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Hillis, Vilma, Foster lead list of early inactives

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The three marquee injuries for the 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET games are Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis, who's been sent home with strep throws. If you have Montario Hardesty on your fantasy team, now's the time to roll. Similarly in Houston, you'll want to go with running back Ben Tate over Arian Foster, who will be off the field with that balky hamstring. Adding to Tate's possible effectiveness is the fact that middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma is out (knee), and cornerback Tracy Porter is out as well. The Saints will want to get Jabari Greer all over Andre Johnson, because Patrick Robinson is still learning on the go, and it's very obvious.

Here are all the early inactives; as always, a huge hat tip to our good buddy Brian McIntyre at Mac's Football Blog.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

New England: WR Taylor Price, TE Aaron Hernandez, T Sebastian Vollmer, DT Albert Haynesworth, DE Mike Wright, CB Ras-I Dowling, S Patrick Chung

Buffalo: TE Lee Smith, T Sam Young, G Kraig Urbik, NT Torell Troup, LB Kirk Morrison, CB Terrence McGee, DB Justin Rogers

Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers

Jacksonville: WR Kassim Osgood, OL Cameron Bradfield, C Jason Spitz, DE Aaron Kampman, DE Matt Roth, DT C.J. Mosley, CB Rod Issac

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Kealoha Pilares, TE Ben Hartsock, OT Lee Ziemba, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jason Phillips, S Charles Godfrey

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

San Francisco: QB Scott Tolzien, FB Moran Norris, WR Braylon Edwards, OL Daniel Kilgore, OL Michael Person, DL DeMarcus Dobbs, NT Ian Williams

Cincinnati: WR Andrew Hawkins, TE Colin Cochart, G Otis Hudson, DE Robert Geathers, LB Dontay Moch, S Taylor Mays, S Robert Sands

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns

Miami: WR Roberto Wallace, TE Will Yeatman, OL Ryan Cook, DE Tony McDaniel, DE Phillip Merling, LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, CB Vontae Davis

Cleveland: QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Peyton Hillis, TE Jordan Cameron, OT Tony Pashos, C/G Steve Vallos, LB Titus Brown, S Eric Hagg

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Detroit: QB Drew Stanton, WR Rashied Davis, T Jason Fox, G Jacques McClendon, DT Nick Fairley, LB Doug Hogue, CB Alphonso Smith

Minnesota: WR Greg Camarillo, T DeMarcus Love, C Brandon Fusco, DE D'Aundre Reed, LB Xavier Adibi, CB Brandon Burton, S Mistral Raymond

Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints

Houston: QB T.J. Yates, RB Derrick Ward, RB Arian Foster, WR David Anderson, T Andrew Gardner, G Thomas Austin, CB Sherrick McManis

New Orleans: WR Marques Colston, C Matt Tennant, DT Tom Johnson, DE Jeff Charleston, LB Jonathan Vilma, CB Tracy Porter, K Garrett Hartley

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

NY Giants: RB Da'Rel Scott, WR Mario Manningham, WR Michael Clayton, OL James Brewer, OL Mitch Petrus, DE Osi Umenyiora, CB Prince Amukamara

Philadelphia: OT Winston Justice, G Daniel Watkins, G Julian Vandevelde, DE Juqua Parker, DE Darryl Tapp, CB Curtis Marsh, S Jaiquawn Jarrett

Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans

Denver: WR Eddie Royal, WR Demaryius Thomas, TE Julius Thomas, T Tony Hills, DE Elvis Dumervil, DT Marcus Thomas, CB Champ Bailey

Tennessee: QB Rusty Smith, T Byron Stingily, C Kevin Matthews, DT Malcolm Sheppard, DT Zach Clayton, CB Chris Hawkins, S Chris Hope

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