Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 3
Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 3

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

Welcome to Start/Sit for Week 3. Week 2 had some interesting results across the FBS landscape, with Clemson (maybe?) looking fallible and Florida losing to Kentucky for the first time since 1986. This week's slate is a bit up in the air with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas and forcing schools to cancel their games, but there are still plenty of exciting matchups to dig into in Week 3. Let's look at this week's top start and sit candidates.

PLAYERS TO START

AAC

Shamari Brooks, RB, Tulsa (vs. Arkansas State)

A deep running back committee had me concerned about Brooks' upside coming into the year. Through two games, however, Brooks has established himself as the guy in the Tulsa backfield. He is averaging just less than 25 carries and has scored two touchdowns in both games. The matchup this week is a bit of an enigma; Arkansas State predictably shut down Southeast Missouri State's ground game and predictably got shredded by Alabama, so it's hard to know what to make of the Red Wolves' run game just yet. What we do know is that Brooks is the bell cow in a run-heavy offense that went to the ground nearly 60 percent of the time against Texas. Brooks makes for a strong play in Week 3.

ACC

Jordan Mason, RB, Georgia Tech

With KirVonte Benson done for the year with a knee injury, Mason is in line to take on the starting B-back role for the Yellow

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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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