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Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as inactives come in

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 4 inactive reports.

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss walks off the field after defeating the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is back for Week 4 of the 2020 regular season, and kickoff is fast approaching for Sunday’s 12-game slate. We have a shortened Sunday because of Covid-19. The Titans-Steelers matchup has been moved to Week 7 and Patriots-Chiefs is expected to happen on Monday evening if no additional positive tests come in.

The week got started with an unexpectedly entertaining Broncos-Jets game. It was not a huge fantasy game, but it had its share of players impacting early roster decisions. Now, we’re back for Sunday’s slate. We’ve got eight games at 1 p.m., highlighted by the Saints traveling to face the Lions. That’s followed by three games in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot, highlighted by the unbeaten Bears hosting the 2-1 Colts and the 2-1 Raiders hosting the unbeaten Bills. We wrap with Sunday Night Football featuring the 49ers hosting the Eagles in a matchup of teams dealing with a host of injuries.

We’re into the fourth week of the regular season, and we have some significant injury questions to sort out. DeAndre Hopkins, Kareem Hunt, Terry McLaurin, and Chris Carson are among the most significant in the early slate. All four are expected to play, but we await official confirmation with inactive news. The biggest inactive news though relates to Monday Night Football. Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, and Julio Jones are all questionable for that one.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for news on pertinent players and figuring out last minute roster decisions. That means not only who is not playing this week, but who is playing but might not be the best start in your Week 4 fantasy football lineup. We’ll provide updates on injuries, key start/sit decisions, and more leading up to 1 p.m. kickoffs.

4:05/4:25 p.m. inactive report


TE Trey Burton


RB Cam Akers
RB Zack Moss
WR Henry Ruggs
WR Bryan Edwards

1 p.m. inactive report


WR DeAndre Hopkins
WR Christian Kirk
WR Scott Miller
RB Joe Mixon
RB Kareem Hunt
RB Chris Carson
WR Terry McLaurin


OT Ronnie Stanley
CB Byron Jones
RB Carlos Hyde
OT Tyron Smith

DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk expected to play

Chris Carson expected to play, Carlos Hyde not so much

Terry McLaurin expected to play

Joe Mixon expected to play with minor chest injury

Pessimism around Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley