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
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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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Get your lineups set for your Week 7 fantasy football matchups with analysis for each of the games left to be played, last-minute pickup options, and our take on the biggest stories of the weekend.
The Playbook: Week 7 Mike Clay breaks down each game from all angles, with projections and advice for key players.
Fantasy Hot Seat Eric Karabell discusses players who are facing the most pressure to perform, including some tough start/sit decisions.
Last-minute pickups Matt Bowen offers names to consider if you need a bye-week fill-in or if you’re streaming at a position.
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Knee — J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL: OUT/IR Impact: Gus Edwards is back from IR and will join Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill in a committee.
Foot — Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL: Questionable Impact: Limited practice all week, but currently expected to play.
Knee — Mark Andrews, TE, BAL: Questionable Impact: While he’s clearly a bit banged up, expect Andrews to suit up for this one.
Ankle — Baker Mayfield, QB, CAR: Doubtful Impact: PJ Walker should start for what is now a McCaffrey-less offense.
Shoulder — D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: Questionable Impact: Jamaal Williams is likely to get the start in what could be, at best, a game-time call for Swift.
Ankle — DJ Chark, WR, DET: OUT/IR Impact: Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy will battle it out for WR3 duties.
Knee — Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: Questionable Impact: Practiced on Friday and should be the WR2 behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Ankle — Randall Cobb, WR, GB: OUT/IR Impact: The timing works out, with Sammy Watkins returning from IR.
Hamstring — Christian Watson, WR, GB: OUT Impact: Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs should continue to get the majority of WR targets.
Hamstring — Marvin Jones Jr., WR, JAX: Questionable Impact: Jamal Agnew (knee) is out, leaving the backup WR cupboard quite bare if Jones can’t go.
Knee — Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: OUT Impact: With the emergence of Wan’Dale Robinson, nobody’s missing Golladay.
Hamstring — Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: OUT Impact: Darius Slayton could be in the flex conversation.
Knee — Julio Jones, WR, TB: OUT Impact: Russell Gage will presumably be the WR3.
Neck — Cameron Brate, TE, TB: OUT Impact: Cade Otton should continue to get Tom Brady‘s attention.
Hamstring — Kyle Philips, WR, TEN: Questionable Impact: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine gets a bump in fantasy value.
Finger — Carson Wentz, QB, WAS: OUT/IR Impact: Taylor Heinicke steps into the Washington huddle.
Hamstring — Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS: Questionable Impact: Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin would be the top WR options if, as expected, he sits.
Groin — Dyami Brown, WR, WAS: OUT Impact: Either Cam Sims or Dax Milne could surprise.
Calf — Logan Thomas, TE, WAS: OUT Impact: John Bates (hamstring) is questionable himself, so you may want to look elsewhere. Defense
Groin — Justin Houston, LB, BAL: Questionable
Quad — Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Questionable
Concussion — Matt Ioannidis, DT, CAR: Doubtful
Shoulder — Frankie Luvu, LB, CAR: Questionable
Ankle — Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Questionable
Ribs — Jaycee Horn, CB, CAR: Questionable
Calf — Josh Tupou, DT, CIN: OUT
Shoulder — Logan Wilson, LB, CIN: OUT
Ankle — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Questionable
Concussion — Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: OUT
Groin — Charles Harris, DE, DET: OUT
Ankle — Kwity Paye, DE, IND: OUT
Nose — Shaquille Leonard, LB, IND: OUT
Quad — Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, JAX: Questionable
Foot — DaVon Hamilton, DT, JAX: Questionable
Calf — Foyesade Oluokun, LB, JAX: Questionable
Calf — Azeez Ojulari, LB, NYG: OUT
Foot — Akiem Hicks, DE, TB: OUT
Hip — Carlton Davis III, CB, TB: OUT
Elbow — Mike Edwards, S, TB: Questionable
Elbow — Zach Cunningham, LB, TEN: OUT
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Hamstring — Russell Wilson, QB, DEN: OUT Impact: Brett Rypien will get a chance to fill Wilson’s ever-shrinking shoes.
Hip — Chris Moore, WR, HOU: Questionable Impact: Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins are both less-than-100%, but not on the injury report.
Ankle — Brevin Jordan, TE, HOU: Questionable Impact: The team is optimistic that Jordan will be able to play.
Knee — Joshua Kelley, RB, LAC: OUT/IR Impact: Sony Michel will spell Austin Ekeler when needed.
Concussion — Joshua Palmer, WR, LAC: OUT Impact: Mike Williams suddenly has a lot less help keeping double-teams away.
Hamstring — Keenan Allen, WR, LAC: Questionable Impact: Michael Bandy was signed from the practice squad, and next week is the Chargers’ bye. Beware!
Concussion — Donald Parham Jr., TE, LAC: OUT Impact: Gerald Everett will start at tight end for the Chargers.
Hamstring — Dustin Hopkins, K, LAC: OUT Impact: Taylor Bertolet is the likely replacement.
Heel — Mack Hollins, WR, LV: Questionable Impact: Albert Wilson could see some looks if he sits.
Hip — Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV: Questionable Impact: Currently expected to play, with Keelan Cole potentially in the mix if he can’t.
Hamstring — Darren Waller, TE, LV: OUT Impact: Foster Moreau makes for an interesting TE pivot.
Personal — Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ: OUT Impact: Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis will start as the disgruntled Moore’s team-imposed banishment plays out.
Hamstring — Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA: Questionable Impact: He missed practice all week with an eye on being ready for Sunday. We’ll see. Defense
Back — DeShawn Williams, DE, DEN: Questionable
Ankle — D.J. Jones, DT, DEN: Questionable
Knee — Josey Jewell, LB, DEN: Questionable
Calf — Jonathan Greenard, DE, HOU: OUT/IR
Hamstring — Rashad Fenton, CB, KC: OUT
Ankle — Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT, LAC: Questionable
Hamstring — Isaiah Dunn, CB, SEA: OUT
Foot — Arik Armstead, DT, SF: OUT
Groin — Charvarius Ward, CB, SF: Questionable
Concussion — Talanoa Hufanga, S, SF: Questionable
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Hamstring — Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, PIT: Doubtful
Thumb — Skylar Thompson, QB, MIA: Questionable Impact: Luckily, Tua Tagovailoa is back and ready to start.
Shoulder — Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA: Questionable Impact: It looks like the questionable tag is more “paperwork” than actual fear of his not playing.
Hamstring — Durham Smythe, TE, MIA: Questionable Impact: Mike Gesicki could have a huge night if Smythe is out.
Back — Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, MIA: Questionable
Hand — Christian Wilkins, DE, MIA: Questionable
Groin — Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Questionable
Oblique — Kader Kohou, CB, MIA: Questionable