This article is part of our 2020 Rankings series.
Welcome to Week 0! Before college football season kicks off proper, we get a Saturday in August with five games on the slate. Nine of the 10 teams in action are FBS squads, so you have options and opportunities from a fantasy college football standpoint. Now, once we get to Week 1, and beyond, the Start vs. Sit articles I write are going to look different than this. Each week I will highlight one player from each conference to start, and one player from each conference to sit. For Week 0, though, I am going to look at all five games and highlight one or two players you might want to start. No sits for this week. Let's kick off the season with positivity. Or, you know, maybe there weren't players for every game I felt deserve the "sit" designation.
Nebraska at Illinois, 1:00 p.m. ET
Chase Brown, RB, Illinois
Bret Bielema is in charge at Illinois now and you could call it a generalization if you would like but the dude likes to run the ball. He likes old-school, smashmouth football. I expect the Fighting Illini to rely on the running game this year, and that begins with Brown. In eight games last season he rushed 104 times for 540 yards and three touchdowns, but he's the lead back now. Also, 110 of those yards and two of those touchdowns came against these same Cornhuskers.
Markese Stepp, RB, Nebraska
Stepp makes the move from USC to Nebraska