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NFL Week 17 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

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Who should you start? Who should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and to avoid starting a player who won't be in the lineup, we'll post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactives, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Sunday night game

Miles Sanders, RB, PHI: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Boston Scott takes over as the team's No. 1 RB.

DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Alshon Jeffery/Jalen Reagor to start for the Eagles at WR.

Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Zach Ertz will handle the majority of TE targets ...

Richard Rodgers, TE, PHI: Calf -- OUT
Impact: ... especially as he's essentially the last man standing at the position.

Fletcher Cox, DT, PHI: Neck -- OUT

Derek Barnett, DE, PHI: Calf -- OUT

Alex Smith, QB, WAS: Calf -- Active
Impact: Expected to start, especially with little other than Taylor Heinicke as an alternative.

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Toe -- Active

Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS: Ankle -- Active
Impact: With a playoff spot on the line, he will give it a try. Don't expect 100%.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, WAS: Ankle -- OUT

4:25 p.m. ET games

Offense

Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI: Hip -- Active
Impact: Once again, Kenyan Drake is the safer option in the Arizona backfield.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI: Groin -- Inactive
Impact: The veteran misses the finale, as does Christian Kirk, who is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Mike Davis, RB, CAR: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Expect the Panthers to roll with an odd rotation of Rodney Smith ...

Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Thigh -- OUT
Impact: ... Trenton Cannon, Alex Armah and Curtis Samuel in the backfield.

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, CHI: Knee -- Active
Impact: Regardless, Darnell Mooney has been gaining momentum.

Cole Kmet, TE, CHI: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: Expect one more shining moment for Jimmy Graham, even with the rookie playing.

KJ Hamler, WR, DEN: Concussion -- OUT/IR
Impact: DaeSean Hamilton might get a slight value bump.

Duke Johnson, RB, HOU: Neck -- Inactive
Impact: Had been considered to be a 50-50 proposition as to whether he would play.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND: Concussion -- Active
Impact: He'll be the Colts' No. 3 WR after clearing league protocol.

James Robinson, RB, JAX: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Dare Ogunbowale will start for Jacksonville. Do you dare start him for your fantasy team?

DJ Chark Jr., WR, JAX: Shin -- OUT
Impact: Laviska Shenault Jr. and Keelan Cole Sr. expected to start.

Collin Johnson, WR, JAX: Hamstring -- OUT/IR
Impact: Chris Conley may also see an uptick in targets.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC: Team decision -- Inactive
Impact: No way you risk Mahomes' health in a meaningless Week 17 game.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: With nothing on the line for the Chiefs, no need to rush back any injured players.

Le'Veon Bell, RB, KC: Knee -- Active
Impact: Even if Bell starts, he may not play more than token carries.

Sammy Watkins, WR, KC: Calf -- OUT
Impact: The No. 1 seed is locked up. Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman ...

Tyreek Hill, WR, KC: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: ... and Byron Pringle are likely to find themselves in the box score.

Jared Goff, QB, LAR: Thumb -- OUT
Impact: When John Wolford throws a pass in Week 17, it will be his first at the NFL level.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Ankle -- Active
Impact: The Rams need to win, and Darrell Henderson Jr.(ankle) is on the IR.

Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR: Illness -- OUT/IR
Impact: A positive COVID-19 test rules the receiver out for the finale.

Alvin Kamara, RB, NO: Illness -- OUT/IR
Impact: He's been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with Latavius Murray. Taysom Hill/Ty Montgomery likely to get a ton of touches.

Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA: Illness -- OUT
Impact: Chris Carson leads the Seattle backfield, with Hyde not even making the trip.

Greg Olsen, TE, SEA: Foot -- Inactive
Impact: Will Dissly will start.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Expect to see the names Richie James and Kendrick Bourne ...

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: ... and maybe even River Cracraft near the top of the box score.

Robbie Gould, K, SF: Illness -- OUT/IR
Impact: Tristan Vizcaino was signed from Minnesota as an emergency replacement.

