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Fantasy editor Michael Fabiano was back for his weekly live chat on Friday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. ET to take your questions on injuries and lineup advice for Week 7. For more fantasy news, check out NFL.com's fantasy football blog.

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    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    2:00 PM ET

    Good morning everyone! Ready for Week 7 of the fantasy season? I'm here to help! Fire away!
  • Fred, Canada

    11:03 AM ET

    Leon Washington or Marion Barber?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like Washington as a sleeper, but you have to stick with MB3.
  • Casey, DC

    11:03 AM ET

    HELP HELP HELP!! Ced Benson, Bradshaw, Maroney and LT .. please pick 2! i'm goin with your picks, no pressure :-)
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hey Casey, I would start Benson and L.T.
  • Harry M, Montreal

    11:04 AM ET

    Need to start two; Kevin Walter, Dwayne Bowe, Braylon Edwards or Crabtree?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Bowe and Edwards.
  • Alex, NYC

    11:05 AM ET

    Do I dare start LJ over Bradshaw or Hightower? Good matchup but so bad all year!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    This is the one week I would roll the dice on L.J.
  • Jon, Indiana

    11:05 AM ET

    Colts d OR Giants d
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Colts. Hard not to love them vs. the Rams. They're averging nine points per game.
  • Israel, WA

    11:06 AM ET

    Which 2 RB should i start this week: Matt Forte, Ricky Williams, or Thomas Jones?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Forte and Jones.
  • tk6, conn

    11:06 AM ET

    Roth or schaub
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like them both -- I'd side with Schaub. But it's close.
  • Don't mess this up, No pressure

    11:08 AM ET

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP! Need to start one alongside Frank the Tank Jonathan Stewart, Ricky Williams or Tashard Choice
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Stewart. Great sleeper vs. the Bills.
  • shawn rickman, huntington, wv

    11:08 AM ET

    I chose Michael Crabtree over Sidney Rice this week because of the Steeler D. Do you agree?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Rice has a tough matchup, but I wonder how many reps Crabtree will get this week. He didn't have a training camp, has never played in an NFL game. I think he's a risk this week.
  • Khoi N, Charlotte, NC

    11:09 AM ET

    Miles austin or johnny knox? Maroney or marshawn lynch?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like Austin and Lynch.
  • jake, mccook lake, sd

    11:09 AM ET

    i know you always say NEVER BENCH BRADY. but ive got eli playin az thats no 31 against pass and no 1 against the run. who should i go with.
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    NEVER BENCH BRADY!!!
  • Harry M, Montreal

    11:10 AM ET

    Need to start three: Fred Jackson, Marion Barber, Micheal Bush or DeAngelo Williams
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd bench Michael Bush.
  • gruff4, ca

    11:10 AM ET

    Two questions. Big Ben Or Philip Rivers? Leon Washington, Knox, or Miles Austin Flex?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I realy like Rivers this week. I'd also go with Austin.
  • Mike, Seattle

    11:11 AM ET

    Hurting at RB this week: Jamal Lewis, Fargas or Green-Ellis this week? (Maroney is gone)
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Wow that is hurting! I'd go with Lewis.
  • Dan, MD

    11:12 AM ET

    Hey Mike, who do you like better in a close call between Mike Bell and Leon Washington (PPR league)?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Because it's PPR, you have to like Washington.
  • Bubba J, Podunk, KY

    11:13 AM ET

    Is it time to dump Forte?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Dump as in trade him, I would certainly look into it. Dump as in drop him, no way.
  • Dick, SC

    11:13 AM ET

    T. Jones or R. Grant?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like them both -- I'd go with Jones though.
  • Matt, Jax

    11:14 AM ET

    Do you like Favre or Cutler better this week?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Cutler. I think Favre could struggle in Pittsburgh.
  • Tim, MN

    11:15 AM ET

    Who is the best WR this week?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like Randy Moss against the Bucs.
  • kyle, jacksonville FL

    11:16 AM ET

    rivers or brees?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    As much as I like Rivers, how do you bench Brees? You should trade one of those QBs to improve a weaker part of your roster.
  • Alex, NYC

    11:17 AM ET

    Do you have a dedicated time slot that you are on NFL Network or is it random depending on the show?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Alex, I'm on every Tuesday and Friday around 5:50pm EST. I'm also on Saturday's Total Access offering my top 10 sleepers. I'll also be doing a spot on GameDay Morning starting this Sunday.
  • Brahm, Montreal

    11:18 AM ET

    Hey Fabio, Having bye week issues!!!! Who do I play between Fargas and Leon Washington
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Washington.
  • Mel, FLorida

    11:18 AM ET

    Jeremy Shockey or Heath Miller thanks
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Miller has been too good to bench.
  • Frank, Germany

    11:19 AM ET

    Complicated question: I am weak on WRs and got an package-offer to exchange 2 WRs (what really would help me) but also to trade my QB Rivers against QB Ryan (I am also own Roethlisberger !!). What you think?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    If you have Big Ben, I'd make the deal to get the WRs. Just make sure you get good value for Rivers.
  • James, Toronto, Canada

