Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 3
Start vs. Sit: Who to Play, Who to Bench Week 3

This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.

Welcome to the third edition of our Start/Sit series for the 2017 season. Week 2 lived up to the hype with a handful of great games between great teams. This week doesn't feature the same amount of marquee matchups as teams get in their final tuneups before conference play, but there are still some showdowns loaded with fantasy upside.

PLAYERS TO START

AAC

Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis (vs. UCLA): This play hinges on whether veteran back Doroland Dorceus (undisclosed) suits up Saturday. If Memphis holds him out, Henderson becomes a viable play. If there's one gripe with UCLA this season, it has to be its run defense. The Bruins have allowed 663 yards on the ground through two games, and while credit is due to Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams (203 yards, 2 TD) and Hawaii's Diocemy Saint Juste (154 yards), this is still a defense that's soft against the run. Henderson, on the other hand, will be well rested having last played Aug. 31 when he ripped ULM for 169 yards and two scores. Again, part of this hinges on Dorceus' status, but I expect Memphis to try to establish the run with Henderson to keep the Bruins' offense off the field. Otherwise, Houston's Duke Catalon has a great matchup this weekend against Rice.

ACC

Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville (vs. Clemson): If there's one game on Louisville's schedule you'd consider benching Jackson for, it'd be this one. Clemson is absolutely loaded with speed and talent all across its
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