NFL Week 18 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

Drue Tranquill, LB, LAC: Ankle -- Active

Josh Jacobs, RB, LV: Ribs -- Active
Impact: Although he's a game-time call, chances are good he'll play in this must-win game.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: Knee -- Active
Impact: Similarly, given the high stakes of this game, Waller should suit up.

Johnathan Hankins, DT, LV: Back -- Active

Casey Hayward Jr., CB, LV: Ankle -- Active

4 p.m. ET games


Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI: Ribs -- OUT

James Conner, RB, ARI: Heel -- Active
Impact: Jonathan Ward and Eno Benjamin would step in if he stumbles.

Rondale Moore, WR, ARI: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Antoine Wesley's mini-hot streak may well continue.

Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He will play, but if he gets around 60 receiving yards, he's likely to take the rest of the game off.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, BUF: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Gabriel Davis is the better fantasy option right now anyway.

Robby Anderson, WR, CAR: Quad -- Active
Impact: DJ Moore is the only other WR option to consider.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Expect Harris to play until the Patriots feel they have a comfortable enough lead.

Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE: Thigh -- Active
Impact: Nelson Agholor was previously removed from the injury report.

Mark Ingram II, RB, NO: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: He must really be hurt, given the must-win nature of the contest.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Thumb -- Active
Impact: Expected to play, but Trey Lance may still see some time under center if he stumbles.

Ronald Jones II, RB, TB: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Le'Veon Bell will split carries.


Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Knee -- OUT

Zach Allen, DE, ARI: Ankle -- Active

Marco Wilson, CB, ARI: Shoulder -- OUT

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

Derrick Brown, DT, CAR: Elbow -- Active

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

Adrian Phillips, S, NE: Knee -- Active

Marcus Davenport, DE, NO: Ankle -- Active

Bradley Roby, CB, NO: Shoulder -- OUT

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

Bobby Wagner, LB, SEA: Knee -- OUT

Al Woods, DT, SEA: COVID-19 -- OUT

Ryan Neal, S, SEA: COVID-19 -- OUT

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Groin -- Active

Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF: Shoulder -- Active

Marcell Harris, S, SF: Achilles -- Inactive

Ambry Thomas, CB, SF: COVID-19 -- Activated before Sunday

Jimmie Ward, S, SF: COVID-19 -- Activated before Sunday

K'Waun Williams, CB, SF: COVID-19 -- Inactive

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

1 p.m. ET games


Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Tyler Huntley will start for the Ravens, who have only a slim chance at making the playoffs.

Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Marquise Brown was removed from the injury report. James Proche II is inactive.

Justin Fields, QB, CHI: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Andy Dalton was going to start, even if Fields had been activated from the league's protocol.

Joe Burrow, QB, CIN: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Brandon Allen will start. Don't count on any Bengals regulars playing a full 60 minutes.

Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Chris Evans and Samaje Perine should handle Mixon's usual snaps.

C.J. Uzomah, TE, CIN: Knee -- Active
Impact: However, don't expect him to play much after he didn't practice all week. WR Tee Higgins is inactive.

Evan McPherson, K, CIN: Groin -- Inactive
Impact: Elliott Fry was elevated from the practice squad.

Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Fortunately, Nick Chubb is ready to finish out the season.

David Njoku, TE, CLE: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: He's likely to at least see some action, but Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant will still get touches.

Jared Goff, QB, DET: Knee -- Active
Impact: All signs pointed to Goff starting the season finale.

Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: Thigh -- Active
Impact: Still, Amon-Ra St. Brown is the only Lions receiver you'd want to risk starting in Week 18.

Brock Wright, TE, DET: Groin -- Active
Impact: Jared Pinkney is the only other TE option on the team.

Aaron Jones, RB, GB: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: With the Packers locked into the No.1 seed, this is not all that surprising.

Chris Conley, WR, HOU: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Danny Amendola is looking likely to play in his place.

Chris Moore, WR, HOU: Illness -- Active
Impact: Nico Collins is still the better fantasy option.

James O'Shaughnessy, TE, JAX: Hip -- OUT
Impact: Dan Arnold might start if he gets cleared from the league's protocol.

Mike Glennon, QB, NYG: Wrist -- OUT
Impact: Welcome back to the huddle, Jake Fromm! Yes, the silence from that statement is appropriately deafening.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton will start for the Giants.

John Ross, WR, NYG: Knee -- OUT
Impact: David Sills V was promoted from the practice squad.

Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT: COVID-19 -- Active
Impact: James Washington, on the other hand, will miss Sunday's game due to COVID-19.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Cam Sims could be an interesting flex option.

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, WAS: Concussion -- OUT/IR
Impact: John Bates takes over the top TE duties.


Anthony Averett, CB, BAL: Ribs -- OUT

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Ankle -- OUT

Eddie Goldman, DT, CHI: Finger -- Active

Robert Quinn, LB, CHI: Shoulder -- Active

D.J. Reader, DT, CIN: Team decision -- Inactive

Sam Hubbard, DE, CIN: Thigh -- Active

Larry Ogunjobi, DT, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Trey Hendrickson, DE, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Vonn Bell, S, CIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

John Johnson III, S, CLE: Hamstring -- Active

Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: COVID-19 -- OUT

Ronnie Harrison Jr., S, CLE: Ankle -- Inactive

Malik Jackson, DT, CLE: COVID-19 -- OUT

Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Neck -- Active

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

Austin Bryant, LB, DET: COVID-19 -- OUT

Kingsley Keke, DE, GB: Illness -- OUT

De'Vondre Campbell, LB, GB: Elbow -- Inactive

Jaire Alexander, CB, GB: Shoulder -- OUT

Justin Reid, S, HOU: COVID-19 -- OUT

DeForest Buckner, DT, IND: Knee -- Active

Xavier Rhodes, CB, IND: Hamstring -- OUT

Andrew Sendejo, S, IND: COVID-19 -- OUT

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

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

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

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: Illness -- Inactive

Eric Kendricks, LB, MIN: COVID-19 -- OUT

Teair Tart, DT, TEN: Ankle -- OUT

Montez Sweat, DE, WAS: Personal -- OUT

William Jackson III, CB, WAS: COVID-19 -- OUT