Week 2 inactives

The following is a list of inactive players for Week 2 (September 16-17) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:

Sept. 17, 8:30pm EST

Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: QB A.J. Feeley (3rd QB), CB Lito Sheppard, RB Tony Hunt , LB Pago Togafau , T Pat McCoy , G Scott Young, DT LaJuan Ramsey , DE Victor Abiamiri.

Fantasy take: The absence of Sheppard hurts the value of the Philadelphia defense. L.J. Smith is active despite being less than 100 percent. He's a risk for fantasy owners.


Washington Redskins
Inactives: QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), CB Fred Smoot, SS Vernon Fox , DT Lorenzo Alexander , WR Shaun Bodiford , TE Cody Boyd , WR Reche Caldwell , DE Phillip Daniels.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


8pm EST

New England Patriots
Inactives: DB Rashad Baker, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), LB Corey Mays, G Steve Neal, TE David Thomas, DT Mike Wright.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: TE Scott Chandler, CB Cletis Gordon, DT Brandon McKinney, T Roman Oben, WR Eric Parker, FB Andrew Pinnock, LB Anthony Waters, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB)

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


4pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: G Brad Badger, DT Alan Branch, FB Tim Castille, C Al Johnson, DT Ross Kolodziej, C Nick Leckey, DE Quentin Moses, WR Jerheme Urban.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: RB Mike Anderson, LB Edgar Jones, K Rhys Lloyd, T Jonathan Ogden, DB David Pittman, RB Cory Ross, QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), TE Daniel Wilcox.

Fantasy take: The absence of Ogden will hurt the Ravens' offensive line. Musa Smith will spell Willis McGahee with Anderson out. WR Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams are both active, but neither is more than a borderline No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout.


Chicago Bears
Inactives: G Josh Beekman, DE Antonio Garay, CB Corey Graham, WR Mike Hass, P Brad Maynard, TE Greg Olsen, QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), RB Lousaka Polite.

Fantasy take: Desmond Clark will continue to see most of the work at tight end with Olsen out.


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: CB Terence Newman's absence makes the Cowboys defense a less attractive fantasy unit. Patrick Crayton will start in the absence of Terry Glenn, who is out several weeks.


Denver Broncos
Inactives: WR Brian Clark, DE Tim Crowder, DB Dominique Foxworth, RB Andre Hall, G Ben Hamilton, T Ryan Harris, DT Alvin McKinley, LB Jamie Winborn.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB Anthony Cannon, DE Jared DeVries, RB T.J. Duckett, RB Kevin Jones, QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), G Stephen Peterman, G Manny Ramirez.

Fantasy take:

RB Tatum Bell will see almost all the carries, but he's no better than a flex starter.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: LB Johnny Baldwin, CB Rashad Barksdale, RB Boomer Grigsby, WR Eddie Kennison, LB William Kershaw, DB Jon McGraw, T Herbert Taylor, QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: WR Dwayne Bowe and Samie Parker will start with Kennison out, but neither should be active on fantasy teams.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB John Beck (3rd QB), DB Courtney Bryan, RB Lorenzo Booker, CB Andre Goodman, DT Paul Soliai, DB Lamont Thompson, LB Abraham Wright, DT Rodrique Wright.

Fantasy take: RB Jesse Chatman is active, and will share carries with Ronnie Brown.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: DB Mike Doss, NT Fred Evans, QB Kelly Holcomb, DE Erasmus James, T Chase Johnson, TE Garrett Mills, FB Tony Richardson, RB Chester Taylor.

Fantasy take: RB Adrian Peterson will see all of the carries, and is a tremendous fantasy starter.


New York Jets
Inactives: T Jacob Bender, CB Drew Coleman, DE Mike Devito, DB Abram Elam, TE Jason Pociask, LB Cody Spencer, QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB).

Fantasy take: QB Chad Pennington is active, but head coach Eric Mangini hasn't announced yet who will start between Pennington and Kellen Clemens.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: CB John Bowie, RB Adimchinobe Echemandu, T Mario Henderson, C Jeremy Newberry, DB Duane Starks, QB Andrew Walter (3rd QB), WR Mike Williams.

