Fantasy Football Week 4 Inactive – Who’s in and who’s out?

AJ MassESPN staff writerOctober 1, 2023 at 08:03 AM ET4 minutes to read

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Who should you start with? Who should you sit with? To help you set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting an offensive player who won’t be in the lineup, we’ll post fantasy-related updates and analysis here when NFL teams release their official inactive rosters. Any ratings mentioned in this column come from our website ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.

Official inactive attendance on Sunday must begin approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff times: approximately 8:00 AM ET for the London game, 11:30 AM ET for early games, and 2:30 PM ET for late afternoon games.

Update frequently to get the latest information.


London match at 9:30 am

Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATLactive
Impact: He has yet to play in 2023. Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgaier are capable of handling things, but you might see him on the field for a few snaps.

Z Jones, WR, JacksOutside
Impact: Christian Kirk and Calvin Ridley should both have more goals than usual.

Jamaal Agnew, WR, JacksInactive
Effect: Oh, look! More goals for Kirk and Ridley!


Games are at 1 p.m. ET

Judge Hill, RB, BALDoubtful
Impact: He is expected to play but the eventual combination of Hill, Gus Edwards and Melvin Gordon III is still up in the air.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, BALOutside
Impact: Nelson Agholor is the one who benefits most from his absence.

Rashad Pittman, WR, BALOutside
Impact: Zay Flowers and Devin Duvernay are the only other healthy WR options other than Agholor.

Jonathan Mingo, WR, CARDoubtful
IMPACT: He appears ready to leave the league’s concussion protocol and play on Sunday.

Miles Sanders, RB, CARDoubtful
Impact: Chuba Hubbard will be in line for a lot of touches if Sanders (who is expected to play) is forced to sit out.

Chase Claypool, WR, ChiIt is expected to be inactive
Impact: After criticism of his usage earlier in the week, Claypool will reportedly be inactive for Week 4. The balanced St. Brown should be playing for the first time this season.

Irv Smith Jr., TE, CINOutside
IMPACT: Tanner Hudson caught two passes with Smith out in Week 3.

David Njoku, TE, CLEDoubtful
Impact: Njoku is still able to play after an off-field accident. Harrison Bryant and Jordan Akins are willing to step up if he can’t.

Deshaun Watson, QB, CLEDoubtful
Impact: Shoulder concerns make this a game-time call. Dorian Thompson-Robinson is poised to take over the job, but Watson is currently expected to try it out.

Tyler Higbee, TE, LARDoubtful
Impact: He did not participate in training for most of the week, but indications are still that he will start this training.

Salvon Ahmed, RB, MIADoubtful
Impact: Even if he gets back on the field quickly, De’Von Achane may have already staked his claim to the No. 2 cornerback role in Miami.

Derek Carr, QB, NODoubtful
Impact: Expect this decision to be made at the last minute. If Carr can’t go, Jameis Winston will get the starting nod, with the usual gimmick plays set up for Taysom Hill.

Quiz Watkins, WR, PHIOutside
Impact: Olamide Zaccheus will start in his place, but it’s difficult to make a fantasy impact.

Trelon Burks, WR, TENOutside
Impact: Expect a slight increase in fantasy value for WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and TE Chigoziem Okonkwo.


Games are at 4 p.m. ET

Keyontae Ingram, RB, AriDoubtful
Impact: Look for Emari Demercado to be the replacement for James Conner if Ingram sits.

Marquise Brown, WR, ARIDoubtful
Impact: Seems to be moving towards playability.

Austin Ekeler, RB, LACDoubtful
Impact: Expect Joshua Kelly to be the Chargers’ starter in Week 4 as Ekeler will likely be rested before the Week 5 bye.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, LVOutside
Impact: Garoppolo was unable to clear the league’s concussion protocol. Reportedly, it will be rookie Aidan O’Connell – not veteran Brian Hoyer – who will start at quarterback for the Raiders.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SFDoubtful
Impact: Jordan Mason and/or Tyrion Davis-Price will demand touches behind Christian McCaffrey.

Deebo Samuel, WR, SFDoubtful
IMPACT: Brandon Aiyuk is not on the final injury report and Samuel is currently expected to join him in the starting lineup for Week 4.

Joan Jennings, WR, SFDoubtful
IMPACT: Ronnie Bell enters the WR mix for the 49ers.


Sunday night game

There are no major fantasy-related injuries currently listed.

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