The following is a list of inactive players for Week 12 (November 25-26) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:
Monday, Nov. 26, 8:30pm EST
Inactives: WR Kerry Reed, RB Lorenzo Booker, DB Jereme Perry, DB Tuff Harris, LB Zach Thomas, DT Anthony Bryant, DE Rob Ninkovich, DE Matt Roth.
Fantasy take: RB Jesse Chatman is active and will start, but RB Ricky Williams is also active and will see carries as well. The absence of Thomas is great news for Steelers RB Willie Parker.
Inactives: QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB), WR Santonio Holmes, RB Gary Russell, SS Troy Polamalu, LB LaMarr Woodley, C Marvin Philip, G Darnell Stapleton, T Marvel Smith.
Fantasy take: WRs Nate Washington and Cedrick Wilson will see more work with Holmes out of action. Polamalu is inactive, but the Pittsburgh defense is still a solid option in fantasy football leagues.
New England Patriots
Inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), WR Chad Jackson, S Mel Mitchell, DB Eugene Wilson, G Wesley Britt, G Billy Yates, DT Le Kevin Smith, DT Kareem Brown.
Fantasy take: No significant inactives.
Inactives: QB Donovan McNabb, S Quintin Mikell, RB Tony Hunt, G Max Jean-Gilles, DT Kimo von Oelhoffen, G Scott Young, DE Victor Abiamiri, DT Montae Reagor.
Fantasy take: QB A.J. Feeley will start with McNabb out.
Inactives: QB Tim Hasselbeck (3rd QB), SS Adrian Wilson, FB Tim Castille, DB Aaron Francisco, T Elton Brown, TE Tim Euhus, WR Jerheme Urban, DT Ross Kolodziej.
Fantasy take: The absence of Wilson hurts owners in IDP formats. QB Kurt Warner is active and will start against San Francisco.
Inactives: QB Steve McNair (3rd QB), CB Chris McAlister, DB Gerome Sapp, T Jared Gaither, TE Daniel Wilcox, TE Todd Heap, WR Demetrius Williams, LN Edgar Jones.
Fantasy take: TE Quinn Sypniewski will start in the absence of Heap and Wilcox. McAlister is out, which is good news for WR Chris Chambers and the San Diego wideouts.
Inactives: QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), CB Nathan Vasher, RB Lousaka Polite, LB Nick Roach, LB Darrell McClover, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Hass, DE Antonio Garay.
Fantasy take: The absence of Vasher improves the value of the Denver wide receivers.
Inactives: QB Darrell Hackney (3rd QB), WR Taylor Jacobs, RB Travis Henry, RB Paul Smith, DB Jeff Shoate, RB Selvin Young, DE Larry Birdine, DE Paul Carrington.
Fantasy take: Henry and Young are both inactive, so RB Andre Hall will start against a vulnerable Chicago run defense. WR Javon Walker is active and will see his first action since Week 3. His return hurts the value of WR Brandon Stokley.
San Diego Chargers
Inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB) , CB Paul Oliver, FB Andrew Pinnock , LB Anthony Waters , T Roman Oben, WR Malcom Floyd , TE Scott Chandler , DE Luis Castillo .
Fantasy take: The absence of Castillo is good news for the potential production of RB Willis McGahee.
San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: QB Alex Smith, WR LeRon McCoy, CB Tarell Brown, SAF Dashon Goldson, DT Atiyyah Ellison, WR Jason Hill, NT Aubrayo Franklin, OT Patrick Estes.
Fantasy take: RB Frank Gore is active and will start in Arizona.
Inactives: QB Gibran Hamdan (3rd QB), RB Marshawn Lynch, DB Jerametrius Butler, TE Tim Massaquoi, OL Christian Gaddis, FB Ryan Neufeld, DE Bryan Copeland, DT Jason Jefferson.
Fantasy take: RB Anthony Thomas will start in the absence of Lynch and is a viable fantasy flex starter.
Inactives: QB Vinny Testaverde (3rd QB), CB Chris Gamble, RB Alex Haynes, LB James Anderson, G Evan Mathis, T Frank Omiyale, DT Gary Gibson, DE Charles Johnson.
Fantasy take: QB David Carr will start with Testaverde out, so the fantasy value of WR Steve Smith takes a hit. Smith is active and will start against New Orleans, but he and Carr don't have a great rapport. RB DeShaun Foster is active and will start.
