Inactive Fantasy Football Week 5 – Who’s in and who’s out?

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Who should you start with? Who should you sit on? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid using an offensive player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll be posting fantasy-related updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their official inactive lists . All rankings quoted in this column come from us ESPN Fantasy Staff Rankings.

Official inactive players on Sunday should arrive approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff times: approximately 8 a.m. ET for the London game, 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late afternoon games.

Update regularly to get the latest information.


9:30 a.m. ET London game

Zay JonesWR, JAXQuestionable
Impact: He has been out since week 2 but may finally be able to return to action. Even when active, it’s a risky fantasy piece.


Play at 1 p.m. ET

Justice HillRB, BALQuestionable
Impact: Limited in practice, but action could follow Gus Edwards if he can play.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, BALQuestionable
Impact: The veteran says he can play. WR Rashod Bateman has been removed from the injury report and is starting.

Jahmyr GibbsRB, DETDoubtful
Impact: The late downgrade is to be expected David Montgomery have a huge day.

Amon-Ra St. BrownWR, DETDoubtful
Effects: Josh Reynolds And Caliph Raymond will likely start at WR for the Lions, although Reynolds is questionable with a groin injury. Jameson Williams can also be pushed into action, although his conditioning (or rather lack thereof following his suspension) limits his snaps.

John Metchie IIIWR, HOUQuestionable
Impact: If healthy, he could challenge Robert Woods for some goals.

Jonathan TaylorRB, INDActivated from the PUP list
Impact: He is expected to play, but he may only get a quick count to help get him back into action.

Rhamondre StevensonRB, NEQuestionable
Impact: Despite having limited practice all week, he is expected to play.

Juwan JohnsonTE, NOOUT OF
Effects: Jimmy Graham And Foster Moreau Some additional targets may appear.

Derek CarrQB, NOQuestionable
Impact: His shoulder is obviously still bothering him, but he played in Week 4. Expect him to start at least this week.

Saquon BarkleyRB, NYGQuestionable
Impact: He’s reportedly getting closer, but not ready yet. Matt Breida hasn’t done much in the weeks that Barkley has already been out.

Pat FreiermuthTE, PITOUT OF
Impact: Not a surprise given the bye week coming up. Darnell Washington will begin in his place.

Treylon BurksWR, TENOUT OF
Effects: Kyle Philips returns from IR and will look to fill the void.


4 p.m. ET games

Keaontay IngramRB, ARIQuestionable
Effect: When he sits, Emari Demercado And Corey Clement would resign James Conner.

T-shirt HigginsWR, CINQuestionable
Impact: He is not expected to play. Kwamie Lassiter II was called up from the training squad.

Javonte WilliamsRB, DENQuestionable
Impact: Although he says he’s doing well, a hip injury doesn’t bode well for playing time. He is a game time crier. Jaleel McLaughlin could be given the opportunity to take on lead-back duties.

Cooper KuppWR, LARActivated via IR
Impact: He is expected to play without restrictions. Puka Nacua And Tutu Atwell Both should see less work than they saw, but not necessarily much less.

Rashaad PennyRB, PHIDoubtful
Impact: He’s been a healthy inactive several times this season, the fact that he’s dealing with an illness just gives Philadelphia a real reason to play this time around.


Game on Sunday evening

Elijah MitchellRB, SFOUT OF
Impact: He could definitely be out for some time. Jordan Mason will be the backup Christian McCaffrey.

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