New for this week, I want to take a look at one player from each position that I am going to be highest on this week. I think this will be a good way to look at potential lineup construction and try to figure out some angles to take against the field.
Trevor Harris – This should be an interesting week, as for the first time this year, it feels like the quarterbacks are very close to being similarly priced, which should lead to flatter ownership. Harris is coming off an awful game, but gets to trek back to Edmonton to take on the Toronto Argonauts, who fall into the category of one of the worst teams in the CFL. Especially with CJ Gable hitting the 1 game IR, I think Harris’ upside increases significantly, and we could see the polar opposite of what we saw last week. I am betting on Harris to finish with 400 yards and 5 total touchdowns this week. Depending on how those touchdowns occur, as he has been taking short yardage snaps, he could crack the 40 point mark for the second time this season,.
Shaq Cooper – I am fully expecting to get an email from DraftKings this afternoon alerting us that Cooper has been added to the player pool. I am also expecting his price to be between $4-$4.5k. If that is the case, he is a slam dunk play this week. Really, I would probably pay a bit more. Being that he is going to be the only true running back on the roster, he should see a massive workload against one of the worst defenses in the CFL. To me, this is close to a lock him in situation. Sure, injury and bad performance could keep him from getting there, but he should be able to get the job done.
Kenny Lawler Jr. – If you read my full CFL article last week, you would have seen that I was high on Lawler and he paid off at 2% ownership. I do not see that number moving much, especially with a bunch of RB’s priced very cheap allowing you to spend up at the receiver position. It also does not help that the Blue Bombers are actually playing against their toughest test of the season. It is a game I expect them to trail in, and I can see the Hamilton defense working hard to shut down Harris/Adams/Whitehead, leaving the likes of Lawler more available to feast. At his price, he still does not need to do a ton to get to value, but there is certainly upside of Matt Nichols finds himself chucking all day. A 6/100/1 line is well within reason, which would result in 25 fantasy points. If that were to happen, he would surely be on the optimal lineup.