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 before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
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Sunday night game, 8:30 ET
Late games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (three scheduled)
WR Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) -- inactive
RB Eddie Lacy (ankle, questionable) -- active
WR Terrance Williams (shoulder, questionable) -- active
TE Clive Walford (knee, questionable) -- active
RB C.J. Prosise (wrist, questionable) -- inactive
RB Lance Dunbar (knee, questionable) -- inactive
Early games, 1 p.m. ET (nine scheduled)
WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) -- active
QB Cam Newton (concussion, questionable) -- active
TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) -- active
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) -- active
WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) -- active
RB LeGarrette Blount (hip, questionable) -- active
RB Arian Foster (hamstring, questionable) -- active
RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, questionable) -- active
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee, questionable) -- active
WR Sammie Coates (finger, questionable) -- active
WR Mike Wallace (chest, questionable) -- active
WR Steve Smith Sr. (ankle, doubtful) -- inactive
TE Gary Barnidge (forearm, questionable) -- active
RB Dwayne Washington (ankle, questionable) -- inactive
RB Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) -- active
WR Anquan Boldin (ankle, questionable) -- active
TE Zach Miller (ribs, questionable) -- active
WR Eddie Royal (calf, questionable) -- active
QB Jay Cutler (thumb, doubtful) -- inactive
RB Jeremy Langford (ankle, doubtful) -- inactive
TE Charles Clay (knee, questionable) -- active
Ruled out before Sunday
TE Eric Ebron (ankle), RB Theo Riddick (ankle), WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder), TE Jordan Cameron (concussion), TE Tyler Eifert (back), WR Corey Coleman (hand), QB Josh McCown (shoulder), WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), RB Latavius Murray (toe), QB Tony Romo (back), TE Jared Cook (ankle), RB James Starks (knee), RB Thomas Rawls (leg), WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder), TE Jordan Reed (concussion)
Updates/analysis (most recent first)
Kam Chancellor (3:00 p.m.): The Seattle strong safety hurt his groin in practice last week and will miss today's game as a result. Kelcie McCray should get the start in his stead, and Atlanta could benefit in the short passing game as a result.
Oakland Raiders (2:40 p.m.): The offensive line is a bit shorthanded today, as the team sits out a trio of tackles: Menelik Watson, Matt McCants and Vadal Alexander. Running back Latavius Murray, as expected, also sits. TE Clive Walford will be active in the lone bit of positive injury news.
Charcandrick West (2:35 p.m.): The running back (ankle) is active this week and will be one of the backups to Jamaal Charles, who is expected to get the bulk of the backfield work this afternoon. Knile Davis (concussion) is inactive.
Will Fuller V (12:25 p.m.): There hasn't been anything official yet, and there probably won't be any news you can bank on until the rest of Sunday's schedule has started. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Houston wide receiver is "unlikely to play tonight" because of his hamstring injury.
Robert Quinn (12:15 p.m.): Just a few hours ago, word was that Quinn would be able to play, but the Rams DE is not active for this Week 6 game against the Lions. Los Angeles might not be able to put as much pressure as hoped on Matthew Stafford.
Reshad Jones (12:05 p.m.): ESPN's James Walker says the safety's situation is "hard to gauge" after he missed every practice this week, save for the light walk-through. "Jones is Miami's best tackler, and their run defense is last in the league. He always has potential to post numbers if he's healthy enough to be productive," Walker says. IDP fantasy owners take note.
Zach Brown (12:05 p.m.): The linebacker was questionable during the week but is indeed active and good to go. ESPN's Mike Rodak thinks Brown should get plenty of playing time unless his foot starts acting up, but his foot is not a major issue.
Rashad Jennings (11:55 a.m.): The Giants welcome back the running back after he had to sit out for three weeks because of a thumb injury. As long as he doesn't fumble the ball as a result of whatever "wrap" he's likely to be sporting, fantasy owners should be optimistic for a good day here.
Chicago Bears (11:50 a.m.): Both Jay Cutler and Jeremy Langford remain out of the Bears' lineup for this week, but Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal and Zach Miller are all active, which could mean a decent passing day from Brian Hoyer.
Cleveland Browns (11:30 a.m.): Tight end Gary Barnidge is active today, but the Browns will be without CB Joe Haden. Cody Kessler will start at quarterback, with Josh McCown closer to a return but still not ready.
Arian Foster (7:50 a.m.): The Miami RB should be on the field for warm-ups to see how his hamstring feels. The answer to that will likely fuel the Dolphins' decision on Foster's status for today's game.
Eddie Lacy (7:45 a.m.): The Packers running back is expected to play today, but as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes, he is likely to be the only active running back on the roster for the game. WR Randall Cobb would be used in the backfield should something befall Lacy.
New England Patriots (7:40 a.m.): A bevy of questionables expect to suit up for the team today, including LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett and Julian Edelman. TE Rob Gronkowski, battling a bug, should be well enough to play for the Patriots.
Dez Bryant (7:30 a.m.): Although the wide receiver returned to practice for the Cowboys this week, the odds of him actually being able to play today are "slim," though he is expected to try to test his knee in pregame warm-ups.
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 later set and 7 p.m. ET for the Sunday night game.