The following is a list of inactive players for Week 7 (October 21-22) and the fantasy implications of all the major absences:
Oct. 29, 8:30pm EST
Inactives: RB Travis Henry, WR Javon Walker, RB Mike Bell, DT Amon Gordon, DE Jarvis Moss, DB Jeff Shoate, DT Isaac Snell
Fantasy take: Selvin Young will start with Henry out of action. Brandon Stokley will start and see more work with Walker on the sidelines. CB Champ Bailey is active and will start.
Green Bay Packers
Inactives: CB Will Blackmon, TE Bubba Franks, DT Justin Harrell, RB Brandon Jackson, DT Mike Montgomery, DT Daniel Muir, DB Frank Walker
Fantasy take: Donald Lee will see more work at tight end with Frank inactive. DeShawn Wynn is active and will start. CBs Al Harris and Charles Woodson are both active as well.
Inactives: WR Sam Aiken, DE Ryan Denney, QB Gibran Hamdan (3rd QB), LB Leon Joe, FS Jim Leonhard, FB Ryan Neufield, RB Anthony Thomas, DB Kiwaukee Thomas.
Inactives: LB Shawn Barber, TE Mark Bruener, OT Rashad Butler, RB Ahman Green, WR Andre Johnson, G Kasey Studdard, WR Harry Williams, DB Dexter Wynn.
Fantasy take: Ron Dayne will start in the absence of Green. Kevin Walter and Andre Davis will start at wide receiver with Johnson out. Matt Schaub is active, but he's not a recommended fantasy option this week.
Inactives: WR John Broussard, T Richard Collier, QB David Garrard, DT Derek Landri, DT Tony McDaniel, G Uche Nwaneri, K Josh Scobee, CB Brian Williams.
Fantasy take: Quinn Gray will start in the absence of Garrard. Maurice Jones-Drew is active and will share carries with Fred Taylor.
New England Patriots
Inactives: LB Eric Alexander, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, DB Mel Mitchell, RB Sammy Morris, TE Benjamin Watson, FS Eugene Wilson, G Billy Yates.
Fantasy take: Laurence Maroney is active and will start. Kevin Faulk and Heath Evans will share carries in the New England backfield. Kyle Brady will start with Watson inactive.
New Orleans Saints
Inactives: DB Jay Bellamy, T Jermon Bushrod, C Jeff Faine, TE Ronnie Ghent, WR Robert Meachem, LB Marvin Mitchell, CB Fred Thomas, DE Renaldo Wynn.
New York Jets
Inactives: FB Darian Barnes, CB Drew Coleman, T Adrian Jones, G Will Montgomery, DT C.J. Mosley, TE Jason Pociask, QB Marques Tuiasosopo (3rd QB).
San Diego Chargers
Inactives: TE Scott Chandler, WR Craig Davis, WR Malcolm Floyd, C Nick Hardwick, CB Paul Oliver, LB Anthony Waters, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB), DT Jamal Williams.
San Francisco 49ers
Inactives: CB Tarell Brown, DT Atiyyah Ellison, QB Shaun Hill (3rd QB), WR Darrell Jackson, T Jonas Jennings, FS Keith Lewis, WR LeRon McCoy, G Tony Wragge.
Fantasy take:Frank Gore is active and will start. Ashley Lelie will start in the absence of Jackson.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: G Dan Buenning, LB Patrick Chukwurah, WR Michael Clayton, DB Brian Kelly, QB Luke McCown (3rd QB), RB Michael Pittman, TE Alex Smith, LB Jeremiah Trotter.
Fantasy take: Earnest Graham will start in the absence of Pittman. Maurice Stovall will see more work with Clayton out. Jerramy Stevens has added value with Smith sidelined.
Inactives: DT Ryan Boschetti, QB Mark Brunell (3rd QB), WR Reche Caldwell, RB Rock Cartwright, T Rick DeMulling, OT Stephon Heyer, DB Fred Smoot, G Randy Thomas.
Inactives: QB Matt Moore (3rd QB), LB Dan Morgan, LB Adam Seward, G Evan Mathis, T Frank Omiyale, WR Dwayne Jarrett, DE Charles Johnson, DE Otis Grigsby
Fantasy take: DeShaun Foster is active and will start. Morgan's absence hurts the value of the what is an injury-riddled Carolina defense.
