Week 11 inactives

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 11 (November 18-19) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:

Nov. 19, 8:30pm EST

Denver Broncos:
Inactives: QB Darrell Hackney (3rd QB), RB Travis Henry, RB Paul Smith, DB Jeff Shoate, DT Isaac Snell, DE Larry Birdine, WR Javon Walker, DE Paul Carrington.

Fantasy take: Selvin Young will start in the absence of Henry. He's a solid fantasy option with Albert Haynesworth out of action for Tennessee. Brandon Stokley will continue to start in the absence of Walker, who could return in Week 12.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, CB Nick Harper, FB Ahmard Hall, RB Casey Cramer, G Benji Olson, DE Sean Conover, DT Albert Haynesworth.

Fantasy take: Chris Brown is active, so Chris Henry will see fewer carries behind LenDale White. The Titans defensive line is not the same without Haynesworth, who is out for the second consecutive week. The absence of Harper makes Brandon Marshall more valuable for fantasy owners.


8:15pm EST

Buffalo Bills
Inactives: DE Copeland Bryan, OL Christian Gaddis, QB Gibran Hamden (3rd QB), DT Jason Jefferson, LB Leon Joe, RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Tim Massaquoi, FB Ryan Neufeld.

Fantasy take: Anthony Thomas will start and see most of the backfield work in Lynch's absence. He's a decent flex starter in larger leagues.


New England Patriots
Inactives: LB Eric Alexander, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), DB Mel Mitchell, G Steve Neal, DT Le Kevin Smith, FS Eugene Wilson.

Fantasy take:Wes Welker was removed from the injury report and is active.


4pm EST

Chicago Bears
Inactives: QB Brian Griese (3rd QB), WR Mark Bradley, CB Nathan Vasher, RB Lousaka Polite, SAF Josh Gattis, LB Darrell McClover, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Haas.

Fantasy take:Rex Grossman will start with Griese inactive. Kyle Orton is second on the depth chart.


Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: DB Evan Oglesby, RB Tyson Thompson, G Joe Berger, OT Doug Free, OT James Marten, WR Terry Glenn, WE Isaiah Stanback, NT Remi Ayodele.

Fantasy take: Patrick Crayton will continue to start in the absence of Glenn. OT Leonard Davis is active and will start, which is good news for the Cowboys' offensive line.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo, WR Chris Davis, FB Darian Barnes, T Jacob Bender, T Adrian Jones, TE Sean Ryan, DE Marques Murrell, DE Eric Hicks.

Fantasy take: Laveranues Coles is active and will start against Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB), WR Willie Reid, RB Gary Russell, DB Grant Mason, LB LaMarr Woodley, C Philip Marvin, G Darnell Stapleton, T Trai Essex.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: QB Shaun Hill, WR Ashley Lelie, WR LeRon McCoy, CB Tarell Brown, SAF Dashon Goldson, DT Atiyyah Ellison, NT Aubrayo Franklin, OT Patrick Estes.

Fantasy take:Frank Gore is active and will start against a porous St. Louis run defense. Alex Smith is active, but Trent Dilfer will start.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), RB Shaun Alexander, DB C.J. Wallace, LB Will Herring, G Mansfield Wrotto, T Ray Willis, WR Courtney Taylor, DE Baraka Atkins.

Fantasy take: Maurice Morris will start in the absence of Alexander. He's a nice flex option. Deion Branch (foot) is active and will start against Chicago.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: T Mark LeVoir, WR Marques Hagans (3rd QB), WR Brandon Williams, WR Travis Taylor, LB Tim McGarigle, C Brett Romberg, TE Dominique Byrd, DE Trevor Johnson.

Fantasy take: The loss of Romberg hurts what is already a patchwork Rams' offensive line.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), FS Sean Taylor, DB David Macklin, DT Ryan Boschetti, T Rick DeMulling, G Randy Thomas, T Kevin Sampson, WR James Thrash.

Fantasy take:Santana Moss is active and will start in Dallas. The Redskins defense is loaded with injuries, so it could be a big afternoon for Tony Romo.


1pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: QB Tim Hasselbeck (3rd QB), SS Adrian Wilson, FB Tim Castille, DB Aaron Francisco, T Elton Brown, TE Tim Euhus, WR Jerheme Urban, DE Chris Cooper.

Fantasy take: Kurt Warner (left elbow) is active and will start in Cincinnati. IDP owners need to look for a replacement for Wilson, who is out. The absence of Brown hurts the Cardinals' offensive line.


Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: RB Artose Pinner, T Terrance Pennington, G D'Anthony Batiste, T Harvey Dahl, TE Courtney Anderson, WR Joe Horn, DT Tim Anderson.

Fantasy take: Byron Leftwich is active and will start against Tampa Bay. Jerious Norwood is active, but Warrick Dunn will continue to start. Rookie Laurent Robinson will start in the absence of Horn. Alge Crumpler (ankle, knee) is active and will start.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: QB Steve McNair (3rd QB), CB Samari Rolle, DB Gerome Sapp, T Jared Gaither, TE Daniel Wilcox, TE Todd Heap, WR Demetrius Williams, LB Edgar Jones.

Fantasy take: Kyle Boller will start with McNair inactive. Rookie Troy Smith is second on the depth chart. Quinn Sypniewski will start in the absence of Heap. Chris McAlister is active and will start against Cleveland. Mark Clayton will see more work with Williams inactive.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: QB Matt Moore (3rd QB), CB C.J. Wilson, G Evan Mathis, T Frank Omiyale, WR Steve Smith, DT Damione Lewis, DE Charles Johnson, LB Donte Curry.

