NFL Week 15 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

Whom should you start? Whom should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and to avoid starting a player who won't be playing, 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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4 p.m. ET games


Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Tyler Huntley gets the start in his place.

Marquise Brown, WR, BAL: Illness -- Active
Impact: Even with the QB situation here, if he's starting for Baltimore, he should be starting for you.

Sammy Watkins, WR, BAL: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay both become better fantasy options.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Thumb -- Active
Impact: He was always expected to play, even after limited practice all week.

Javonte Williams, RB, DEN: Knee -- Active
Impact: Likewise, Williams is playing and should split carries with Gordon.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB: Back -- Active
Impact: Despite limited practice time, he's going to play.

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, GB: Concussion -- Inactive
Impact: Allen Lazard and Amari Rodgers would get value bumps.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Jeff Wilson Jr. and WR Deebo Samuel will likely split most of the carries.


Erik Harris, S, ATL: Chest -- OUT/IR

Calais Campbell, DE, BAL: Thigh -- Inactive

Chuck Clark, S, BAL: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Jimmy Smith, CB, BAL: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Logan Wilson, LB, CIN: Shoulder -- OUT

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, CIN: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Dre'Mont Jones, DE, DEN: Foot -- Inactive

Shelby Harris, DE, DEN: Ankle -- Active

Kenny Young, LB, DEN: Concussion -- Inactive

Kareem Jackson, S, DEN: Back -- Active

Kenny Clark, DT, GB: COVID-19 -- Not playing

D.J. Jones, DT, SF: Knee -- Active

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Groin -- OUT

Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF: Lower body -- Active

Ambry Thomas, CB, SF: Concussion -- Active

Sunday night game

Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR, NO: Hamstring -- Questionable
Impact: If he plays, will likely compete for targets with recently activated TE Adam Trautman.

Kaden Elliss, LB, NO: Hamstring -- Questionable

Leonard Fournette, RB, TB: Ankle -- Questionable
Impact: Practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play.

Breshad Perriman, WR, TB: COVID-19 -- Will not play
Impact: Scotty Miller could take over his limited targets.

Jordan Whitehead, S, TB: Calf -- Questionable

Antoine Winfield Jr., S, TB: Foot -- Questionable

1 p.m. ET games


James Conner, RB, ARI: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Chase Edmonds is back from IR, so some sort of split is in order.

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Knee -- OUT/IR
Impact: Antoine Wesley might be the "replacement" for Hopkins.

Zach Ertz, TE, ARI: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He got in some limited practice on Friday, so it's not a surprise to see him active.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, BUF: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Gabriel Davis should have Josh Allen's full attention. RB Zack Moss is again a healthy scratch.

DJ Moore, WR, CAR: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Beware! He'll have a combination of Cam Newton and P.J. Walker throwing the ball his way.

Zane Gonzalez, K, CAR: Leg -- Not playing
Impact: He got hurt in warm-ups and was helped off the field after inactives were announced. Oof!

Tony Pollard, RB, DAL: Foot -- Active
Impact: He may still be limited, so expect Ezekiel Elliott to get most of the carries.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Expect a tag team approach that includes Craig Reynolds and Godwin Igwebuike.

T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET: Thumb -- OUT/IR
Impact: His thumb surgery elevates Brock Wright.

David Johnson, RB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Active
Impact: However, he wasn't exactly racking up the yards before first getting hurt, then getting sick.

Rex Burkhead, RB, HOU: Hip -- Active
Impact: He was not expected to play when the week started, but apparently has improved enough to convince his coaches.

Brevin Jordan, TE, HOU: Hand -- Active
Impact: However, he did miss practice on Friday, so Pharaoh Brown may end up with more looks.

Carlos Hyde, RB, JAX: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: It's "James Robinson Day" in the Jaguars' huddle.

Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: However, RBs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed were both activated from the list.

Adam Shaheen, TE, MIA: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Mike Gesicki will have less competition for targets.

Daniel Jones, QB, NYG: Neck -- OUT
Impact: It would be a surprise to see him play again this season.

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG: Calf -- Active
Impact: If he plays, he'll be catching balls from either Mike Glennon or Jake Fromm.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay to see the targets he leaves behind.

John Ross, WR, NYG: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Ty Johnson, RB, NYJ: Team decision -- Inactive
Impact: Michael Carter is back, and Johnson has struggled.


Corey Peters, DT, ARI: Knee -- Active

Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Thumb -- Active

A.J. Bouye, CB, CAR: Foot -- OUT

Derrick Brown, DT, CAR: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Julian Okwara, DE, DET: Ankle -- OUT

Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Knee -- Active

Alex Anzalone, LB, DET: Ankle -- Active

Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB, DET: Shoulder -- Active

Tracy Walker III, S, DET: Illness -- Inactive

Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, DET: COVID-19 -- Active

Justin Reid, S, HOU: Concussion -- OUT

Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Christian Kirksey, LB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Terrance Mitchell, CB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Jevon Holland, S, MIA: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Leonard Williams, DE, NYG: Triceps -- Active

Austin Johnson, DT, NYG: Foot -- Active

Adoree' Jackson, CB, NYG: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Hamsah Nasirildeen, LB, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Shaq Lawson, DE, NYJ: Team decision -- Inactive

David Long Jr., LB, TEN: Hamstring -- OUT

Janoris Jenkins, CB, TEN: Ankle -- OUT