    11:19 AM ET

    Brees or Shaub? Because the Saints seem to be running instead o passing against the bad teams
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd still stick with Brees. The Dolphins have a decent run defense -- again, I'd look to trade Schaub while his value is so high.
  • Justin, New Jersey

    11:20 AM ET

    Eagles D or Colts D this week?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Justin, I'd be going with the Colts. Close call though.
  • DML, WA

    11:21 AM ET

    Brady or Schaub? Thanks in advance!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Start Brady, trade Schaub.
  • Glen, Baltimore

    11:21 AM ET

    What should i look to expect in return for McGahee in a trade now??
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Glen, not much right now! His value has taken a huge hit. Ray Rice is clearly the man in Baltimore.
  • eric artenstein, san diego

    11:22 AM ET

    Who should i start steve breaston or josh morgan?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Breaston. Morgan has lost his starting job to Michael Crabtree.
  • Mark, Ontario

    11:23 AM ET

    I have been proposed this trade: Benson for Tony G and Portis... I have Vernon Davis to use at TE. Need an expert opinion!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hey Mark -- would you be getting Benson?
  • Arturo, Chicago

    11:24 AM ET

    Cassel, Sanchez, or Palmer
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Not that I like him much this week, but I'd go with Palmer out of that trio.
  • Brett, wisconsin

    11:24 AM ET

    johnathon steward or lawrence maroney
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Such a close call. I'd go with Stewart.
  • Robert, AZ

    11:25 AM ET

    Tough one! Which 2, Benson, Slaton, Addai. And need one Celek or Finley. Thanks.
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go Benson, Addai, Celek.
  • Jeff, PA

    11:26 AM ET

    Is now a good time to try and trade for Willie Parker?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    No, I wouldn't touch him with a 10-foot pole. The end is near in terms of his fantasy value.
  • Poli, Miami

    11:28 AM ET

    Can I get an answer today. Because of D. Jackson's matchup vs Redskins & Boldin Questionable...Which WR should I start...D. Jackson or S. Breaston??
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Since the Cardinals play on Sunday night, you have to play it safe with Jackson.
  • Nick, Osky

    11:28 AM ET

    I have a trade proposed, TJ Housh for Forte, I am thinking of pulling the trigger, what do you think?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hey Nick, who would you get?
  • Sean, Nashville, TN

    11:29 AM ET

    Green Bay Defense or Saints Defense?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Packers.
  • Roy Kwankam, Geneva, Switzerland

    11:29 AM ET

    PLEASE HELP, ALL THE WAY FROM SWITZERLAND!!! Benson, Ryan Grant and Maroney, pick 2. And Vincint Jackson or Steve Smith (giants)?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Roy, I'd bench Maroney and Smith.
  • Nick, Missouri

    11:29 AM ET

    Manningham or Bowe? Slaton or Cadillac?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Go with Bowe, Slaton.
  • Scott, Madison, WI

    11:30 AM ET

    Would u go with santana moss or Steve smith of Carolina ?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd stick with Smith. Tough matchup, but it's not like Moss has been consistent this season.
  • Damon, Atlanta

    11:31 AM ET

    Hi Mike, I need your help! Bradshaw or Hightower? Celek or Witten? Thanks a lot!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Bradshaw and Witten.
  • Stephen, Dahlonega, Ga

    11:31 AM ET

    I have Schaub and Warner. Do you Warner will stay healthy enough to trade Schaub? I need help at WR badly.
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I would look to trade Warner instead.
  • aaron, ohio

    11:32 AM ET

    flex position p thomas or breaston
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Thomas.
  • Jay, Ontario

    11:32 AM ET

    Aaron Rodgers or Matt Shaub?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Schaub.
  • Charles,

    11:32 AM ET

    who should i start Matt Ryan or Big Ben at quarterback
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like both QBs, but I like Big Ben more.
  • Gord, Barrie

    11:33 AM ET

    What could I expect offering Flacco in a trade
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Flacco has been pretty awesome this season. I'd shoot for the sky. You can get a No. 1 RB like Cedric Benson or a No. 1 WR like Roddy White.
  • Art, Chicago

    11:35 AM ET

    Lynch or Washington
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Lynch.
  • Pete, PA

    11:35 AM ET

    What would you think of this trade? I get Chris Johnson and Hasselbeck and he gets McNabb and Jacobs? (I got Cutler to cover QB and I need a better RB)
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like it. Johnson's schedule gets very easy down the stretch.
  • Brahm, Montreal

    11:36 AM ET

    I have been offered Barber and choice for Forte and washington. Is that worth it?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd rather have Forte to be honest.
  • Qq, spain

    11:36 AM ET

    Ryan or Favre? Celek or Daniels? HEEEEEEEEELP ME, PLEASE!!!!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Daniels doesn't have the best matchup this week, but I'd still start him over Celek.
  • Mark, Ontario

    11:37 AM ET

    Yes Mike, I would be getting Benson and giving up Tony G and Portis ...inserting Vernon as my starting TE. What do you think?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like getting Benson. I do think you're giving up a lot though. Might want to counter and see if you can get the deal done trading Davis instead of Gonzalez.
  • Raj, NC

    11:38 AM ET

    Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllp Pleasssssssssssssssssse Pick 2 for this week matchups: Barber, Mandelhall and Bradshaw
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Bench Bradshaw.
  • Quinten, PA

    11:39 AM ET

    Frank Gore or Joseph Addai?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Gore.
  • Michael, MOntreal

    11:39 AM ET

    Jackson for Gore?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    If you're getting Gore, I like the deal. Assuming it's Steven Jackson.
  • Harlan, NYC

    11:40 AM ET

    Cooley or Shockey?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Cooley.
  • David, AL

    11:40 AM ET

    Please help a fantasy rookie: which 2 to start from Barber, Benson, Forte and Mendenhall?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Benson and Forte.
  • Fred, NYC

    11:40 AM ET

    Clinton Portis or Ricky Williams??
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Portis.
  • Keith, MN

    11:41 AM ET

    Hey do I start Hightower, Choice, or Maroney?? Thanks!!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Maroney against the Bucs.
  • glenn, pa

    11:41 AM ET

    Jennings or Braeston 2nd request
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Jennings, just check his injury status.
  • Brandon, Indiana

    11:42 AM ET

    Would u package LT and Barber to get Westbrook or Chris Johnson? I also have Forte and Gore. Looking to add a solid RB as my third.
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Brandon, I think giving up L.T. and Barber is a lot for Johnson. I wouldn't want Westbrook in that deal.
  • Jim, Orlando, Fl

    11:43 AM ET

    Gore or Grant please!!!!!!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Gore.
  • Mike Smith, Detroit

    11:43 AM ET

    Westbrook or Mendehall? I think its Westbrook
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I would agree with you -- start Westbrook.
  • Jim, Denver, CO

    11:44 AM ET

    What no love today? Which replacement WR do you like between Austin Collie and Johnny Knox? Thanks Mike!
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I like Collie -- great matchup in St. Louis.
  • Matt, Ca

    11:45 AM ET

    How many people are on this darn chat??? You must be the man Mike!! This is like my 10th try. Here we go. Should I trade the Giants D for the Saints D??? The Giants schedule is much harder down the stretch.
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I do like the Saints defense more than the Giants -- I think the G-Men were exposed last week.
  • Jonathan, KY

    11:45 AM ET

    Would you start Miles Austin or Mario Manningham? Would you trade Austin for Derrick Mason?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I would start Austin, and yes, I would deal Austin for Mason.
  • TM, Four Corners

    11:46 AM ET

    Bye week issue. I have Delhomme as my filler but I can get Fitzpatrick or Bulger off waivers. Do I have hope of Delhomme having a good or shoul I grab one of the others?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Delhomme out of that trio. Can you get Chad Henne or Shaun Hill?
  • eddie, Everett

    11:47 AM ET

    Do you think Clinton Portis is a good option for the week 7?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    No, but it's hard to bench him with six teams on a bye.
  • Harlan, NYC

    11:48 AM ET

    Maroney, Slaton, Lynch, Pick two
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd bench Maroney.
  • john, iowa

    11:49 AM ET

    big ben or peyton
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd start Peyton every week and look to deal Ben.
  • Jay, OntariO

    11:49 AM ET

    Why Collie Over Pierre Garcon?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    He's been the hotter of the two WRs lately. That's really how you have to pick from the two without knowing the game plan!
  • David, Smith

    11:50 AM ET

    Do you start Jacobs or jonathan stewart?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Stewart.
  • Rob, Philly

    11:50 AM ET

    What trade value do you think I should get back for Kevin Smith form the lions? thanks
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hi Rob, what are you looking to get? He's a featured back with pass-catching skills, so you should be able to get a solid WR, for example, in return.
  • Reggie, Denver

    11:51 AM ET

    Lance Moore, Donald Brown or Leon Washington at flex?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Brown. Great matchup.
  • Jim, Las Vegas

    11:52 AM ET

    I've tried writing once... NO ANSWER... Iv'e tried changing names.. NO ANSWER... Now I;; try asking 100 times... I have Welker and Moss on my team... Which one should I trade, and which RBs should I be targeting in return?
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Hey Jim how's things in Vegas? I'd try to deal Welker if I had good WR depth. You should be able to get a top-notch RB in return. Maybe not Peterson or MJD, but certainly someone like Michael Turner.
  • Mark, Wi

    11:54 AM ET

    Bradshaw or Maroney
    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    Michael Fabiano, NFL.com

    I'd go with Maroney. OK guys that's all for today's chat. Hope you all have a great weekend and good luck in Week 7!

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