The final game of the regular season is always a strange week for fantasy football. Playoff bound teams frequently rest starters or will sit them midway through a game. Because of this, in any season-long NFL fantasy league worth its salt has it’s championship in Week 16, the penultimate week of the season. In light of this fact, this CFL Fantasy blog will go with a little bit of a different format.
Mike Reilly ($12812) remains the top option at quarterback for CFL Fantasy this week. With free agency on the horizon, and playoff hopes dashed, there will be no reason for the Eskimos to sit Mike Reilly at home. Opposite Reilly, Chris Streveler ($7741) should be more than usable with Winnipeg unlikely to use Matt Nichols. Streveler was productive against the Eskimos in the season premiere and will have enough rushing volume to be productive.
If owners are needing a low-cost alternative, both of the Redblacks backup quarterbacks are expected to be involved. Dominique Davis ($5000) looks to get the first opportunity and should be the more productive of the two. Davis has been involved throughout the season, especially in short-yardage situations. A single goal-line carry alone could make Davis a productive bargain start. Meanwhile, Danny Collins ($5000) will be playing in the second half but hasn’t been as involved. Between the two, Davis appears to be a much better gamble.
Among stud running backs, Alex Green ($9310) and Andrew Harris ($7921) are expected to start. Green hasn’t scored in several weeks and comes with a daunting price tag, but should receive plenty of work against the dysfunctional Alouettes. Andrew Harris only needs eight yards to pass William Powell for this year’s rushing title and is starting primarily to claim the title. However, it is improbable that Harris will remain in the game long after doing so. When Harris is sat, or if he is inactive, Kienan Lafrance ($3605) could be a good option.
Mossis Madu Jr. ($5412) will be starting for the Redblacks in place of the inactive William Powell. While Madu Jr. had a poor start last week, he was excellent an excellent backup in 2017 and should be productive this week. Tyrell Sutton ($6114) and Branden Burks ($4608) will also have a reasonable opportunity to be productive for CFL Fantasy owners as well.
Do yourself a favour and play Bryant Mitchell ($8320). Mitchell has the most yards and second most receptions over the last five weeks, and is easily the highest upside receiver in Week 21. Markeith Ambles ($3546) should remain involved for Calgary as they look to clinch the top spot in the West division. With a touchdown in each of the last three games, Ambles should remain a scoring threat. For the Redblacks, RJ Harris ($4668) and Dominique Rhymes ($2503) will receive decent target volume with Sinopoli, Ellingson and Diontae Spencer all inactive. Lastly, a potential upside play at receiver is SJ Green ($6193) of the Argonauts. With many defensive starters sat for the Redblacks, Green should have plenty of space in which to operate.
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