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NFL Week 17 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.

Refresh often for the latest information.


Sunday night game

Kirk Cousins , QB, MIN: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Sean Mannion will start for the Vikings in this key contest.

Tyler Conklin, TE, MIN: Hamstring -- Active

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: Illness -- OUT

Cameron Dantzler, CB, MIN: Calf -- OUT

Nick Vigil, LB, MIN: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Marcedes Lewis, TE, GB: COVID-19 -- Cleared to play
Impact: Josiah Deguara could still see some extra looks.

Amari Rodgers, WR, GB: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Marquez Valdes-Scantling was activated from the list.

Jaire Alexander, CB, GB: Shoulder -- OUT

Kingsley Keke, DE, GB: COVID-19 -- OUT


4 p.m. ET games

Offense

James Conner, RB, ARI: Heel -- Inactive
Impact: Chase Edmonds will handle the majority of the RB work.

Rondale Moore, WR, ARI: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Antoine Wesley and Andy Isabella loom behind him.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, DEN: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Drew Lock will handle starting QB duties.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Thumb -- Active

Javonte Williams, RB, DEN: Knee -- Active

Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN: Illness -- Active
Impact: Given the lack of WR depth in Denver, the sky's the limit.

Tim Patrick, WR, DEN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Jared Goff, QB, DET: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: It's another Tim Boyle experience for Detroit.

Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Amon-Ra St. Brown appears to be the only healthy regular in the WR room.

Kalif Raymond, WR, DET: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: KhaDarel Hodge and Trinity Benson may end up playing by default.

Brock Wright, TE, DET: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Jared Pinkney? Not in the fantasy finals.

David Johnson, RB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Rex Burkhead may well get the majority of carries.

Chris Conley, WR, HOU: Knee -- Active
Impact: Brandin Cooks is also expected to be back for this one.

Danny Amendola, WR, HOU: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Phillip Dorsett II was placed on IR, so Nico Collins may be the only other WR option.

Chris Moore, WR, HOU: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Jared Cook, TE, LAC: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Stephen Anderson may start since Donald Parham Jr. is still dealing with a concussion.

Dustin Hopkins, K, LAC: COVID-19 -- Active
Impact: He was activated from the list on Saturday.

Mark Ingram II, RB, NO: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Alvin Kamara already sees a ton of touches, but there's always room for more.

Tre'Quan Smith, WR, NO: Chest -- OUT
Impact: Marquez Callaway will be the clear No. 1 WR target.

Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR, NO: Illness -- Active
Impact: Kenny Stills and Deonte Harris may get a few looks.

Alex Collins, RB, SEA: Abdomen -- Inactive
Impact: Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas should get most of the snaps.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Thumb -- Inactive
Impact: Trey Lance will start, and Nate Sudfeld will back him up.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Knee -- Active
Impact: He's expected to play as much as he can, but Jeff Wilson Jr. will be ready to jump in.

Defense

Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Knee -- OUT

Zach Allen, DE, ARI: Ankle -- Active

Marco Wilson, CB, ARI: Shoulder -- OUT

Budda Baker, S, ARI: Ribs -- Active

Markus Golden, LB, ARI: COVID-19 -- OUT

Jermaine Carter Jr., LB, CAR: Groin -- Active

Juston Burris, S, CAR: Groin -- Active

Brian Burns, DE, CAR: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Shaq Thompson, LB, CAR: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Haason Reddick, LB, CAR: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Keanu Neal, LB, DAL: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Shelby Harris, DE, DEN: Ankle -- Active

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

Kenny Young, LB, DEN: Concussion -- Inactive

Kareem Jackson, S, DEN: Back -- Active

Ronald Darby, CB, DEN: Shoulder -- Inactive

Mike Purcell, DT, DEN: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Bradley Chubb, LB, DEN: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Baron Browning, LB, DEN: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Michael Brockers, DE, DET: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Maliek Collins, DT, HOU: Team decision -- Inactive

Drue Tranquill, LB, LAC: Ankle -- Inactive

Chris Harris Jr., LB, LAC: COVID-19 -- Activated on Saturday

Nasir Adderley, S, LAC: COVID-19 -- Activated on Saturday

Bradley Roby, CB, NO: Shoulder -- Inactive

Marcus Williams, S, NO: COVID-19 -- OUT

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Groin -- OUT


1 p.m. ET games

Offense

Tajae Sharpe, WR, ATL: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Olamide Zaccheaus would likely join Russell Gage in the starting lineup.

