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Week 6 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

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Brissett available if Mariota remains injured (1:48)

Matthew Berry likes Marcus Mariota against the Colts' defense, but if his hamstring doesn't heal, his opponent Jacoby Brissett is a viable option. (1:48)

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 Sunday inactives lists before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

Refresh often for the latest information.

Ruled out before Sunday

Offense: WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring), QB Sam Bradford (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (groin), RB Kyle Juszczyk (back), WR Markus Wheaton (groin), RB Terrance West (calf), WR Chris Conley (Achilles/IR), RB Jamize Olawale (concussion), QB Paxton Lynch (shoulder), WR Cody Latimer (knee), RB Paul Perkins (ribs), WR Sterling Shepard (ankle), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (season-ending ankle surgery), WR Brandon Marshall (season-ending ankle surgery), RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)

Defense: DE Courtney Upshaw (ankle), LB Jermaine Grace (hamstring), LB Joe Thomas (ankle), S Morgan Burnett (hamstring), LB Paul Worrilow (knee/MCL), CB Eric Rowe (groin), CB Josh Norman (ribs), DE J.J. Watt (season-ending leg surgery), LB Ben Heeney (knee), CB Kevin Johnson (knee), S Corey Moore (concussion), DT Haloti Ngata (elbow/IR), LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring), S Keith Tandy (hip), DE Ryan Russell (shoulder), DT Olsen Pierre (ankle), S Steven Terrell (concussion), LB Marquel Lee (ankle), CB Gareon Conley (shin), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle), DE Romeo Okwara (knee), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (team suspension), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion)

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

New York Giants

S Landon Collins (questionable, ankle) -- active

Denver Broncos

There are no players of note currently listed as either questionable or doubtful for Denver.


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Albert Wilson (3:05 p.m.): As expected, given the late status downgrade, the Chiefs will sit Wilson and start Demarcus Robinson as the wide receiver opposite Tyreek Hill.

Mike Williams (3 p.m.): Although it remains to be seen how much he will play, the highly touted rookie is active for the Chargers today and will make his NFL debut.

Patrick Peterson (2:40 p.m.): Peterson is active for the Cardinals, which is bad news for Mike Evans and the rest of the Tampa Bay offense.

Ty Montgomery (11:55 a.m.): Green Bay will allow Montgomery to play, and the running back will be wearing a protective flak jacket. Aaron Jones is almost assuredly going to take some reps in the backfield as well, but odds are that it will be Montgomery -- barring re-injury -- who will get more carries.

DeVante Parker (11:50 a.m.): With Parker sidelined for the Dolphins, it's probably wisest to avoid all Miami receivers not named Jarvis Landry for Week 6. Leonte Carroo is going to start for Parker. Kenny Stills and Jakeem Grant could also get some looks, but against Atlanta's defense, don't expect much success from any of that trio.

Rob Kelley (11:45 a.m.): With Kelley inactive for Washington, Samaje Perine is expected to start and get the bulk of carries. Chris Thompson, however, does have value in PPR formats.

Jeremy Maclin (11:20 a.m.): Adam Schefter reports that Maclin will be inactive for today's game. Assuming that Breshad Perriman is able to suit up, he's the likeliest candidate to start opposite Mike Wallace for the Ravens.

Albert Wilson (7:30 a.m.): Originally on Kansas City's injury report this week with a knee injury, Wilson was removed from the list and targeted to start opposite Tyreek Hill after he participated in two late-week practices. However, on Saturday afternoon, he was downgraded again to questionable. It's best to completely avoid Wilson, as well as potential replacements Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas.

New England Patriots (7:20 a.m.): The team downgraded both Rex Burkhead and Stephon Gilmore to "out" on Saturday. Give both Mike Gillislee and James White a slight bump in your rankings, though not too much, as this is a Bill Belichick-coached team.

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:15 a.m.): Derek Carr will start for the Raiders at quarterback Sunday after missing last week with a back injury. Also very likely to suit up Sunday are Matt Bryant and Ty Montgomery. Jeremy Maclin will be a game-time decision. DeVante Parker is not expected to play because of a sprained ankle.

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 (seven scheduled)

Offense

WR DeVante Parker (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
PK Matt Bryant (questionable, back) -- active
RB Ty Montgomery (questionable, ribs) -- active
QB Matthew Stafford (questionable, ankle) -- active
RB Dwayne Washington (questionable, quadriceps) -- inactive
WR Kenny Golladay (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Willie Snead (questionable, hamstring) -- active
RB Bilal Powell (questionable, calf) -- inactive
RB Rob Kelley (doubtful, ankle) -- inactive
WR Jeremy Maclin (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
WR Breshad Perriman (questionable, knee) -- active
WR Kenny Britt (questionable, groin) -- inactive

Defense

CB Byron Maxwell (questionable, foot) -- inactive
CB Xavien Howard (questionable, shoulder) -- active
LB Ahmad Brooks (doubtful, back) -- inactive
CB Kevin King (doubtful, concussion) -- inactive
CB Davon House (questionable, quadriceps) -- inactive
S Andrew Sendejo (questionable, groin) -- inactive
DE Ezekiel Ansah (questionable, knee) -- active
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, shoulder) -- active
LB Dekoda Watson (questionable, groin) -- inactive
LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
S Eric Reid (questionable, knee) -- active
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (questionable, concussion) -- active
S Adrian Colbert (questionable, hamstring) -- active
S Deshazor Everett (doubtful, hamstring) -- inactive
LB Nick Kwiatkoski (questionable, pectoral) -- inactive
DE Brandon Williams (doubtful, foot) -- inactive
DE Carl Davis (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
CB Jimmy Smith (questionable, Achilles) -- active
S Anthony Levine Sr. (questionable, thigh) -- active
CB Jaylen Hill (questionable, thigh) -- inactive
LB James Burgess (doubtful, knee) -- inactive
LB Benardrick McKinney (questionable, hip) -- active

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

Offense

WR Arrelious Benn (questionable, groin) -- active
RB Branden Oliver (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Mike Williams (questionable, back) -- active
RB DeAndre Washington (questionable, hamstring) -- active
WR Albert Wilson (questionable, knee) -- inactive

Defense

DE Robert Ayers (questionable, back) -- active
LB Lavonte David (questionable, ankle) -- active
S T.J. Ward (questionable, hip) -- active
DT Corey Peters (questionable, knee) -- active
DE Robert Nkemdiche (questionable, calf) -- inactive
LB Karlos Dansby (questionable, hamstring) -- active
CB Patrick Peterson (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
LB Mark Barron (questionable, knee) -- active
S Lamarcus Joyner (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
LB Jatavis Brown (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Cory James (questionable, knee) -- active
CB David Amerson (questionable, shoulder) -- active