Start/Bench--Week 10

 

Start
D’Eriq King, QB-Houston vs East Carolina
Last week, King led the Cougars to an upset win over then undefeated South Florida.  The sophomore quarterback passed for 137 yards and a touchdown, but more impressively, added 83 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.  This week, King will face, statistically, the worst defense in the FBS, as the Pirates are giving up an FBS-worst 45.9 points per game and 577.6 yards per game.   

 

Lamical Perine, RB Florida at Missouri
It’s amazing how fast things can change in College Fantasy Football.  Last week, Perine and teammate Malik Davis were a Bench against Georgia.  One week later, Davis was lost for the season due to an injury and Perine inherits a Week 10 matchup against a Missouri defense that is giving up over 192 yards per game on the ground and have allowed 21 rushing touchdowns this season.
 
Stanley Morgan, WR-Nebraska vs Northwestern
There have been two consistencies with the Nebraska offense, one of which has been QB Tanner Lee’s ability to throw a pick-six, but the other is undoubtedly the consistent production from receiver Stanley Morgan.  Morgan has topped the 90-yard mark in six of seven games and has caught a TD pass in six of seven games this year.  This week, the Cornhuskers host Northwestern and Morgan will go up against a Wildcats pass defense that is giving up over 270 yards per game in the air, which is last in the Big Ten and ranks them among the twelve-worst teams in the FBS.

 

Tyler Vaughns, WR-USC vs Arizona
On paper, Vaughns looks like a no-brainer Start in Week 10 at home against Arizona.  There are several factors that favor starting the freshman receiver.  One, consistency.  Vaughns has caught at least five passes for 65 yards or more in five consecutive games.  Two, timing.  The matchup against Arizona comes at a time when the Wildcats are rolling on offense with Khalil Tate at quarterback, so a shootout is not only possible, but likely.  And three, matchup.  The Wildcats are only one of three FBS schools giving up more than 300 yards per game in the air.
 
 
Bench
Kelton Moore, RB-Nevada at Boise State
Going into Nevada’s Week 10 matchup at Boise State, Moore has totaled more than 100 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown in three consecutive games.  However, the Broncos have been solid on the defensive side of the ball since their 24-7 win at BYU.  The Broncos have not allowed more than 14 points in any of their four previous games and they are only allowing 102 yards per game on the ground.  In a Week 7 win over San Diego State, the Broncos limited RB Rashaad Penny to 53 yards rushing, his lowest output this season.  Moore needs to be a factor in the passing game if he is to have any fantasy value this week.  Simply put, his ceiling seems a little too low for our liking this week.

 

Marquis Young, Massachusetts at Mississippi State
Young goes into his Week 10 matchup at Mississippi State with back-to-back games of at least 100 yards rushing and scoring at least one touchdown.  However, the Minutemen will be traveling to Starkville this weekend to face a Bulldogs defense that have only allowed 123 yards per game on the ground so far this season, a statistic that has accounted for matchups against SEC foes LSU, Auburn, and Georgia.
 
A.J. Turner, RB-South Carolina at Georgia
Turner has led the Gamecocks in rushing over the past two weeks, totaling 207 rushing yards and scoring two touchdowns.  However, only six teams in the nation are allowing less than 100 yards per game on the ground and Georgia is one of them (94.8 rypg).  Plus, there shouldn’t be any expectation of Turner finding the endzone, as the Bulldogs are only allowing 11.9 points per game, which is third-best in the country.

 

Derrius Guice, RB-LSU at Alabama
Are we really going to sit Guice after his 276-yard game at Ole Miss?  Yeah.  Guice is a stud, no doubt, and his fantasy impact would have be tremendous had he been healthy all season long, but his health would never had impacted this decision anyway.  If you play in a Power-5 format, Guice may get the nod because of your lack of depth, but in Full-FBS formats, how can you start him against the best rushing defenses in the country, especially if you have a lot riding on your Week 10 fantasy matchup?  The Crimson Tide have the No. 1 rushing defense, the No. 1 scoring defenses, and have only allowed two rushing touchdowns this season.  Too much risk!
 
 
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