Week 15 inactives

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 15 (December 13-17) and all the fantasy implications:

Dec. 17, 8:30pm EST

Chicago Bears
Inactives: QB Rex Grossman (3rd QB) , SAF Josh Gattis , LB Darrell McClover , G Josh Beekman , DT Babatunde Oshinowo , WR Mike Hass , TE John Gilmore , DT Darwin Walker .

Fantasy take: QB Kyle Orton will start in Minnesota. CB Nathan Vasher is active for Chicago.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: QB Kelly Holcomb (3rd QB) , DB Tank Williams , DB Ronyell Whitaker , RB Mewelde Moore , TE Garrett Mills , LB David Herron , T Chase Johnson , WR Troy Williamson .

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


8:15pm EST

New York Giants
Inactives: QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), RB Danny Ware , FS Gibril Wilson, SS James Butler , T Adam Koets, G Kevin Booth e, David Tyree, DT Russell Davis .

Fantasy take: WR Plaxico Burress and TE Jeremy Shockey are active and will start against Washington. The Giants defensive backfield is without two safeties (Wilson, Butler), which is good news for Washington's pass attack.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: QB Sam Hollenbach (3rd QB), QB Jason Campbell, WR Anthony Mix, CB John Eubanks, TE Brian Kozlowski, LB Randall Godfrey, C Mike Pucillo, DL Ryan Boschetti.

Fantasy take: QB Todd Collins will start in the absence of Campbell.


4pm EST

Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: CB Alan Ball, DB Evan Oglesby, RB Tyson Thompson, G Joe Berger, OT Doug Free, OT James Marten, WR Terry Glenn, WR Isaiah Stanback.

Fantasy take: WR Patrick Crayton will start in the absence of Glenn, who is out another week.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), WR Roy Williams, WR Troy Walters, RB Tatum Bell, OT Barry Stokes, G Manny Ramirez, DE Kalimba Edwards, Patrick Body.

Fantasy take: WRs Shaun McDonald and Mike Furrey will see more work with Williams out of action. RB T.J. Duckett will be second on the depth chart with Bell inactive.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: WR Craphonso Thorpe, DB Keiwan Ratliff, FS Antoine Beathea, LB Clint Session, T Ryan Diem, DT Raheem Brock, WR Marvin Harrison, DE Robert Mathis.

Fantasy take: WR Anthony Gonzalez will start in the absence of Harrison, who is out again. RB Kenton Keith is active and will be second on the depth chart behind RB Jospeh Addai.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: QB Daunte Culpepper, QB Andrew Walter (3rd QB), WR Tim Dwight, RB LaMont Jordan, CB John Bowie, C Jake Grove, T Mario Henderson, DT Josh Shaw.

Fantasy take: QB Josh McCown will start with Culpepper inactive. WR Jerry Porter is active and will start. RB Dominic Rhodes is active and will be second on the depth chart behind RB Justin Fargas.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: QB Kevin Kolb (3rd QB), FS Brian Dawkins, CB William James, DB Marcus Paschal, G Scott Young, LaJuan Ramsey, TE L.J. Smith, DE Jevon Kearse.

Fantasy take: RB Brian Westbrook is active and will start in Dallas. The loss of Dawkins hurt the Eagles defensive backfield.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB), CB Paul Oliver, FB Lorenzo Neal, LB Anthony Waters, LB Shawne Merriman, T Roman Oben, WR Malcom Floyd, DT Luis Castillo.

Fantasy take: QB Philip Rivers is active and will start against Detroit. TE Antonio Gates is also active and a safe starter for fantasy footballers. The Bolts are without Merriman and Castillo, but their defense is still a viable fantasy option.


1pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: QB Tim Hasselbeck (3rd QB), WR Jamaica Rector, DB Bhawoh Jue, FB Tim Castille, LB Brandon Johnson, T Elton Brown, DE Chris Cooper, DT Ross Kolodziej.

Fantasy take: WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin are both active for the Cardinals. That hurts the value of WR Bryant Johnson.


Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: QB Byron Leftwich (3rd QB), CB Antonie Harris, G Justin Blalock, T Pat McCoy, DT Jesse Mahelona, T Harvey Dahl, TE Courtney Anderson, LB Travis Williams.

Fantasy take: WR Roddy White is active and will start in Tampa Bay.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: K Rhys Lloyd, CB Samari Rolle, RB Cory Ross, DB Gerome Sapp, DT Amon Gordon, T Adam Terry, TE Todd Heap, WR Demetrius Williams.

