Week 4 inactives

The following is a list of inactives for Week 4 (September 30-October 1) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries:

Oct. 1, 8:30pm EST


Cincinnati Bengals
Inactives: RB Rudi Johnson, DB Ethan Kilmer, LB Ahmad Brooks, LB Caleb Miller, G Dan Santucci, WR Tab Perry, LB Rashad Jeanty.

Fantasy take: Kenny Watson will start in the absence of Johnson. He's a viable fantasy option despite a touch matchup.


New England Patriots
Inactives: WR Kelley Washington, RB Laurence Maroney, G Steve Neal, T Ryan O'Callaghan, DT Santonio Thomas, DT Kareem Brown, LB Chad Brown.

Fantasy take: Sammy Morris will start in the absence of Maroney and is a nice fantasy option against a vulnerable Cincinnati defense. Heath Evans will also see more work out of the backfield.

8:15 pm EST


New York Giants
Inactives: CB Craig Dahl, RB Robert Douglas, RB Brandon Jacobs, T Adam Koets, QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), QB Anthony Wright, DT Manuel Wright.

Fantasy take: Derrick Ward is active, but reports indicate that Reuben Droughns could start and see more work this week. Plaxico Burress is also active and a solid option.


Philadelphia Eagles
Inactives: DE Victor Abiamiri, FS Brian Dawkins, QB Kevin Kolb (3rd QB), CB Lito Sheppard, TE L.J. Smith, DT Kimo von Oelhoffen, RB Brian Westbrook.

Fantasy take: Correll Buckhalter will start in the absence of Westbrook. Tony Hunt will also see some work out of the backfield. Matt Schoebel will start with Smith on the sidelines. The absence of Dawkins and Sheppard is good news for the Giants' offensive skill position players.

4 pm EST

Arizona Cardinals
Inactives: WR Anquan Boldin, DT Alan Branch, OT Levi Brown, FB Tim Castille, LB Brandon Johnson, DT Ross Kolodziej, DE Quentin Moses, C Chukky Okobi.

Fantasy take: Bryant Johnson will start in the absence of Boldin. He's worth using in leagues with 12-plus teams.


Carolina Panthers
Inactives: QB Jake Delhomme (3rd QB), TE Marcus Freeman, DE Otis Grigsby, DE Charles Johnson, G Evan Mathis, LB Dan Morgan, LB Adam Seward.

Fantasy take:David Carr will start in the absence of Delhomme, and is a serviceable replacement for fantasy owners who need a quarterback.


Denver Broncos
Inactives: DB Hamze Abdullah, DT Sam Adams, TE Stephen Alexander, RB Mike Bell, DE Amon Gordon, OT Ryan Harris, FS John Lynch, WR Javon Walker.

Fantasy take: Brandon Stokley will see more work with Walker out. Brandon Marshall is now a tremendous option for fantasy owners, as Jay Cutler will look for him often with Walker on the sidelines.


Indianapolis Colts
Inactives: DE Jeff Charleston, CB Michael Coe, DB Brannon Condren, RB Clifton Dawson, WR Roy Hall, DT Dan Klecko, DT Quinn Pitcock, LB Clint Session

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: CB Rashad Barksdale, LB Keyaron Fox, WR Eddie Kennison, DT James Reed, DB Benny Sapp, T Herbert Taylor, QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB).

Fantasy take:Dwayne Bowe and Sammie Parker will continue to start with Kennison out of action.


Pittsburgh Steelers
Inactives: DB Ricardo Colclough, T Trai Essex, LB Andre Frazier, RB Gary Russell, TE Matt Spaeth, G Darnell Stapleton, WR Hines Ward.

Fantasy take: Cedrick Wilson and Nate Washington will see more work in the absence of Ward.


San Diego Chargers
Inactives: TE Scott Chandler, CB Paul Oliver, WR Eric Parker, FB Andrew Pinnock, LB Anthony Waters, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB), LB Matt Wilhelm.

Fantasy take: Craig Davis will start in the absence of Parker.


San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: CB Tarell Brown, TE Vernon Davis, DT Atiyyah Ellison, SAF Dashon Goldson, WR Jason Hill, QB Shaun Hill (3rd QB), DE Ray McDonald, G Tony Wragge.

Fantasy take: Billy Bajema will see more work in the absence of Davis, but he has no fantasy value.


Seattle Seahawks
Inactives: T Tom Ashworth, DE Jason Babin, QB Charlie Frye (3rd QB), WR D.J. Hackett, TE Bennie Joppru, WR Courtney Taylor, G Mansfield Wrotto, DE Ellis Wyms.

Fantasy take:Nate Burleson will continue to start in the absence of Hackett. Maurice Morris is active and will spell Shaun Alexander.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: G Dan Buenning, T Anthony Davis, LB Adam Hayward, DB Brian Kelly, QB Luke McCown (3rd QB), QB Chris Simms, DT Ryan Sims, LB Jeremiah Trotter.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.

