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Fantasy Football Week 16 Inactive: Who's in and who's out?

Fantasy Football Week 16 Inactive: Who's in and who's out?

Who should you start with? Who should you sit with? 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-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams release their official inactive rosters. Any rankings mentioned in this column come from the ranks of the ESPN Fantasy staff.

Official inactives on Sunday must begin arriving approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff times: approximately 11:30 AM ET for early games and 2:30 PM ET for late afternoon games.

Update frequently to get the latest information.


Games are at 4 p.m. ET

Greg Dortch, WR, ARIDoubtful
IMPACT: TE Trey McBride caught 10 passes last week when Arizona's wideouts started to hurt. He should be very active again in Week 16, even more so if Dortch joins the inactive list.

Marquise Brown, WR, ARIOutside
Impact: Michael Wilson has become a more prominent fantasy option.

Equal St. Brown, WR, ChiOutside
Impact: A third straight sitout gives Tyler Scott another chance to showcase his abilities.

Donta Foreman, RB, CHIDoubtful
IMPACT: Foreman is not expected to play (in person). However, the Bears' mysterious backfield of Roshon Johnson and Khalil Herbert is still likely to be avoided in fantasy.

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Cole Kmet, TE, CHIDoubtful
Impact: The groin issue doesn't appear to be enough to keep Kemet from showing up this week.

Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAXDoubtful
Impact: Lawrence has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will actually start.

Z Jones, WR, JacksDoubtful
Impact: Parker Washington could be worth a fantasy trip if Jones (hamstring) is unable to get on the field, which appears to be the way the wind is blowing.

Tyreek Hill, WR, MIADoubtful
Impact: Hill finished the week with a pair of limited practices, so everything seems to be falling into line heading into Sunday here.


Sunday night game

Greg Dolcic, TE, DNoutside/infrared
Impact: Still not ready to come back from foot problems. Lukas Krul could be a late pick for the desperate.

Hunter Henry, TE, NEOutside
Impact: Mike Gesicki and Pharoah Brown will split New England's TE workload.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, NEOutside
Impact: Demario Douglas should, at the very least, get his target share.

Raymondre Stevenson, RB, NEOutside
IMPACT: Ezekiel Elliott gets another chance to bolster the right-back's touch.


Games are at 1 p.m. ET

Dontaveon Weeks, WR, GBactive
Impact: Weeks is playing, but who knows how healthy he really is? Malik Heath and Samori Torrey could be pressured to move given WR uncertainty in Green Bay.

Christian Watson, WR, GBInactive
Impact: Romeo Doubs is definitely the safer WR option if you want to start someone for the Packers this week.

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Jayden Reid, WR, GBInactive
Impact: He missed all three practices this week, so it's no surprise to see him out today.

A.J. Dillon, R.P., J.Pactive
Impact: Aaron Jones is healthy again, so even though Dillon (thumb) appears ready to adapt, Jones is likely the better fantasy option.

Nico Collins, WR, HOUactive
Impact: After missing last week, Collins has been steadily progressing towards being able to play this weekend.

C.J. Stroud, QB, HoOutside
Impact: Keenum's condition will start again while Stroud continues to deal with post-concussion headaches.

Zack Moss, RB, INDOutside
Impact: The timing is right as Jonathan Taylor is ready to return from his thumb injury.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, INDOutside
IMPACT: He cleared the league's concussion protocol on Friday, but had a relapse of symptoms and will not play. DJ Montgomery could be a final option for a punt and waiver wire WR.

Alexander Matteson, RB, MINactive
Impact: Although Mattison's ankle will allow him to dress, Ty Chandler is still in line to get the bulk of the right-back's touches in this matchup.

Zach Wilson, QB, New YorkOutside
IMPACT: Trevor Siemian will start while Wilson deals with the effects of the concussion. Aaron Rodgers has been removed from IR so he can continue training with the team, but it is unlikely he will see actual action this season.

Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEAactive
Impact: Although he was only able to manage a limited Friday practice this week, that was clearly all the team needed to see from him to get him back in the pool.

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Will Levis, QB, TENInactive
IMPACT: Ryan Tannehill took almost all of the first-team reps this week, as Levis was expected to miss this one.

Chigozim Okonkwo, TE, figactive
Impact: He missed Friday's practice due to illness, but that appears to have passed him by. With Trevon Wesko (shin) inactive and Josh Weil (knee) out, we expect Okonkwo to be on the field a lot today.

Brian Robinson Jr., RB, WSHOutside
Impact: Chris Rodriguez Jr. and Antonio Gibson will share touches, with Rodriguez likely getting more hits and Gibson getting more RB targets.