AJ Mass, ESPN Staff WriterOct 29, 2023, 06:52 AM ET
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.
Jerome Ford, RB, CLE — Questionable Impact: He suffered a high ankle sprain last weekend, but coaches have been hinting that he may still be able to play. Kareem Hunt obviously takes a large hit in fantasy value if Ford suits up. However, Jordan Wilkins was elevated from the practice squad, which points towards Ford being a “no.”
Roschon Johnson, RB, CHI — Expected to play Impact: He has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, but we’ll have to see what the breakdown in touches is in the Bears backfield before counting on him for fantasy stats.
Joshua Palmer, WR, LAC — Questionable Impact: This is shaping up to be a true game-time call, so you probably shouldn’t wait for him. If Palmer doesn’t play, Quentin Johnston could be a last-minute fantasy sub.