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

Who should you start? Who should you sit? 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 official inactives lists, typically about 90 minutes before kickoff. Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

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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Sunday night game

Giovani Bernard, RB, TB: Knee -- OUT
Impact: Leonard Fournette should have no competition for carries behind Ronald Jones II.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, TB: Ribs -- OUT
Impact: Cameron Brate should step in for Gronk, who may end up being out for several weeks.

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, TB: Shoulder -- OUT

Jamel Dean, CB, TB: Knee -- OUT

Nick Folk, K, NE: Knee -- Questionable
Impact: With the Patriots trying out multiple kickers this week, starting Folk is a huge fantasy risk.

James White, RB, NE: Hip -- OUT/IR
Impact: Rhamondre Stevenson might get a chance to shine.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, NE: Groin -- Active

J.C. Jackson, CB, NE: Knee -- Active

4 p.m. ET games


Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL: Back -- Active
Impact: Jackson will play, with new backfieldmate RB Le'Veon Bell possibly in the mix for carries. Ty'Son Williams is inactive.

Melvin Gordon III, RB, DEN: Ribs -- Active
Impact: Either way, Javonte Williams may well end up with the most touches in the Denver backfield.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB: Hamstring -- OUT/IR
Impact: Could Allen Lazard have one or two splash plays in him?

Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, LAR: Ribs -- Active
Impact: Buddy Howell again gets the call from the practice squad, but Henderson is still going to play.

Chase Claypool, WR, PIT: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: TE Pat Freiermuth may end up as the biggest beneficiary of Claypool's absence in terms of targets.

Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA: Calf -- OUT/IR
Impact: Alex Collins and Travis Homer will back up Chris Carson.

Dee Eskridge, WR, SEA: Concussion -- Inactive
Impact: It's been a tough few weeks for Eskridge, which has led to more work for Freddie Swain.

Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA: Hip -- Active
Impact: He was always expected to give it a go on Sunday.

Gerald Everett, TE, SEA: COVID-19 -- Inactive
Impact: Will Dissly will get the start in his stead.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Shoulder -- Inactive
Impact: Take a shot and roll with either Trey Sermon or even Kyle Juszczyk.

George Kittle, TE, SF: Calf -- Active
Impact: With a talent like Kittle, it's hard not to start him when he's active, even if he might be dealing with some bumps and bruises.


Derek Wolfe, DE, BAL: Back -- OUT/IR

Tavon Young, CB, BAL: Knee -- Active

Marlon Humphrey, CB, BAL: Knee -- Active

Chuck Clark, S, BAL: Hip -- Active

Anthony Averett, CB, BAL: Ankle -- Active

DeShon Elliott, S, BAL: Quad -- Active

Shelby Harris, DE, DEN: Wrist -- Active

Dre'Mont Jones, DE, DEN: Calf -- Active

Krys Barnes, LB, GB: Concussion -- Inactive

Kevin King, CB, GB: Concussion -- Inactive

Benson Mayowa, DE, SEA: Neck -- Inactive

Javon Kinlaw, DT, SF: Knee -- Active

K'Waun Williams, CB, SF: Calf -- OUT

1 p.m. ET games


Russell Gage, WR, ATL: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Olamide Zaccheaus should continue to see increased action in the slot.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman will attempt to fill his very large shoes.

Andy Dalton, QB, CHI: Knee -- Inactive
Impact: Justin Fields had already been announced as the Week 4 starter.

Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI: Groin -- Active
Impact: As he played through this same injury last week, we're not shocked to see him on the field today.

D'Andre Swift, RB, DET: Groin -- Active
Impact: He was limited in practice this week, but was never expected to miss this game.

Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU: Team decision -- OUT
Impact: Davis Mills continues to start, and struggle, for the Texans.

Danny Amendola, WR, HOU: Thigh -- OUT
Impact: Chris Conley and Anthony Miller to get a lot more snaps.

Carson Wentz, QB, IND: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Wentz is going to play through his injury woes. Jacob Eason is inactive.

Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND: Knee -- Active
Impact: The Colts are a very banged-up offense right now.

Jack Doyle, TE, IND: Back -- Active
Impact: Practiced a bit on Friday, so his start today is not a huge surprise.

Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN: Ankle -- Active
Impact: Practiced at least a little bit every day this week.

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Collin Johnson and Kadarius Toney to supplement Kenny Golladay.

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: John Ross was activated from IR but is unlikely to see much action, if any.

Kaden Smith, TE, NYG: Knee -- Active
Impact: We're still waiting for either Smith or Evan Engram to have a breakout game.

La'Mical Perine, RB, NYJ: Illness -- Inactive
Impact: Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman, and Ty Johnson are likely to battle for touches.

Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ: Concussion -- OUT
Impact: His absence will allow Denzel Mims to suit up this week.

Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Groin -- Active
Impact: Practiced Friday and is feeling good enough to make his 2021 debut.

Tyler Kroft, TE, NYJ: Ribs -- Active
Impact: He is going to play, but Ryan Griffin is waiting in the wings.

Julio Jones, WR, TEN: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Josh Reynolds will attempt to step up their games.

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN: Hamstring -- OUT
Impact: Marcus Johnson and Chester Rogers might also get a lot more looks.

Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS: Shin -- Active
Impact: He apparently got through the morning without any major setbacks.


Jordan Poyer, S, BUF: Ankle -- OUT

Taron Johnson, CB, BUF: Groin -- Inactive

Khalil Mack, LB, CHI: Foot -- Active

Tashaun Gipson Sr., S, CHI: Hamstring -- Inactive

Sione Takitaki, LB, CLE: Hamstring -- Active

Greg Newsome II, CB, CLE: Calf -- OUT

Carlos Watkins, DT, DAL: Knee -- OUT

Dorance Armstrong, DE, DAL: Ankle -- OUT

Donovan Wilson, S, DAL: Groin -- OUT

Trey Flowers, DE, DET: Shoulder -- OUT

Michael Brockers, DT, DET: Shoulder -- Active

Romeo Okwara, DE, DET: Shoulder -- Active

Garret Wallow, LB, HOU: Illness -- Active

Terrance Mitchell, CB, HOU: Concussion -- Active

Zach Cunningham, LB, HOU: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Kwity Paye, DE, IND: Hamstring -- OUT

Khari Willis, S, IND: Groin -- OUT

Frank Clark, DE, KC: Hamstring -- Inactive

Charvarius Ward, CB, KC: Quad -- Inactive

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: Elbow -- Active

Anthony Barr, LB, MIN: Knee -- Inactive

Tae Crowder, LB, NYG: Hamstring -- Active

Marcus Maye, S, NYJ: Ankle -- OUT

Bud Dupree, LB, TEN: Knee -- OUT