NFL Week 4 fantasy football inactives watch: Who’s in and who’s out?

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To help you set your fantasy football lineups and to avoid starting a player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their inactives, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Note: The New England-Kansas City game has been postponed. To see how ESPN fantasy football is handling this situation, click here. The Indianapolis-Chicago game, originally scheduled in the early window, has been moved to the late window.

1 p.m. ET games

Offense

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Ankle — Questionable
Impact: Game-time call, with Hopkins likely to be the judge as to whether or not he goes.

Christian Kirk, WR, ARI: Groin — Questionable
Impact: Also a game-time call. Andy Isabella primed to shine if either Arizona WR sits.

Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: Chest — Questionable
Impact: Late add to injury report, but still expected to start.

Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE: Groin — Questionable
Impact: Not believed to be a serious injury. Hunt should suit up.

Stephen Hauschka, K, JAX: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Aldrick Rosas was signed this week as insurance.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC: Chest — OUT
Impact: Justin Herbert will get another start.

Mike Williams, WR, LAC: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Jalen Guyton to start in his place.

Tajae Sharpe, WR, MIN: Illness — OUT
Impact: Chad Beebe enters the fantasy conversation as a deep bench option.

Michael Thomas, WR, NO: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Tre’Quan Smith should see a continued uptick in targets.

Jared Cook, TE, NO: Groin — OUT
Impact: Adam Trautman will see a lot of action, but has little fantasy value.

Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA: Shoulder — Questionable
Impact: Improved during the week, so expect him to play.

Chris Carson, RB, SEA: Knee — Questionable
Impact: Game-time call. Travis Homer gets bump in value if he can’t go.

Leonard Fournette, RB, TB: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Ronald Jones II gets more carries, which should please his fantasy managers.

Chris Godwin, WR, TB: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Maybe Justin Watson as a fantasy flier?

Scotty Miller, WR, TB: Hip — Questionable
Impact: Practiced Friday, so it’s looking good for a start.

Steven Sims Jr., WR, WSH: Toe — OUT
Impact: Isaiah Wright likely to take over his workload.

Terry McLaurin, WR, WSH: Thigh — Questionable
Impact: Expected to play. Dontrelle Inman might also see some extra targets.

Defense

Devon Kennard, LB, ARI: Calf — Questionable

Chris Banjo, S, ARI: Hamstring — OUT

Budda Baker, S, ARI: Thumb — OUT

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, ARI: Head — Questionable

Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Elbow — Questionable

L.J. Fort, LB, BAL: Thigh — Questionable

Tahir Whitehead, LB, CAR: Thigh — Questionable

Mackensie Alexander, CB, CIN: Ribs — Doubtful

Olivier Vernon, DE, CLE: Abdomen — Questionable

Denzel Ward, CB, CLE: Groin — Questionable

Trevon Diggs, CB, DAL: Shoulder — Questionable

Da’Shawn Hand, DE, DET: Chest — Questionable

Rayshawn Jenkins, S, LAC: Groin — Questionable

Byron Jones, CB, MIA: Groin — Doubtful

Mike Hughes, CB, MIN: Neck — OUT

Janoris Jenkins, CB, NO: Shoulder — OUT

Marshon Lattimore, CB, NO: Hamstring — OUT

Quinton Dunbar, CB, SEA: Knee — OUT

Jamal Adams, S, SEA: Groin — OUT

Shaquill Griffin, CB, SEA: Shoulder — Questionable

Chase Young, DE, WSH: Groin — OUT

Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, WSH: Illness — Questionable

4 p.m. ET games

Offense

Zack Moss, RB, BUF: Toe — Questionable
Impact: Limited in practice all week. Devin Singletary should maintain No. 1 RB workload.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND: Leg — OUT/IR
Impact: Surgery has him out for about a month. Marcus Johnson called up from practice squad.

Cam Akers, RB, LAR: Ribs — OUT
Impact: The ascent of Darrell Henderson Jr. continues.

Henry Ruggs III, WR, LV: Hamstring — Doubtful
Impact: Las Vegas is down to three healthy wide receivers …

Bryan Edwards, WR, LV: Ankle — OUT
Impact: … Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones are the better fantasy options …

Rico Gafford, WR, LV: Hamstring — Doubtful
Impact: … with Hunter Renfrow as a potential dart throw.

Defense

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Knee — Questionable

Nick Kwiatkoski, LB, LV: Pectoral — Questionable

Johnathan Abram, S, LV: Shoulder — Questionable

Jabrill Peppers, S, NYG: Ankle — OUT

Julian Love, S, NYG: Knee — Questionable

Sunday night game

Philadelphia Eagles

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, PHI: Calf — Doubtful
Impact: Even if he can play, it’s looking pretty dire on the Eagles’ WR depth chart.

DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI: Hamstring — OUT
Impact: Greg Ward and Deontay Burnett are likely to start.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI: Foot — OUT
Impact: John Hightower and Quez Watkins will also don Eagles uniforms.

Avonte Maddox, CB, PHI: Ankle — OUT

San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF: Ankle — OUT
Impact: Nick Mullens will start and gets George Kittle and Deebo Samuel back, though perhaps both will be at less than full-strength.

Raheem Mostert, RB, SF: Knee — OUT
Impact: Jeff Wilson Jr. and Jerick McKinnon to split the RB workload.

Dre Greenlaw, LB, SF: Quad — OUT

Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, SF: Hamstring — OUT

Emmanuel Moseley, CB, SF: Concussion — OUT

K’Waun Williams, CB, SF: Hip — Questionable

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games.

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