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

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 5 inactive reports.

Tight end Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 after catching a second half touchdown pass against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 04, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The NFL is back for Week 5 of the 2020 regular season, and kickoff is fast approaching for Sunday’s slate. We have a shortened Sunday once again because of Covid-19, and it will be an overall shortened week. The Broncos-Patriots game has been moved to next week due to the Patriots outbreak, and Bills-Titans is in question due to Tennessee having a staff member test positive on Sunday.

The rest of the schedule should get going without any hiccups as there were no other positive Covid-19 tests heading into game day. We have seven games at 1 p.m. ET, highlighted by a Bengals-Ravens game that could be more interesting than expected with Joe Burrow’s emergence. The 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot has three games, highlighted by Colts-Browns. Sunday wraps with Vikings-Seahawks.

There are a host of injuries to sort out, but a lot of questionable options should be playing. Jimmy Garoppolo and Raheem Mostert are expected back for the 49ers, and Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, and Marquise Brown are all expected to play for the 49ers. The bigger questions are Julio Jones for Sunday, and Mike Williams and Michael Thomas for Monday Night Football.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for news on pertinent players and figuring out last minute roster decisions. That means not only who is not playing this week, but who is playing but might not be the best start in your Week 5 fantasy football lineup. We’ll provide updates on injuries, key start/sit decisions, and more leading up to 1 p.m. kickoffs.

Sunday Night Football inactives

Carlos Hyde is INACTIVE

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


RB Raheem Mostert
WR Deebo Samuel



1 p.m. inactives report


QB Lamar Jackson
RB Joe Mixon
WR Marquise Brown
WR Henry Ruggs III
TE Mark Andrews


WR Julio Jones
WR Breshad Perriman
WR John Ross
TE Jordan Akins

Julio Jones a true game-time decision

Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel expected to play

Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews expected to play

Joe Mixon expected to play

Breshad Perriman not expected to play