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Week 1 inactive

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 1 (Sept. 9, 10) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:

Monday, Sept. 10

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives:FB Tim Castille , LB Brandon Johnson , C Nick Leckey , DT Alan Branch , WR Jerheme Urban , DE Quentin Moses , DT Ross Kolodziej

Fantasy take:No significant inactives.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: K Rhys Lloyd, QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), WR Yamon Figurs, CB Ronnie Prude, RB Mike Anderson, LB Antwan Barnes, LB Prescott Burgess, LB Edgar Jones

Fantasy take: Musa Smith will spell Willis McGahee with Anderson out of action.


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: QB Jeff Rowe (3rd QB) , CB David Jones, S Marvin White, RB Clifton Dawson, S Ethan Kilmer, C Dan Santucci, DE Frostee Rucker, LB Rashad Jeanty.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


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

Fantasy take:No significant inactives.


8 p.m. ET

Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: G Joe Berger, CB Courtney Brown, LB Greg Ellis, T Doug Free, WR Terry Glenn, T James Marten, CB Terence Newman, WR Isaiah Stanback.

Fantasy take: Patrick Crayton will start in Glenn's absence, and he's a decent option in larger leagues. Jacques Reeves will start in place of Newman, which hurts the value of the Cowboys' defense.


New York Giants
Inactives: G Kevin Boothe, CB Craig Dahl, RB Robert Douglas, DT William Joseph, T Adam Koets, WR David Tyree, LB Gerris Wilkinson.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


4 p.m. ET

Chicago Bears
Inactives: DT Anthony Adams, G Josh Beekman, CB Corey Graham, WR Mike Hass, TE Greg Olsen, QB Kyle Orton, SAF Kevin Payne, RB Lousaka Polite.

Fantasy take: TE Desmond Clark is a more attractive fantasy starter with Olsen out.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE Jared DeVries, RB Kevin Jones, WR Brandon Middleton, QB Dan Orlovsky, G Stephen Peterman, G Manny Ramirez.

Fantasy take: Jones is inactive as expected. Tatum Bell will start, and is a nice No. 3 fantasy back. T.J. Duckett will see short-yardage and goal-line work.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: CB John Bowie, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, T Mario Henderson, C Chris Morris, CB Duane Starks, WR Travis Taylor, QB Andrew Walter (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: TE Scott Chandler, DT Brandon McKinney, T Roman Oben, CB Paul Oliver, WR Eric Parker, LB Brandon Siler, LB Anthony Waters, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: Rookie Craig Davis will start in Parker's place. Michael Turner is active, and will back up LaDainian Tomlinson.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: T Tom Ashworth, DE Baraka Atkins, DE Jason Babin, WR Ben Obomanu, RB Alvin Pearman, WR Courtney Taylor, G Mansfield Wrotto, DE Ellis Wyms.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: G Dan Buenning, LB Patrick Chukwurah, T Anthony Davis, QB Bruce Gradkowski (3rd QB), DB Anthony Madison, QB Chris Simms, DT Ryan Sims, LB Jeremiah Trotter.

Fantasy take: Trotter is out in his first game with the Buccaneers, and their defense is not an option in fantasy leagues this week.


1 p.m. EST

Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: G D'Anthony Batiste, G Tyson Clabo, DT Rod Coleman, FS Chris Crocker, DE John Mallard, TE Martrez Milner, T Quinn Ojinnaka.

Fantasy take: No siginifcant inactives.


Buffalo Bills
Inactives: DT Tim Anderson, DE Ryan Denney, LB Keith Ellison, G Duke Preston, DB John Wendling, DB George Wilson.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: WR Dwayne Jarrett, DE Charles Johnson, T Frank Omiyale, LB Tim Shaw, DB Quinton Teal.

Fantasy take: Keary Colbert and Drew Carter will see most of the work at wide receiver opposite Steve Smith.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: RB Charles Ali, CB Gary Baxter, T Kelly Butler, LB Willie McGinest, DB Jereme Perry, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, P Dave Zastudil, QB Brady Quinn (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


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

Fantasy take: Crowder is out, but the Broncos defense remains a solid option for owners.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: G Allen Barbre, DT Justin Harrell, WR Greg Jennings, G Tony Moll, DT Mike Montgomery, RB Vernand Morency, SAF Aaron Rouse.

