NFL Week 6 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in and who's out?

Matthew Berry and Field Yates discuss Tyler Lockett's value and DK Metcalf's performance against a weak Steelers secondary. (2:11).
Geno Smith will be a hindrance to the fantasy value of Seahawks' WRs. (2:11).

Whom should you begin? Who should you start? We'll provide fantasy-relevant analysis and updates here to help you plan your fantasy football lineups. This is usually done about 90 minutes before kickoff. All rankings in this column are based on our ESPN Fantasy ranks.

Official Sunday inactives will begin arriving approximately 90 minutes before the kickoff time. This includes around 11:11 a.m. ET for the early games, and 2:30 p.m. ET for late games. ET for the later games

Keep checking the site often to get the most recent information.

1 p.m. ET games


Sammy Watkins WR, BAL Thigh -- OUT

Impact: Rashod bateman is now in IR, and will make his debut.

Ty'Son Williams, RB, BAL: Team decision -- Inactive

Impact: The team clearly trusts its three veterans more in the backfield.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Hamstring -- OUT/IR

Impact: Chuba Hubbard will continue to work until Week 9.

Damien Williams, RB, CHI: COVID-19 -- OUT

Impact: Khalil Herbert, Chicago's backfielder, is basically everything.

Allen Robinson II, WR, CHI: Ankle -- Active

Impact: Breshad perriman is surprised to be inactive for this one.

Joe Mixon, CIN, RB: Ankle -- Active

Impact: Mixon is expected to manage a full-time job.

Jamaal Williams, RB, DET: Hip -- Active

Impact: Jermar Jeffery might be able to get some touches if Williams isn't able to play for the full 60 minutes.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin -- Active

Impact: Swift will likely start and receive his usual set of touches.

T.J. Hockenson TE, DET Knee -- Active

Impact: Hockenson will be able to practice throughout the week and play on Saturday.

Danny Amendola WR, HOU Thigh -- Inactive

Impact: Amendola missed another game last week, and also sat out.

Rodrigo Blankenship, K, IND: Hip -- OUT/IR

Impact: Michael Badgley will kick his place.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, IND, Illness -- OUT

Trade rumors could lead to Marlon Mack being highlighted for his impact.

T.Y. T.Y.

Impact: He is back in practice and could be seen limited action on Sunday.

Tyreek Hill, WR and KC: Active -- Quad

Impact: Josh Gordon and Byron Pringle might be offered additional work if Josh Gordon falls behind.

Mike Williams, WR and LAC: Knee -- Active

Impact: Joshua Palmer and Jalen Guyton could still see more action.

Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG: Ankle -- OUT

Impact: His injury was quite serious so it's not surprising that he will miss Week 6.

Kenny Golladay WR, NYG Knee -- OUT

Impact: QB Daniel Jones will still play, but Golladay will be sidelined by Golladay's injured knee.

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Hamstring -- Inactive

Impact: Sterling Shepard will see most of the WR targets.

Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Ankle -- Active

Impact: He will play and do a lot of work with the depleted WR team.

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Shin -- Active

Impact: J.D. McKissic remains the safest fantasy play.

Terry McLaurin WR, WAS Hamstring -- Active

Impact: He felt better Saturday so his active status today was anticipated.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS Groin -- OUT

Impact: McLaurin and Adam Humphries should be the first to start.

Cam Sims, WR WAS: Hamstring -- OUT

Impact: DeAndre Carter and Dax Milne provide WR depth.

Dyami Brown, WR. WAS: Knee -- Active

Impact: Antonio Gandy Golden was promoted to the active roster just in case.


