Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Players to Bench Week 8

Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Players to Bench Week 8

This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.

Welcome back! With the Big Ten and the Mountain West beginning play this week, we're unveiling the Start/Sit column for the 2020 college football season. It's all very exciting, especially because this is my first year taking on the column. Obviously, this is an oftentimes confounding season of college football. Games get postponed after you've already gotten all ready and raring to go on the fantasy front. We will be seeing some of these teams for the first time this week. Nevertheless, I'm feeling pretty good about my calls on starts and sits. Hopefully, when the weekend is over I still feel that way.

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START

Jadan Blue, WR Temple at Memphis

Your initial thought when you saw the Tigers on the schedule may have been, "Ah, you'll recommend a player from the team that just dropped 50 on UCF." Instead, I'm looking at the Memphis defense and seeing that they've allowed 590.3 yards per game. That's highest in the FBS. This includes a staggering 458 yards per game through the air. Blue was a target monster in 2019, ending up with 95 receptions for 1,067 yards and four touchdowns. Through two games this season he already has 14 catches for 100 yards and two scores.

SIT

Shane Buechele, SMU vs. Cincinnati

The Bearcats had their game last week postponed, but when they take the field they are one of the top teams in college football. Cincy's defense under Luke Fickell has only allowed 12.3 points and 306.7

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Chris Morgan
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