Fantasy football Week 5 inactives – Who's in and who's out? – ESPN

  • October 10, 2022

Whom should you start? Whom should you sit? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and 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 official inactives lists. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.
Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff times, including around 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.
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Tee Higgins, WR, CIN: Ankle — Active
Hayden Hurst, TE, CIN: Groin — Active
Justice Hill, RB, BAL: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Kenyan Drake might get some run as J.K. Dobbins‘ understudy.
Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL: Foot — OUT
Impact: Devin Duvernay might get some extra looks.
Justin Houston, LB, BAL: Groin — OUT
Marcus Peters, CB, BAL: Quad — Active
Rondale Moore, WR, ARI: Knee — Active
Impact: Welcome back, Mr. Moore.
Matt Prater, K, ARI: Hip — OUT
Impact: Matt Ammendola gets a new team and fan base to potentially disappoint.
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, CAR: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: If this is the type of news that upsets your fantasy plans, you might need a new hobby. Maybe Shi Smith becomes a flex flier?
Dak Prescott, QB, DAL: Thumb — OUT
Impact: Cooper Rush fans can rejoice for at least one more week.
Tony Pollard, RB, DAL: Illness — Active
Impact: He traveled with the team to Los Angeles, so we assumed he would dress.
CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL: Groin — Active
Impact: Lamb is going to give it a go.
Boston Scott, RB, PHI: Ribs — Inactive
Impact: Kenneth Gainwell could see more touches.
Jake Elliott, K, PHI: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Rookie Cameron Dicker will swing the leg.
Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, SF: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Jordan Mason gets to back up Jeff Wilson Jr.
Rashard Lawrence, DT, ARI: Hand — OUT
Frankie Luvu, LB, CAR: Shoulder — Inactive
Xavier Woods, S, CAR: Hamstring — Inactive
Quinton Bohanna, DT, DAL: Neck — Inactive
Jourdan Lewis, CB, DAL: Groin — Active
Cobie Durant, CB, LAR: Hamstring — OUT
Taylor Rapp, S, LAR: Ribs — Inactive
David Long Jr., CB, LAR: Groin — Inactive
Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Ankle — OUT
Arik Armstead, DT, SF: Foot — OUT
Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee — OUT
Tyrod Taylor, QB, NYG: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Daniel Jones (ankle) is expected to start, but Davis Webb could still end up under center at some point.
Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee — OUT
Impact: Richie James will be the Giants’ No. 1 WR option.
Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: David Sills V will be the Giants’ No. 2 WR option. We got up early for this?
Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, NYG: Knee — OUT
Impact: Darius Slayton will be the Giants’ No. 3 WR option. Getting excited yet?
Leonard Williams, DE, NYG: Knee — OUT
Azeez Ojulari, LB, NYG: Calf — OUT
Cor’Dale Flott, CB, NYG: Calf — OUT
Adrian Amos, S, GB: Concussion — Active after clearing protocol

Get your lineups set for your Week 5 fantasy football matchups with analysis for each of the 15 games left to be played, last-minute pickup options, and our take on the biggest stories of the weekend.
The Playbook: Week 5
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Also See:
Week 5 ESPN Fantasy staff rankings
Positional ranks for PPR and non-PPR leagues.
Last-minute pickups
Matt Bowen offers names to consider if you need to make a late change to your roster or if you’re streaming at a position.
Daily Notes: Eric Moody keeps you up to date on what you need to know from a fantasy perspective.
Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Parker Hesse is no Kyle Pitts. Go to the waiver wire for your TE replacement.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF: Concussion — Inactive
Impact: He did not make it through the league’s protocol in time to play.
Jamison Crowder, WR, BUF: Ankle — OUT/IR
Impact: Khalil Shakir will get a chance to step up.
Jake Kumerow, WR, BUF: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Crowder’s move to IR opens up playing time for Kumerow over the next few weeks. He just has to get healthy himself first.
Dawson Knox, TE, BUF: Foot — OUT
Impact: Quintin Morris will start in his place, but he has little fantasy value.
David Montgomery, RB, CHI: Ankle — Active
Impact: He will play, but that doesn’t preclude Khalil Herbert from getting more snaps than him Sunday.
D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: Shoulder — OUT
Impact: Jamaal Williams once again steps into lead back duties.
DJ Chark, WR, DET: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Kalif Raymond and/or Tom Kennedy might end up with some looks this week.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET: Ankle — Active
Impact: Brown could well have himself a large number of targets, given the other injuries on this offense.
Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: Ankle — Active
Impact: Similarly, the door could be wide open for a big day here.
Quintez Cephus, WR, DET: Foot — OUT/IR
Impact: Meanwhile, TE T.J. Hockenson is expected to be back in action.
Chris Moore, WR, HOU: Hip — OUT
Impact: Phillip Dorsett could get some looks in 3-WR situations.
Brevin Jordan, TE, HOU: Ankle — OUT
Impact: O.J. Howard will get a chance to start.
Zay Jones, WR, JAX: Ankle — Active
Impact: While he is going to play, the uncertainty around him all week makes him a risky fantasy start.
Keenan Allen, WR, LAC: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: DeAndre Carter might get some looks.
Joshua Palmer, WR, LAC: Ankle — Active
Impact: Practiced in full toward the end of the week, so it’s not a surprise to see him play.
Dustin Hopkins, K, LAC: Quad — Inactive
Impact: Taylor Bertolet will kick since Hopkins can’t go.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Teddy Bridgewater will handle the Miami offense.
Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA: Quad — Active
Impact: He is indeed able to suit up.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA: Groin — Active
Impact: He played through this injury last week, so his status today is no shock.
Mac Jones, QB, NE: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: Nobody should be surprised to see Bailey Zappe starting this one.
Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE: Knee — Active
Impact: Kendrick Bourne could see a few looks if Meyers struggles.
Jonnu Smith, TE, NE: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: Hunter Henry might actually see a few extra red zone targets.
Jameis Winston, QB, NO: Back — Inactive
Impact: Andy Dalton is going to start this one.
Alvin Kamara, RB, NO: Ribs — Active
Impact: While he will indeed play, Mark Ingram II will still see some action.
Michael Thomas, WR, NO: Foot — OUT
Impact: Chris Olave remains the No. 1 WR option in New Orleans.
Jarvis Landry, WR, NO: Ankle — Inactive
Impact: He was probably a player to bench in fantasy this week, even if he had suited up.
Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA: Shoulder — Active
Impact: Even so, Rashaad Penny is no longer on the injury report. Penny should get RB1-level carries.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, SEA: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Dee Eskridge might be in line for a few more targets.
Julio Jones, WR, TB: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will be the team’s top two wideouts.
Breshad Perriman, WR, TB: Knee — Inactive
Impact: Russell Gage, on the other hand, is active.
Cameron Brate, TE, TB: Concussion — OUT
Impact: Who knows? Maybe we’ll all be familiar with Cade Otton after this week.
Treylon Burks, WR, TEN: Toe — OUT/IR
Impact: Kyle Philips now gets an extended audition for the Titans.
Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin will see a ton of targets. Dyami Brown becomes the No. 3 WR.
Logan Thomas, TE, WAS: Calf — Inactive
Impact: John Bates would start in place of Thomas.
Ed Oliver, DT, BUF: Ankle — Active
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF: Hamstring — Inactive
Jordan Poyer, S, BUF: Ribs — OUT
Christian Benford, CB, BUF: Hand — OUT
Jaylon Johnson, CB, CHI: Quad — Inactive
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, CLE: Ankle — Active
Taven Bryan, DT, CLE: Hamstring — Active
Charles Harris, DE, DET: Groin — OUT
Jonathan Greenard, DE, HOU: Ankle — Inactive
Blake Cashman, LB, HOU: Concussion — OUT
Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, JAX: Quad — OUT
Xavien Howard, CB, MIA: Groin — Inactive
Raekwon McMillan, LB, NE: Thumb — Active
Jalen Mills, CB, NE: Hamstring — Active
Kyle Dugger, S, NE: Knee — Active
Marcus Maye, S, NO: Ribs — Inactive
Quincy Williams, LB, NYJ: Ankle — OUT
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, PIT: Hamstring — OUT
Cameron Sutton, CB, PIT: Hamstring — Active
Terrell Edmunds, S, PIT: Concussion — Inactive
Akiem Hicks, DE, TB: Foot — OUT
Logan Ryan, S, TB: Foot — OUT
Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: Hip — OUT
Zach Cunningham, LB, TEN: Elbow — OUT
Amani Hooker, S, TEN: Concussion — OUT