Fantasy take: Rookie James Jones will start in place of Jennings, but he's no more than a borderline No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout. DeShawn Wynn will back up Brandon Jackson, who is a solid No. 3 fantasy back.


Houston Texans
Inactives: OT Rashad Butler, WR Andre' Davis, LB Zachary Diles, TE Joel Dreessen, RB Samkon Gado, G Kasey Studdard, C Chris White, DB Dexter Wynn.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Inactives: T Richard Collier, DB Aaron Glenn, LB Clint Ingram, DT Tony McDaniel, C Brad Meester, DE Kenneth Pettway, RB LaBrandon Toefield, WR Reggie Williams.

Fantasy take: Williams is inactive, so Dennis Northcutt, Ernest Wilford and Matt Jones will see most of the wideout work. None of the trio should start outside of larger fantasy leagues.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: TE Michael Allan, LB Johnny Baldwin, CB Rashad Barksdale, RB Boomer Grigsby, LB Nate Harris, DB Jon McGraw, T Herbert Taylor, QB Tyler Thigpen.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB John Beck (3rd QB), RB Lorenzo Booker, DB Courtney Bryan, DT Steve Fifita, CB Andre' Goodman, LB Abraham Wright, DT Rodrique Wright.

Fantasy take: Jesse Chatman will back up Ronnie Brown, but he has no value as a fantasy starter.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: DB Mike Doss, WR Robert Ferguson, QB Kelly Holcomb, DE Erasmus James, T Chase Johnson, TE Garrett Mills, DE Jayme Mitchell, RB Mewelde Moore.

Fantasy take: The Vikings won't have Doss of James, but their defense remains a viable fantasy option against Atlanta. Audrae Allison will take over for Ferguson.


New England Patriots
Inactives: DB Rashad Baker, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez, LB David Herron, TE David Thomas, DT Mike Wright, G Billy Yates.

Fantasy take: Randy Moss is active and should be a viable No. 2 or 3 fantasy wideout against the N.Y. Jets.


New York Jets
Inactives: RB Darian Barnes, T Jacob Bender, DE Mike Devito, CB Andre Dyson, TE Jason Pociask, DB Eric Smith, WR Chansi Stuckey.

Fantasy take: Thomas Jones is active and is a viable No. 2 fantasy back against New England.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: DE Victor Abiamiri, CB Nick Graham, G Max Jean-Gilles, T Pat McCoy, DT LaJuan Ramsey, LB Pago Togafau, G Scott Young.

Fantasy take: L.J. Smith is active, but he's not 100 percent and a risk for fantasy owners.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: DB Ricardo Colclough, LB Marquis Cooper, T Trai Essex, LB Arnold Harrison, WR Willie Reid, RB Gary Russell, CG Darnell Stapleton, QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: DE Victor Adeyanju, WR Drew Bennett, LB Quinton Culberson, WR Marques Hagans, C Richie Incognito, DE Eric Moore, RB Antonio Pittman, G Claude Terrell.

Fantasy take: Bennett is inactive, so look for Randy McMichael to see more red-zone looks. Torry Holt will start.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: RB Casey Cramer, WR Biren Ealy, WR Justin Gage, C Leroy Harris, RB Chris Henry, CB Reynaldo Hill, DT Jesse Mahelona.

Fantasy take: LenDale White and Chris Brown will handle the backfield duties. Eric Moulds, Brandon Jones and Roydell Williams will be the prominent receivers, but none warrant serious consideration as fantasy starters outside of larger leagues.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: DT Lorenzo Alexander, WR Shaun Bodiford, DT Ryan Boschetti, TE Cody Boyd, QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), DB David Macklin, RB Marcus Mason, T Todd Wade.

Fantasy take: Wade's absence will be felt on the offensive line, but it doesn't hurt the value of their skill position players. Clinton Portis is active and will start, but Ladell Betts could see more work out of the backfield.


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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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