Start/Bench—Week  11 


Start

Vernon Adams, QB-Oregon at Stanford

Adams has accounted for at least four touchdowns in the past two games and the Ducks travel to Stanford in Week 11.  Even though the Cardinal defense is only allowing 20.2 points per game, they have given up at least 28 points in three conference games this year.  Fantasy owners may want to shy away from Adams, but in leagues that start two quarterbacks, Adams is worth a QB2 spot in Week 11.

 

Tommy Armstrong, QB-Nebraska at Rutgers

We usually don’t include players that we have highly ranked in our Start/Bench, but we haven’t ranked Armstrong as high as we have him this week all season long (No. 10).  The junior quarterback has accounted for at least three touchdowns in three consecutive starts, including four rushing touchdowns, and this week the Corhuskers travel to Rutgers, where two of the nation’s worst pass defenses will square off.

 

Dak Prescott, QB-Mississippi State vs Alabama

Prescott has been on somewhat of a tear in recent weeks, passing for at least 300 yards per game and accounting for 14 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ past three games.  We know it’s a dangerous proposition suggesting to start Prescott against the Alabama defense, but the Tide have struggled at times against Spread offenses.  The Bulldogs may not have enough to spring the upset in Starkville this Saturday, but this may be Alabama’s biggest hurdle remaining on their quest to earn one of the four College Football Playoff spots. 

 

DeShone Kizer, QB-Notre Dame at Wake Forest

Kizer and the Notre Dame offense have scored at least 40 points in three of the Irish’s past four games and the sophomore quarterback  has accounted for nine touchdowns in the past two games.  Wake Forest is only giving up 23.0 points per game, but the defense has struggled in recent weeks, giving up 35 or more points in two of the past three games.

 

Ralph Webb, RB-Vanderbilt v Kentucky

Webb has been solid the past three weeks against quality opponents, rushing for 99 yards in consecutive weeks against Missouri and Houston and 118 last week against Florida.  This week, Webb will face a Kentucky defense that is giving up nearly 200 yards per game on the ground (195.3) and has allowed 20 rushing TDs in 2015, worst in the SEC.

 

Kelvin Taylor, RB-Florida at South Carolina

Taylor has only topped 100 yards rushing twice this season, but he has scored a touchdown in all but one of the Gators’ games.  This week, he’ll face the SEC’s second-worst rushing defense, as the Gamecocks are giving up over 200 yards per game on the ground (208.3).

 

Alex Collins, RB-Arkansas at LSU

The LSU defense took a pounding on the ground last week at Alabama and it’s reasonable to suggest that Arkansas will incorporate a similar strategy when they travel to Baton Rouge this weekend.  Collins has topped 100 yards in seven of the Razorbacks’ nine games and the junior back could get 20-plus carries in Week 11, as the Hogs try to catch the Tigers in a hangover game.

 

 

Bench

Nate Sudfeld, QB-Indiana vs Michigan             

Sudfeld struggled last week in Indiana’s 35-27 loss at home against Iowa, completing only 43.2% of his passes, a season low.  This week, things won’t get any easier when Michigan and the nation’s No.1 defense come to town.

 

Dane Evans, QB-Tulsa at Cincinnati

Evans has only topped 30 fantasy points once in Tulsa’s last six games and he has failed to top 20 fantasy points in four of the last six games.  He’s failed to reach 300 yards passing in three of the past four games and has not accounted for more than two touchdowns in a game six times this season.

 

Matt Davis, QB-SMU at Navy

Davis hasn’t passed for more than 250 yards in a game since September even though he has accounted for at least three touchdowns in two of the Mustangs’ previous four games.  SMU has one of the nation’s worst run defenses, so expect the Midshipmen to be able to sustain long drives and limit the number of offensive opportunities that Davis and the offense get on Saturday.

 

Algernon Brown, RB-BYU at Missouri

Brown has scored a touchdown in four consecutive games, but those games were against ECU, Cincinnati, Wagner, and San Jose State.  This week, BYU travels to Missouri and faces a Top 25 run defense that has only given up five rushing touchdowns this season.

 

Brain Hill, RB-Wyoming at San Diego State

After topping 100 yards rushing in three straight games, Hill has been held to less than 80 yards in two of the past three games.  This week, the Cowboys travel to San Diego State and face the conference’s best defense against the run.  The Aztecs are only allowing 107 rushing yards per game, which ranks them in the Top 10 of the FBS.

 

Jared Baker, RB-Arizona vs Utah

Baker has had difficulty finding traction on the ground, failing to top 70 yards rushing in each of the Wildcats’ previous three games.  This week, Arizona hosts Utah and the PAC-12’s No.1 rushing defense, as the Utes are allowing fewer than 115 rushing yards per game.

 

 

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