Week 2 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

Will Demaryius Thomas be on the field for the Broncos today? That's one of many injury situations we're tracking for Week 2. Getty images

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

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Ruled out before Sunday

RB Chris Ivory (illness), QB Tony Romo (back), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), TE Tyler Eifert (ankle), WR Kendall Wright (hamstring), TE Zach Ertz (ribs, Monday Night Football)

Top players we're watching

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

TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) - inactive
RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle, questionable) - active
RB Arian Foster (hamstring, questionable) - active
WR Breshad Perriman (calf, questionable) - active
RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) - inactive
TE Jordan Cameron (thigh, questionable) - active
WR DeVante Parker (hamstring, questionable) - active
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder, questionable) - active
WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder, questionable) - inactive
WR Josh Doctson (Achilles, questionable) - active

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

WR Demaryius Thomas (hip, questionable) - active
RB C.J. Prosise (wrist, questionable) - inactive

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


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Trevor Siemian (3:12 PM): The opportunity is there for the young quarterback to air things out at home this afternoon, as the Colts will be without three members of their secondary - Patrick Robinson, T.J. Green and Vontae Davis.

Atlanta Falcons (3:08 PM): As expected, both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are active for this week's game. Both receivers had been dealing with ankle issues, but practiced fully on Friday.

Julius Thomas (3:05 PM): After scoring a touchdown in Week 1, the Jaguars are happy to have Thomas back in their lineup for Week 2. The tight end had been nursing a sprained ankle, but is active today.

Russell Wilson (3:00 PM): The quarterback is active for today's game against the Rams, defying original expectations that his high ankle sprain might cause him to miss a few games.

Demaryius Thomas (2:55 PM): The Denver wide receiver (hip) is indeed active for this afternoon contest. Jordan Norwood and Cody Latimer lose any fantasy value for as long as Thomas is on the field.

C.J. Prosise (2:50 PM): The Seattle running back is out with a wrist injury, meaning Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael should split nearly all the time in the backfield for the Seahawks in Week 2.

Jared Goff (2:45 PM): He's not expected to play unless an injury befalls starter Case Keenum or there are some late-game snaps available for him to get his NFL feet wet, but at least he's the active backup for Week 2. QB Sean Mannion is inactive.

Arizona Cardinals (2:34 PM): Nothing much to note by way of inactives here, though WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder) will sit this game out. Perhaps that gives Jaron Brown a little bit of value in the deepest of leagues.

Nate Solder (12:10 PM): With the tackle active for Week 2, Jimmy Garoppolo should have even better pass protection for this game than he did in Week 1 - and he was only sacked twice in that contest.

DeAndre Levy (12:00 PM): The linebacker will be out of action for the Lions due to a hip injury, which comes as a slight surprise, since earlier in the week he was expected to play. Linebacker will be thin for Detroit as a result, so Marcus Mariota may have a much easier go of things today than we would have otherwise thought.

Tyler Eifert (11:55 AM): The good news is that Eifert was seen running routes on the field before the game. However, the bad news is that he's still likely a few weeks away from being active. C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft will split time at tight end in Week 2 for the Bengals.

Baltimore Ravens (11:50 AM): With Javorius Allen listed as inactive in Week 2, the Ravens should roll again with a two-headed backfield of Justin Forsett and Terrance West.

Jay Ajayi (11:43 AM): After being a healthy scratch in Week 1, Ajayi is active today for Miami. That said, so too is Arian Foster, so unless Foster's hamstring acts up, there's not a lot of fantasy value to be found here in Week 2.

Markus Wheaton (11:25 AM): According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Steelers will be without Wheaton's services today. Eli Rogers should have an increased role at wide receiver as a result.

Demaryius Thomas (8:45 AM): For now, the Broncos expect Thomas to play this afternoon, despite the hip injury, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. However, he's going to have to make it through pregame workouts before he'll get the "all clear" to suit up. With the late start to this one, make sure you have an alternate option available for your lineup, just in case.

Miami Dolphins (8:30 AM): Arian Foster and DeVante Parker both appear to be ready to suit up today, despite hamstring injuries for the duo. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects Parker to make his 2016 debut against the Patriots, and adds that Foster is "good to go."

Jamaal Charles (8:15 AM): The busiest man in football, ESPN's Adam Schefter, reports that he's been told that although the Kansas City running back is ready to play this week, the team will be cautious with Charles, holding him out of action until Week 3. Spencer Ware should once again get the bulk of the Chiefs' ground game work.

Russell Wilson (8:00 AM): The Seattle quarterback is currently expected to play in today's late afternoon game against the Rams, however as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, Wilson will be battling through a high ankle sprain and could potentially have his movement limited.

Rob Gronkowski (7:50 AM): According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, sources tell him that the Patriots tight end will not play today against the Dolphins, due to his lingering hamstring injury. That certainly gives Martellus Bennett a slight boost in value, but he's no Rob Gronkowski, and unlikely to have much fantasy impact beyond what he gave you in Week 1 in Gronk's absence.

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