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Week 12 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

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Steelers being cautious with Smith-Schuster injury (0:32)

Stephania Bell says that a minor hamstring issue can escalate into major injury, so Pittsburgh is wisely sitting JuJu Smith-Schuster in Week 12. (0:32)

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 inactive lists, typically around 90 minutes 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 Jameis Winston (shoulder/AC joint), WR Curtis Samuel (ankle), RB Malcolm Brown (knee/MCL), WR Robert Woods (shoulder), RB Aaron Jones (knee/MCL), RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring), TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring), RB Devonta Freeman (concussion), QB Jay Cutler (concussion), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), WR Allen Hurns (ankle), WR John Brown (toe), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring), TE Vance McDonald (ankle)

Defense: LB Sean Lee (hamstring), LB Leonard Floyd (knee/MCL), S Kam Chancellor (neck), CB Joe Haden (upper leg), LB Dee Ford (back), DE Hassan Ridgeway (shoulder), S Shawn Williams (hamstring), LB Vincent Rey (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (concussion), CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), DE William Hayes (back), CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion), S Adrian Colbert (thumb), DT Corey Peters (ankle), CB David Amerson (foot)

Sunday

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

Green Bay Packers

RB Ty Montgomery (doubtful, ribs) -- inactive
DT Kenny Clark (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
LB Clay Matthews (questionable, groin) -- inactive
S Morgan Burnett (questionable, groin) -- active
CB Kevin King (questionable, shoulder) -- active

Pittsburgh Steelers

S Mike Mitchell (questionable, ankle) -- active


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Mike Davis (2:45 p.m.): Davis is inactive for Seattle today, so expect Thomas Rawls, J.D. McKissic and Eddie Lacy to get a piece of the rushing action for the Seahawks.

New England Patriots (11:55 a.m.): The good news is that Danny Amendola will be active today, but both Matthew Slater and Martellus Bennett will join Chris Hogan on the sideline.

Rishard Matthews (11:50 a.m.): With the Tennessee wideout sitting for Week 12, any of a quartet of Titans WR options could step up, including Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, Eric Decker or Harry Douglas.

Matt Forte (11:45 a.m.): The Jets will get their starting running back in the huddle today, as Forte, though banged up, will play. Expect Bilal Powell's production to slip a bit as a result.

Greg Olsen (9:05 a.m.): Although the Carolina tight end is indeed making his return to the field after a stint on injured reserve, coach Ron Rivera is preaching caution in terms of Olsen's workload in Week 12. "We're going to try to do it judiciously," Rivera said. "You don't want to throw Greg out there and have him go 60 plays. So we really have to be smart."

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:15 a.m.): Various sources told Schefter that WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Jimmy Graham, WR Jordan Matthews and TE Charles Clay are all expected to play today. Recently signed CB Darrelle Revis will not play for Kansas City, as he has not had enough time to get ready.

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 Kelvin Benjamin (questionable, knee) -- inactive
TE Charles Clay (questionable, knee) -- active
WR Jordan Matthews (questionable, knee) -- active
WR Albert Wilson (questionable, hamstring) -- active
WR Rishard Matthews (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Matthew Slater (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Danny Amendola (questionable, knee) -- active
TE Martellus Bennett (doubtful, shoulder) -- inactive
WR Joshua Bellamy (doubtful, concussion) -- inactive
WR Dontrelle Inman (questionable, groin) -- active
TE Dion Sims (questionable, illness) -- active
RB Matt Forte (questionable, knee) -- active

Defense:

S Micah Hyde (questionable, knee) -- active
DE Allen Bailey (questionable, knee/MCL) -- active
LB Tamba Hali (questionable, knee) -- active
DE Margus Hunt (questionable, illness) -- active
S Derron Smith (doubtful, knee) -- inactive
CB Darqueze Dennard (questionable, knee) -- active
DE William Gholston (questionable, neck) -- active
LB Stephone Anthony (questionable, knee) -- active
DT Ndamukong Suh (questionable, illness) -- active
S Maurice Smith (questionable, illness) -- inactive
DT Malcom Brown (questionable, ankle) -- active
CB Eric Rowe (questionable, groin) -- inactive
S Patrick Chung (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Danny Trevathan (doubtful, calf) -- inactive
CB Bryce Callahan (questionable, knee) -- inactive
DE Roy Robertson-Harris (doubtful, hamstring) -- inactive
DE Mitch Unrein (questionable, knee) -- active
DE Akiem Hicks (questionable, knee) -- active
LB Pernell McPhee (questionable, knee) -- active
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
DT Beau Allen (questionable, knee) -- inactive
CB Captain Munnerlyn (questionable, illness) -- inactive
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, foot) -- active

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

Offense:

RB Mike Davis (doubtful, groin) -- inactive
TE Jimmy Graham (questionable, ankle) -- active
WR Trent Taylor (questionable, ribs) -- active
QB Drew Stanton (questionable, knee) -- active
WR Emmanuel Sanders (questionable, ankle) -- active
TE Jeff Heuerman (questionable, knee) -- inactive
WR Cordarrelle Patterson (questionable, hip) -- active

Defense:

DT Jarran Reed (questionable, hamstring) -- active
LB Bobby Wagner (questionable, hamstring) -- active
LB Michael Wilhoite (questionable, calf) -- active
DE Solomon Thomas (questionable, knee/MCL) -- active
CB Ken Crawley (questionable, abdomen) -- inactive
CB Marshon Lattimore (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
LB Bryce Hager (questionable, calf) -- active
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (doubtful, thigh) -- inactive
CB Jalen Ramsey (questionable, hand) -- active
LB Donald Payne (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
DE Josh Mauro (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Shane Ray (questionable, ankle) -- active
DT Domata Peko Sr. (questionable, illness) -- active
DE Adam Gotsis (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Cory James, (questionable, knee) -- active