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Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as Week 18 inactives come in

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 18 inactive reports.

Elijah Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers receives the ball from Jimmy Garoppolo #10 against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The NFL wraps up the 2021-22 regular season on Sunday with several playoff spots still on the line. Two of the three AFC wild card berths and one NFC berth are up for grabs. The AFC’s No. 1 seed is down to the Titans and Chiefs. And the NFC West and AFC East titles remain undecided.

Along with that is the cap on regular season fantasy football. The playoffs will bring plenty of opportunities as well, but there is still DFS and the last season-long playoffs to close out Week 18. Most season-long leagues wrapped in Week 17, but there are still quite a few leagues closing things up on Sunday. Some have a two-week final and some just like to watch the world burn and go with a one-week final in the weekend that feels as much like a preseason week as a regular season week for a lot of teams.

There are plenty of notable names on the injury report and we’ll be keeping an eye out for news and figuring out last-minute roster decisions while we wait for inactive reports 90 minutes before kickoffs. And of course there are going to be key starters sitting for some teams due to their team having nothing to play for. Notably, Joe Burrow is sitting out this weekend for the Bengals.

We’re here to help you decide who to start, but also who might not be the best start in your Week 18 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


QB Jimmy Garoppolo
RB Damien Harris
RB James Conner
RB Cam Akers


RB Chase Edmonds

1 p.m. inactives report


QB Jared Goff
WR Ja’Marr Chase
WR Julio Jones


QB Lamar Jackson
QB Joe Burrow
RB Aaron Jones
RB Kareem Hunt
WR Tee Higgins

Jimmy Garoppolo expected to start

Cam Akers will debut in limited role