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Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as Week 16 inactives come in

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 16 inactive reports.

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Fantasy football playoffs have reached their semifinals and we are three games into the weekend. Week 16 has been a busy one with Thursday Night Football and two Christmas games on Saturday. We now get 12 games on Sunday and one more on Monday to close out the penultimate round for most fantasy football leagues.

COVID-19 is once again creating havoc in the NFL as the league continues to attempt to push through the pandemic. Notable names that currently look to be sidelined on Sunday on the reserve/COVID-19 list include Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, Allen Robinson, Travis Kelce, Brandin Cooks, Taysom Hill, and Rhamondre Stevenson.

Beyond that, there are still a notable array of players on the injury list that are in question for Sunday. Adam Thielen is among the biggest names and he is expected to play if everything goes fine in his pre-game workout. Damien Harris and Antonio Gibson are both expected to play as well, but again, will go through a pre-game workout. And of course, we already know that Lamar Jackson has been ruled out due to an ankle injury.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for news on pertinent players and figuring out last-minute roster decisions while we wait for inactive reports 90 minutes before kickoffs. All of that means not only who is not playing this week, but who is playing but might not be the best start in your Week 16 fantasy football lineup. We’ll provide updates on injuries, key start/sit decisions, and more leading up to 1 p.m. kickoffs.

4:05/4:25 p.m. inactives report

TEs Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, and Pat Freiermuth are inactive. Bears QB Justin Fields is inactive.

1 p.m. inactives report


RB Damien Harris
WR Adam Thielen
WR N’Keal Harry
WR DJ Moore
S Derwin James


QB Lamar Jackson
RB D’Andre Swift
RB David Johnson
TE Travis Kelce

Adam Thielen is expected to play but will work out his ankle before the game

Kadarius Toney has a good chance of playing

Damien Harris is expected to play

DJ Moore is expected to play

David Johnson is not expected to play

Optimism for Antonio Gibson playing, not as much for Curtis Samuel