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Welcome all who just couldn't get enough of this morning's fantasy chat. As I've started to do every Friday shortly following the chats, I'll address some questions I received in more detail.

Nothing like a little fantasy chat bonus coverage, right?

A couple chatters were concerned about Maurice Jones-Drew's leg injury that forced him from the game against Washington on Thursday night. Turns out it was a shin contusion, or a bruise in the vernacular.

According to Vito Stellino's story on, MJD looks to be fine.

If he is unable to pratice on Wednesday, that's the time MJD owners need to become a bit unnerved. Otherwise have a Labor Day weekend filled with no stress and many drinks.

Several other chatters inquired about fantasy insurance, and I happily referred them to What a great idea. For more details on FSI and what it offers, check out my recent blog post.

Got multiple questions on Steve Slaton and Jay Cutler too. First, let's address the Slaton situation.

Once thought to have the backfield to himself, Slaton was a fast riser on many fantasy draft boards. But in recent days, Texas Coach Gary Kubiak indicated Chris Brown would get goal-line carries. That could be subterfuge, but more likely it's the truth since Slaton isn't the biggest guy, and thus his durability may be an issue.

That doesn't mean Slaton isn't a solid No. 1 fantasy back. He's still that and more, especially in PPR leagues. He's just not a lock top 10 fantasy back anymore.

As for Cutler, the fantasy world remains split. The two schools of thought on him are either he'll be a bust because he doesn't have talented wide receivers, or that he'll be a perfect fit for an offense that has lacked a downfield passer who can make those wide receivers shine.

At this point, most fantasy experts are saying Cutler is low-end No. 1 starter.

Your questions and comments are encouraged. Please feel free to use this blog to ask all of your fantasy questions, or if you'd like, post your roster and have the fantasy community weigh in.

Remember this blog is designed with you, the fantasy player, in mind, and you should feel free to own it.

By Gene Wang  |  September 4, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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