The following is a list of inactive players for Week 3 (September 23-24) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:

Sept. 24, 8pm EST

New Orleans Saints
Inactives: G Andy Alleman, T Jermon Bushrod, NT Kendrick Clancy, TE Ronnie Ghent, WR Robert Meachem, QB Tyler Palko (3rd QB), CB Fred Thomas, RB Pierre Thomas.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: RB Casey Cramer, DE Bryce Fisher, C Leroy Harris, RB Chris Henry, P Craig Hentrich, CB Renaldo Hill, DT Corey Simon, WR Paul Williams.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


8:30pm EST

Chicago Bears
Inactives: DE Antonio Garay, CB Corey Graham, WR Mike Hass, P Dirk Johnson, LB Darrell McClover, QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), RB Lousaka Polite.

Fantasy take: Greg Olsen is active and will make his NFL debut.


Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: DB Courtney Brown, LB Greg Ellis, OT Doug Free, WR Terry Glenn, FB Oliver Hoyte, OT James Marten, DB Evan Oglesby, WR Isaiah Stanback.

Fantasy take: Terence Newman will return from an injured foot and that helps the value of the Dallas defense. Patrick Crayton will continue to start in the absence of Glenn.


4pm EST

Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: G D'Anthony Batiste, TE Dwayne Blakley, G Tyson Clabo, DT Rod Coleman, QB Byron Leftwich (3rd QB), DT Trey Lewis, T Quinn Ojinnaka, DB Daren Stone.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: TE Marcus Freeman, WR Dwayne Jarrett, DE Charles Johnson, G Evan Mathis, DE Stanley McClover, QB Matt Moore (3rd QB), T Frank Omiyale, LB Adam Seward.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: LB Ahmad Brooks, C Eric Ghiaciuc, LB Rashad Jeanty, DB Ethan Kilmer, DB Nedu Ndukwe, WR Tab Perry, DE Frostee Rucker.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: DB Gary Baxter, T Kelly Butler, QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), RB Jerome Harrison, LB Willie McGinest, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, P Dave Zastudil.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Denver Broncos
Inactives: DB Hamza Abdullah, TE Stephen Alexander, DT Antwon Burton, WR Brian Clark, DE Tim Crowder, RB Andre Hall, G Ben Hamilton, OT Ryan Harris.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Inactives: T Richard Collier, DT John Henderson, LB Clint Ingram, WR Matt Jones (3rd QB), C Brad Meester, DE Kenneth Pettway, K Josh Scobee, RB LaBrandon Toefield.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


New York Giants
Inactives: G Kevin Boothe, TE Kevin Boss, CB Craig Dahl, FB Robert Douglas, RB Brandon Jacobs, T Adam Koets, QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), WR Steve Smith, LB Gerris Wilkinson.

Fantasy take: Plaxico Burress is active, and will start vs. Washington. Derrick Ward will continue to start in the absence of Jacobs.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: CB John Bowie, DE Derrick Burgess, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, T Mario Henderson, FB Oren O'Neal, DB Duane Starks, LB Robert Thomas, QB Andrew Walter (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: LaMont Jordan is active, will start vs. Cleveland and should be active on fantasy teams.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: DE Jason Babin, LB Kevin Bentley, QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), WR D.J. Hackett, TE Bennie Joppru, RB Maurice Morris, WR Ben Obomanu, G Mansfield Wrotto.

Fantasy take: Nate Burleson will start in the absence of Hackett. Alvin Pearman will spell Shaun Alexander with Morris out.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: DT Lorenzo Alexander, DT Ryan Boschetti, TE Cody Boyd, QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), WR Reche Caldwell, SS Vernon Fox, DB Fred Smoot, G Randy Thomas.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


1pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: DB Matt Ware, FB Tim Castille, C Al Johnson, LB Brandon Johnson, G Brad Badger, DT Alan Branch, WR Jerheme Urban, DE Quentin Moses.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: K Rhys Lloyd, QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), CB Samari Rolle, RB Mike Anderson, T Jonathan Ogden, TE Daniel Wilcox, DE Trevor Pryce.

Fantasy take: Ogden is out for another week. Steve McNair is active and will start vs. Arizona. The absence of Rolle is good news for Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. Musa Smith will see more work behind Willis McGahee with Anderson out.


Buffalo Bills
Inactives: CB Terrence McGee, LB Coy Wire, LB Keith Ellison, G Duke Preston, WR Sam Aiken, DE Ryan Denney, DE Bryan Copeland.

