Benefiting CFL Fantasy players and the Montreal Alouettes, it looks like Vernon Adams Jr. will be back in action this week. Unfortunately, this good news for the Montreal Alouettes didn’t come unaccompanied. Go-to receiver B.J. Cunningham may be out for the rest of the season after undergoing wrist surgery.
More bad injury news followed along with William Stanback being questionable for this game. According to reports, it sounds like a heel injury. Not exactly ideal for a running back. All of these injuries will be important in determining where to go on this CFL Fantasy slate.
DraftKings = $8,600/$50,000
TSN = $5,897/$40,000
This recommendation might be met with some criticism, but Evans hasn’t exactly been awful in Jeremiah Masoli’s stead. He has bettered his fantasy output each week with his best performance coming last week against B.C. He led Hamilton to a 35-34 win over the Lions and will look to make it two in a row against Ottawa.
It is also worth noting that Evans and Brandon Banks seem to have developed some much-needed chemistry. They connected for two scores last week and that relationship should only improve with each of Evans starts. I have no qualms about rolling with the Hamilton signal-caller here.
If he starts, for CFL Fantasy I probably prefer Nick Arbuckle on TSN as he’s priced nearly the same as Evans, but $1,000 more on DraftKings. Arbuckle has a solid matchup this week at home against Montreal. His performances haven’t necessarily been earth-shattering, but I am willing to take a shot on one of his better games here.
DraftKings = $11,000/$50,000
TSN = $10,980/$40,000
Andrew Harris has been a one-man wrecking crew for the majority of this season. He has five games with over 20-plus fantasy points, including a game where he eclipsed the 30 point mark. He gets a B.C. Lions team that he trampled on in week one for 148 yards.
As we have highlighted before, Harris’ price is a steep one. But even though he is the highest-priced player on the slate, you must realize that you are also paying for safety. Harris has the easiest path to fantasy points with his gigantic role in the Winnipeg offence. Even if he were to underperform or fail on a given week, it is probably still the correct decision to just eat the money and roster the multi-faceted bell-cow.
If you are looking for a bargain barrel guy to soften the blow of rostering Harris, Jeremiah Johnson could be that guy again this week. At the time of writing this article, Williams Stanback is questionable. Fantasy players should monitor his status — it does help that he doesn’t play until Saturday. If he is unable to go, Johnson should step right into guaranteed carries and targets. It isn’t the most exciting play, but it might be the smartest one.
DraftKings = $8.900/$50,000
TSN = $8,568/$40,000
In what has been an atrocious season for the B.C. Lions, Bryan Burnham has had a quietly nice year. From a fantasy standpoint, he has had only one game where he has been held under double-digit fantasy points. He has also had a couple of boom weeks to go along with it. This week he gets a Winnipeg team that he carved up for 153 yards back in Week 1. He is averaging almost nine targets per game and I am sure B.C. will need to keep the ball moving through the air with the Blue Bombers on the docket.
Quan Bray, Eugene Lewis and Devier Posey are all in line to see some increased target counts in the coming weeks with B.J. Cunningham now on the shelf. If Adams steps back into action here, all of the above names become viable. Bray is the most expensive, but I have no problems taking a chance on either of Posey or Lewis.
DraftKings = $5,200/$50,000
TSN = $3,848/$40,000
The Tiger-Cats stand out as a solid mid-tier option on both sites. Ottawa is generally non-threatening which should provide the Tiger-Cats with the opportunity for a solid evening. Dom Davis has also surrendered four interceptions in the past two games which is another positive in favour of the Tiger-Cats here.
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