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Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as Week 8 inactives come in

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 8 inactive reports.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) rushes for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is back for Week 8 of the 2020 regular season, and is on track for a third consecutive on-time Sunday schedule. Covid-19 raised some concerns about Bucs-Giants, Chargers-Broncos, and Vikings-Packers, but all three games are on track for Sunday after no positive tests Sunday morning.

We have another unbalanced Sunday schedule with eight games at 1 p.m. ET and three in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. time slot. The early schedule is highlighted by a huge Steelers-Ravens contest for first first place in the AFC North. The late schedule is topped by Saints-Bears and 49ers-Seahawks in huge NFC matchups

We have a few big names still in question as of Sunday morning. Most notably, Seahawks running back Chris Carson could come down to a game-time decision. As a 4:25 p.m. ET game, fantasy managers could be stuck making an early decision.

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 8 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. inactive reports


RB Phillip Lindsay
RB Travis Homer


WR Tim Patrick
RB Chris Carson
RB Carlos Hyde

Seahawks down to DeeJay Dallas at running back

1 p.m. inactive report


RB Dalvin Cook
RB Damien Harris
TE Tyler Higbee
K Mason Crosby


RB Mark Ingram
RB Joe Mixon
WR N’Keal Harry
WR Breshad Perriman
WR Jamison Crowder
WR Bryan Edwards
OT Trent Brown

Dalvin Cook expected to play, get full workload

Chris Carson is “a true 50-50” decision on game day

Phillip Lindsay expected to clear concussion protocol, Tim Patrick could miss another week

Damien Harris is expected to play

There is optimism Mo Alie-Cox will play

Tyler Higbee wants to play, but could get another week of rest