Fantasy take: The Ravens defensive backfield will be vulnerable with CB Chris McAlister (IR) and Rolle both out. That's good news for the value of the Miami wide receivers. TEs Daniel Wilcox and Quinn Sypniewski will see more work in the absence of Heap.


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

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: QB Vinny Testaverde (3rd QB), LB James Anderson, LB Brandon Jamison, G Evan Mathis, DE Stanley McClover, T Frank Omiyale, WR Keary Colbert, DT Gary Gibson.

Fantasy take: Rookie QB Matt Moore will start with Testaverde listed as the third emergency quarterback. That could be bad news for the value of WR Steve Smith.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), DB Kenny Wright, DB Ricardo Colclough, C Marvin Philip, LB Antwan Peek, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, DT Louis Leonard.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: QB Aaron Rodgers (3rd QB), WR Shaun Bodiford, CB Jarrett Bush, LB Tracy White, G Allen Barbre, TE Bubba Franks, DT Conrad Bolston, DT Daniel Muir.

Fantasy take: TE Donald Lee will continue to see a prominent role with Lee listed as inactive. CBs Charles Woodson and Al Harris and DE Aaron Kampman are all active, which is great news for the value of the Packers defense.


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 remains a viable unit for fantasy footballers in Week 15.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: FS Greg Wesley, RB Larry Johnson, CB Tyron Brackenridge, DT Alfonso Boone, T Kyle Turley, WR Bobby Sippio, DT James Reed.

Fantasy take: RB Kolby Smith is active and will start with Johnson still out of action.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: RB Jesse Chatman, DB Tuff Harris, LB Channing Crowder, DT Anthony Bryant, T Julius Wilson, T Anthony Alabi, DE Rob Ninkovich, DT Paul Soliai.

Fantasy take: RB Samkon Gado will start with Chatman out of action. WR Marty Booker is active for Miami.


New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, CB Fred Thomas, RB Reggie Bush, FS Josh Bullocks, G Andy Alleman, DT Brian Young, T Jermon Bushrod, TE Eric Johnson.

Fantasy take: RB Aaron Stecker will start in the absence of Bush. TE Billy Miller moves up the depth chart with Johnson listed as inactive.


New England Patriots
Inactives: QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), WR Chad Jackson, DB Rashad Baker, FS James Sanders, G Steve Neal, G Billy Yates, WR Troy Brown, TE Benjamin Watson.

Fantasy take: TE Kyle Brady will see more active in the absence of Watson, who is listed as inactive.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB), WR Chris Davis, T Jacob Bender, T Adrian Jones, TE Jason Pociask, DE Marques Murrell, DT Kareem Brown, DE Eric Hicks.

Fantasy take: WRs Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery are active and will start against New England.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB), WR Willie Reid, DB Grant Mason, LB Andre Frazier, G Darnell Stapleton, T Trai Essex, TE Jon Dekker, DE Ryan McBean.

Fantasy take: QB Ben Roethlisberger is active and will start against Jacksonville. However, he is less than 100 percent and the weather is bad in Pittsburgh, so start him with caution. SS Troy Polamalu is also active for the Steelers, which improves the value of their defense.


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, DE Ellis Wyms.

Fantasy take: WRs Bobby Engram and Nate Burleson will see more work with Hackett listed as inactive. RB Shaun Alexander is active and will start in Carolina.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: QB Brock Berlin (3rd QB), WR Marques Hagans, WR Brandon Williams, DB Hanik Milligan, C Nick Leckey, T Rob Petitti, T Mark LeVoir, DT Claude Wroten.

Fantasy take: QB Marc Bulger is active and will start against Green Bay. QB Gus Frerotte is also active and moves to second on the depth chart.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Bruce Gradkowski (3rd QB), FB B.J. Askew, LB Jeremiah Trotter, G Dan Buenning, DE Greg Spires, DT Greg Peterson, RB Zack Crockett, RB Kenneth Darby.

Fantasy take: RB Michael Pittman is active but will see limited time behind RB Earnest Graham.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, WR Mike Williams, DB Kelly Herndon, RB Casey Cramer, LB Gilbert Gardner, C Leroy Harris, DE Sean Conover, DE Bryce Fisher.

Fantasy take: DT Albert Haynesworth is active but could be somewhat limited in Kansas City.


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