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Week 5 inactives

The following is a list of inactives for Week 5 (October 7-8) and the fantasy implications of all the major inactives:

Oct. 8, 8:30pm EST

Buffalo Bills
Inactives: QB J.P. Losman, RB Fred Jackson, CB Ashton Youboty, LB Coy Wire, S Jim Leonhard, WR Peerless Price, DE Ryan Denney, DE Bryan Copeland.

Fantasy take: Trent Edwards will start with Losman out of action. Roscoe Parrish and Josh Reed will see more work in the absence of Price.


Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: S Courtney Brown, S Keith Davis, CB Anthony Henry, FB Oliver Hoyte, G Joe Berger, T Doug Free, T James Marten, WR Terry Glenn.

Fantasy take: Patrick Crayton will start with Glenn still out. The absence of Henry is a real positive for the Buffalo wide receivers.


8:15PM EST

Chicago Bears
Inactives: DT Antonio Garay, S Josh Gattis, WR Mike Hass, LB Darrell McClover, QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), FB Lousaka Polite, OT John Tait, CB Nathan Vasher.

Fantasy take: Other than Vasher, all the key Bears' defensive players are active and that is good news for the value of their defense.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: G Allen Barbre, LB Desmond Bishop, CB Will Blackmon, DT Colin Cole, RB Brandon Jackson, DE Mike Montgomery, OT Orrin Thompson.

Fantasy take: DeShawn Wynn and Vernand Morency will share carries in the absence of Jackson.


4pm EST

Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: TE Todd Heap, LB Edgar Jones, OT Jonathan Ogden, CB David Pittman, DT Trevor Pryce, CB Samari Rolle, QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), TE Daniel Wilcox.

Fantasy take: Quinn Sypniewski will start in the absence of Heap and Wilcox. Rolle is out for a second consecutive week, which is good news for the 49ers receivers.


Denver Broncos
Inactives: DB Hamza Abdullah, TE Stephen Alexander, RB Mike Bell, DT Antwon Burton, DB Steve Cargile, OT Ryan Harris, DE Simeon Rice, WR Javon Walker.

Fantasy take: Travis Henry is active and will start, but look for Selvin Young to see some carries as well. Brandon Stokley will start in the absence of Walker.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: RB Joseph Addai, WR Marvin Harrison, LB Freddy Keiaho, DT Dan Klecko, WR Aaron Moorehead, DB T.J. Rushing, DB Bob Sanders, TE Ben Utecht.

Fantasy take: Kenton Keith will start in the absence of Addai. With Harrison, Moorehead and Utecht all out, look for Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Anthony Gonzalez to be the main pass catchers for Peyton Manning. With Keiaho, Klecko and Sanders all out, the Indianapolis defense loses some value this week.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: TE Scott Chandler, WR Legedu Naanee, OT Roman Oben, CB Paul Oliver, WR Eric Parker, FB Andrew Pinnock, LB Anthony Waters, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: Craig Davis is active and will start in place of Parker.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: TE Billy Bajema, CB Tarell Brown, TE Vernon Davis, DL Atiyyah Ellison, WR Jason Hill, T Jonas Jennings, QB Alex Smith, G Tony Wragge.

Fantasy take: Trent Dilfer will start for Smith, who is out for several weeks. With Davis and Bajema out, the 49ers will look to their wide receivers often in the contest.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: G Dan Buenning, CB Sammy Davis, LB Adam Hayward, QB Luke McCown (3rd QB), T Dennis Roland, QB Chris Simms, DT Ryan Sims, LB Jeremiah Trotter.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


1pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: FB Tim Castille, C Chukky Okobi, LB Brandon Johnson, DE Joe Tafoya, T Levi Brown, DT Alan Branch, WR Anquan Boldin, DE Quentin Moses.

Fantasy take: The loss of Brown will hurt Arizona's offensive attack. Bryant Johnson will start in the absence of Boldin, who is out for a second consecutive week.


Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: QB Byron Leftwich (3rd QB), CB Daren Stone, OL D'Anthony Batiste, DT Rod Coleman, T Quinn Ojinnaka, G Tyson Clabo, TE Dwayne Blakely, DT Jordan Babineaux.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: QB Jake Delhomme (3rd QB), RB Nick Goings, LB Dan Morgan, LB Adam Seward, G Evan Mathis, T Frank Omiyale, DE Charles Johnson, DE Otis Grigsby.

