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

Limited in practice all week, Marvin Jones will not suit up for the Lions on Sunday. Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire

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.

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Ruled out before Sunday

WR Jeremy Maclin (groin), QB Jay Cutler (shoulder), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), WR A.J. Green (hamstring), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow), QB Trevor Siemian (foot), WR Allen Hurns (hamstring), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (back), LB Tahir Whitehead (knee), WR Robert Woods (knee), TE Jordan Reed (shoulder), S Chris Conte (chest), LB Jatavis Brown (knee), LB Luke Kuechly (concussion), S Kurt Coleman (concussion), RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder).

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

LB Dee Ford (hamstring, questionable) -- active
LB Justin Houston (shoulder, questionable) -- active
WR DeVante Parker (back, questionable) -- active
LB Kiko Alonso (hamstring, questionable) -- active
WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) -- inactive
WR Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) -- inactive
LB Brian Cushing (back, questionable) -- active
QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring, questionable) -- active
TE Julius Thomas (back, doubtful) -- inactive
DE Yannick Ngakoue (ankle, questionable) -- active
WR Tavon Austin (chest, doubtful) -- inactive
DE Robert Quinn (concussion, questionable) -- inactive
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) -- active
QB Tom Brady (knee, questionable) -- active
WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) -- active
WR Chris Hogan (back, questionable) -- active
WR Marvin Jones (thigh, questionable) -- inactive
DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle, questionable) -- active
RB Theo Riddick (ankle, questionable) -- active
RB Mark Ingram (toe, questionable) -- active

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

LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee, questionable) -- active
TE Charles Clay (knee, questionable) -- inactive
DT Marcell Dareus (abdomen, questionable) -- active
WR Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) -- active
K Chris Boswell (abdomen, questionable) -- inactive
WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) -- active
RB Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable) -- active
LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring, questionable) -- active
RB Chris Thompson (illness, questionable) -- active
CB/S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder, doubtful) -- inactive
WR John Brown (illness, questionable) -- active
WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder, questionable) -- active

Sunday night game, 8:30 ET

DE Michael Bennett (knee, questionable) -- active

Updates/analysis (most recent first)

New York Giants (3:02 p.m.): With G Justin Pugh (knee) out for his fourth straight game, it will be Marshall Newhouse tasked with the job of protecting Eli Manning. Newhouse has been dealing with some knee issues of his own, but appears to have practiced well enough this week to get the starting nod.

Tyrell Williams (2:55 p.m.): The Chargers wide receiver missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, but did see limited action on Friday. Improvement over the course of the week may be reason for optimism from Williams today, as he is indeed active.

Oakland Raiders (2:45 p.m.): A pair of defensive tackles, Darius Latham and Stacy McGee, will be inactive today for the Raiders, a development which could allow the Bills' ground game to outperform expectations.

Buffalo Bills (2:30 p.m.): TE Charles Clay was unable to get to this week's game, as he is awaiting the birth of a child. That could mean more targets for WR Sammy Watkins, who is active today, despite a lingering foot injury.

Adrian Amos (11:58 a.m.): Before today, Amos had the Bears' longest active consecutive games-started streak, at 27. However, the cornerback will sit with a bad foot. That leaves three players (Deon Bush, Chris Prosinski and Harold Jones-Quartey) for two spots in the Chicago secondary. Bump up San Francisco's pass offense a bit as a result.

Mark Ingram (11:55 a.m.): After missing two days of practice this week, the Saints running back will indeed be active for the Saints today. That said, with Tim Hightower perfectly capable of handling carries in the backfield, if Ingram suffers even the smallest of setbacks, he might take a seat.

Kansas City Chiefs (11:45 a.m.): The team will have both Dee Ford and Justin Houston active, which is good news for the defense. However, with CB Phillip Gaines out, the Falcons' passing game may well still be in line for a solid fantasy Sunday.

DeVante Parker (11:40 a.m.): The wide receiver is active today for the Dolphins despite all signs pointing to his sitting this game out. However, when a game-time call comes as a surprise, there's always a chance for a receiver to either suffer an in-game setback or to be used primarily as a decoy. Proceed with caution.

New England Patriots (8:40 a.m.): We all know that the Patriots are going to Patriot when it comes to their injury report. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that all four "questionable" offensive starters -- Tom Brady, Martellus Bennett, Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan -- will play today against the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7:45 a.m.): K Chris Boswell is dealing with an abdominal injury, forcing the team to sign Randy Bullock on Saturday, just in case. No team loves to "go for two" more than the Steelers, so from a fantasy perspective, it's probably best to simply look elsewhere for your kicking needs.

Philadelphia Eagles (7:40 a.m.): With Jordan Matthews dealing with a sprained ankle, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that the wide receiver will not play against the Bengals, marking the first time Matthews has missed a game in his career. Nelson Agholor is expected to take his place on the field.

DeVante Parker (7:35 a.m.): Parker was listed as questionable with a back injury that forced him to miss three practices this week, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins wideout is unlikely to play today. His own coach reportedly said that "he might even tell me [he's] ready to go and I might say no."

Charles Clay (7:30 a.m.): There's good news for the Buffalo tight end, though not necessarily for his fantasy owners. Clay was not on the Bills' flight to Oakland as he awaits the birth of a child. Timing will be everything here in terms of his ability to make it to the game. Stay tuned.

Oakland Raiders (7:25 a.m.): Both Latavius Murray and Michael Crabtree, though on the injury report, are expected to be able to play today, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Marvin Jones (7:20 a.m.): The Lions wide receiver is not expected to play today because of a thigh injury. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes, the fact that the team promoted WR TJ Jones from the practice squad is a huge tell.

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.