Week 3 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

Gordon better to avoid in Week 3 lineups (1:51)

Field Yates explains how a fantasy manager's patience could pay off with Josh Gordon, while Matthew Berry has a more cautious take on the WR. (1:51)

To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactive lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Ruled out before Sunday

Offense: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring), TE Jack Doyle (hip), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), RB Jay Ajayi (back), RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), RB Joe Mixon (knee/meniscus), TE Greg Olsen (foot), K Greg Zuerlein (groin), WR Doug Baldwin (knee/MCL)

Defense: DT Tyeler Davison (foot), LB Manti Te'o (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), CB Kevin King (groin), DT Denico Autry (ankle), DE Everson Griffen (knee), CB Marcus Sherels (ribs), DT P.J. Hall (ankle), LB Olivier Vernon (ankle), CB Eli Apple (groin), DE Joey Bosa (foot), S Kam Chancellor (neck), S Patrick Chung (concussion)

Sunday Night Football, 8:20 p.m. ET

New England Patriots:

WR Josh Gordon (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
DE Trey Flowers (doubtful, concussion) -- inactive
CB Eric Rowe (questionable, groin) -- inactive

Detroit Lions:

WR Marvin Jones Jr. (questionable, ankle) -- active
DE Ezekiel Ansah (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
CB Darius Slay (questionable, concussion) -- active

Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Leonard Fournette (8:55 a.m.): It's looking like the Jaguars will play things safe with the running back and not allow him to play in Week 3. T.J. Yeldon, who is also listed as questionable on the team's injury report, is expected to suit up and start.

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:20 a.m.): Various sources tell Schefter that Antonio Gates, Larry Fitzgerald and Cole Beasley will all be able to play on Sunday. LeSean McCoy and Alshon Jeffery are not expected to suit up for their clubs. Schefter also reports that Blaine Gabbert should start at quarterback for the Titans, with Marcus Mariota still not certain of his grip. While he notes that Darius Slay has cleared concussion protocol, no final decision on his availability for Sunday night's contest has been made.

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

Early games, 1 p.m. ET (10 scheduled)


QB Aaron Rodgers (questionable, knee/MCL) -- active
WR Paul Richardson (questionable, shoulder) -- active
WR Maurice Harris (questionable, concussion) -- active
RB Corey Clement (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
WR Alshon Jeffery (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
RB LeSean McCoy (questionable, ribs) -- inactive
QB Marcus Mariota (questionable, elbow) -- active
RB T.J. Yeldon (questionable, ankle) -- active
RB Leonard Fournette (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
WR Marquise Goodwin (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
RB Spencer Ware (questionable, knee) -- active
WR Seth Roberts (coach's decision) -- inactive


LB Oren Burks (questionable, shoulder) -- active
LB Zach Brown (questionable, oblique) -- active
S Clayton Geathers (questionable, knee) -- active
CB Taron Johnson (questionable, shoulder) -- active
S Reshad Jones (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
LB Brandon Marshall (questionable, knee) -- active
DT Michael Pierce (questionable, foot) -- inactive
LB C.J. Mosley (questionable, knee) -- inactive
LB Matthew Judon (questionable, hamstring) -- active
DE Michael Johnson (questionable, knee) -- inactive
LB Preston Brown (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
CB Donte Jackson (questionable, groin) -- active
CB Jalen Ramsey (questionable, ankle) -- active
S Jaquiski Tartt (questionable, shoulder) -- inactive
S Eric Berry (doubtful, heel) -- inactive