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Week 9 fantasy football inactives watch: Who's in, and who's out?

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Berry: Ride out Elliott for as long as the NFL allows it (0:34)

Matthew Berry discusses Ezekiel Elliott playing against the Chiefs this Sunday and how a later suspension could be worse for fantasy players. (0:34)

To help you set your lineups and avoid starting a player who won't take the field, we will post fantasy-relevant updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their Sunday inactives lists before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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Ruled out before Sunday

Offense: RB Matt Jones (ankle), WR Tyler Boyd (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), WR Pierre Garcon (neck), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring), PK Dan Bailey (groin), WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring)

Defense: LB John Simon (neck), CB Quincy Wilson (knee), DE Joel Heath (knee), LB Dylan Cole (hamstring), LB Kevin Minter (elbow), CB Brent Grimes (shoulder), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle), DE Kerry Wynn (knee), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), LB Duke Riley (knee/meniscus), DE Solomon Thomas (knee/MCL), CB K'Waun Williams (quadriceps), DE Matt Ioannidis (hand), S Earl Thomas (hamstring), LB Dee Ford (back), CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), CB David Amerson (foot), CB Gareon Conley (shin), CB Vontae Davis (groin)

Sunday night game, 8:30 p.m. ET

Oakland Raiders

RB Jamize Olawale (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
LB Cory James (questionable, knee) -- active
LB Marquel Lee (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Nicholas Morrow (questionable, ankle) -- active
S Karl Joseph (questionable, groin) -- active

Miami Dolphins

QB Jay Cutler (questionable, ribs) -- active
WR DeVante Parker (questionable, ankle) -- active
DE William Hayes (questionable, hamstring) -- active
DE Andre Branch (questionable, groin) -- active


Updates/analysis (most recent first)

Darren McFadden (2:55 p.m.): With RB Ezekiel Elliott active today, having received another temporary stay of his suspension, good old Run DMC is once again left without a spot on the Cowboys' offense for Week 9.

Reuben Foster (2:45 p.m.): The rookie linebacker will suit up this afternoon, marking only the third game this season in which he has been active thanks to multiple injuries. He could have a solid outing, especially with Arizona having to turn to Drew Stanton at quarterback.

Washington Redskins (2:40 p.m.): While RG Brandon Scherff is active today, three of the other four Washington linemen will be inactive -- LT Trent Williams, LG Shawn Lauvao and C Spencer Long. It could be a bad day to trust the Redskins' backfield.

Zach Ertz (11:50 a.m.): With the Philadelphia tight end unexpectedly not suiting up, fantasy managers could turn to Delanie Walker (who is active) or, as Tristan H. Cockcroft recommends, Trey Burton or George Kittle.

Jeremy Hill (11:45 a.m.): Hill was injured during pregame warm-ups, which certainly makes Joe Mixon and, to a lesser degree, Giovani Bernard much better fantasy plays today.

Leonard Fournette (11:30 a.m.): Reports out of Jacksonville have the running back being benched and listed as inactive for today's game because of a violation of team rules. Chris Ivory will start in the backfield for the Jaguars.

Adam Schefter's overnight update (7:15 a.m.): Sources report to Schefter that Jameis Winston and Jay Cutler will both be able to take snaps on Sunday. Baltimore should have both Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin in uniform. Also expected to play are Cole Beasley, Zach Ertz, Reuben Foster and Andre Ellington.

Jamison Crowder (7:10 a.m.): The receiver had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but did not travel with the team to Seattle. That gives Washington WR Ryan Grant a bit of a fantasy boost on Sunday.

Dede Westbrook (7 a.m.): Although the talented wide receiver's activation from IR can come at any time, it will not come in Week 9, as the Jaguars opted to give Westbrook at least one more week of recovery.

Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games, 2:30 p.m. ET for the late games and 7 p.m. ET for the Sunday night game.


Early games, 1 p.m. ET (seven scheduled)

Offense:

RB Leonard Fournette (violation of team rules) -- inactive
RB Jeremy Hill (ankle, injured in pregame warmups) -- inactive
PK Randy Bullock (questionable, back) -- inactive
WR Marqise Lee (questionable, knee) -- active
QB Jameis Winston (questionable, shoulder/AC joint) -- active
WR Adam Humphries (questionable, ribs) -- active
RB Fozzy Whittaker (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
WR Emmanuel Sanders (questionable, ankle) -- active
TE Zach Ertz (questionable, hamstring) -- inactive
QB Joe Flacco (questionable, concussion) -- active
WR Jeremy Maclin (questionable, shoulder) -- active
WR Mike Wallace (questionable, back) -- active
TE Nick Boyle (questionable, toe) -- inactive
TE Delanie Walker (questionable, ankle) -- active

Defense:

CB Johnathan Joseph (questionable, shin) -- active
DE Michael Johnson (questionable, back) -- active
DE Robert Ayers (questionable, ankle) -- active
DT Chris Baker (questionable, ankle) -- active
LB Kendell Beckwith (questionable, knee) -- active
CB Donte Deayon (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
LB Todd Davis (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
CB Ronald Darby (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
DT Michael Pierce (questionable, illness) -- active
S Lardarius Webb (questionable, concussion) -- active
CB Jimmy Smith (questionable, Achilles) -- active
LB Nate Palmer (questionable, ankle) -- inactive


Late games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (three scheduled)

Offense:

RB Andre Ellington (questionable, quadriceps) -- active
RB Rob Kelley (questionable, ankle) -- active
RB C.J. Prosise (questionable, ankle) -- inactive
WR Tanner McEvoy (questionable, hamstring) -- active
WR Cole Beasley (questionable, concussion) -- active
WR Noah Brown (questionable, thigh) -- inactive
RB Darren McFadden (coaching decision) -- inactive

Defense:

DE Frostee Rucker (questionable, knee) -- active
LB Karlos Dansby (questionable, finger) -- active
LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ribs) -- active
LB Martrell Spaight (questionable, shoulder) -- active
CB Bashaud Breeland (questionable, knee/MCL) -- active
S Montae Nicholson (questionable, shoulder) -- active
DT Sheldon Richardson (questionable, oblique) -- inactive
LB Bobby Wagner (questionable, hamstring) -- active
S Kam Chancellor (questionable, ankle) -- active
CB Jeremy Lane (questionable, thigh) -- inactive
LB Justin Houston (questionable, knee) -- active
DT Maliek Collins (questionable, foot) -- active