1 pm EST


Atlanta Falcons
Inactives: QB Byron Leftwich, DB Daren Stone, G D'Anthony Batiste, DT Rod Coleman, T Quinn Ojinnaka, G Tyson Clabo, TE Dwayne Blakley, DT Jonathan Babineaux.

Fantasy take: No significant inactives.


Baltimore Ravens
Inactives: K Rhys Lloyd, QB Troy Smith (3rd QB), CB Samari Rolle, RB Cory Ross, RB Mike Anderson, T Jonathan Ogden, DE Trevor Pryce, LB Edgar Jones.

Fantasy take: Musa Smith will see some carries behind Willis McGahee with Anderson out. Corey Ivy will start in the absence of Rolle. Demetrius Williams and Mark Clayton are both active.


Buffalo Bills
Inactives: QB J.P. Losman, RB Fred Jackson, LB Coy Wire, DB Jerametrius Butler, LB Keith Ellison, TE Matt Murphy, DE Ryan Denney, DE Bryan Copeland.

Fantasy take: The Bills defense is riddled with injuries, and that's great news for the Jets and their offensive skill position players. Trent Edwards will start with Losman out.


Chicago Bears
Inactives: QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), DB Adam Archuleta, CB Nathan Vasher, CB Charles Tillman, RB Lousaka Polite, LB Lance Briggs, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Haas.

Fantasy take: The Bears defense is shot full of holes due to injuries, which is great news for the Lions and their offensive skill position players.


Cleveland Browns
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), P Dave Zastudil, DB Gary Baxter, RB Jerome Harrison, G Isaac Sowells, T Kelly Butler, WR Travis Wilson, DE Orpheus Roye.

Fantasy take: Kellen Winslow is active and will start vs. Baltimore.


Dallas Cowboys
Inactives: CB Courtney Brown, FS Keith Davis, FB Oliver Hoyte, G Joe Berger, OT Doug Free, OT James Marten, WR Terry Glenn, WR Isaiah Stanback.

Fantasy take: Patrick Crayton will continue to start in the absence of Glenn. Greg Ellis is active and will see his first action of the season.


Detroit Lions
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), RB T.J. Duckett, LB Anthony Cannon, LB Alex Lewis, G Damien Woody, G Manny Ramirez, WR Calvin Johnson, DE Kalimba Edwards.

Fantasy take: Kevin Jones is active and will share carries with Tatum Bell. Mike Furrey will start and Shaun McDonald will move into the slot with Johnson out of action.


Green Bay Packers
Inactives: RB Brandon Jackson, DB Frank Walker, LB Desmond Bishop, DT Orrin Thompson, G Allen Barbre, DT Justin Harrell, DT Daniel Muir, DT Mike Montgomery.

Fantasy take: Vernand Morency will start in the absence of Jackson, but Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynn will see some work out of the backfield as well. Greg Jennings is active and will start.


Houston Texans
Inactives: WR Jacoby Jones, WR Jerome Mathis, RB Ahman Green, CB Fred Bennett, LB Zachary Diles, OT Rashad Butler, WR Andre Johnson, DE N.D. Kalu.

Fantasy take: Ron Dayne will start with Green out of action, so he's a viable fantasy option. Andre' Davis and Kevin Walter will start in the absence of Johnson and Jones.


Miami Dolphins
Inactives: QB John Beck (3rd QB), RB Lorenzo Booker, DB Courtney Bryan, LB Abraham Wright, LB Zach Thomas, DT Steve Fifita, DE Rob Ninkovich.

Fantasy take: Thomas will miss his second consecutive start, so Channing Crowder has increased value in IDP leagues.


Minnesota Vikings
Inactives: QB Tarvaris Jackson (3rd QB), DB Ronyell Whitaker, RB Mewelde Moore, TE Garrett Mills, T Chase Johnson, WR Aundrae Allison, NT Fred Evans, DE Erasmus James.

Fantasy take: Kelly Holcomb will start in the absence of Jackson. Chester Taylor is active and will start, so the value of Adrian Peterson could take a hit.


New York Jets
Inactives: QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB), CB Drew Coleman, RB Darian Barnes, LB Cody Spencer, G Will Montgomery, DE Mike Devito, T Jacob Bender, TE Jason Pociask.

Fantasy take: Chad Pennington is active and will start. He's a solid option in Week 4. Jerricho Cotchery is also active for the Jets.


Oakland Raiders
Inactives: QB Josh McCown, CB John Bowie, FB Oren O'Neal, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, LB Robert Thomas, DE Derrick Burgess, T Mario Henderson.

Fantasy take: Daunte Culpepper will make his first start in silver and black and is a viable option in larger fantasy leagues. JaMarcus Russell is the third quarterback.


St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans, CB Tye Hill, RB Steven Jackson, LB Tim McGarigle, C Richie Incognito, DT Louis Leonard, TE Dominique Byrd.

Fantasy take:Brian Leonard will start in the absence of Jackson. The Rams offensive line is patchwork at best, so Incognito's absence will hurt.

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