DeShon Elliott S, BAL -- Quad -- Active

Shaq Thompson, LB, CAR: Foot -- OUT

Akiem Hicks, DE, CHI: Groin -- Active

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Foot -- Active

Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: Knee -- Active

Trey Flowers, DET, DET: Knee -- Active

Kevin King, CB GB: Shoulder -- OUT

Desmond King II CB, HOU Hip -- Active

Xavier Rhodes, CB, IND: Concussion -- Active

Chris Jones, DT. KC: Wrist -- OUT

Anthony Hitchens, LB and KC: Knee -- Active

Charvarius Ward CB, KC -- Quad -- Inactive

Drue Tranquill, LB, LAC: Chest -- OUT

Nasir Adderley, S, LAC: Hip -- Inactive

Michael Pierce, DT. MIN: Elbow -- OUT

4 p.m. ET games


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Chase Edmonds RB, ARI Shoulder -- Questionable

Impact: James Conner received more touches than expected last week.

Nick Chubb, RB and CLE: Calf -- OUT

Impact: Hunt will shine as an RB1 player without his presence.

Kareem Hunt RB, CLE -- Wrist -- Questionable

Impact: D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton are the only options if he is unable to go.

Jarvis Landry, W, CLE, Knee -- OUT

Impact: He is making enough progress to be able to play in Week 7.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL: Ribs -- Questionable

Impact: Every indication Elliott plays Sunday.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN -- Hip -- Questionable

Impact: Javonte Willie will still get attention. Mike Boone has returned from IR.

Damien Harris, RB, NE: Ribs -- Questionable

Impact: Rhamondre Stephenson appears to be Belichick’s RB flavor for the week.

J.J. Taylor, RB, NE: Groin -- Questionable

Impact: Brandon Bolden could also be in the backfield mix.

Nick Folk, K. NE: Knee -- Questionable

This status is "paperwork" and does not have any impact. Folk will play.


Byron Murphy Jr., CB, ARI: Ribs -- Questionable

Chandler Jones, LB, ARI: COVID-19 -- OUT

Jadeveon Clowney (DE, CLE): Knee -- Questionable

Myles Garrett, DE CLE: Knee -- Questionable

Malcolm Smith, LB. CLE: Abdomen -- OUT

Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Neck -- Questionable

Greg Newsome II CB, CLE Calf -- Questionable

Dorance Armstrong, DE. DAL: Ankle -- OUT

Damontae Kazee S, DAL Hip -- Questionable

Donovan Wilson S, DAL, Groin -- Questionable

Trevon Diggs, CB, DAL: Ankle -- Questionable

Kareem Jackson S, DEN -- Back -- Questionable

Johnathan Hankins DT, LV -- Hip -- Doubtful

Quinton Jefferson, DT and LV: Back -- Questionable

Kyle Van Noy, LB, NE: Groin -- Questionable

Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Hamstring -- Questionable

Sunday Night Game

Russell Wilson, QB, SEA -- Finger -- OUT/IR

Impact: Geno Smith will be wearing the magnifying glasses in this photo.

Chris Carson, RB SEA: Neck -- OUT/IR

Impact: Alex Collins will start with DeeJay Texas backing him.

JuJu Smith-Schuster WR, PIT Shoulder -- OUT/IR

Impact: Chase Claypool, James Washington will be filling big shoes.

9:30 a.m. ET London game

Jacoby Brissett QB, MIA Hamstring -- Active

Impact: Tua tagovailoa has been removed from the IR, and will begin Week 6.

DeVante Parker, WR and MIA: Shoulder -- OUT

Impact: Isaiah Ford was elevated from the practice squad to increase Miami's WR depth.

Preston Williams, WR. MIA: Groin -- inactive

Impact: Mack Hollins, Albert Wilson should get more attention.

Adam Shaheen, TE, MIA: Knee -- Inactive

Impact: Durham Smythe is expected to take over, since Shaheen's overseas travel did Shaheen no favors.

Xavien Howard CB, MIA Shoulder -- OUT

Byron Jones, CB, MIA: Achilles -- Inactive

Roy Robertson-Harris DT, JAX -- Ankle -- Active

Myles Jack, LB, JAX: Back -- OUT


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