The following is a list of injured players for Week 16 (Dec. 20-24) and all the fantasy implications:

Dec. 23, 8:00pm EST

Denver Broncos
Inactives: QB Darrell Hackney (3rd QB), WR Brandon Stokley, WR Taylor Jacobs, RB Mike Bell , LB Ian Gold, DT Isaac Snell, DE Larry Birdine, DE Paul Carrington.

Fantasy take: WR Javon Walker will start with Stokley out. TE Daniel Graham is active and will share time with TE Tony Scheffler.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB), CB Paul Oliver, FB Lorenzo Neal, LB Anthony Waters , T Roman Oben, DT Jamal Williams, WR Malcom Floyd, TE Scott Chandler.

Fantasy take: QB Philip Rivers is active and will start against Denver. LB Shawne Merriman is also active, which helps the value of the San Diego defense.


8:15pm EST

Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: QB Kelly Holcomb (3rd QB), WR Sidney Rice, DB Mike Doss, CB Antonie Winfield, FB Naufahu Tahi, TE Garrett Mills, LB Dontarrious Thomas, T Chase Johnson.

Fantasy take: WR Robert Ferguson will see more work with Rice listed as inactive. The loss of Winfield and absence of Doss makes Washington's wide receivers more attractive on Sunday night.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: QB Sam Hollenbach (3rd QB), QB Jason Campbell, DB Pierson Prioleau, G Mike Pucillo, DT Ryan Boschetti, WR Keenan McCardell, TE Todd Yoder, DE Alex Buzbee.

Fantasy take: QB Todd Collins will start once again with Campbell out of action.


4pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: QB Tim Hasselbeck (3rd QB), WR Jamaica Rector, DB Bhawoh Jue, FB Tim Castille, LB Brandon Johnson, G Vincent Keydrick, DE Bo Schobel, DT Ross Kolodziej.

Fantasy take: WRs Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are both active and will start against Atlanta.


Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: QB Byron Leftwich (3rd QB), CB Antoine Harris, T Terrance Pennington, G D'Anthony Batiste, T Harvey Dahl, TE Courtney Anderson, WR Joe Horn, DT Tim Anderson.

Fantasy take: WRs Michael Jenkins and Laurent Robinson will see more work with Horn out of action.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: QB Kyle Boller (3rd QB), RB Cory Ross, LB Ray Lewis, T Jared Gaither, DT Amon Gordon, TE Daniel Wilcox, TE Todd Heap, WR Demetrius Williams.

Fantasy take: QB Troy Smith will start with Boller listed as the third quarterback. TE Quinn Sypniewski will start with Heap and Wilcox out. The Ravens defense will be without Lewis and CBs Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle, so Seattle's offensive skill position players should produce solid numbers.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB Casey Bramlett (3rd QB), DB Tuff Harris, RB Patrick Cobbs, DT Anthony Bryant, T Julius Wilson, T Anthony Alabi, DE Rob Ninkovich, DT Paul Soliai.

Fantasy take: RB Jesse Chatman is active and will share carries with RB Samkon Gado.


New England Patriots
Inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), WR Chad Jackson, G Steve Neal, G Billy Yates, TE Benjamin Watson, TE Kyle Brady, LB Chad Brown.

Fantasy take: QB Tom Brady is active and will start against Miami. TE Stephen Spach will see more work with Watson and Brady inactive.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB), P Ben Graham, WR Chris Davis, CB Andre Dyson, G Adrien Clarke, T Jacob Bender, TE Sean Ryan, DT Kareem Brown.

Fantasy take: QB Kellen Clemens is active, but QB Chad Pennington will start in Tennessee. WRs Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith are active for the Jets.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: QB Trent Dilfer, WR LeRon McCoy, DB Marcus Hudson, RB Michael Robinson, CB Shawntae Spencer, DT Damane Duckett, DT Atiyyah Ellison, WR Bryan Gilmore.

Fantasy take: QB Shaun Hill will start with Dilfer listed as inactive. RB Frank Gore and WR Arnaz Battle are active and will start for the Niners.


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

Fantasy take: WRs Bobby Engram and Nate Burleson will see more work with Hackett listed as inactive.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Bruce Gradkowski (3rd QB), RB Kenneth Darby, FB B.J. Askew, LB Patrick Chukwurah, LB Ryan Nece, G Dan Buenning, TE Keith Heinrich, DT Greg Peterson.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, WR Mike Williams, CB Nick Harper, LB Gilbert Gardner, C Kevin Mawae, DE Sean Conover, DE Bryce Fisher.

Fantasy take: RB LenDale White is active and will start against the Jets. DT Albert Haynesworth is also active.


