NFL Week 2 fantasy football inactives watch: Who’s in and who’s out?


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 our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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1 p.m. ET games


Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN: Toe — OUT
Impact: Melvin Gordon III should get the bulk of carries.

Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: Gametime call. KJ Hamler is expected to get action either way.

Kenny Golladay, WR, DET: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Quintez Cephus is expected to once again lead the team in targets.

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, GB: Knee — OUT/IR
Impact: Malik Taylor will be the team’s No. 4 WR.

Zach Pascal, WR, IND: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Fully practiced on Friday. His fantasy value rises if Pittman can’t go.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND: Toe — Questionable
Impact: Gametime call for who is, at best, the team’s No. 3 WR.

Jack Doyle, TE, IND: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Mo Alie-Cox becomes the team’s top TE option.

Gerald Everett, TE, LAR: Back — Questionable
Impact: Fully expected to be on the field as a supplement to Tyler Higbee.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: Limited in practice all week. Preston Williams may step up.

Golden Tate, WR, NYG: Hamstring — Questionable
Impact: Practiced late in week. Could see time as team’s No. 3 WR.

La’Mical Perine, RB, NYJ: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: With Le’Veon Bell on IR, Perine could spell Frank Gore if needed.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Braxton Berrios is tabbed to step in for him.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Foot — OUT
Impact: DeSean Jackson/Jalen Reagor to handle starting WR duties going forward.

George Kittle, TE, SF: Knee — OUT
Impact: Jordan Reed gets a huge fantasy value boost.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Foot — OUT/IR
Impact: Brandon Aiyuk could have a breakout game.

Chris Godwin, WR, TB: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Thankfully, Mike Evans (hamstring) is ready to start.

Darrynton Evans, RB, TEN: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: If anything happens to Derrick Henry, Senorise Perry becomes relevant.

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN: Knee — OUT
Impact: Corey Davis becomes No. 1 WR. Kalif Raymond rises.


Matt Milano, LB, BUF: Hamstring — OUT

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF: Shoulder — OUT

Del’Shawn Phillips, LB, BUF: Quad — OUT

Kawann Short, DT, CAR: Foot — OUT

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Knee — Questionable

Anthony Brown, CB, DAL: Ribs — OUT/IR

Nick Williams, DE, DET: Shoulder — Questionable

Desmond Trufant, CB, DET: Hamstring — OUT

Kenny Clark, DT, GB: Groin — OUT

Justin Houston, DE, IND: Calf — Questionable

Elandon Roberts, LB, MIA: Concussion — OUT

Cameron Dantzler, CB, MIN: Ribs — OUT

Avery Williamson, LB, NYJ: Hamstring — Questionable

Tarell Basham, LB, NYJ: Hip — Questionable

Brandon Graham, DE, PHI: Concussion — Questionable

Derek Barnett, DE, PHI: Hamstring — Questionable

Jason Verrett, CB, SF: Hamstring — OUT

Malcolm Butler, CB, TEN: Quad — Questionable

4 p.m. ET games


Maxx Williams, TE, ARI: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Dan Arnold shouldn’t have to see another workload split this week.

Justice Hill, RB, BAL: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: J.K. Dobbins did well enough in Week 1 to displace Hill.

Chris Moore, WR, BAL: Finger — OUT
Impact: Might not be ready to go in time for Week 3.

Duke Johnson, RB, HOU: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Progressing well and could be ready to spell David Johnson.

Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU: Quad — Questionable
Impact: Randall Cobb may see an uptick in targets if Cooks is limited.

Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Quad — Doubtful
Impact: Joshua Kelley becomes the secondary option behind Austin Ekeler.


Charvarius Ward, CB, KC: Hand — OUT

Kendall Fuller, CB, WSH: Knee — Questionable

Sunday night game

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman, WR, NE: Knee — Questionable

N’Keal Harry, WR, NE: Shoulder — Questionable

Adam Butler, DT, NE: Shoulder — Questionable

Brandon Copeland, LB, NE: Knee — Questionable

Seattle Seahawks

Phillip Dorsett II, WR, SEA: Foot — 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.

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