Fantasy football Week 8 inactives: Status for Ezekiel Elliott, Ryan Tannehill and others

Whom should you start? Whom should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and 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. 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 times, including 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

Allen Lazard, WR, GB: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Sammy Watkins and Romeo Doubs will be the Packers' top WR options.

Christian Watson, WR, GB: Hamstring -- Active

Rashan Gary, LB, GB: Concussion -- Active

4 p.m. ET games


Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU: Wrist -- Active
Impact: Amid trade rumors, Cooks will indeed be allowed to suit up and perhaps showcase his talents for potential suitors.

Nico Collins, WR, HOU: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Chris Moore and Phillip Dorsett might end up being the team's top two WR options this week.

Matt Ryan, QB, IND: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Sam Ehlinger was already going to take over the starting job. The shoulder has nothing to do with it.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Personal -- OUT
Impact: Darrell Henderson Jr. once again will handle No. 1 RB duties. WR Van Jefferson has been activated from IR.

Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Wan'Dale Robinson and Darius Slayton have pretty much made Golladay a forgotten man anyway.

Daniel Bellinger, TE, NYG: Eye -- OUT
Impact: Chris Myarick will take over TE duties.

Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: His ribs are hurting as well, so even though he is playing, there is a bit of risk attached.

DK Metcalf, WR, SEA: Knee -- Active
Impact: Marquise Goodwin or Dee Eskridge will have a ton of value only if Metcalf or Lockett struggles.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Brandon Aiyuk becomes the primary focus in the passing game.

Jauan Jennings, WR, SF: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: Danny Gray? Willie Snead IV? Ray-Ray McCloud III?

Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Malik Willis has started in practice most of the week. He appears to be ready to step up.

Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Dyami Brown (groin) is also inactive for this one. Cam Sims and Dax Milne could surprise.

Logan Thomas, TE, WAS: Calf -- Active
Impact: He has practiced all week, so the fact he's playing is not a huge development.


Maliek Collins, DT, HOU: Chest -- Inactive

Rasheem Green, DE, HOU: Knee -- Active

Kwity Paye, DE, IND: Ankle -- OUT

Kenny Moore II, CB, IND: Finger -- Active

Leonard Williams, DE, NYG: Elbow -- Active

Poona Ford, DT, SEA: Ankle -- Active

Darrell Taylor, DE, SEA: Groin -- Active

Arik Armstead, DT, SF: Foot -- OUT

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Calf -- OUT

Jeffery Simmons, DT, TEN: Ankle -- Active

Cole Holcomb, LB, WAS: Foot -- OUT

9:30 a.m. ET London game

Baron Browning, LB, DEN: Hip -- OUT

Jamal Agnew, WR, JAX: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Even if he played, he'd have zero fantasy effect unless he returned a kick for a score.

1 p.m. ET games


James Conner, RB, ARI: Ribs -- OUT
Impact: Eno Benjamin should handle the majority of carries.

Darrel Williams, RB, ARI: Knee -- Active
Impact: He's still likely to get only a handful of touches.

Matt Prater, K, ARI: Hip -- Active
Impact: Rodrigo Blankenship will reportedly be handling kickoffs and may well end up taking some of the FG attempts, too.

Chuba Hubbard, RB, CAR: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Raheem Blackshear will get some carries behind D'Onta Foreman.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Malik Davis was signed from the practice squad, which was a huge tipoff.

Noah Brown, WR, DAL: Foot -- Inactive
Impact: Jalen Tolbert could be in the mix for some targets.

Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL: Knee -- Active
Impact: It's not so much starting that's a problem for Schultz. The issue could be an inability to finish the game.

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET: Concussion -- Active
Impact: After a full Friday practice, it's not a surprise to see St. Brown playing Sunday.

Davante Adams, WR, LV: Illness -- Active
Impact: After missing a few days with flu-like symptoms, Adams appears to be fine for Sunday.

Mack Hollins, WR, LV: Heel -- Active
Impact: Meanwhile, Hunter Renfrow is not on the injury report and will see whatever targets Hollins isn't on the field for.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: Foster Moreau's fantasy value once again surges.

Durham Smythe, TE, MIA: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Smythe takes fantasy value away from Mike Gesicki without really claiming much for himself.

Nelson Agholor, WR, NE: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Tyquan Thornton might get more looks this week even with Agholor being able to play.

Jarvis Landry, WR, NO: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Chris Olave and likely Taysom Hill would get a very large share of the team's passing targets.

Michael Thomas, WR, NO: Foot -- OUT
Impact: Marquez Callaway and Tre'Quan Smith become deep-league flex options.

Juwan Johnson, TE, NO: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: On a weekly basis, whichever Saints TE gets the cleanest bill of health is the one to consider as a bye week streaming option.

Adam Trautman, TE, NO: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: See above.

Corey Davis, WR, NYJ: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson will get to see who Zach Wilson likes best.

Chris Boswell, K, PIT: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Nick Sciba has been signed as an emergency replacement. You had best look elsewhere if Boswell is your kicker.


Dennis Gardeck, LB, ARI: Ankle -- OUT

Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Back -- Active

A.J. Terrell, CB, ATL: Hamstring -- OUT

Jaylinn Hawkins, S, ATL: Concussion -- OUT

Frankie Luvu, LB, CAR: Shoulder -- Active

Juston Burris, S, CAR: Hip -- Active

Jaycee Horn, CB, CAR: Ribs -- Active

Micah Parsons, LB, DAL: Shoulder -- Active

Malik Hooker, S, DAL: Hamstring -- Inactive

DeShon Elliott, S, DET: Finger -- OUT

Divine Deablo, LB, LV: Back -- Active

Johnathan Abram, S, LV: Illness -- Active

Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, MIA: Back -- Active

Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Groin -- Active

Eric Rowe, S, MIA: Team decision -- Inactive

Jonathan Bullard, DE, MIN: Illness -- Inactive

Christian Barmore, DT, NE: Knee -- OUT

Josh Uche, LB, NE: Hamstring -- Active

Jonathan Jones, CB, NE: Ankle -- Active

Kyle Dugger, S, NE: Ankle -- OUT

David Onyemata, DT, NO: Illness -- Active

Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Abdomen -- OUT

Paulson Adebo, CB, NO: Knee -- Active

Larry Ogunjobi, DE, PIT: Knee -- OUT