1pm EST

Buffalo Bills
Inactives: QB Gibran Hamdan (3rd QB), LB Coy Wire, RB Shaud Williams, DB Jerametrius Butler, OL Christian Gaddis, T Patrick Estes, FB Ryan Neufeld, DE Bryan Copeland.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Chicago Bears
Inactives: QB Rex Grossman (3rd QB), CB Nathan Vasher, SAF Josh Gattis, LB Lance Briggs, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Haas, DE Mark Anderson, NT Darwin Walker.

Fantasy take: QB Kyle Orton will start for the second consecutive week. The Bears defense will be without Briggs and Vasher, so this unit will be more vulnerable against Green Bay.


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: SS Dexter Jackson, RB Rudi Johnson, FS Madieu Williams, LB Anthony Schlegel, G Dan Santucci, TE Nate Lawrie, DE Frostee Rucker.

Fantasy take: RB Kenny Watson will start in the absence of Johnson, which makes him a nice sleeper candidate. RB DeDe Dorsey will also see more work, but he has far less value.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: DB Kenny Wright, DB Ricardo Colclough, RB Jerome Harrison, C Marvin Philip, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, DT Louis Leonard.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), WR Troy Walters, RB Tatum Bell, DB Patrick Body, LB Buster Davis, G Edwin Mulitalo, OT Barry Stokes, DE Kalimba Edwards.

Fantasy take: RB T.J. Duckett is active and will be second on the depth chart behind RB Kevin Jones.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: QB Aaron Rodgers (3rd QB), WR Shaun Bodiford, CB Jarrett Bush, FB Korey Hall, G Allen Barbre, DT Ryan Pickett, TE Ryan Krause, DT Conrad Boston.

Fantasy take: TE Bubba Franks is active, but TE Donald Lee will continue to start. The Packers' defensive backfield is at close to full strength.


Houston Texans
Inactives: QB Matt Schaub (3rd QB), DB Dexter Wynn, LB Danny Clark, G Kasey Studdard, T Jordan Black, OT Brandon Frye, TE Jeb Putzier, WR David Anderson.

Fantasy take: QB Sage Rosenfels will start with Schaub inactive. RB Ron Dayne is active, but he will share carries with RB Darius Walker, who will start in Indianapolis.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: WR Craphonso Thorpe, FS Antoine Bethea, T Ryan Diem, G Michael Toudouze, DT Rasheem Brock, WR Marvin Harrison, DE Josh Thomas, DE Robert Mathis.

Fantasy take: Rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez will start in the absence of Harrison, who is inactive. The loss of Diem hurts the Colts' offensive line.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Inactives: WR John Broussard, RB LaBrandon Toefield, DB Aaron Glenn, LB Mike Peterson, G Uche Nwaneri, T Tutan Reyes, DE Jeremy Mincey, DE Reggie Hayward.

Fantasy take: The Jaguars have some injuries on defense, but this unit remains a viable option for fantasy footballers.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: RB Larry Johnson, FB Gilbert Harris, CB Tyron Brackenridge, DE Khreem Smith, T Adrian Jones, TE Michael Allan, WR Eddie Kennison, DT James Reed.

Fantasy take: RB Kolby Smith will start and see most of the carries with Johnson out. WR Samie Parker will start in the absence of Kennison.


New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, CB Fred Thomas, RB Reggie Bush, LB Marvin Mitchell, G Andy Allerman, T Jermon Bushrod, TE Eric Johnson, DT Orien Harris.

Fantasy take: RB Aaron Stecker will start with Bush listed as inactive. RB Pierre Thomas will be second on the depth chart. TE Billy Miller will start with Johnson out. WR Marques Colston is active and will start against Philadelphia.


New York Giants
Inactives: QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), RB Danny Ware, CB Kevin Dockery, T Adam Koets, DT Manuel Wright, WR Sinorice Moss, WR David Tyree, TE Jerome Collins.

Fantasy take: WR Plaxico Burress is active and will start in Buffalo. The Giants also have all of their defensive backs active for the contest.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: QB Daunte Culpepper, QB Andrew Walter (3rd QB), WR Tim Dwight, RB Justin Fargas, DB Rashad Baker, CB John Bowie, T Mario Henderson, DT Josh Shaw.

Fantasy take: QB Josh McCown is active and will start in Jacksonville, but QB JaMarcus Russell will also see some work. RB Dominic Rhodes is expected to start in the absence of Fargas, but RB LaMont Jordan will also see carries in the contest.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: QB Kevin Kolb (3rd QB), DB Marcus Paschal, G Scott Young, G Shawn Andrews, DT LaJuan Ramsey, TE L.J. Smith, TE Matt Schobel, DE Montae Reagor.

Fantasy take: RB Brian Westbrook and WR Reggie Brown are active and will start in New Orleans. TE Brent Celek will see more work with Smith and Schobel out.


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