Fantasy take: Drew Carter, Keary Colbert and Dwayne Jarrett are all active and will see more work in the absence of Smith. Carter and Colbert are the best fantasy options. Vinny Testaverde, not David Carr, will start in Green Bay.


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: QB Jeff Rowe (3rd QB), WR Marcus Maxwell, CB David Jones, G Dan Santucci, T Willie Anderson, TE Nate Lawrie, DE Frostee Rucker, LB Roy Manning.

Fantasy take: Chad Johnson (knee) is active and will start, so he's a safe play for fantasy owners.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), DB Kenny Wright, DB Ricardo Colclough, RB Jerome Harrison, G Isaac Sowells, C Greg Eslinger, WR Travis Wilson, DE Shaun Smith.

Fantasy take: Jason Wright will see more work behind Jamal Lewis with Harrison out.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), RB Tatum Bell, DB Dovonte Edwards, G Manny Ramirez, T Jonathan Scott, DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE Dewayne White, DB Tony Beckham.

Fantasy take: T.J. Duckett will see more work behind Kevin Jones with Bell inactive.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: WR Shaun Bodiford, CB Will Blackmon, FS Nick Collins, LB Tracy White, TE Bubba Franks, DT Colin Cole, DT Justin Harrell, DT Daniel Muir.

Fantasy take: Donald Lee will continue to see more work in the absence of Franks. The Packers have some injuries on defense, but this unit is still a solid fantasy option in Week 11.


Houston Texans
Inactives: QB Craig Nall (3rd QB), DB Jamar Fletcher, RB Ahman Green, LB Shantee Orr, G Kasey Studdard, T Jordan Black, OT Brandon Frye, TE Jeb Putzier.

Fantasy take:Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson are both active and will start. Ron Dayne will start with Green inactive, but Adimchinobe Echemandu will also see some work.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: CB Dante Hughes, CB Tim Jennings, DB Matt Giordano, LB Tyjuan Hagler, T Tony Ugoh, T Daniel Federkeil, TE Bryan Fletcher, WR Marvin Harrison.

Fantasy take: Anthony Gonzalez (hand) is active and will see more work with Harrison out. The Colts defense is riddled with injuries, so consider it a risk-reward unit against Kansas City.


Jacksonville Jaguars
Inactives: K John Carney, QB Todd Bouman (3rd QB), WR John Broussard, RB LaBrandon Toefield, DB Aaron Glenn, T Richard Collier, T Tutan Reyes, DE Bobby McCrary.

Fantasy take: David Garrard is active and will start against San Diego. Josh Scobee (quadriceps) is active and will return as the team's No. 1 kicker.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: RB Larry Johnson, CB Rashad Barksdale, T Herbert Taylor, T Will Svitek, WR Eddie Drummond, LB Kendrell Bell.

Fantasy take: Priest Holmes will start in the absence of Johnson, who is out a few more weeks. The Chiefs have some injuries on defense, so avoid this unit against Peyton Manning and Indianapolis.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: WR Kerry Reed, RB Samkon Gado, DB Jereme Perry, LB Zach Thomas, DT Anthony Bryant, DE Rob Ninkovich, DE Matt Roth.

Fantasy take: The Dolphins have some injuries on defense, but this unit warrants no fantasy consideration. The absence of Thomas makes Brian Westbrook that much more attractive.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: QB Kelly Holcomb (3rd QB), DB Ronyell Whitaker, RB Adrian Peterson, DB Eric Frampton, TE Garrett Mills, T Chase Johnson, WR Aundrae Allison, DE Jayme Mitchell.

Fantasy take: Chester Taylor will start in the absence of Peterson and is a tremendous fantasy option. Tarvaris Jackson is active and will start against Oakland.


New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, DB Jay Bellamy, CB Usama Young, LB Matt McCoy, G Andy Alleman, DT Brian Young, T Jammal Brown, DE Charles Grant.

Fantasy take: The absence of Young will hurt the effectiveness of the Saints' offensive line. The team has some injuries on defense, but the Saints crew has little value in fantasy football.


New York Giants
Inactives: QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), CB Craig Dahl, WR Steve Smith, RB Derrick Ward, T Adam Koets, DE Dave Tollefson, DT Manuel Wright, G Kevin Boothe.

Fantasy take:Plaxico Burress is active and will start in Detroit.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: QB JaMarcus Russell (3rd QB), QB Josh McCown, RB LaMont Jordan, CB John Bowie, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, C Jake Grove, T Mario Henderson, DT Josh Shaw.

Fantasy take: Daunte Culpepper will start with McCown out of action. Andrew Walter is second on the depth chart. Justin Fargas will continue to start at running back, but Dominic Rhodes will see more work with Jordan out.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: QB Kevin Kolb (3rd QB), RB Tony Hunt, DB Marcus Paschal, G Max Jean-Gilles, DT Kimo von Oelhoffen, G Scott Young, DE Jevon Kearse, DE Montae Reagor.

Fantasy take: Brian Westbrook (knee) is active and will start. Correll Buckhalter will see all the carries behind him with Hunt inactive.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB), CB Paul Oliver, SAF Eric Weddle, LB Anthony Waters, C Nick Hardwick, WR Malcolm Floyd, TE Scott Chandler, DE Luis Castillo.

Fantasy take: The continued absence of Castillo makes Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor more attractive fantasy starters.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Luke McCown (3rd QB), RB Michael Bennett, DB Keiwan Ratliff, LB Jeremiah Trotter, G Dan Buenning, TE Keith Heinrich, DE Greg Spires, DT Greg Peterson.

Fantasy take: Michael Pittman (leg) is active, but Earnest Graham will continue to start for the Buccaneers.


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