Inactives: QB Kyle Orton (3rd QB), RB Garrett Wolfe, CB Nathan Vasher, DB Brandon McGowan, RB Lousaka Polite, LB Darrell McClover, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Haas
Inactives: QB Jeff Rowe (3rd QB), WR Marcus Maxwell, CB David Jones, RB Rudi Johnson, LB Ahmad Brooks, LB Caleb Miller, T Willie Anderson, DE Frostee Rucker
Inactives: QB Ken Dorsey (3rd QB), DB Kenny Wright, DB Nick Sorensen, G Isaac Sowells, T Nat Dorsey, WR Travis Wilson, NT Ted Washington, DT Louis Leonard
Fantasy take: Jamal Lewis is active and should be considered a nice option against a weak St. Louis run defense. His presence hurts the value of Jason Wright, however.
Inactives: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB), RB Tatum Bell, DB Dovonte Edwards, DB Idrees Bashir, G Blaine Saipaia, G Manny Ramirez, DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE Kalimba Edwards
Inactives: WR Marvin Harrison, CB Michael Coe, DB Matt Giordano, LB Victor Worsley, LB Freddie Keiaho, DE Jeff Charleston, T Tony Ugoh, Quinn Pitcock
Inactives: TE David Martin, S Travares Tillman, LB Zach Thomas, DT Anthony Bryant, DL Vonnie Holliday, DT Sam Rayburn, S Lance Schulters, DE Quentin Moses, TE Aaron Halterman
Fantasy take: Justin Peelle wills start in the absence of Martin. The Miami defense loses value with Thomas on the sidelines.
Inactives: QB Tarvaris Jackson (3rd QB), FS Dwight Smith, DB Ronyell Whitaker, TE Garrett Mills, LB Vinny Ciurciu, T Chase Johnson, DE Erasmus James, WR Aundrae Allison
Fantasy take: Kelly Holcomb will start with Jackson listed as the third quarterback. Chester Taylor is active, but Adrian Peterson will start for the Vikes.
New York Giants
Inactives: WR Steve Smith, QB Jared Lorenzen (3rd QB), RB Derrick Ward, SS James Butler, T Adam Koets, DE Dave Tollefson, DT Manuel Wright, G Kevin Boothe
Fantasy take: Reuben Droughns will see more work behind Brandon Jacobs with Ward inactive. Plaxico Burress is active and will start against Miami.
Inactives: QB JaMarcus Russell (3rd QB), QB Andrew Walter, CB John Bowie, DB Chris Johnson, C Chris Morris, LB Sam Williams, DT Gerard Warren, T Mario Henderson
Fantasy take: Daunte Culpepper will start in Tennessee. Josh McCown is active as the No. 2 quarterback.
Inactives: QB Kevin Kolb (3rd QB), FS Brian Dawkins, RB Tony Hunt, LB Pago Togafau, G Max Jean-Gilles, DT Kimo von Oelhoffen, G Scott Young, DE Victor Abiamiri
Fantasy take: Dawkins will miss another week, but the Philadelphia defense remains an attractive fantasy option in Week 8.
Inactives: QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB), WR Willie Reid, FS Ryan Clark, RB Gary Russell, G Darnell Stapleton, T Trai Essex, DE Aaron Smith
St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans (3rd QB), WR Travis Taylor, RB Antonio Pittman, DB Bhawoh Jue, LB Quinton Culberson, C Brett Romberg, WR Dante Hall, DE Leonard Little
Fantasy take: Marc Bulger and Steven Jackson are both active and will start against Cleveland. The absence of Little hurts the value of the St. Louis defense.
Inactives: WR Paul Williams, RB Chris Brown, DB Kelly Herndon, FB Ahmard Hall, C Leroy Harris, DE Sean Conover, WR Brandon Jones
Fantasy take: Vince Young is active and will start against Oakland. The absence of Brown means more carries for LenDale White and Chris Henry. Roydell Williams will start at wide receiver with Jones inactive.