College football Week 7: Start em', Sit em'

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We’re seven weeks into college football and it has been a wild ride. If you’re having midseason lineup issues, allow me to help. 

Start ‘Em

Justin Herbert, Oregon, Quarterback

Justin Herbert has had an up and down season. In his first game, against Auburn, he had 10.08 fantasy points, 32.40 against Nevada, 34.44 against Montana and 20.16 against Stanford. Herbert has struggled this year against power five teams. Last week against California, he had 14.76 fantasy points. I think he will bounce back this weekend against a Colorado team that has allowed 313.6 yards per game. If you want to bench him after last weekend’s performance, I wouldn’t. 

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, Running Back

Eno Benjamin is coming off a career game against California, in which he had 30.4 points after rushing for three touchdowns. He comes into the game against Washington State University averaging 21.36 points per game. Washington State’s defense is allowing 178.6 rushing yards per game. I expect Eno Benjamin to have this week as he is coming off of a bye week. 

Marquez Callaway, Tennessee, Wide Receiver

Marquez Callaway and the Volunteers have had a rough start to the season, losing to Georgia State, BYU, Florida and Georgia. Callaway’s 18-point game and having a new quarterback may convince you to start him this week. Tennessee plays Mississippi State that is allowing 243.4 passing yards per game. If your starts on are a bye week this week, Callaway may be the man for you. 

Cary Angeline, North Carolina State, Tight End

Cary Angeline has had an up and down season so far. He had 1.2 fantasy points against Eastern Carolina, 12.7 against Western Carolina, and 15.4 against West Virginia. Against Ball State, he had zero points, and against a loss to Florida State, he had 7.60. Angeline is coming off a bye week and is facing a Syracuse team that is allowing 280 yards per game. I expect Angeline to have a decent amount of targets on Thursday. 

Sit ‘Em

Jett Duffey, Texas Tech, Quarterback

Jett Duffey has started two games this year, his first game being against the University of Oklahoma where he threw for 120 yards and zero touchdowns. In his second game, however, he threw for 424 yards and four touchdowns, getting fantasy owners 42.56 points. This weekend, he plays against a Baylor team that has allowed three touchdowns all year. I expect Duffey to have a rough weekend against No. 22 Baylor. 

Keaontay Ingram, Texas, Running Back

Keaontay Ingram is a very confusing running back. On one week he will carry fantasy owners, the next he will break their hearts. He had 19.6 points one week against Louisiana Tech and 8.6 the next week against Louisiana State. Last weekend against West Virginia, Ingram had 2.60 points. This weekend he faces an Oklahoma team that has allowed three touchdowns all year. Ingram is also splitting carries with Roschon Johnson, who is listed as a quarterback. 

Van Jefferson, Florida, Wide Receiver

Van Jefferson came into the season touted as one of Florida’s best wide receivers. Jefferson transferred from Ole Miss in the offseason and since his transfer, he has only gone above 10 fantasy points twice. He had 17.4 points against UT-Martin and 12.8 against Kentucky. Since then, he has averaged 3.3 points per game. This weekend, the Gators face LSU, one of the top defenses in the country. Jefferson has had a tough go of it these past few weeks, and I expect that trend to continue against the Tigers. 

Noah Gray, Duke, Tight End

Noah Gray hasn’t been great this season and has been very inconsistent. Last weekend against Pittsburgh, he had 2.8 points. This weekend, he plays against Georgia Tech, which has allowed 184.6 passing yards per game and eight touchdowns on the year. I expect Gray’s season to get worse from here on out as Duke plays Virginia, North Carolina and Notre Dame in its next three games. It may be time to drop him if you have him.