The following is a list of injured players for Week 17 (Dec. 29-30) and all the fantasy implications:
Fantasy take: Despite returning to practice, Harrison will sit out another game with a knee injury that has now caused the receiver to miss 11 games this season. Even more disheartening to Browns fans who had hoped the Colts would play the starters significantly against the Titans will be the absence of Diem, Gonzalez and Utecht on offense, and Brock and Mathis on defense.
Inactives: WR Jamaica Rector, FB Tim Castille, LB David Holloway, LB Brandon Johnson, G Deuce Lutui, TE Tim Euhus and DE Chris Cooper.
Inactives: WR Tim Dwight, DB Rashad Baker, T Mark Wilson, T Mario Henderson, G Jonathan Palmer, LB Jon Alston and DT Josh Shaw.
St. Louis Rams
Inactives: WR Marques Hagans, LB Brandon Chillar, C Nick Leckey, T Rob Petitti, T Mark LeVoir, TE Dominique Byrd and DE Trevor Johnson.
Fantasy take: Quarterback Chris Redman gets one more chance against a defense that will likely rest its starters.
Inactives: S Josh Gattis, LB Darrell McClover, G Josh Beekman, WR Mike Haas, WR Brandon Rideau, TE Fontel Mines and NT Darwin Walker.
Inactives: DB Ricardo Colclough, C Marvin Philip, LB Antwan Peek, DE Melila Purcell, G Isaac Sowells, WR Travis Wilson, and DE Orpheus Roy.
Fantasy take: LaBrandon Toefield will start at running back. Quarterback David Garrard is active, but Quinn Gray will start.
Inactives: QB Casey Bramlet, RB Patrick Cobbs, T Julius Wilson, G Ike Ndukwe, T Anthony Alabi, DE Rob Ninovich, NT Keith Traylor and DT Paul Soliai.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Inactives: QB Jeff Garcia, WR Ike Hilliard, SS Jermaine Phillips, RB Earnest Graham, FB B.J. Askew, MLB Barrett Rudd, G Dan Buenning, and WR Joey Galloway.
New England Patriots
Inactives: WR Chad Jackson, CB Willie Andrews, RB Kyle Eckel, G Steve Neal, T Nick Kaczur, WR Troy Brown, and TE Kyle Brady.
Fantasy take: Brady will not play! Although it's tight end Kyle Brady. The Patriots will be without two starters on the right side of the offensive line, guard Steve Neal and tackle Nick Kaczur. That makes going against the Giants' tough defensive line a daunting task. But it would be foolish to bench Tom Brady and Randy Moss now, who seem intent on setting a number of NFL records.
New York Giants
Inactives: CB Kevin Dockery, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, LB Torrance Daniels, T Adam Koets, DT Manuel Wright, WR Sinorice Moss, TE Jerome Collins.
Fantasy take: Bad news for all fantasy owners who scrambled to pick up Bradshaw this week. Receiver Plaxico Burress is active and remains a risky start, especially if a blowout develops. But this is true of all Giants offensive starters. Burress did practice this week and start him if your team is thin at receiver, but shy away from quarterback Eli Manning. The Giants defense is tempting because of injuries on the line, but stay away.