Gameday inactives, injuries and weather: Week 8

Gameday inactives, injuries and weather: Week 8

Fantasy football player inactives

Gameday inactives, injuries and weather: Week 8


Sunday updates will begin when teams start releasing official pregame inactives and starter information to the league. This is typically around 60-90 minutes prior to the kickoff of their game.

Weather forecasts are courtesy of The Football Database.

Week 8 gameday inactives, weather and notes


Early games: WR DeVante Parker (active)
Afternoon games: RB Austin Ekeler (active), TE Rob Gronkowski (active)
Sunday night: QB Dak Prescott (inactive)
Monday night: WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: Dome stadium


Inactives: WR Terrace Marshall Jr., DT Phil Hoskins, LB Kamal Martin and CB CJ Henderson

Lineup notes: RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is on IR until at least Week 9. WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (concussion) is out as well. Recently acquired CB Stephon Gilmore (quad) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and is available to make his season debut.


Inactives: LB Dorian Etheridge, WR Calvin Ridley, DT Ta’Quon Graham, DL John Cominsky, RB Wayne Gallman and OG Josh Andrews

Lineup notes: WR Calvin Ridley (personal) will miss his third game in four weeks as he tends to personal matters.

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 50 degrees, overcast, 24% chance of participation


Inactives: WR Preston Williams, S Sheldrick Redwine, LB Jerome Baker, CB Trill Williams, DL John Jenkins, OT Greg Little and TE Hunter Long

Lineup notes: WR Will Fuller (finger) remains on IR. WR DeVante Parker (shoulder, hamstring) is set to return to action. QB Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) practiced Friday and is good to go. WR Preston Williams (personal) has been ruled out.


Inactives: TE Dawson Knox, LB Efe Obada, DE Carlos Basham Jr., DL Justin Zimmer, OT Spencer X. Brown and RB Matt Breida

Lineup notes: TE Dawson Knox (hand) has been ruled out.

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy


Inactives: OG Aaron Banks, CB Deommodore Lenoir, DT Maurice Hurst, CB Ambry Thomas, WR Travis Benjamin, LB Azeez Al-Shaair and DL Dee Ford

Lineup notes: TE George Kittle (calf) remains on IR. OT Trent Williams (ankle, elbow) has overcome a questionable tag. WR Deebo Samuel (calf) managed a full practice in Friday and is off the report. QB Trey Lance (knee) was limited all week but doesn’t carry an injury label.


Inactives: CB Artie Burns, QB Nick Foles, WR Breshad Perriman, LB Caleb Johnson and LB Khalil Mack

Lineup notes: RB David Montgomery (knee) remains on IR. WR Allen Robinson (ankle) has no injury status after getting a full practice Thursday and Friday. Head coach Matt Nagy (COVID-19) will not be available to coach. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will replace him.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy


Inactives: CB Ahkello Witherspoon, LB Buddy Johnson, DE Melvin Ingram, OT Zach Banner, QB Dwayne Haskins and TE Eric Ebron

Lineup notes: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) is out for the season and on IR. TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is also out this week. WR Chase Claypool (hamstring) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral, hip) practiced Friday and are good to go.


Inactives: DB A.J. Z. Green, S Richard LeCounte III, CB Denzel Ward, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, DE Takkarist McKinley, DT Tommy Togiai and OL Hjalte Froholdt

Lineup notes: RB Kareem Hunt (calf) went on IR and is expected to miss four to six weeks. RB Nick Chubb (calf) and QB Baker Mayfield (shoulder) didn’t get injury tags and will return this week. WR Jarvis Landry (knee) and WR Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder) practiced Friday and are good to go.

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: Dome stadium


Inactives: OG Jack Anderson, QB Reid Sinnett, S Anthony Harris, LB Eric Wilson, CB Mac McCain, OG Sua Opeta and CB Zech McPhearson

Lineup notes: RB Miles Sanders (ankle, foot) landed on IR and will miss at least three games. WR DeVonta Smith (headache) practiced Friday and is good to go.


Inactives: CB AJ Parker, TE Darren Fells, DL Jashon Cornell, DE Jessie Lemonier, WR Geronimo Allison and RB Jamaal Williams

Lineup notes: WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) remains on IR. RB D’Andre Swift (groin) will play, as usual, but RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) couldn’t get right in time. TE T.J. Hockenson (ankle, knee) is good to go after a full practice Friday.

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 56 degrees, clear (retractable-roof dome)


Inactives: FB Khari Blasingame, LB Rashaan Evans, S Brady Breeze, DT Teair Tart, DE John Simon, WR Julio Jones and OL Kendall Lamm

Lineup notes: WR Julio Jones (hamstring) is out again. OT Taylor Lewan (concussion) practiced Friday and is fit to return. WR A.J. Brown (knee) didn’t practice Friday but doesn’t carry an injury designation. WR Chester Rogers (groin) was limited Friday but is off the report.


Inactives: QB Sam Ehlinger, LB Ben Banogu, CB BoPete Keyes, OT Julie’n Davenport, WR Mike Strachan, OG Will Fries and DL Isaac Rochell

Lineup notes: WR Parris Campbell (foot) was placed on IR and could miss the rest of the season. OT Braden Smith (foot, thumb) and WR T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps) are back. RB Jonathan Taylor (ribs) and RB Nyheim Hines (ribs) both practiced Friday and are off the report.

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 60 degrees, mostly cloudy


Inactives: WR Auden Tate, CB Nick McCloud, RB Chris Evans, DT Tyler Shelvin, LB Wyatt Ray and DE Darius Hodge

Lineup notes: No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.


