) -- inactive
LB Sean Lee (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
CB Nolan Carroll II (questionable, concussion) -- inactive
CB Anthony Brown (questionable, ankle) -- active