This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
We are entering the so-called "spooky season" as September turns to October. However, there's no need to be scared about your college football fantasy lineups. There are matchups to target and matchups to avoid. Hopefully I can help you kick off a new month on a good note, even if technically this week of college football starts on Thursday, the last day of September.
D'Wan Mathis, QB, Temple vs. Memphis
Good news for the Tigers! They are now allowing under 400 yards per game through the air. Yes, the tenacious Memphis defense is allowing a paltry 398.3 passing yards per game. I jest, of course, as the Tigers rank last in that regard. Mathis struggled in the opener on the road against Rutgers and then missed two games with injury. He did look good against Wagner, and even though that is an FCS team is Memphis any better against the pass than an FCS team would be?
Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati at Notre Dame
Ford is apparently a fan of round numbers. He's rushed the ball 50 times for 300 yards in three games, which means he is averaging 100 yards per game on the ground. However, Cincinnati is visiting Notre Dame, a team that seems to be finding its footing on defense. The Fighting Irish had to get used to their new defensive coordinator, a highly-touted guy named Marcus Freeman who just so happened to be Cincinnati's defensive coordinator as recently as 2020.