Fantasy take: QB Josh McCown is active, but head coach Lane Kiffin has not announced who will start between McCown and Daunte Culpepper.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: T Tom Ashworth, DE Jason Babin, QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), WR D.J. Hackett, LB Leroy Hill, RB Maurice Morris, WR Ben Obomanu, G Manfield Wrotto.

Fantasy take: WR Nate Burleson will continue to start in the absence of Hackett. RB Alvin Pearman will spell Shaun Alexander with Morris out.


1pm EST

Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: QB Casey Bramlet (3rd QB), WR Laurent Robinson, G D'Anthony Batiste, DT Rod Coleman, T Quinn Ojinnaka, G Tyson Clabo, DE Josh Mallard.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Buffalo Bills
Inactives: RB Fred Jackson, LB Coy Wire, DB John Wendling, LB Keith Ellison, G Duke Preston, WR Josh Reed, DRE Ryan Denney, DE Bryan Copeland.

Fantasy take: The Bills defense is riddled with injuries and not a recommended fantasy option. Roscoe Parrish will see more work with Reed out.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: QB Matt Moore (3rd QB), DB Nate Salley, DE Stanley McClover, T Frank Omiyale, WR Dwayne Jarrett, TE Marcus Freeman, DE Charles Johnson, LB Tim Shaw.

Fantasy take: Jarrett is inactive for the second consecutive week. Drew Carter and Keary Colbert will see most of the work opposite Steve Smith.


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: QB Jeff Rowe (3rd QB), DB Nedu Ndukwe, DB Ethan Kilmer, C Eric Ghiacius, DE Jonathan Fanene, WR Antonio Chatman, DE Frostee Rucker, LB Rashad Jeanty.

Fantasy take: T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Shayne Graham are both active and should be safe starts.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: K Paul Ernster, QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), DB Gary Baxter, RB Jerome Harrison, LB Willie McGinest, G Isaac Sowells, T Kelly Butler, WR Travis Wilson.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


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

Fantasy take:Brandon Jackson will see most of the backfield work with Morency out and is a nice sleeper vs. the Giants. With Jennings out, rookie James Jones is now a viable No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout.


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

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: CB Michael Coe, DB Brannon Condren, LB Freddie Keiaho, T Charlie Johnson, G Michael Toudouze, DT Dan Klecko, LB Rob Morris, DT Quinn Pitcock.

Fantasy take: The absence of Keiaho and Morris hurts the value of the Colts defense.


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

Fantasy take: John Carney will kick in the absence of Scobee, who is out several weeks.


New Orleans Saints
Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, CB Fred Thomas, RB Pierre Thomas, G Andy Alleman, T Jermon Bushrod, TE Ronnie Ghent, DE Renaldo Wynn.

Fantasy take: Meachem is out of action, so Terrance Copper will see more work in the multi-receiver sets.


New York Giants
Inactives: QB Anthony Wright (3rd QB), RB Brandon Jacobs, DB Kevin Dockery, LB Gerris Wilkinson, T Adam Koets, G Kevin Boothe, WR David Tyree, DT Russell Davis.

Fantasy take:Eli Manning (shoulder) is active and will start for the Giants. It appears safe to use him vs. Green Bay. Derrick Ward will start with Jacobs out. Osi Umenyiora is active, but the Giants defense is still not a recommended fantasy unit.


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

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: DB Donald Strickland, SAF Dashon Goldson, TE Billy Bajema, G Tony Wragge, DT Atiyyah Ellison, WR Jason Hill, DE Ray McDonald.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans, CB Tye Hill, RB Antonio Pittman, TE Richard Owens, LB Pisa Tinoisamoa, C Richie Incognito, DT Louis Leonard, T Brandon Gorin.

Fantasy take: Drew Bennett is active, but he's not a recommended fantasy starter in most formats. The loss of Hill and Tinoisamoa hurts the value of the Rams defense.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Chris Simms, QB Luke McCown, DB Brian Kelly, LB Jeremiah Trotter, LB Patrick Chukwurah, T Anthony Davis, G Dan Buenning, DT Ryan Sims.

Fantasy take: Cadillac Williams is active and will give it a go for the Buccaneers, but he's not at 100 percent and will be a risky start for fantasy owners.


Tennessee Titans
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, CB Reynaldo Hill, RB Chris Henry, RB Casey Cramer, C Leroy Harris, WR Biren Ealy, DT Randy Starks.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


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