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Mark Gram
Springfield, Illinois
High School: Quincy High School
Loves: Illinois sports, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, reading, and politics

Eric Pedigo
Birthplace: Chatham, Illinois
High School: Glenwood High School
Eric is a Chatham native and Glenwood graduate.  He and his wife Amanda live in Glenarm with their three children.  Eric started hosting a sports talk radio show on the internet in 2005. In 2008, he began co-hosting Fantasy Football 101 with Adam Stark, Mark Gram, and Nicorelli. Eric can be heard every Sunday morning from 9-11am on Sports Radio 1450.

Start/Sit Week 3

As we head into week 3 of the NFL season, we begin to get a better idea about a few players and in what direction they're heading.

Start - Jay Cutler, Bears...After last Thursday's fiasco, you have to think that Cutler wants to come out and prove he's not the royal pain-in-the-ass that most believe he is. The best way to do that is to, 1) make solid throws, preferrably to your own team, and, 2) Don't show up your offensive lineman in front of a full stadium and a tv audience. A long week to prepare along with playing St. Louis (and yes, they are better) should help.

Sit - Michael Vick, Eagles...hmmm, 6 interceptions so far, playing a very good defense with one of your WRs (Maclin) being less than 100%. Doesn't sound like a recipe for success to me.

Start - Michael Bush, Bears...With Matt Forte out, Bush becomes a very nice play this week vs the Rams. While not as valuable in PPR leagues, Bush is a physical runner who should be very busy in the red-zone this week.

Sit - Kevin Smith, Detroit...The Mikel LeShoure era now begins. After sitting out the first 2 games, LeShoure is back, healthy, and ready to roll. I don't see the Lions giving LeShoure 20-25 carries right off, but he is sure to take a bite out of Smith's playing time.

Start - Michael Crabtree, 49ers...It's time to start believing. Crabtree is THE guy in San Francisco at WR. He and QB Alex Smith have finally developed a chemistry and look very good. After 2 weeks Crabtree has 13 receptions for 143 yards. The only thing missing is a TD, and I'm betting there's a good chance he gets one this weekend vs the Vikings.

Sit - Robert Meachem, Chargers...One of the BIG dissapointments of the young season, Meachem has 6 targets in 2 weeks. Out of those 6 targets, he has 2 cathes, and ZERO TDs. You'd have thought with Antonio Gates missing week 2, Meachem would have been heavily involved...think again.

Start - Kyle Rudolph, Vikings...Rudolph has been a bit of a let down for fantasy owners so far, but his luck could change this weekend against San Fran. The 49ers defense is as good as it gets in the NFL, but they have given up TDs to TEs the first 2 weeks.

Sit - Jacob Tamme, Denver...After just 2 receptions last week for 14 yards along with having to play an outstanding Houston defense, I think it would be wise to wait for another week to play Tamme.

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09/20/2012 12:17PM
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