NFL Week 8 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 approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff time, around 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

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Sunday night game

Dak Prescott, QB, DAL: Calf -- OUT
Impact: While he is a game-time call, the prospect of Cooper Rush starting should be enough to scare fantasy managers away.

Dorance Armstrong, DE, DAL: -- Active

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: -- OUT

4 p.m. ET games


Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Ankle -- Active
Impact: He was activated from IR but may not be fully ready to play. Tread carefully.

Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC: Hip -- Active
Impact: As expected, Ekeler is active this week.

Jonnu Smith, TE, NE: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: He apparently will try to play, but Hunter Henry is still the safer selection.

Taysom Hill, QB, NO: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: No timetable exists for his return to the field.

Dwayne Washington, RB, NO: Neck -- OUT
Impact: The arrival of Mark Ingram II fills whatever void this absence may have created.

Deonte Harris, WR, NO: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He had practiced enough this week to make this Week 8 start likely.

Alex Collins, RB, SEA: Groin -- Active
Impact: He will play, but Rashaad Penny is still the more optimistic fantasy option.

Antonio Brown, WR, TB: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Mike Evans and Chris Godwin get to battle it out for top Tampa Bay WR honors.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, TB: Ribs -- Active
Impact: He's hoping to make a triumphant return to the Buccaneers' huddle.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Terry McLaurin, on the other hand, was fully cleared to start.

Dyami Brown, WR, WAS: Knee -- OUT
Impact: DeAndre Carter and Adam Humphries get boosts in value.

Cam Sims, WR, WAS: Active -- Questionable
Impact: Antonio Gandy-Golden waits in the wings.


Mike Purcell, DT, DEN: Thumb -- OUT

Von Miller, LB, DEN: Ankle -- Inactive

DaVon Hamilton, DT, JAX: Shoulder -- Active

Drue Tranquill, LB, LAC: Chest -- Active

Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, NE: Knee -- Active

Davon Godchaux, DT, NE: Finger -- Active

Dont'a Hightower, LB, NE: Ankle -- Active

Kyle Van Noy, LB, NE: Groin -- Active

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

Lavonte David, LB, TB: Ankle -- Active

William Jackson III, CB, WAS: Knee -- Inactive

1 p.m. ET games


Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL: Personal -- Inactive
Impact: A surprising development. Tajae Sharpe will get Ridley's snaps and targets.

Dawson Knox, TE, BUF: Hand -- OUT
Impact: Tommy Sweeney will start, with Kahale Warring backing up.

Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, CAR: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Keith Kirkwood will see an uptick in targets.

Jimmy Graham, TE, CHI: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Cole Kmet has done very little with his opportunities this season.

Chris Evans, RB, CIN: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Samaje Perine is the primary backup to Joe Mixon.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, CLE: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Anthony Schwartz could be the biggest beneficiary of his absence.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, CLE: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: Jarvis Landry has also been fully cleared to play.

Jamaal Williams, RB, DET: Thigh -- Inactive
Impact: Jermar Jefferson will step into a backup role with Williams unable to go.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin -- Active
Impact: He has been banged up all season but gets a big boost in value with Williams sitting.

Pharaoh Brown, TE, HOU: Thigh -- Inactive
Impact: Brevin Jordan might actually see the field if Brown is out.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND: Quad -- Active
Impact: He will play, though Michael Pittman Jr. might be the better fantasy option.

DeSean Jackson, WR, LAR: Team decision -- OUT
Impact: Van Jefferson steps up for the Rams as the team seeks to trade the veteran Jackson.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: Preston Williams is a healthy scratch, a direct result of the team's confidence in Parker.

Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Mike White should start this week, with Joe Flacco possibly taking over next week.

Tevin Coleman, RB, NYJ: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Michael Carter becomes New York's RB1, with Ty Johnson getting a few crumbs.

Corey Davis, WR, NYJ: Hip -- Inactive
Impact: Elijah Moore and Keelan Cole gain a little value. Very little.

Tyler Kroft, TE, NYJ: Back -- Active
Impact: He will play for the first time in over a month. This is a risky fantasy play.

Miles Sanders, RB, PHI: Ankle -- OUT/IR
Impact: Kenneth Gainwell may see a lot more touches, though Jordan Howard was promoted to the roster.

Eric Ebron, TE, PIT: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Pat Freiermuth gets another chance to raise some fantasy eyebrows.

Julio Jones, WR, TEN: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is someone to watch.


Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Foot -- OUT

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Knee -- Active

Jerry Jacobs, CB, DET: Illness -- Active

Christian Kirksey, LB, HOU: Thumb -- Active

Xavier Rhodes, CB, IND: Calf -- Active

Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT, LAR: Chest -- OUT

Jalen Ramsey, CB, LAR: Illness -- Active

Jordan Fuller, S, LAR: Knee -- Active

Robert Rochell, CB, LAR: Knee -- Active

Jerome Baker, LB, MIA: Knee -- Inactive

Shaq Lawson, DE, NYJ: Wrist -- Active

C.J. Mosley, LB, NYJ: Hamstring -- Active

Anthony Harris, S, PHI: Hand -- Inactive

Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee -- OUT/IR

Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, SF: Concussion -- Inactive

Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF: Knee -- OUT/IR

Teair Tart, DT, TEN: Groin -- Inactive

Rashaan Evans, LB, TEN: Ankle -- OUT