Fantasy football: Notable active and inactive players for Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season

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By Matt Dolloff,

If you've been neglecting your fantasy football lineup(s) for the past few days, it's time for a wellness check. Saturday night and Sunday morning always brings the reports of who's expected to be active or inactive in the NFL, so it's important to make sure you're fielding the best possible roster.

As we enter Week 8, there are some notable names returning to the field after injuries. The biggest one is Saint quarterback Drew Brees, who takes over for Teddy Bridgewater on a team that went 5-0 with the backup QB. New Orleans has a talented defense and still has plenty of weapons at Brees' disposal - although he'll have to do it without running back Alvin Kamara, who's not expected to return until after the Saints' Week 9 bye.

Here are the most notable names expected to be active or inactive on Sunday for Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season, according to some of the most reliable reporters in the game.



Drew Brees, Saints (source)
Matt Schaub, Falcons (source)

Wide Receivers:

Christian Kirk, Cardinals (source)
Dede Westbrook, Jaguars (source)
Tyrell Williams, Raiders (source)

Running Backs:

Josh Jacbos, Raiders (source)


CB Greedy Williams, Browns (source)
CB Denzel Ward, Browns (source)



Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (source)
Cam Newton, Panthers (source)
Matt Ryan, Falcons (source)

Wide Receivers:

Davante Adams, Packers (source)
Will Fuller, Texans (source)
A.J. Green, Bengals (source)
DeSean Jackson, Eagles (source)
Sterling Shepard, Giants (source)

Running Backs:

Malcolm Brown, Rams (source)
David Johnson, Cardinals (source)
Kerryon Johnson, Lions (source)
Alvin Kamara, Saints (source)
Ito Smith, Falcons (source)

Tight Ends:

O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (source)
Delanie Walker, Titans (source)
Ryan Izzo, Patriots (source)
Matt LaCosse, Patriots (source)


DL Frank Clark (source)
DL Chris Jones, Chiefs (source)

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