Inactives: RB Tevin Coleman, QB Joe Flacco, DT Jonathan Marshall, TE Trevon Wesco, LB Bryce Huff, QB Zach Wilson and WR Corey Davis

Lineup notes: OT Mekhi Becton (knee) remains on IR while recovering from knee surgery. RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and QB Zach Wilson (knee) are also out, so QB Mike White will start. WR Corey Davis (hip) will sit this one out. TE Tyler Kroft (back) is questionable, but he had a full practice Friday.

Los Angeles Rams at Houston Texans (1:00 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 73 degrees, clear


Inactives: DE Chris Garrett, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, OT Andrew Whitworth, OT Tremayne Anchrum, WR DeSean Jackson, QB Bryce Perkins and TE Brycen Hopkins

Lineup notes: WR DeSean Jackson will be inactive as the team seeks a trade partner for him.


Inactives: WR Davion Davis, CB Jimmy Moreland, QB Deshaun Watson, CB Desmond King, TE Pharaoh Brown, CB Cre’Von LeBlanc and DT Jaleel Johnson

Lineup notes: QB Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) and OT Laremy Tunsil (thumb) are on IR.

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 65 degrees, mostly cloudy (open-air dome)


Inactives: RB J.J. Taylor, LB Ronnie Perkins, CB Brandon King, CB Shaun Wade, TE Devin Asiasi and OG Yasir Durant

Lineup notes: PK Nick Folk (knee), WR Kendrick Bourne (shoulder) and TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder) all are active. RB Rhamondre Stevenson also is active after being a healthy scratch a week ago.


Inactives: S Mark Webb, RB Joshua Kelley, QB Easton Stick, TE Tre’ McKitty, OT Trey Pipkins and RB Gabe Nabers

Lineup notes: RB Austin Ekeler (hip) hasn’t practiced all week but will give it a whirl. WR Mike Williams (knee) practiced all week and is good to go.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks (4:05 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 53 degrees, clear


Inactives: DE Jordan Smith, TE Jacob Hollister and CB Chris Claybrooks

Lineup notes: No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.


Inactives: DL L.J. Collier, OT Stone Forsythe, S Marquise Blair, OT Dakoda Shepley, CB Blessuan Austin and TE Tyler Mabry

Lineup notes: RB Chris Carson (neck) and QB Russell Wilson (finger) are on IR. RB Alex Collins (groin) will once again play through a questionable designation.

Washington Football Team at Denver Broncos (4:25 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 46 degrees, overcast

Football Team

Inactives: WR Dyami Brown, OT Samuel Cosmi, OT Cornelius Lucas, WR Curtis Samuel, TE Jace Sternberger, OG Brandon Scherff and CB William Jackson III

Lineup notes: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) are on IR. WR Curtis Samuel (groin) and WR Dyami Brown (knee) have been ruled out. OG Brandon Scherff (knee) will miss another one, and WR Cam Sims (hamstring) is available. RB Antonio Gibson (shin), WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring) and TE Ricky Seals-Jones (quadriceps) were full participants Friday and are good to go.


Inactives: S Jamar Johnson, DL Mike Purcell, WR Diontae Spencer, CB Kary Vincent Jr., QB Brett Rypien and LB Von Miller

Lineup notes: WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) was activated Saturday and will return this week. QB Teddy Bridgewater (oblique) practiced fully Friday and is off the report.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (4:25 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: Dome stadium


Inactives: OG Nick Leverett, DL Steve McLendon, WR Antonio Brown, CB Dee Delaney, RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn and QB Kyle Trask

Lineup notes: WR Antonio Brown (ankle) has been ruled out once again. TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) makes his return after a month away. TE O.J. Howard (ankle) and RB Giovani Bernard (chest) are good to go after practicing fully Friday.


Inactives: DE Jalyn Holmes, DE Malcolm Roach, QB Taysom Hill, RB Dwayne Washington, QB Ian Book and DL Payton Turner

Lineup notes: WR Michael Thomas (ankle) remains on the PUP and is eligible to return, but there has been no update on his status. WR Deonte Harris (hamstring) is active, and so is recently acquired RB Mark Ingram. QB Taysom Hill (concussion) remains out. LG Andrus Peat (pectoral) is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings (8:20 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: Dome stadium


Inactives: CB Israel Mukuamu, OG Matt Farniok, QB Dak Prescott, WR Simi Fehoko and LB Azur Kamara

Lineup notes: WR Michael Gallup (calf) returned to practice, but he still remains on IR and will not be activated for Week 8. QB Dak Prescott (calf) wasn’t able to feel comfortable enough during pregame workouts and will not play. QB Cooper Rush will get the start. OT Tyron Smith (ankle) will give it a go, despite being questionable.


Inactives: LB Chazz Surratt, DE Patrick Jones II, DL Michael Pierce, WR Dede Westbrook, QB Kellen Mond and OG Wyatt Davis

Lineup notes: WR Dede Westbrook (ankle) upgraded to limited in practice Friday and couldn’t get right in time. RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder) and WR Adam Thielen (foot) practiced fully Friday and are good to go.

New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs (8:15 p.m. EST)

Kickoff Weather: 41 degrees, overcast


Lineup notes: RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and WR Kenny Golladay (knee) didn’t practice Friday. WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) and WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) are questionable after being limited Saturday. TE Evan Engram (calf) also was limited Friday but didn’t receive an injury designation.


Lineup notes: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) remains on IR. TE Travis Kelce (neck) and RB Darrel Williams (hamstring) fully practiced to close out the week and are not on the injury report.


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