Start Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 10

Start Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 10

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

Welcome to the Week 10 edition of Start vs. Sit. We have just two matchups between ranked teams this week with Georgia playing Florida in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and Memphis plays host to SMU in a game with major AAC implications. Beyond that, there are still some fun matchups off the beaten path that offer plenty of fantasy intrigue. Let's dive into this week's slate and break down the toughest lineup decisions from each conference. 

AAC

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Shane Buechele, QB, SMU at Memphis

The battle for AAC West supremacy takes place in Memphis this week and the game has enough magnitude to bring ESPN's College Gameday to town. I'm always game for Group of Five teams getting national attention, and this game has all the makings of one of the best and most important showdowns of the season in the AAC and the Group of Five as a whole. 

Buechele will have his work cut out for him. He's on the road facing a Memphis defense that allows 186 passing yards per game — two full yards less than what it allows on the ground. That's an impressive mark, especially in today's game. It also points to Memphis having a definite deficiency against the run that SMU may opt to exploit via Xavier Jones and the rushing attack. It also has to be acknowledged that Buechele is coming off his worst game of the season — a 203-yard clunker with two touchdowns and a pick in

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John McKechnie
John is the 2016 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
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