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Thanksgiving fantasy football inactives watch: Julio Jones out for Atlanta Falcons

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Yates: Gage is a deeper-league consideration (0:45)

Field Yates expects Russell Gage's fantasy production to continue against the Saints because the Falcons throw the ball over 70% of the time. (0:45)

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 inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

Refresh often for the latest information.


8:20 p.m. ET game

New Orleans Saints

Deonte Harris, WR, NO: Hamstring -- Active

Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Hamstring -- Active

Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Shoulder -- Inactive
Impact: Calvin Ridley becomes the main target in the pass game. Russell Gage could see an increase in targets.

Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL: Foot -- Will play
Impact: Freeman was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and does not have an official injury designation. There is no longer any reason to try to figure out whom to start between Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison.

Austin Hooper, TE, ATL: Knee -- OUT

Luke Stocker, TE, ATL: Back -- Inactive
Impact: With the team's top two tight ends out, Jaeden Graham becomes the best pass-catching option at the position. That said, you should likely look elsewhere for your tight end needs.

4:30 p.m. ET game

Buffalo Bills

Robert Foster, WR, BUF: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: With just two catches on the season, he's not worthy of starting consideration.

Dallas Cowboys

Antwaun Woods, DT, DAL: Knee -- OUT

Leighton Vander Esch, LB, DAL: Neck -- OUT
Impact: IDP players won't have one of the most productive linebackers in the game for the third time in five weeks.

12:30 p.m. ET game

Chicago Bears

Taylor Gabriel, WR, CHI: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Allen Robinson II and Anthony Miller may see additional targets as the top two receivers. This also gives Javon Wims a chance to get more involved, but he's a deep-league lottery ticket at best. /p>

Ben Braunecker, TE, CHI: Concussion -- OUT

Adam Shaheen, TE, CHI: Foot -- OUT
Impact: J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted and Bradley Sowell are the remaining tight ends standing, but you can and should do better with your TE slot this week.

Danny Trevathan, LB, CHI: Elbow -- OUT

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford, QB, DET: Back -- OUT
Impact: Was not expected to play, but the bigger development of the week dealt with his backup ...

Jeff Driskel, QB, DET: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: David Blough will get his first NFL start. Downgrade Lions skill players accordingly. Michael Rothstein reports Driskel will serve as the backup.

Marvin Hall, WR, DET: Foot -- OUT
Impact: Hall heads to the IR and is done for the season. As he was a depth receiver, the fantasy fallout is minimal.

T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET: Shoulder -- Active
With a rookie QB under center, Hockenson could be a security blanket, or completely ignored. With 26 catches and two touchdowns on the season, he is not a strong starter even with an experienced quarterback.

Damon Harrison Sr., DT, DET: Knee -- OUT

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Concussion -- Active

Tracy Walker, S, DET: Knee -- Active

Official inactives should come in at approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff time of each game.