Fantasy take: David Carr will make his second consecutive start with Delhomme out of action.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), P Dave Zastudil, DB Gary Baxter, RB Jerome Harrison, OL Isaac Sowells, OL Nat Dorsey, WR Travis Wilson, DL Ted Washington.

Fantasy take: Kellen Winslow is active and will start.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), CB Keith Smith, RB T.J. Duckett, LB Anthony Cannon, LB Alex Lewis, G Damien Woody, G Manny Ramirez, DE Ikaika Alama-Francis.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Houston Texans
Inactives: WR Jacoby Jones, WR Andre Johnson, RB Ahman Green, T Rashad Butler, G Kasey Studdard, LB Shantee Orr, LB Zachary Diles, CB Jamar Fletcher.

Fantasy take: Andre' Davis and Kevin Walter will start at wide receiver with Johnson and Jones out. Ron Dayne will start in the absence of Green. He's a solid option against a vulnerable Miami run defense.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Inactives: K Josh Scobee, RB LaBrandon Toefield, CB Aaron Glenn, LB Justin Durant, C Brad Meester, DT Derek Landri, OT Richard Collier, DE Kenny Pettway.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB), CB Benny Sapp, CB Dimitri Patterson, G Herbert Taylor, T Kyle Turley, WR Bobby Sippio, DT James Reed, LB Keyaron Fox.

Fantasy take: Eddie Kennison is active and will start with Dwayne Bowe. Samie Parker will move into the slot. The absence of Turley hurts the Chiefs' offensive line.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB John Beck (3rd QB), RB Lorenzo Booker, S Travares Tillman, S Donovin Darius, LB Channing Crowder, LB Abraham Wright, DT Vonnie Holliday, DE Rob Ninkovich.

Fantasy take: Zach Thomas is active and will start against Houston.


New England Patriots
Inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), S Rashad Baker, RB Laurence Maroney, T Wesley Britt, C Dan Koppen, DL Santonio Thomas, DL Kareem Brown, LB Chad Brown.

Fantasy take: Sammy Morris will start in the absence of Maroney. He's a solid option against Cleveland. Donte' Stallworth is active.


New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, S Jay Bellamy, CB Jason David, LB Scott Fujita, G Andy Alleman, DT Kendrick Clancy, T Jermon Bushrod, TE Ronnie Ghent.

Fantasy take: The Saints are riddled with injuries on defense, which is good news for the Carolina offensive skill position players.


New York Giants
Inactives: WR Steve Smith, QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), S Craig Dahl, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, T Adam Koets, DT Manny Wright, G Kevin Boothe, DE Dave Tollefson.

Fantasy take: Plaxico Burress and Osi Umenyiora are active and will start vs. the Jets. Brandon Jacobs is also active and will see significant work out of the backfield.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB), WR David Clowney, S Erik Coleman, TE Joe Kowalewski, OL Will Montgomery, DE Mike DeVito, OL Jacob Bender, TE Jason Pociask.

Fantasy take: Chad Pennington and Jerricho Cotchery are both active and will start against the Giants.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB), CB Bryant McFadden, RB Gary Russell, S Troy Polamalu, OL Darnell Stapleton, OT Trai Essex, WR Hines Ward, DT Casey Hampton.

Fantasy take: Nate Washington and Cedrick Wilson will see more work in the absence of Ward. The loss to Polamalu and Hampton hurts the value of the Pittsburgh defense.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), WR D.J. Hackett, CB Josh Wilson, TE Ben Joppru, DE Jason Babin, G Mansfield Wrotto, G Ray Willis, WR Courtney Taylor.

Fantasy take: Nate Burleson will continue to start in the absence of Hackett.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: S Corey Chavous, CB Tye Hill, RB Steven Jackson, WR Dane Looker, LB Raonall Smith, T Jeremy Parquet, WR Isaac Bruce, TE Joe Klopfenstein.

Fantasy take: Brian Leonard will continue to start in the absence of Jackson. Drew Bennett is active and will start with Bruce out of action.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: P Josh Miller, WR Paul Williams, CB Kelly Herndon, RB Chris Henry, FB Casey Cramer, OL Leroy Harris, DE Sean Conover, DT Randy Starks.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), CB David Macklin, DT Kedric Golston, DT Ryan Boschetti, OG Rick DeMulling, OG Randy Thomas, TE Cody Boyd, WR Santana Moss.

Fantasy take: Antwaan Randle El is a solid fantasy option with Moss out of action. Clinton Portis is active and will start against Detroit.


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