Hayden Hurst, TE, ATL: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Either way, Kyle Pitts has all but eliminated Hurst's fantasy value all season.

Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Nobody should be surprised that Tyler Huntley is starting this one.

Marquise Brown, WR, BAL: Illness -- Active
Impact: Rashod Bateman loses some fantasy luster with Brown able to play.

Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL: Ankle -- Active
Impact: James Proche II is a healthy inactive.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, BUF: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Gabriel Davis could have a huge day with Sanders out.

Justin Fields, QB, CHI: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Andy Dalton has already been declared the Bears' starter for this week.

Carson Wentz, QB, IND: COVID-19 -- Active
Impact: He has now been medically cleared from the league's protocol.

Jack Doyle, TE, IND: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Practiced late in the week. Likely to split time with Mo Alie-Cox.

Chris Manhertz, TE, JAX: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday
Impact: WR Laviska Shenault Jr. was also among several players activated from the list.

James O'Shaughnessy, TE, JAX: Hip -- OUT
Impact: Kahale Warring may be the only healthy backup TE option.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Jerick McKinnon was activated from IR and may split carries with Darrel Williams.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Achilles -- Inactive
Impact: This leaves Sony Michel in the lead-back role.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: We know the drill by now. Foster Moreau could once again take on Waller's duties.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He still may split carries with Rhamondre Stevenson.

Nelson Agholor, WR, NE: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Kendrick Bourne could see some extra targets.

Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE: Thigh -- Active
Impact: Limited in practice all week. N'Keal Harry had been removed from the injury report, but was declared inactive.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Perhaps it would have been easier just to mention that WR Kenny Golladay is not injured.

John Ross, WR, NYG: Hamstring -- OUT

Collin Johnson, WR, NYG: Shoulder -- OUT

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Calf -- Inactive
Impact: Look for the trio of Keelan Cole, Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios to be the WR focus.

Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ: Quad -- OUT

Tevin Coleman, RB, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Michael Carter will handle the majority of RB touches.

Miles Sanders, RB, PHI: Hand -- OUT

Jordan Howard, RB, PHI: Neck -- Active
Impact: Boston Scott will still likely be heavily involved in the run game.

Antonio Brown, WR, TB: Ankle -- Active

Mike Evans, WR, TB: Hamstring -- Active

Julio Jones, WR, TEN: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was activated and should play.

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Jaret Patterson gets a huge boost in fantasy value.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: How many weeks can you wait on this guy? Apparently, one more.

Defense

Fabian Moreau, CB, ATL: Ribs -- Inactive

Jonathan Bullard, DL, ATL: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Richie Grant, S, ATL: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Anthony Averett, CB, BAL: Ribs -- OUT

Ed Oliver, DT, BUF: Ankle -- Active

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Undisclosed -- Active

Eddie Goldman, DT, CHI: Finger -- Active

Trae Waynes, CB, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Andrew Sendejo, S, IND: Concussion -- OUT

DaVon Hamilton, DT, JAX: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Jay Tufele, DT, JAX: COVID-19 -- Inactive

K'Lavon Chaisson, LB, JAX: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Rudy Ford, S, JAX: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Andrew Wingard, S, JAX: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Shaquill Griffin, CB, JAX: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Greg Gaines, DE, LAR: Hand -- Active

Leonard Floyd, LB, LAR: Ankle -- Active

Taylor Rapp, S, LAR: Shoulder -- Active

Johnathan Hankins, DT, LV: Back -- Inactive

Denzel Perryman, LB, LV: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Casey Hayward Jr., CB, LV: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Brandon Jones, S, MIA: COVID-19 -- Active

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

Adrian Phillips, S, NE: Knee -- Active

J.C. Jackson, CB, NE: Elbow -- Active

Matthew Judon, LB, NE: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Ja'Whaun Bentley, LB, NE: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Austin Johnson, DT, NYG: Foot -- Active

Adoree' Jackson, CB, NYG: Quad -- Active

Dexter Lawrence, DE, NYG: COVID-19 -- OUT

Quinnen Williams, DL, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Jarrad Davis, LB, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Sharrod Neasman, S, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Bryce Hall, CB, NYJ: COVID-19 -- Active

Derek Barnett, DE, PHI: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

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

Shaquil Barrett, LB, TB: Knee -- OUT

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

Sean Murphy-Bunting, CB, TB: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Denico Autry, DE, TEN: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: COVID-19 -- Activated Saturday

Montez Sweat, DE, WAS: Personal -- Inactive

James Smith-Williams, DE, WAS: Illness -- Inactive

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