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NFL Week 3 fantasy football inactives watch – Who’s in and who’s out? –

September 28, 2020

12:26 PM BST

  • AJ MassESPN Staff Writer


    • Fantasy football, baseball and college basketball contributor.
    • Author of book, “Yes, It’s Hot in Here.”

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 ourESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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4 p.m. ET games


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

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

Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN:Toe —Inactive
Impact:Melvin Gordon IIIis the only Broncos back worth using today.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN:Ribs —Active
Impact: He’ll give it a try.KJ Hamlerstill 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-Coxgoes back to fantasy benches.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC:Chest —OUT
Impact:Justin Herberthas a chance to completely usurp the starting gig.

Justin Jackson, RB, LAC:Quad —Inactive
Impact: It’s theJoshua KelleyandAustin Ekelershow.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ:Hamstring —OUT
Impact:Chris Hogancould step into a starting role for the Jets.

Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ:Ankle —OUT
Impact: In the year of the Tiger King, could we seeLawrence 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 Godwinreturns.Scotty Milleris 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

Sunday night game

Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams, WR:Hamstring —Doubtful
Impact:Allen Lazardis the pivot here for the Sunday night start.

Josiah Deguara, TE:Shin —Doubtful
Impact:Robert Tonyan/Marcedes Lewisget the TE looks.

Kenny Clark, DT:Groin —Questionable

Darnell Savage, S:Groin —Questionable

New Orleans Saints

Michael Thomas, WR:Ankle —OUT
Impact:Tre’Quan Smithshould lead the team in WR targets.

David Onyemata, DT:Calf —Questionable

Trey Hendrickson, DE:Groin —Questionable

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 Gageis a strong fantasy alternative.

Zack Moss, RB, BUF:Toe —OUT
Impact:Devin Singletaryto get all the meaningful RB snaps.

Dawson Knox, TE, BUF:Concussion —OUT
Impact:Tyler Kroftmoves up the team’s TE depth chart.

Duke Johnson, RB, HOU:Ankle —Inactive
Impact:David Johnsonleads this backfield.C.J. Prosisewas signed from practice squad.

Kenny Stills, WR, HOU:Illness —Active
Impact: He should be fine. No need to turn to the likes ofDeAndre CarterandKeke Coutee.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR:Ribs —OUT
Impact:Malcolm Brownis OK and will split time withDarrell 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 Agholorget 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 Burkheadwill 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 Byrdis currently third on the team in receptions and targets.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI:Foot —OUT
Impact:Greg Wardwill be across the field fromDeSean Jackson.

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

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF:Ankle —OUT
Impact:Nick Mullensgets the call for a battered and bruised team.

Tevin Coleman, RB, SF:Knee —OUT/IR
Impact:Jerick McKinnonandJeff Wilson Jr. to carry the RB load.

Raheem Mostert, RB, SF:Knee —OUT
Impact:JaMycal Hastypromoted from the practice squad to help out.

George Kittle, TE, SF:Knee —OUT
Impact:Jordan Reeddid well last week and should do so again.

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN:Knee —OUT
Impact:Corey Daviswill 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