The following is a list of inactive players for Week 9 (November 4-5) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:
Nov. 5, 8:30pm EST
Fantasy take: With Heap and Wilcox both out, Quinn Sypniewski will start at tight end for Baltimore. McAlister and Rolle are both inactive, which is good news for Pittsburgh's wide receivers. Musa Smith will back up Willis McGahee with Anderson out.
Fantasy take: Patrick Crayton will continue to start in the absence of Glenn. Anthony Henry is active and will start, which is good news for the Dallas defense.
Fantasy take: L.J. Smith and Reggie Brown are both active and will start. Brian Dawkins and Lito Sheppard are active and increase the value of the Philadelphia defense.
Inactives: CB Ricardo Colclough, QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), T Nat Dorsey, LB D'Qwell Jackson, DT Louis Leonard, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, DB Kenny Wright.
Inactives: CB Michael Coe, DB Brannon Condren, LB Tyjuan Hagler, WR Marvin Harrison, LB Freddie Keiaho, DT Quinn Pitcock, WR Craphonso Thorpe, T Tony Ugoh.
New England Patriots
Inactives: T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez (3rd QB), DB Mel Mitchell, TE Marcellus Rivers, FS Eugene Wilson, G Billy Yates.
Fantasy take: D.J. Hackett is active and will see more work in the absence of Branch. Will Heller will start with Pollard inactive.
Fantasy take: Joey Harrington will start with Leftwich out. Martrez Milner and Dwayne Blakley will see more work with Crumpler out, but neither has fantasy value.
Fantasy take: Rudi Johnson and Kenny Watson are both active and will share carries. Reports indicate Watson will start at Buffalo.
Inactives: RB Mike Bell, DB Curome Cox, FS John Lynch, DT Amon Gordon, DT Isaac Snell, WR Javon Walker, TE Chad Mustard, DE Jarvis Moss.
Fantasy take: Travis Henry is active and will start. Brandon Stokley will start in the absence of Walker. The loss of Lynch hurts the value of the Denver defense.
Fantasy take: Donald Lee will see more work in the absence of Franks. Koren Robinson, Al Harris and Charles Woodson are all active.
Fantasy take: Quinn Gray will start in the absence of Garrard. John Carney will continue to kick with Scobee out. Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew will see all the backfield work with Toefield inactive.
Kansas City Chiefs
Inactives: QB Tyler Thigpen (3rd QB), CB Rashad Barksdale, T Herbert Taylor, T Kyle Turley, WR Bobby Sippio, WR Eddie Kennison, DT DeMarcus Tyler, LB Keyaron Fox.
Inactives: QB Kelly Holcomb (3rd QB), DB Mike Doss, CB Antonie Winfield, FB Naufahu Tahi, TE Garrett Mille, T Chase Johnson, WR Troy Williamson, DE Jayme Mitchell.
Fantasy take: The loss of Phillips hurts the San Diego defense, but this unit remains a solid fantasy option in Week 9.
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, RB Chris Brown, RB Quinton Gather, DB Kelly Herndon, FB Ahmard Hall, LB LeVar Woods, C Leroy Harris, DE Sean Conover.
Fantasy take: Vince Young is active and will start. Chris Henry will work behind LenDale White with Brown inactive.
Inactives: QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), DB David Macklin, LB Marcus Washington, G Mike Pucillo, DT Ryan Boschetti, G Randy Thomas, T Kevin Sampson, WR Brandon Lloyd.