NFL Week 16 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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Sunday night game

Tony Pollard, RB, DAL: Foot -- Active
Impact: He's expected to play behind Ezekiel Elliott.

Jourdan Lewis, CB, DAL: COVID-19 -- Active

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Toe -- Active
Impact: Wendell Smallwood was elevated to the active roster as insurance.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Hamstring -- OUT

William Jackson III, CB, WAS: Ankle -- OUT

Cole Holcomb, LB, WAS: COVID-19 -- Active

4 p.m. ET games


Andy Dalton, QB, CHI: Hand -- OUT
Impact: Nick Foles will start for the Bears.

Justin Fields, QB, CHI: Ankle -- Inactive

Marquise Goodwin, WR, CHI: Foot -- Active
Impact: Allen Robinson II is still on the COVID-19 list.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Drew Lock starts in his place, which is not great news for Broncos receivers.

Travis Kelce, TE, KC: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: However, Tyreek Hill was activated from the list on Saturday.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Looks like Foster Moreau is going to be the Plan B yet again.

Bryan Edwards, WR, LV: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: Zay Jones has a chance to step up.

Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: You'd have to really be hoping for a miracle to start Zach Gentry.

Alex Collins, RB, SEA: Abdomen -- Inactive
Impact: Rashaad Penny should get the majority of the RB work.


Eddie Goldman, DT, CHI: Finger -- Active

Akiem Hicks, DT, CHI: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Jaylon Johnson, CB, CHI: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Shelby Harris, DE, DEN: Ankle -- Active

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

Kenny Young, LB, DEN: Concussion -- OUT

Baron Browning, LB, DEN: Illness -- Active

Kareem Jackson, S, DEN: Back -- Active

Johnathan Hankins, DT, LV: Back -- Inactive

Denzel Perryman, LB, LV: Ankle -- Active

Roderic Teamer, S, LV: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Brandon Facyson, CB, LV: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Devin Bush, LB, PIT: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Chris Wormley, DE, PIT: Groin -- OUT

D.J. Reed, CB, SEA: COVID-19 -- Not playing

1 p.m. ET games


Tajae Sharpe, WR, ATL: Foot -- Inactive
Impact: Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake might see a few extra looks.

Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: He's not even making the trip to Cincinnati.

Tyler Huntley, QB, BAL: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Josh Johnson will start for the Ravens.

Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Rashod Bateman should pick up a few extra looks.

Cole Beasley, WR, BUF: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Emmanuel Sanders should have a huge fantasy day.

Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Isaiah McKenzie might be able to surprise.

Sam Darnold, QB, CAR: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: Cam Newton is the likely starter, but Darnold will see some snaps.

DJ Moore, WR, CAR: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He will apparently give it a try.

Jared Goff, QB, DET: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Tim Boyle should get the start in his place.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Shoulder -- Inactive
Impact: Craig Reynolds and Jamaal Williams expected to split carries.

Kalif Raymond, WR, DET: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: There's not much else beyond Amon-Ra St. Brown in the WR room.

Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: Thigh -- Active
Impact: KhaDarel Hodge would be an option to step in for any injured receivers.

David Johnson, RB, HOU: Quad -- Inactive
Impact: Royce Freeman and Rex Burkhead will split carries.

Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Nico Collins will be the No. 1 WR option.

Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing
Impact: Dominik Eberle will handle kicking duties.

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, JAX: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Marvin Jones Jr. and Laquon Treadwell should see a few more looks.

Mike Williams, WR, LAC: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Keenan Allen and Joshua Palmer are the only non-practice-squad WRs to choose from.

Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will have to handle the backfield work together.

Donald Parham Jr., TE, LAC: Concussion -- OUT/IR
Impact: Jared Cook will start in his place.

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Alexander Mattison gets the start.

Adam Thielen, WR, MIN: Ankle -- Active
Impact: K.J. Osborn will continue to be an interesting flex option even with Thielen attempting to play.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Brandon Bolden and J.J. Taylor could still be in the committee mix.

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE: COVID-19 -- OUT

Nelson Agholor, WR, NE: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Kendrick Bourne is back from the COVID-19 list just in time.

N'Keal Harry, WR, NE: Hip -- Active
Impact: There are some extra targets up for grabs for Harry.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Oblique -- Active
Impact: He was just activated from the COVID-19 list Thursday but will attempt to play.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Calf -- Inactive
Impact: Expect an uptick in targets for Braxton Berrios.

Mike Evans, WR, TB: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Antonio Brown should handle the majority of WR targets with multiple COVID-19 cases in the room.


Tyeler Davison, DT, ATL: COVID-19 -- OUT

Calais Campbell, DE, BAL: Thigh -- Active

Brandon Stephens, CB, BAL: Illness -- Active

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

Jimmy Smith, CB, BAL: COVID-19 -- OUT

Justin Madubuike, DT, BAL: COVID-19 -- OUT

D.J. Reader, DT, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Knee -- Active

Julian Okwara, DE, DET: Ankle -- Active

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

Amani Oruwariye, CB, DET: Thumb -- OUT

Roy Lopez DT, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Maliek Collins DT, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Jordan Jenkins DE, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

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

Eric Murray S, HOU: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Josh Allen, LB, JAX: COVID-19 -- OUT

Myles Jack, LB, JAX: COVID-19 -- OUT

Derwin James Jr., S, LAC: Hamstring -- Active

Joey Bosa, LB, LAC: COVID-19 -- OUT

Justin Jones, DT, LAC: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Tevaughn Campbell, CB, LAC: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Greg Gaines, DT, LAR: Ankle -- Active

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

Adrian Phillips, S, NE: Knee -- Active

Deatrich Wise Jr., LB, NE: COVID-19 -- OUT

Austin Johnson, DT, NYG: Foot -- Active

Quinnen Williams, DT, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Ashtyn Davis, S, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Sharrod Neasman, S, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

John Franklin-Myers, DE, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

Michael Carter II, CB, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Not playing

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

Bryce Hall, CB, NYJ: Illness -- Active

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

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