Whom should you start? Whom should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting an offensive 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: around 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late-afternoon games.
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1 p.m. ET games
Michael Wilson, WR, ARI — Questionable
Impact: With Wilson being a late add to the injury report due to his shoulder issues and Zach Pascal out due to a bad hamstring, perhaps Greg Dortch will get some looks?
Justin Fields, QB, CHI — Activated from IR
Impact: He’s missed a month due to a thumb injury, but is finally ready to return to the Bears huddle this week.
Keenan Allen, WR, LAC — Questionable
Impact: He practiced in full on Friday, so he’s looking good to suit up.
De’Von Achane, RB, MIA — Activated from IR
Impact: Exactly how many touches he gets is unclear, but he certainly made the most of his chances prior to his injury. Raheem Mostert was limited in practice all week, but still may end up with more touches.
Chase Claypool, WR, MIA — OUT
Impact: He had knee surgery and is unlikely to return to the field in time to help fantasy managers in 2023. Braxton Berrios, if his hamstring allows, could step up. Robbie Chosen was elevated from the practice squad.
Durham Smythe, TE, MIA — Questionable
Impact: A few limited practices late in the week points towards Smythe being able to play on Sunday.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT — Questionable
Impact: He’s expected to be back from the IR this week.
4 p.m. ET games
Sunday night game
Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN — OUT/IR
Impact: The team has just one more week to activate Jefferson, so a Week 12 start seems plausible. K.J. Osborn is questionable, but may be able to return from his concussion this week.
Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN — Questionable
Impact: With no guarantee of him clearing the league’s concussion protocol, Ty Chandler is perhaps the safer pick. However, reports have begun to come in that Mattison will play.
Jaren Hall, QB, MIN — OUT
Impact: Hall’s concussion will keep him from suiting up, but this appears to be Joshua Dobbs‘ job to lose right now. Nick Mullens is expected to be activated from IR to be the backup.