This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
The conference matchups are starting to happen more and more, and the FCS games are popping up on the schedule less. That changes the landscape for making recommendations regards who to start and who to sit. It's already Week 4 and we've learned some things. I'm taking what I've learned and put it into these recommendations.
Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa vs. Arkansas State
Keylon Stokes didn't play last week with an undisclosed issue, and his availability will impact Johnson's upside. Without Stokes on the field against Ohio State, though, Johnson caught eight passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. Even if Stokes does return, Johnson is stepping into an easy matchup. Arkansas State has allowed a whopping 407.5 passing yards per game to FBS teams.
Cameron Carroll, RB, Tulane vs. UAB
Last year Carroll rushed for 741 yards and 12 touchdowns which caused excitement coming into this season. However, that was on only 122 carries in 12 games. Carroll didn't touch the ball a ton, and indeed so far this year he only has 28 carries in three contests. Facing Georgia has skewed UAB's numbers for this season. Last year the Blazers ranked 39th in rushing yards allowed per game and 15th in points allowed per game.
Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt vs. New Hampshire
The Panthers lost last week, but Pickett threw for 382 yards and six touchdowns in defeat. On the season he's passed for 10 touchdowns against one interception, and