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Last minute fantasy football start/sit advice as Week 9 inactives come in

We break down the last minute fantasy football decisions you have to make in light of Week 9 inactive reports.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is back for Week 9 of the 2020 regular season, and is on track for another on-time Sunday schedule. Covid-19 raised some concerns earlier in the week, and resulted in a Packers-49ers game that was fairly shorthanded. But, the rest of the week is happening on time at this point.

We have another unbalanced Sunday schedule with eight games at 1 p.m. ET and three in the 4:05/4:25 p.m. time slot. The early schedule is highlighted by two big inter-conference matchups featuring Seahawks-Bills and Bears-Titans, with Ravens-Colts as the big AFC matchup. The late schedule isn’t great, but Raiders-Chargers and Dolphins-Cardinals should be fun.

We have a few big names still in question as of Sunday morning. Most notably, both Michael Thomas and Chris Godwin are questions heading into Sunday Night Football and Ezekiel Elliott could be a game-time decision.

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 9 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


RB Josh Jacobs
RB Ezekiel Elliott
WR Keenan Allen


RB Kenyan Drake
RB Matt Breida

1 p.m. inactive report


QB Matthew Stafford
RB Phillip Lindsay
WR Tim Patrick
WR Dez Bryant


RB Devonta Freeman
RB Mark Ingram
RB Chris Carson
RB Carlos Hyde
WR T.Y. Hilton
WR Golden Tate
WR Calvin Ridley
WR Adam Humphries
Edge Jadeveon Clowney

Keenan Allen illness does not appear to be an issue

Matthew Stafford cleared to play

Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin both expected to play on SNF

Ezekiel Elliott has a good chance to play

Calvin Ridley is not expected to play

Josh Jacobs is expected to play

Phillip Lindsay, Tim Patrick both expected to play