Who should you start? Whom should you sit? To help you identify fantasy football rosters and avoid launching a player who won’t be on the roster, we’ll be posting fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams release their official inactive rosters. Any ratings shown in this column are from our Sportzshala Fantasy employee ranks.

Official inactive players should start showing up approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled start time of the match.

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Update frequently for the latest information.


New York Giants – Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 pm ET.

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Richie James, WR, NYG: Knee — Active

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Influence: After Van’Dale Robinson finished the season, James and several other Giants WR variants would compete for looks.

Daniel Bellinger, TE, New York: Eye — OUTSIDE

Impact: Tanner Hudson and Laurence Keijer may both get a catch or two this week as New York distributes targets.

Adori Jackson, CB, NYG: Knee — OUTSIDE

Dane Belton, S, NYG: Shoulder — Active

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL: Knee — Active

Impact: Elliott is active as expected, but also expect Tony Pollard to get more than his fair share of touches.

Jonathan Hankins, DT, DAL: Disease — Inactive

DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, DAL: Sole — Active

Osa Odigizuwa, DT, DAL: Knee — Active

Anthony Barr, LB, DAL: Hamstring — OUTSIDE

Mika Parsons, LB, DAL: Knee — Active


New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings at 8:20 pm ET.

DeVante Parker, WR, NE: Knee — Doubtful

Consequence: The limited amount of training throughout the week casts doubt on his ability to play. It’s probably best to avoid this host corpus altogether.

Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, MIN: Taurus — Doubtful

Akeyleb Evans, CZ, MIN: Concussion — OUTSIDE


Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions at 12:30 pm ET

Josh Allen, QB, BUF: Elbow — Active

Consequence: Prior to this game, he had limited training opportunities due to an elbow injury, but will play as expected.

Greg Russo, Germany, BUF: Ankle — OUTSIDE

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, BUF: groin — OUTSIDE

Josh Reynolds, WR, DET: Back — Active

Aftermath: With the return of DJ Chark, Reynolds will have to share a few more goals.

Josh Pascal, DE, IT: Knee — OUTSIDE

Jeff Okuda, CB, DET: Concussion — OUTSIDE