College Fantasy Football: Must Starts and Sits for Week 5

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CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence /


Justin Jackson- Northwestern

Throughout the first four weeks of the season (three games) Justin Jackson has been impressive, and proven to be a consistent option for the Northwestern offense. However, he has yet to face a superior defense like he will face at Wisconsin Saturday.

I believe the Badgers have the best defense in the Big Ten, and one of the best run defenses in the country. Wisconsin has turned into a defensive program and their focus this week will be to stop Justin Jackson.

He is a great play going forward in the season, especially against some of the weaker BIG Ten defenses, but against this Badger defense he is a no go. SIT JACKSON!

The Clemson Tigers Defense

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I have praied the Clemson Tigers defense since the season started, and one I think is probably the top in the country, at least up front. This defense won’t be changing any this weekend, and will contain the same group of dominant guys it has all season.

But the variable that is changing is their opponent: the up and coming Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies (12) are scoring an average of 40 points this season, and while Clemson is a big test I don’t see their offense slowing down.

They are among one of the most efficient offenses in the country, and are a team that doesn’t make many mistakes, something the Clemson defense loves to make you do. Overall I think this is the best game of the weekend and will end in a shootout.

Clemson wins in the end, but the defense is a MUST SIT, too high scoring of an affair.

LJ Scott- Michigan State

LJ Scott has probably disappoint many of you owners so far this season, and I’m sorry to tell you but I expect this pattern to continue week 5. Scott will face an amazing Iowa defensive front fresh off a loss and looking to bounce back. Iowa will know how to contain Scott and I have full trust their linebackers to tackle and finish plays.

Of all the teams in the Big Ten, I think the only three who can stop Scott out of the backfield both in the run game snd the pass game. Those teams are Iowa, Penn State, and Wisconsin, and this is another week where I think sitting Scott is a good move.

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He may find the end zone against the Hawkeyes, but I see him rushing for under a hundred yards. If you have other options at the RB position sit him! Scott could possible be a good play again against a weak BIG Ten opponent, but Michigan State doesn’t score the ball very often anyway so Scott’s fantasy value won’t be all that great.