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
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.
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: The absence of Wilson hurts owners in IDP formats. QB Kurt Warner is active and will start against San Francisco.
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 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.
Fantasy take: RB Anthony Thomas will start in the absence of Lynch and is a viable fantasy flex starter.
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.
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.
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.
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.