Defense

Budda Baker, S, ARI: Neck -- Active

Brian Burns, DE, CAR: Shoulder -- Inactive

Troy Pride Jr., CB, CAR: Hip -- OUT/IR

Jaylon Johnson, CB, CHI: Shoulder -- OUT

Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: Neck -- Active

Bradley Chubb, LB, DEN: Ankle -- Inactive

Kingsley Keke, DE, GB: Concussion -- OUT

Phillip Gaines, CB, HOU: Knee -- Inactive

Rock Ya-Sin, CB, IND: Concussion -- OUT

Derrick Nnadi, DT, KC: Knee -- Active

Ben Niemann, LB, KC: Hamstring -- OUT

Joey Bosa, DE, LAC: Concussion -- OUT

Rayshawn Jenkins, S, LAC: Ankle -- OUT

Micah Kiser, LB, LAR: Knee -- OUT

Leonard Floyd, LB, LAR: Abdomen -- Active

Lamarcus Joyner, CB, LV: Thigh -- Active

Marcus Williams, S, NO: Ankle -- OUT

Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee -- OUT

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Calf -- OUT

Richard Sherman, CB, SF: Calf -- OUT

Tarvarius Moore, CB, SF: Ankle -- Active

Daren Bates, LB, TEN: Hip -- Active


1 p.m. ET games

Offense

Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Fantasy fliers to be found in the form of Brandon Powell and Laquon Treadwell?

Mark Ingram II, RB, BAL: Illness -- Active
Impact: He finally avoids being a healthy scratch this week, but how much will he actually play?

Gus Edwards, RB, BAL: Back -- Active
Impact: J.K. Dobbins could still get a healthy portion of the Ravens' carries.

Willie Snead IV, WR, BAL: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Marquise Brown likely to absorb some of Snead's targets.

Cole Beasley, WR, BUF: Knee -- OUT
Impact: John Brown activated from reserve/COVID-19 list to take his place.

Tyler Kroft, TE, BUF: Illness -- OUT/IR
Impact: Dawson Knox remains the Buffalo TE to roll with for fantasy.

Matthew Stafford, QB, DET: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Why wouldn't he play? Stafford has been fighting through these injuries for some time.

Kenny Golladay, WR, DET: Hip -- OUT
Impact: This should not be news for anyone, as the receiver has missed action since Week 9.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Likely to play, at least for some of Week 17 ...

Jakeem Grant, WR, MIA: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: ... however, Grant will not be able to suit up.

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Personal -- OUT
Impact: A family emergency may place the ball into the hands of Alexander Mattison.

Dan Bailey, K, MIN: Back -- Active
Impact: The veteran had been optimistic about his chances of playing.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Ankle -- OUT/IR
Impact: There's not much to see in the Patriots' backfield, though James White's value increases.

Nick Folk, K, NE: Back -- Active
Impact: Roberto Aguayo awaits oh so deeply in the wings.

Golden Tate, WR, NYG: Calf -- OUT
Impact: Dante Pettis might be in line for a few extra targets.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT: Team decision -- OUT
Impact: Pittsburgh plans to rest a ton of starters. Mason Rudolph will be the team's QB for Week 17.

Eric Ebron, TE, PIT: Illness -- OUT/IR
Impact: Vance McDonald steps in for the Steelers, who will be short-handed on offense.

Chris Boswell, K, PIT: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Matthew Wright once again steps into the role.

Defense

Darqueze Dennard, CB, ATL: Quad -- OUT

Calais Campbell, DE, BAL: Calf -- Active

Jimmy Smith, CB, BAL: Shoulder -- Inactive

Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Calf -- Active

Marlon Humphrey, CB, BAL: Shoulder -- Active

Tre'Davious White, CB, BUF: Team decision -- Inactive

Mario Addison, DE, BUF: Team decision -- Inactive

William Jackson III, CB, CIN: Concussion -- OUT

Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Illness -- OUT

Tae Davis, LB, CLE: Ankle -- Active

Leighton Vander Esch, LB, DAL: Ankle -- OUT

Xavier Woods, S, DAL: Ribs -- Active

Jamie Collins Sr., LB, DET: Neck -- Inactive

Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, MIN: Chest -- OUT

Jalyn Holmes, DT, MIN: Groin -- OUT

Eric Kendricks, LB, MIN: Calf -- OUT

Cameron Dantzler, CB, MIN: Hamstring -- OUT

Lawrence Guy, DT, NE: Shoulder -- Active

Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder -- Active

Byron Cowart, DT, NE: Back -- Active

Ja'Whaun Bentley, LB, NE: Shoulder -- Active

Anfernee Jennings, LB, NE: Shoulder -- Inactive

Devin McCourty, S, NE: Shoulder -- Active

Cam Brown, LB, NYG: Illness -- Active

Terrell Edmunds, S, PIT: Shoulder -- OUT

T.J. Watt, LB, PIT: Team decision -- Inactive

Joe Haden, CB, PIT: Illness -- OUT/IR

Carlton Davis, CB, TB: Groin -- Inactive

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