NFL Week 3 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

Davante Adams is inactive for the Sunday night game, which means Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will be the top WR options for Aaron Rodgers. Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

To help you set your fantasy football lineups and to 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 inactives, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Sunday night game

Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams, WR: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: Allen Lazard is the pivot here for the Sunday night start.

Josiah Deguara, TE: Shin -- Inactive
Impact: Robert Tonyan/Marcedes Lewis get the TE looks.

Kenny Clark, DT: Groin -- Inactive

Darnell Savage, S: Groin -- Active

New Orleans Saints

Michael Thomas, WR: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Tre'Quan Smith should lead the team in WR targets.

David Onyemata, DT: Calf -- Inactive

Trey Hendrickson, DE: Groin -- Active

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

1 p.m. ET games


Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: He didn't practice all week. Russell Gage is a strong fantasy alternative.

Zack Moss, RB, BUF: Toe -- OUT
Impact: Devin Singletary to get all the meaningful RB snaps.

Dawson Knox, TE, BUF: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: Tyler Kroft moves up the team's TE depth chart.

Duke Johnson, RB, HOU: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: David Johnson leads this backfield. C.J. Prosise was signed from practice squad.

Kenny Stills, WR, HOU: Illness -- Active
Impact: He should be fine. No need to turn to the likes of DeAndre Carter and Keke Coutee.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Ribs -- OUT
Impact: Malcolm Brown is OK and will split time with Darrell Henderson Jr.

Josh Jacobs, RB, LV: Hip -- Active
Impact: Practiced on Friday, and he will play.

Henry Ruggs III, WR, LV: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Bryan Edwards/Nelson Agholor get upticks in value.

Darren Waller, TE, LV: Knee -- Active
Impact: As expected, he will play and should get his usual workload.

James White, RB, NE: Personal -- OUT
Impact: Rex Burkhead will likely be a focal point of the offense.

Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee -- Active
Impact: No surprise here. On the Patriots, questionable is essentially the same as "will play."

N'Keal Harry, WR, NE: Ankle -- Active
Impact: If you're still concerned, Damiere Byrd is currently third on the team in receptions and targets.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Foot -- OUT
Impact: Greg Ward will be across the field from DeSean Jackson.

Jalen Reagor, WR, PHI: Thumb -- OUT
Impact: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside could get a chance to show what he can do.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Nick Mullens gets the call for a battered and bruised team.

Tevin Coleman, RB, SF: Knee -- OUT/IR
Impact: Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson Jr. to carry the RB load.

Raheem Mostert, RB, SF: Knee -- OUT
Impact: JaMycal Hasty promoted from the practice squad to help out.

George Kittle, TE, SF: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Jordan Reed did well last week and should do so again.

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Corey Davis will lead the Tennessee charge at receiver.

Steven Sims Jr., WR, WSH: Toe -- Active
Impact: Expected to play, but nowhere near fantasy relevance yet.


Dante Fowler Jr., DE, ATL: Ankle -- Active

Takkarist McKinley, DE, ATL: Groin -- Inactive

Foyesade Oluokun, LB, ATL: Hamstring -- Inactive

Ricardo Allen, S, ATL: Elbow -- OUT

Matt Milano, LB, BUF: Hamstring -- Active

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF: Shoulder -- Active

Taron Johnson, CB, BUF: Groin -- Active

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Knee -- Active

Olivier Vernon, DE, CLE: Abdomen -- OUT

Mack Wilson, LB, CLE: Knee -- Active

Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Groin -- Active

Darious Williams, CB, LAR: Ankle -- Active

Nick Kwiatkoski, LB, LV: Pectoral -- OUT

Mike Hughes, CB, MIN: Neck -- OUT

Cameron Dantzler, CB, MIN: Ribs -- OUT

Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder -- Active

Fletcher Cox, DT, PHI: Abdomen -- Active

Dee Ford, DE, SF: Back -- OUT

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Quad -- OUT

Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, SF: Hamstring -- Inactive

4 p.m. ET games


Christian Kirk, WR, ARI: Groin -- OUT
Impact: Andy Isabella should get some looks and is in the flex conversation.

Drew Lock, QB, DEN: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Jeff Driskel to start. Blake Bortles, also inactive, looms. Not a good place for a fantasy QB.

Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN: Toe -- Inactive
Impact: Melvin Gordon III is the only Broncos back worth using today.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN: Ribs -- Active
Impact: He'll give it a try. KJ Hamler still interesting.

Kenny Golladay, WR, DET: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: Not at 100%. Nevertheless, since he's starting, he should be solid.

Jack Doyle, TE, IND: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Mo Alie-Cox goes back to fantasy benches.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC: Chest -- OUT
Impact: Justin Herbert has a chance to completely usurp the starting gig.

Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Quad -- Inactive
Impact: It's the Joshua Kelley and Austin Ekeler show.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Chris Hogan could step into a starting role for the Jets.

Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: In the year of the Tiger King, could we see Lawrence Cager?

Braxton Berrios, WR, NYJ: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: If he can't play a full 60 minutes, Adam Gase might have to join the huddle himself.

Justin Watson, WR, TB: Shoulder -- OUT
Impact: Chris Godwin returns. Scotty Miller is a bit banged-up.


Jordan Phillips, DE, ARI: Ankle -- Active

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, ARI: Neck -- Active

Kawann Short, DT, CAR: Foot -- Inactive

DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, DAL: Knee -- Active

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, DAL: Hamstring -- OUT/IR

Melvin Ingram, DE, LAC: Knee -- OUT/IR

Justin Jones, DT, LAC: Shoulder -- OUT/IR

Rayshawn Jenkins, S, LAC: Groin -- Active

Quincy Wilson, CB, NYJ: Concussion -- OUT

Ashtyn Davis, S, NYJ: Groin -- OUT

Benson Mayowa, DE, SEA: Groin -- Active

Quinton Dunbar, CB, SEA: Knee -- Inactive