NFL Week 3 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

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

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

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4 p.m. ET games


Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, LAR: Ribs -- Inactive
Impact: Buddy Howell is up from practice squad. Sony Michel should inherit RB1 duties.

Josh Jacobs, RB, LV: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Just like last week, Peyton Barber and Kenyan Drake are expected to split carries.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Ribs -- OUT/IR
Impact: Jacoby Brissett will start, which is likely to have a negative impact on Miami's WRs.

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Alexander Mattison and Ameer Abdullah become late fantasy pivots.

Tevin Coleman, RB, NYJ: Illness -- OUT
Impact: Jets will go with the tandem of Ty Johnson and Michael Carter.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Groin -- Inactive
Impact: Keelan Cole and Braxton Berrios to be top WR options. Denzel Mims is a healthy scratch.

Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA: Calf -- OUT
Impact: The "Chris Carson Show" rolls on in Seattle's backfield.

Dee Eskridge, WR, SEA: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Look to Freddie Swain to take advantage of another week of missed time from Eskridge.

Antonio Brown, WR, TB: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson are both potential fill-ins.


Mike Purcell, DT, DEN: Knee -- Active

Anthony Barr, LB, MIN: Knee -- OUT

John Franklin-Myers, DE, NYJ: Calf -- Active

Benson Mayowa, DE, SEA: Neck -- Inactive

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, TB: Shoulder -- OUT

Sunday night game

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Shoulder -- Doubtful
JaMycal Hasty, RB, SF: Ankle -- OUT/IR
Impact: Trey Sermon is expected to start, with Kerryon Johnson, Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick each as candidates for a few carries.

Arik Armstead, DE, SF: Abdomen -- Questionable

Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee -- Questionable

Emmanuel Moseley, CB, SF: Knee -- Questionable

1 p.m. ET games


DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Ribs -- Active
Impact: He was a game-time call, so may not finish this one. Christian Kirk likely benefits a lot if he leaves at any point.

Russell Gage, WR, ATL: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Olamide Zaccheaus should see more targets, just as he did in Week 2.

Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Illness -- Active
Impact: Expected to play. While his illness was not COVID-19 related, a handful of Ravens have been impacted by the virus this week.

Marquise Brown, WR, BAL: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Returned to practice on Friday and will indeed suit up today.

Andy Dalton, QB, CHI: Knee -- OUT
Impact: The Justin Fields era may begin in earnest this weekend.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, CHI: Ankle -- Active
Impact: After practicing on Thursday and Friday, this is not a surprise.

Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI: Groin -- Active
Impact: Breshad Perriman is a healthy inactive. Damiere Byrd could see some looks.

Tee Higgins, WR, CIN: Shoulder -- Inactive
Impact: Tyler Boyd's target share should increase.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin -- Active
Impact: Unless he struggles, Jamaal Williams and Jermar Jefferson won't see increased touches.

Kalif Raymond, WR, DET: Thigh -- Active
Impact: With Tyrell Williams on IR with a concussion, this WR corps is already very thin.

Carson Wentz, QB, IND: Ankle -- Active
Impact: The plan appears to be to roll the dice with the veteran. Brett Hundley is standing by to take over if they land on snake eyes.

Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Hip -- Active
Impact: A constant questionable, Golladay is going to try to play Sunday, albeit in a limited capacity.

Evan Engram, TE, NYG: Calf -- Active
Impact: Limited in practice all week, but will attempt to reclaim TE1 duties from Kaden Smith and Kyle Rudolph.

Devontae Booker, RB, NYG: Team decision -- Inactive
Impact: Clearly, the Giants are confident that Saquon Barkley is able to play a full 60 minutes.

Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT: Knee -- OUT
Impact: James Washington will take his place in 3-WR formations.

Anthony Firkser, TE, TEN: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt to split TE duties.


Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Ankle -- Active

A.J. Terrell, CB, ATL: Concussion -- OUT

Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Back -- OUT

DeShon Elliott, S, BAL: Concussion -- Active

Brandon Williams, DT, BAL: COVID-19 -- OUT

Justin Houston, LB, BAL: COVID-19 -- OUT

Levi Wallace, CB, BUF: Knee -- Active

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Illness -- Active

Eddie Goldman, DT, CHI: Knee -- Inactive

Bilal Nichols, DT, CHI: Back -- Active

Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: Hamstring -- Inactive

Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: Toe -- Active

Trae Waynes, CB, CIN: Hamstring -- Inactive

Sione Takitaki, LB, CLE: Hamstring -- OUT

Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Shoulder -- Active

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Shoulder -- Inactive

Romeo Okwara, DE, DET: Shoulder -- Active

Jamie Collins Sr., LB, DET: Undisclosed -- OUT

Roy Robertson-Harris, DT, JAX: Ankle -- Inactive

Tre Herndon, CB, JAX: Knee -- Inactive

Frank Clark, DE, KC: Hamstring -- Inactive

Chris Jones, DT, KC: Wrist -- Active

Charvarius Ward, CB, KC: Quad -- Inactive

Justin Jones, DT, LAC: Calf -- Inactive

Joey Bosa, DE, LAC: Foot -- Active

Chris Harris Jr., CB, LAC: Shoulder -- OUT

Adrian Phillips, S, NE: Undisclosed -- Active

Alex Highsmith, LB, PIT: Groin -- OUT

T.J. Watt, LB, PIT: Groin -- OUT

Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: Knee -- Active