Fantasy take: The Bills defense is riddled with injuries, so look for New England's offensive skill position players to produce solid numbers.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), RB Aveion Cason, RB T.J. Duckett, LB Anthony Cannon, G Stephen Peterman, G Manny Ramirez, DE Kalimba Edwards, CB Tony Beckham.

Fantasy take: Kevin Jones is active and will see 15-20 snaps vs. Philadelphia. He should not start on fantasy teams, but he is well worth a roster spot.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: RB Vernand Morency, SAF Aaron Rouse, DB Frank Walker, LB Desmond Bishop, G Tony Moll, DT Justin Harrell, DT Daniel Muir, DT Mike Montgomery.

Fantasy take: Brandon Jackson and DeShawn Wynn will share carries with Morency out. Greg Jennings is active and will start, while James Jones will be the third wideout.


Houston Texans
Inactives: CB Fred Bennett, RB Ron Dayne, LB Shawn Barber, C Chris White, G Kasey Studdard, OT Rashad Butler, WR Andre Johnson, DE Earl Cochran.

Fantasy take: Rookie Jacoby Jones will start in the absence of Johnson, who is out with a sprained knee. Samkon Gado could see more work with Dayne out.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: CB Michael Coe, DB Melvin Bullitt, DB Brannon Condren, G Dylan Gandy, G Michael Toudouze, DT Dan Klecko, LB Rob Morris, DT Quinn Pitcock.

Fantasy take: Dallas Clark is active and will start. He's a safe play for fantasy owners.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB), CB Rashad Barksdale, RB Boomer Grigsby, DB Jon McGraw, LB Johnny Baldwin, T Herbert Taylor, WR Eddie Kennison, DT James Reed.

Fantasy take: Samie Parker and Dwayne Bowe will start with Kennison out, but neither should be active in most fantasy leagues.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB John Beck (3rd QB), RB Lorenzo Booker, DB Donovin Darius, DB Courtney Bryan, LB Abraham Wright, LB Zach Thomas, DT Steve Fifita, DT Rodrique Wright.

Fantasy take: The Dolphins defense is at far less than 100 percent, and the loss to Thomas hurts the fantasy value of the unit this week.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: QB Tarvaris Jackson (3rd QB), RB Chester Taylor, TE Garrett Mills, FB Tony Richardson, T Chase Johnson, WR Troy Williamson, NT Fred Evans, DE Erasmus James.

Fantasy take: Kelly Holcomb will start in the absence of Jackson. Adrian Peterson will again see most of the work with Taylor out. He's a fabulous option for fantasy owners. Williamson has little value.


New England Patriots
Inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), WR Kelley Washington, LB Corey Mays, G Steve Neal, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, LB Chad Brown, DT Mike Wright.

Fantasy take: Donte' Stallworth is active, but he's a risk for fantasy owners.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB), DB Abram Elam, LB Cody Spencer, G Will Montgomery, DE Mike Devito, T Jacob Bender, TE Jason Pociask, TE Sean Ryan.

Fantasy take: Chad Pennington is active and will start vs. Miami. He's a decent fantasy option in larger formats.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: QB A.J. Feeley (3rd QB), FS Brian Dawkins, CB Lito Sheppard, LB Matt McCoy, G Scott Young, DT LaJuan Ramsey, DE Victor Abiamiri, TE L.J. Smith.

Fantasy take: The Eagles defense is riddled with injuries, so fantasy owners should avoid using it in a prominent role if possible. Brent Celek and Matt Schobel will split time in the absence of Smith, who could be out several weeks.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: LB Andre Frazier, QB Brian St. Pierre, WR Willie Reid, DB Ricardo Colclough, RB Gary Russell, G Darnell Stapleton, T Trai Essex, TE Matt Spaeth.

Fantasy take: Heath Miller will see most of the action at tight end with Spaeth out.


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

Fantasy take: Rookie Craig Davis will continue to start in the absence of Parker, but he has little fantasy value.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: QB Shaun Hill, DB Donald Strickland, SAF Dashon Goldson, G Tony Wragge, T Kwame Harris, DT Atiyyah Ellison, WR Jason Hill, DE Ray McDonald.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans, CB Tye Hill, RB Antonio Pittman, LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, C Richie Incognito, DT Louis Leonard, T Brandon Gorin, TE Aaron Walker.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Chris Simms, QB Luke McCown, FS Will Allen, LB Jeremiah Trotter, LB Patrick Chukwurah, T Anthony Davis, G Dan Buenning, DT Ryan Sims.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


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