This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Welcome to Week 2 of our Start/Sit for 2019 where we look at an interesting slate that features quality non-conference matchups like LSU at Texas and Texas A&M at Clemson, along with some solid conference games like California at Washington and Stanford at USC. We even have a potential rivalry being renewed in Boulder with Nebraska seeking revenge for last season's game against Colorado.
With a slate this good this early in the season, let's just go ahead and dive right into the meat of the article.
Shane Buechele, QB, SMU vs. North Texas
Vegas has this matchup as the second-highest scoring game of the weekend behind only the Hawaii-Oregon State score-athon. The Mustangs are led by Buechele, a transfer from Texas who seems to have taken to the Sonny Dykes Air Raid like Bret Bielema to a buffet or open bar.A natural fit.
Buechele threw for 360 yards on 49 attempts in Week 1, but was surprisingly held without a touchdown pass, which is almost hard to do. That should change this week going against North Texas, which allowed a 7.8 YPA and a 68.6 completion percentage to checks notes Abilene Christian. Even if Buechele is a replacement-level talent, the scheme coupled with the supporting cast of Reggie Roberson and James Proche should end in fantasy starter-worthy production from the graduate transfer quarterback.
I also wouldn't be opposed to using Johnny Ford against Georgia Tech in his 2019 debut, nor would I be shy about deploying