Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Start ‘Em:Ryan Grant- Tulane vs. RiceEarlier in the season I was pretty high on Grant but then he lost his starting quarterback.  Now Ryan Griffin has returned and therefore Grant is once again one of the top playmakers in his conference.  Considering the Green Wave take on a Rice squad that has allowed 15 aerial touchdowns this season, Grant, as well as Xavier Rush, are sure to connect with Griffin a couple of times on their way to paydirt.STAFF PICK –ERIK TJADENJordan Matthews – Vanderbilt at KentuckyPlaying your fantasy guys against Kentucky isn’t a new concept. But with RB Zac Stacy a little dinged up, You could see more emphasis put on Matthews. Add in the fact that Kentucky could decide to score some points and make this a ball game. If that happens you might see Vandy airing it out more then expected.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIAllen Robinson- Penn State vs. PurdueRobinson’s production has fallen a bit but that has only been because quarterback Matt McGloin has gotten better at distributing the ball and is no longer staring down Robinson.  The Nittany Lions are coming off a hard loss to the Buckeyes and Boilermaker corner Ricardo Allen gives up quite a bit of height to the physical Robinson which make him a solid play this weekend.STAFF PICK - ERIK TJADENAustin Hill - Arizona at UCLATry these last four fantasy outputs on for size: 23, 35, 20, 31. Not too shabby. The UCLA defense is nothing special when it comes to stopping fantasy WRs (ranked No. 74).  This game - like most Pac-12 battles - has the potential to put up points in bunches.   STAFF PICK - TODD DEVRIESNick Harwell - Miami (OH) at BuffaloHarwell was a preseason Top 5 fantasy WR before getting banged up with a serious of injuries. If his last two games are any indication (7-117-0 and 8-138-1), it seems he's finally close to being 100 percent again.  STAFF PICK - TODD DEVRIESSit ‘Em:Mike Evans- Texas A&M vs. Mississippi StateEvans started off hot but has since cooled a bit because the Aggies are in the meat of their conference schedule and teams have started to focus on Johnny Manziel’s 6’4 target.  Expect cornerback Johnthan Banks to be put on Evans which means he will have a future first-rounder locking him down. STAFF PICK - ERIK TJADENMartel Moore – Northern Illinois vs. UMassWARNING – Moore will not be shut down in the contest. The reason he makes the sit list is that the Huskies don’t have a need to feed him the ball more than 4 times. While he may still break a big play when he touches the ball, realize that any game where Moore has caught five or less passes, he has not broke the 15 fantasy point mark. Odd are Moore scores in the low teens at best with his likely limited touches.STAFF PICK - JOE ARPASIMarquess Wilson – Washington State at UtahThe Wazzu offense is imploding. With several WRs injured, defenses are stacking their coverage against Wilson. Over the past three weeks the most Wilson has scored has been 15 fantasy points. Play it safe and leave him on the bench again this week.STAFF PICK - JOE ARPASIStefon Diggs - Maryland vs. Georgia TechI love this freshman.  However, due to a ridiculous amount of injuries the Terps are starting a linebacker - yes, a linebacker - at quarterback this week.  Sorry, Diggs.  Can't roll with you this week.STAFF PICK - TODD DEVRIESMarquelo Suel - Akron vs. Kent StateIn case you haven't been paying attention, Akron has turned to their running game over the past few games, and Suel has suffered greatly as a result.  Kent State is a decent MACdefense.  This is no time to plug Suel into your lineup. STAFF PICK - TODD DEVRIESWeek 9 Start Pick AccuracyKevin Mount – 17.0 FFPJoe Arpasi – 15.0 FFPErik Tjaden – 10.0 FFP Week 9 Sit Pick AccuracyKevin Mount – 3.5 FFPErik Tjaden – 7.0 FFPJoe Arpasi – 10.0 FFP
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