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Week 13 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

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Berry: 'Have to start McCaffrey' (1:00)

Matthew Berry says even though RB Christian McCaffrey is questionable with a shoulder injury, he is too vital not to start in Week 13. (1:00)

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: WR Will Fuller V (ribs), RB Charcandrick West (personal), QB Paxton Lynch (ankle), QB Matt Moore (foot), RB Damien Williams (shoulder), TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring), WR Allen Hurns (ankle), RB Doug Martin (concussion), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring), WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee/meniscus), WR Sammie Coates (ankle), WR Mike Williams (knee), WR Amari Cooper (concussion), WR Michael Crabtree (suspension), TE Coby Fleener (concussion), WR Robert Woods (shoulder), WR John Brown (toe), PK Nick Novak (back, placed on IR)

Defense: CB Desmond Trufant (concussion), LB Brennan Scarlett (foot), LB Dee Ford (back), S Eric Murray (ankle), CB Juston Burris (concussion), DT Domata Peko Sr. (knee/MCL), DE Derek Wolfe (neck), S Maurice Smith (abdomen), DE Hassan Ridgeway (shoulder), CB Rashaan Melvin (hand), LB Telvin Smith (concussion), DE Robert Ayers (concussion), DT Clinton McDonald (back), S T.J. Ward (concussion), CB Vernon Hargreaves III (hamstring), CB Kevin King (shoulder), LB Isaiah Irving (knee), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), CB Aqib Talib (suspension), S Marcus Williams (groin), LB Connor Barwin (arm), DT Corey Peters (ankle), LB Deone Bucannon (ankle), LB Josh Forrest (foot), S Kam Chancellor (neck)

Sunday

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

Philadelphia Eagles

LB Joe Walker (questionable, neck) -- inactive

Seattle Seahawks

TE Jimmy Graham (questionable, ankle) -- active
DT Nazair Jones (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
LB Bobby Wagner (questionable, hamstring) -- active
S Earl Thomas (questionable, heel) -- active


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Eli Manning (3:10 p.m.): While the Giants have seemingly made the decision to start Geno Smith at quarterback, ending Manning's run of consecutive starts, Manning is active for today's game. Inexplicably, Davis Webb is a healthy inactive, so perhaps Manning may well see some snaps in this contest after all.

Marshon Lattimore (3:05 p.m.): The Saints will not push Lattimore's return to the field, as the cornerback is inactive today. That's good news for Carolina's receivers. Given that New Orleans plays again on Thursday against Atlanta, this could simply be a decision based upon the hope that Lattimore will be at (or close to) 100 percent in time to face Julio Jones.

Josh Gordon (2:40 p.m.): It's not really news, so much as it is a reminder that Gordon will be starting for the Cleveland Browns this afternoon, opposite of Corey Coleman. Coach Hue Jackson has said he wants to see what the receiver can do, so at least the volume should be there for fantasy managers looking to roll the dice on a guy who hasn't played in forever.

Rishard Matthews (11:55 a.m.): Although he was able to practice on a limited basis Friday, the Tennessee wide receiver is out today. That could be good news for fantasy managers counting on Corey Davis to see a lot of targets sent his way.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11:50 a.m.): All three major contributors to the offense who had been listed as questionable will be suiting up for the Bucs today: Jameis Winston, DeSean Jackson and Cameron Brate. If you had been considering a start of the Packers D/ST, you may want to take a second look. Also, as previously announced, Doug Martin (concussion) will not be playing. Expect Peyton Barber to see a lot of carries in his stead.

Ameer Abdullah (11:45 a.m.): The Lions will go with Theo Riddick at running back, as Abdullah is out with a neck injury. Zach Zenner could become a nice sleeper play as a result, with a good chance of vulturing some scores from in close.

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:10 a.m.): Various sources tell Schefter that RBs Christian McCaffrey, Alex Collins and Aaron Jones are all expected to play today, though he adds that Jamaal Williams is expected to get the most carries for Green Bay. Both WR DeSean Jackson and TE Cameron Brate should be able to suit up for Tampa Bay. However, Arizona RB Adrian Peterson is a "pessimistic" game-time call.

