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Nick Marshall, QB-Auburn
Royce Freeman, RB-Oregon
Tarean Folston, RB-Notre Dame
Hunter Sharp, WR-Utah State
Deontay Greenberry, WR-Houston
Speedy Noil, WR-Texas A&M
Steven Scheu, TE-Vanderbilt
Reginald Bell, QB-Eastern Michigan vs Central Michigan
In Central Michigan’s five wins this year, opponents have scored 17 or fewer points. This week, the Chippewas are two-touchdown favorites, so the odds are not in the Eagles’ favor, which does not bode well for Bell’s fantasy potential.
Justin Thomas, QB-Georgia Tech vs Virginia
Thomas may be a little tougher to bench in a Power 5 league, but in an FBS league, fantasy owners would be wise to stay away from this matchup, as Virginia’s ninth-ranked run defense should limit the sophomore quarterback’s fantasy output.
Patrick Towles, QB-Kentucky at Missouri
Benching Towles won’t be an easy decision based on his performance against Mississippi State last Saturday. We believe the Wildcats have a legitimate shot to beat Missouri this week, but Kentucky will have to play better defense because Towles and the offense will be facing a Top 25 defense on the road.
Keenan Reynolds, QB-Navy vs Notre Dame
Reynolds was incredible last week, rushing for 251 yards and three touchdowns against San Jose State. However, things may change drastically against Notre Dame this weekend. The only comparable matchup that the Midshipmen have had this year was in Week 1 when they played at Ohio State. In that game, Reynolds was limited to 20 passing yards and 42 rushing yards on 23 carries.
C.J. Brown, QB-Maryland at Penn State
Brown was only able to muster 14 yards on 13 carries last Saturday at Wisconsin and we are not too optimistic about his matchup this week, as the Terrapins travel to Happy Valley and face the nation’s third-best rushing defense (83.4 rypg).
Marshawn Williams, RB-Virginia Tech vs Boston College
Virginia Tech needs to get things turned around after dropping two consecutive conference games. For that to happen, the Hokies will need efficient play from quarterback Michael Brewer and a solid showing from running back Marshawn Williams. However, that could be easier said than done against the nation’s No. 6 rushing defense, as Boston College allows only 91.4 rypg.
Steven Lakalaka, RB-Hawaii vs Utah State
The Aggies are down to their fourth-string quarterback, but the defense is good enough to get them past this week’s matchup at Hawaii. Lakalaka may have a tough time getting things going this week against a Utah State defense ranked fourth in the nation against the run, giving up 89.0 rypg.
Matt Jones, Florida vs Georgia
Georgia is only allowing 105 rushing yards per game heading into this Week 10 matchup against Florida. In the last three games, the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents a combined 85-13 in the first half. The possibility exists that Florida may suffer the same fate and Georgia’s three previous opponents, and aside from an in-game injury to one of your fantasy starters, there are very few experiences in fantasy sports worse than sweating out second-half points for one of your players.
Desmond Roland, RB-Oklahoma State at Kansas State
After scoring in the first five games in which he played this season, Roland has failed to find the end zone in back-to-back games. This matchup doesn’t seem to favor the senior running back as the Wildcats enter Week 10 as the eighth-best rushing defense in the FBS, allowing 99.3 yards per game and four total rushing touchdowns this season.