Inactives: QB Jeff Rowe (3rd QB), CB David Jones, DB Herana-Daze Jones, G Dan Santucci, T Willie Anderson, TE Nate Lawrie, DE Frostee Rucker, LB Roy Manning.
Fantasy take: WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh is active and will start against Tennessee.
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), CB Eric Wright, DB Ricardo Colclough, RB Jerome Harrison, G Isaac Sowells, C Greg Eslinger, NT Ethan Kellen, WR Travis Wilson.
Fantasy take: The Browns have some injuries on defense, but this unit warrants little fantasy consideration.
Inactives: DB Jamar Fletcher, RB Ahman Green, RB Darius Walker, LB Shantee Orr, G Kasey Studdard, T Jordan Black, OT Brandon Frye, TE Jeb Putzier.
Fantasy take: RB Ron Dayne will start with Green inactive. RB Adimchinobe Echemandu will also see work in the backfield with Walker inactive.
Inactives: WR John Broussard, RB LaBrandon Toefield, CB Rashean Mathis, DB Lamont Thompson, LB Mike Peterson, T Richard Collier, T Tutan Reyes, DE Bobby McCrary.
Fantasy take: RB Fred Taylor is active and will start against Buffalo. WR Reggie Williams is also active, but he's no more than a No. 4 fantasy wideout in most formats.
Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB), RB Larry Johnson, CB Rashad Barksdale, T Herbert Taylor, T Will Svitek, WR Eddie Drummond, DT James Reed, LB Kendrell Bell.
Fantasy take: RB Kolby Smith will start and see most of the carries with Johnson out.
Inactives: QB Kelly Holcomb (3rd QB), DB Mike Doss, CB Antoine Winfield, RB Adrian Peterson, TE Garrett Mills, T Chase Johnson, WR Aundrae Allison, DE Jayme Mitchell.
Fantasy take: RB Chester Taylor will start and see most of the carries with Peterson out.
New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, DB Jay Bellamy, CB Fred Thomas, LB Matt McCoy, G Andy Alleman, DT Brian Young, T Jermon Bushrod, DE Josh Cooper.
Fantasy take: RB Reggie Bush is active and will start in Carolina, so it appears safe to use him in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants
Inactives: QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), WR Steve Smith, CB Corey Webster, RB Brandon Jacobs, RB Derrick Ward, T Adam Koets, DT Manuel Wright, G Kevin Boothe.
Fantasy take: RB Reuben Droughns will start and see most of the carries with Jacobs and Ward out. WR Plaxico Burress is active and will start against Minnesota.
Inactives: QB JaMarcus Russell (3rd QB), QB Andrew Walter, FS Stuart Schweigert, CB John Bowie, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, C Jake Grove, T Seth Wand, DT Josh Shaw.
Fantasy take: WR Jerry Porter is active and will start. RB LaMont Jordan is active, but he's buried on the depth chart.
Inactives: QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), RB Shaun Alexander, DE Jason Babin, LB Will Herring, G Mansfield Wrotto, T Ray Willis, WR Courtney Taylor, DT Howard Green.
Fantasy take: RB Maurice Morris will start in the absence of Alexander. He's a nice sleeper for Week 12. WR D.J. Hackett is active and will start in St. Louis.
St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans (3rd QB), WR Brandon Williams, LB Tim McGarigle, C Nick Leckey, C Dustin Frye, T Mark LeVoir, TE Dominique Byrd, DE Trevor Johnson.
Fantasy take: No significant inactives.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Luke McCown (3rd QB), RB Michael Pittman, DB Keiwan Ratliff, LB Jeremiah Trotter, G Dan Buenning, TE Keith Heinrich, DE Greg Spires, DT Greg Peterson.
Fantasy take: RB Earnest Graham is active and will start against Washington. RB Michael Bennett is second on the depth chart with Pittman inactive. WR Joey Galloway and WR Michael Clayton are both active.
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, WR Mike Williams, WR Chris Davis, DB Kelly Herndon, FB Ahmard Hall, C Benji Olson, DE Travis LaBoy, DT Albert Haynesworth.
Fantasy take: The absence of Haynesworth is good news for the value of Cincinnati's RB Rudi Johnson and RB Kenny Watson.
Inactives: QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), FS Sean Taylor, DB David Macklin, FB Mike Sellers, T Todd Wade, DT Ryan Boschetti, G Randy Thomas, WR James Thrash.
Fantasy take: WR Santana Moss and WR Antwaan Randle El are both active and will start in Tampa Bay.