Greg Olsen (7:05 a.m.): The tight end is not expected to play against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It appears the Panthers are just being cautious with the veteran's foot injury because the game is being played on an artificial turf field.

Nick Novak (6:55 a.m.): The Chargers have placed the veteran kicker on injured reserve with a back injury. Travis Coons will join Los Angeles on Sunday to handle all field goal and extra-point attempts.

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 (nine scheduled)

Offense:

WR Rishard Matthews (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Albert Wilson (questionable, hamstring) -- active
RB Matt Forte (questionable, knee) -- active
TE Jeff Heuerman (questionable, knee) -- active
RB Senorise Perry (questionable, concussion) -- active
WR Donte Moncrief (questionable, groin) -- active
QB Jameis Winston (questionable, shoulder) -- active
WR DeSean Jackson (questionable, foot) -- active
TE Cameron Brate (questionable, hip) -- active
RB Aaron Jones (questionable, knee/MCL) -- active
RB Ameer Abdullah (questionable, neck) -- inactive
RB Alex Collins (questionable, calf) -- active
WR Matthew Slater (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
RB Patrick DiMarco (questionable, ankle) -- active
WR Jordan Matthews (questionable, knee) -- active
TE Charles Clay (questionable, knee) -- active
TE Nick O'Leary (questionable, back) -- inactive

Defense:

LB Eric Kendricks (questionable, hip) -- active
LB Sean Weatherspoon (questionable, illness) -- inactive
LB Tamba Hali (questionable, knee) -- inactive
DT Xavier Cooper (questionable, knee) -- active
DE DeMarcus Walker (questionable, illness) -- active
LB Todd Davis (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Shane Ray (questionable, illness) -- active
DT Davon Godchaux (questionable, knee) -- inactve
S Michael Thomas (questionable, knee/ACL) -- active
DE Lerentee McCray (questionable, hamstring) -- active
DT Kenny Clark (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Ahmad Brooks (questionable, back) -- active
LB Clay Matthews (questionable, groin) -- active
LB C.J. Mosley (questionable, ankle) -- active
CB Jimmy Smith (questionable, Achilles) -- active
CB Marlon Humphrey (questionable, thigh) -- active
DE Trey Flowers (questionable, ribs) -- inactive
LB Kyle Van Noy (questionable, calf) -- active
LB Marquis Flowers (questionable, knee) -- active
LB Trevor Reilly (questionable, concussion) -- inactive
CB Eric Rowe (questionable, groin) -- active
DE Eddie Yarbrough (questionable, chest) -- active
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (questionable, ankle) -- active
S Adrian Colbert (questionable, thumb) -- active
S Adrian Amos (doubtful, hamstring) -- inactive
CB Bryce Callahan (questionable, knee) -- inactive
S Deon Bush (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (questionable, ankle) -- inactive

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

Offense:

WR Cordarrelle Patterson (questionable, hip) -- active
RB Christian McCaffrey (questionable, shoulder) -- active
TE Greg Olsen (questionable, foot) -- inactive
RB Malcolm Brown (questionable, knee/MCL) -- inactive
RB Adrian Peterson (questionable, neck) -- inactive
TE Troy Niklas (questionable, back) -- active

Defense:

DT Corey Liuget (questionable, toe) -- inactive
CB Casey Hayward (questionable, personal) -- active
DT Damon Harrison (questionable, elbow) -- active
CB Eli Apple (questionable, hip) -- inactive
LB Cory James (questionable, knee) -- inactive
CB David Amerson (questionable, foot) -- inactive
LB Thomas Davis (questionable, hamstring) -- active
LB Shaq Thompson (questionable, foot) -- active
CB P.J. Williams (questionable, shoulder) -- active
CB Marshon Lattimore (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
DE Josh Mauro (questionable, ankle) -- active