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Week 11 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

A change at quarterback for the Rams could be great news for Todd Gurley in Week 11, but his thigh injury raises concerns. Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports

To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who doesn'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.

Teams on bye this week: Falcons, Broncos, Jets, Chargers.

Refresh often for the latest information.

Ruled out before Sunday

DE Cameron Heyward (pectoral), C Mike Pouncey (hip), RB DeAngelo Williams (knee), WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder), S Barry Church (forearm), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot), WR Jeremy Maclin (groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (chest), WR Chris Hogan (back), DE Michael Bennett (knee)

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

WR Robert Woods (foot, questionable) -- active
LB C.J. Mosley (thigh, questionable) -- active
WR Dez Bryant (back, questionable) -- active
DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle, questionable) -- active
RB Theo Riddick (ankle, questionable) -- active
CB Marcus Peters (hip, questionable) -- inactive
LB Justin Houston (knee, questionable) -- active
LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring, questionable) -- active
LB Deone Bucannon (ankle, questionable) -- active
CB Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder, questionable) -- inactive
WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) -- active

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

WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder, questionable) -- active
WR Kenny Stills (calf, questionable) -- active
DE Robert Quinn (illness, questionable) -- active
RB Todd Gurley (thigh, questionable) -- active
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) -- active
WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) -- active
TE Zach Ertz (hamstring, questionable) -- active
WR Jordan Matthews (back, questionable) -- active

Sunday night game, 8:30 ET

LB Clay Matthews (hamstring, questionable) -- active
WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) -- active

Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Dion Lewis (3:05 p.m.): With both Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan out for the Patriots, there's a need for more offensive weapons in the New England offense. That's good timing for Lewis to finally be ready to make his 2016 debut for the team.

Torrey Smith (3 p.m.): The 49ers wide receiver is inactive today because of an injured shoulder, and will be missing the first game in his NFL career.

Miami Dolphins (2:45 p.m.): While both of their questionable wide receivers (Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills) are active today, Miami will be without Mario Williams, Nick Williams and Jelani Jenkins on the defensive side of the ball.

Los Angeles Rams (2:40 p.m.): Good news on both sides of the ball for the Rams, as both DE Robert Quinn and C Tim Barnes will be active for this afternoon's contest.

Chicago Bears (11:55 a.m.): NT Eddie Goldman is inactive against the Giants this afternoon. With Will Sutton (ankle) having been placed on injured reserve earlier this week, Eli Manning should face a much weaker pass rush than expected.

Minnesota Vikings (11:50 a.m.) As Ben Goessling of ESPN's NFL Nation notes, the trio of Marcus Sherels, Captain Munnerlyn and Eric Kendricks are all active today for the team, providing this defense with more depth than they've had in quite some time.

Detroit Lions (11:45 a.m.): Both DeAndre Levy and Tyrunn Walker are inactive today for the Lions. Levy has been dealing with quad and knee injuries, but Walker is apparently a healthy scratch.

Jimmy Smith (11:40 a.m.): After being only a limited participant in practice on Friday, it's not that big a shock to see the Baltimore cornerback on the team's inactive list for today's game. This should give Dez Bryant a boost in fantasy numbers against a depleted secondary.

Jordan Matthews (7:45 a.m.): ESPN's Adam Schefter notes that the Eagles wide receiver, who has been dealing with back spasms and is listed as questionable for today's game against the Seahawks, is nevertheless expected to suit up.

Jared Cook (7:40 a.m.): According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Packers tight end is planning to suit up tonight for the first time since Week 3. Green Bay's release of Justin Perillo certainly points to the team's confidence level in Cook's return.

Tyrann Mathieu (7:35 a.m.): All eyes will be on the matchup of Patrick Peterson against Stefon Diggs this afternoon, as Mathieu is reportedly going to sit out his second game of the season with a shoulder injury.

DeSean Jackson (7:30 a.m.): ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Washington wide receiver is indeed expected to play tonight against the Packers. He was a full participant in Friday's practice, which is usually a good indicator for Sunday's status.

Justin Houston (7:25 a.m.): The Kansas City linebacker, who has been on the sidelines since offseason surgery on the ACL in his left knee, is expected to make his 2016 debut today. We'll have to see how his presence impacts the sack count for Dee Ford going forward.

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.