The NFL released the inactives list for Week 1 of the 2018 season, and there are a few surprises.
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With whom should you begin? Who do you think you should sit with? We’ll publish fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here when NFL clubs issue their official inactives lists, usually around 90 minutes before kickoff, to help you build your fantasy football lineups and prevent starting a player who won’t be in the game. Any rankings in this column are based on our ESPN Fantasy staff.
With no games that matter being played this season, Week 1 is typically the healthiest of weeks. As a result, the list of inactives isn’t as comprehensive as it will be in future versions of this page. Even if everyone is healthy, there may be a few surprise team choices about who won’t be wearing today’s uniform. Keep an eye out!
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ATL’s Wayne Gallman is inactive due to a team decision. Impact: It seems that Atlanta believes Cordarrelle Patterson can offer a change of pace for Mike Davis.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills: Foot — Active Impact: If you think Sanders may fall during this week’s game, rely on Gabriel Davis.
BUF RB Zack Moss: Team decision — Inactive Impact: With this unforeseen event, Devin Singletary should have a big day.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans: OUT by the team. The Texans, who would rather trade Watson than play him, will be led by Tyrod Taylor.
HOU: Ka’imi Fairbairn, K. Fairbairn, K. Fairbairn, K. Fairbairn, K OUT/IR OUT/IR OUT/IR OUT/IR OUT/ Because Fairbairn is gone for at least three weeks, Joey Slye will take over kicking responsibilities.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: Hamstring — Active Impact: Practiced on Friday and will be the Chargers’ starting running back on Sunday.
Tevin Coleman is anticipated to be the main back in a crowded backfield. La’Mical Perine, RB, NYJ: Foot — Inactive
NYJ’s Keelan Cole, WR: Knee — Inactive Impact: Denzel Mims may take on a larger role for the Jets’ already thin wide receiver corps.
COVID-19 — OUT, Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets With the usual starter unable to play, Elijah Moore has an opportunity to make an impact in Week 1.
Jalen Hurd, WR, SF: Knee — Sidelined/IR Hurd will be out until at least Week 4 due to a knee injury. Mohamed Sanu Sr. and Trent Sherfield have increased their worth.
Trey Sermon, RB, SF: Decision by the team — Raheem Mostert will not have to share the ball today since he is inactive.
Josh Reynolds, WR, TEN: Foot — Inactive Is Nick Westbrook-Ikhine poised to make a splash? Cameron Batson is likewise dormant at the moment.
Michael Badgley has been promoted from the practice squad. Sam Ficken, K, TEN: Groin — OUT/IR
BUF: Calf — OUT Star Lotulelei, DT, BUF:
Trae Waynes (CB, CIN) is out with a hamstring injury.
Shoulder — Active, Michael Brockers, DT, DET
Defensive tackle Nick Williams (DET): Elbow — Active
Kevin Pierre-Louis (LB, Houston Texans): Thigh — Inactive
IND: Calf — OUT: Xavier Rhodes, CB, IND: Calf
Tre Herndon, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Knee — OUT
LB Anthony Barr (Minnesota) is out with a knee injury.
Knee — Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Inactive
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CLE’s Odell Beckham Jr., WR: Knee — Impact: He’s been limited in practice this week and will only play if he feels ready. If he does try it, expect a snap count.
CLE’s Chase McLaughlin (K): Hamstring — Impact is debatable: It’s better to seek elsewhere for your Week 1 fantasy kicker, whether it’s McLaughlin or Chris Naggar.
Preston Williams, WR, MIA: Foot — Doubtful Impact: With William Fuller V serving the last game of his ban, rookie Jaylen Waddle gets an opportunity to impress.
COVID-19 — OUT Adam Shaheen, TE, MIA Mike Gesicki and Cethan Carter will handle the TE responsibilities for Miami.
Malcolm Perry, WR, New England Patriots: Foot — OUT N’Keal Harry is on injured reserve, thus the WR options beyond Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers are limited.
Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots: Ankle — Impact is debatable: Late in the week, I was upgraded. If he is unable to go, Gunner Olszewski becomes a viable alternative.
RB Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants has a knee injury. Questionable Impact: He has been medically cleared to play, but his snap count will most likely be limited as a precaution.
Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith receive additional looks. Evan Engram, TE, NYG: Calf — OUT
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Questionable illness
Ankle — Questionable, Ronnie Harrison Jr., S, CLE
Ankle — Questionable for Bradley Chubb, LB, DEN
Back: Za’Darius Smith, LB, GB: Questionable
Frank Clark, DE, Kansas City Chiefs: Hamstring —
Derrick Nnadi, DT, Kansas City: Hip — Uncertain
COVID-19 — Tyrann Mathieu, S, KC: Questionable
Ankle — Questionable for Jalen Mills, CB, NE.
Knee — Questionable for Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO.
CB, NYG Adoree’ Jackson: Ankle — Questionable
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Back — Questionable Impact: Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI Mooney is expected to play in Sunday’s game after a complete session on Friday.
CHI’s Eddie Goldman, DT: Knee — OUT
Back — Questionable Robert Quinn, LB, CHI
Khalil Mack, LB, Chicago Bears: Groin — Uncertain
Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: Questionable back
Wrist, Eddie Jackson, S, CHI: Doubtful
Official Sunday inactives are expected to start arriving around 11:30 a.m. ET for early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for late games.
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