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NFL Week 9 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 approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff time, around 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

Derrick Henry, RB, TEN: Foot -- OUT/IR
Impact: Jeremy McNichols, Adrian Peterson and/or D'Onta Foreman will try to fill Henry's enormous shoes.

A.J. Brown, WR, TEN: Knee -- Active
Impact: Julio Jones appears to be healthy, but Brown might yield way to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine.

Rashaan Evans, LB, TEN: Ankle -- OUT

Robert Woods, WR, LAR: Foot -- Active
Impact: The Rams' coaches say they're expecting to see Woods on the field catching passes from Matthew Stafford.

Von Miller, LB, LAR: Ankle -- Inactive

Jalen Ramsey, CB, LAR: Knee -- Active


4 p.m. ET games

Offense

Kyler Murray, QB, ARI: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Colt McCoy will start at quarterback.

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI: Hamstring -- Inactive
Impact: Antoine Wesley could be an interesting flex play.

A.J. Green, WR, ARI: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: He should be able to return to action next week.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Jordan Love will be the one throwing to Davante Adams and the recently activated Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Justin Jackson, RB, LAC: Quad -- OUT
Impact: Joshua Kelley will step up to spell Austin Ekeler.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF: Ribs -- Active
Impact: Jeff Wilson Jr. was activated from the PUP list and may be ready to step into the fray as well.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SF: Calf -- Active
Impact: Brandon Aiyuk might end up with a better fantasy week, but Samuel will indeed play.

Robbie Gould, K, SF: Groin -- Active
Impact: Joey Slye was released this week, as Gould is finally off IR.

Defense

J.J. Watt, DE, ARI: Shoulder -- OUT/IR

Rashard Lawrence, DT, ARI: Calf -- OUT

Kingsley Keke, DE, GB: Concussion -- OUT

Dean Lowry, DE, GB: Hamstring -- Active

Michael Davis, CB, LAC: Hamstring -- OUT

Jimmie Ward, S, SF: Quad -- OUT


1 p.m. ET games

Offense

Latavius Murray, RB, BAL: Ankle -- Inactive
Impact: Nobody was expecting him to play. Devonta Freeman and Le'Veon Bell should split most carries.

Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL: Groin -- Active
Impact: Missed practice late in the week, but apparently is healthy enough.

Sammy Watkins, WR, BAL: Thigh -- Inactive
Impact: With Bateman ready to play, there's no reason to risk Watkins.

Cole Beasley, WR, BUF: Ribs -- Active
Impact: Practiced late in the week, so it's not a surprise to see him ready to give it a go.

Dawson Knox, TE, BUF: Hand -- OUT
Impact: Tommy Sweeney will once again take over for the injured starter.

Sam Darnold, QB, CAR: Concussion -- Active
Impact: P.J. Walker will be on standby.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: It's still possible the Panthers will limit his overall use, but he's back!

Chris Evans, RB, CIN: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: With him playing, Samaje Perine becomes less of a flex option.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, CLE: Groin -- Active
Impact: He will attempt to take over for the soon-to-be-waived Odell Beckham Jr.

Amari Cooper, WR, DAL: Hamstring -- Active
Impact: He will play, which is good because Michael Gallup is not yet ready to come off IR.

CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL: Ankle -- Active
Impact: He suffered his injury on Wednesday, which clearly gave him enough time to heal.

Blake Jarwin, TE, DAL: Hip -- OUT/IR
Impact: Dalton Schultz takes over for at least the next three weeks.

Noah Fant, TE, DEN: COVID-19 -- OUT
Impact: Fant will have to wait another week to be cleared.

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN: Knee -- Active
Impact: Given the absence of Fant, this is another solid opportunity to make some noise.

Pharaoh Brown, TE, HOU: Thigh -- OUT
Impact: Jordan Akins and Brevin Jordan will catch passes from Tyrod Taylor, fresh off the IR.

James Robinson, RB, JAX: Heel -- Inactive
Impact: Carlos Hyde's value grows as a result.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA: Finger -- Active, but will not play
Impact: Jacoby Brissett will step in as a small fracture in the middle finger of Tagovailoa's left hand has not healed.

DeVante Parker, WR, MIA: Hamstring -- OUT/IR
Impact: Jaylen Waddle and Preston Williams will do their best to fill in.

Jonnu Smith, TE, NE: Shoulder -- Active
Impact: Will still likely split targets with Hunter Henry.

Jameis Winston, QB, NO: Knee -- OUT/IR
Impact: Trevor Siemian will start, with Taysom Hill also seeing some snaps under center.

Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG: Ankle -- OUT
Impact: Devontae Booker will continue to handle the bulk of the backfield burden.

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG: Quad -- OUT
Impact: Kadarius Toney will get a chance to make a big splash this week.

John Ross, WR, NYG: Quad -- Active
Impact: He will likely be the "deep threat" for Daniel Jones.

Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG: Knee -- Active
Impact: He should start alongside Toney.

Defense

Jerome Baker, LB, MIA: Knee -- Active

Michael Pierce, DT, MIN: Elbow -- OUT

Anthony Barr, LB, MIN: Knee -- Active

Harrison Smith, S, MIN: COVID-19 -- Inactive

Dont'a Hightower, LB, NE: Ankle -- Active

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

Malcolm Jenkins, S, NO: Knee -- Active

Lorenzo Carter, LB, NYG: Ankle -- OUT

Oshane Ximines, LB, NYG: Team decision -- Inactive