Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Player to Bench for Week 9

Start vs. Sit: Players to Start, Player to Bench for Week 9

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

As somebody who lives in Michigan, there is one game that is dominating the landscape this Halloween weekend. However, it is my job to look beyond the Wolverines and Spartans squaring off for superiority in this state. I have looked through every conference's matchups for Week 9 to find players' worth starting, and also the guys you might want to consider sitting this week.

AAC

START

Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati at Tulane

Last week didn't go great for Cincinnati. They struggled to beat lowly Navy, and this is a team that style points really count for. Now, they get to play a Tulane team that has allowed 46.0 points and 319.5 passing yards per game. It's time to get those style points, and that starts with Ridder, who could have his first 300-yard game of the season. That's not unfathomable. He's had at least 295 passing yards twice.

SIT

Jaylon Robinson, WR, UCF at Temple

Robinson is practicing this week and expected to play after missing four games, giving the Golden Knights their top receiver back. However, he's returning to a team that does not have Dillon Gabriel under center. Also, he'll be on the road against a team that ranks 10th in passing yards allowed per game. Is that partially because the Owls can't stop the run? Perhaps, but in that case, UCF may just be focused on running the ball as well.

ACC

START

A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest vs. Duke

The Demon Deacons just

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Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan is a writer of sports, pop culture, and humor articles, a book author, a podcaster, and a fan of all Detroit sports teams.
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