This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Welcome back for our Week 12 edition of Start vs. Sit. On paper, we have a pretty uninspiring slate of games with several teams playing weak non-conference opponents in advance of their season-ending rivalry games on tap for next weekend. Still, it's the first week of the playoffs in most leagues, which makes every game important. I dove into the the slate and dug up the best start and sit plays for this week. As always, feel free to ask me any specific lineup questions in the comments section below.
PLAYERS TO START
Michael Warren II, RB, Cincinnati (at Central Florida)
Everyone that had Central Florida-Cincinnati being the most important AAC game of the season, please raise your hand. No? Even you in the back? No? Ok, well neither did I, but let's focus on the now. If Cincinnati is the AAC's most surprising team, Warren might be its most surprising player. Warren is tied with Darrell Henderson for second in the nation with 17 rushing touchdowns. Central Florida, meanwhile, is shaky at best against the run, allowing 208.89 rushing yards per game. The Knights might be the best Group of Five team in the nation, but they are certainly on upset watch this week and Warren is a huge reason why. If you're looking for a deeper cut among AAC start candidates, Zach Abey is a worthwhile streaming option against Tulsa that might even be receiver eligible in your league!