Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 1
Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 1

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

START

AAC

Blake Barnett, QB, South Florida (vs. Elon)

It's officially official, Barnett is South Florida's new starting quarterback and he gets to debut against Elon. Even if Barnett never fulfills the potential he came to college with as the five-star Alabama commit, he's still talented enough to be starting for a strong Group of Five program, and there's little reason to think Elon can slow him and Bulls. Concerns about USF needing to play Barnett all four quarters are reasonable, but he'll put up enough numbers while he's out there to be worth a spot in your lineup this week.

ACC

Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia (vs. Richmond)

Perkins is one of my favorite newcomers to the fantasy scene this season, and I'm jumping at the first opportunity I get to write about him in this space. It partially speaks to Virginia's lack of depth at the position that Perkins was able to enroll in January and open spring as the starter, but it also speaks to the speed with which he picked up the system and showed he was ready to command the Cavaliers' offense. He's a dual-threat quarterback who spent last year ripping it up at junior college and should be able to post some of the best numbers of any ACC quarterback this week against a soft matchup.

BIG 12

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas (vs. Maryland)

Most of the Big 12 is taking this week off from a competition standpoint (OK, you could say

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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 early 2014.
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