Another week of CFL action saw another starting QB go down, as Winnipeg will now have to turn to Chris Streveler. It’s tough to know exactly how popular he will be this week. Otherwise, Calgary and Montreal burned the barns and there was ample fantasy scoring. It seems like things are turning a corner for fantasy performances, so we will just hope we can continue to see some stablization for the remainder of the year.
As mentioned above, due to his price and the fact that we know he likes to run, Chris Streveler can end up being a very chalky option this week. I like him, though he may not break the slate unless he can really use fresher legs to do damage to Edmonton, as this is a tough matchup. Vernon Adams and Trevor Harris both had huge games last week, but this week I would give the nod to Adams who gets the much better matchup. Cody Fajardo and Dane Evans are also on my radar in plus matchups.
Andrew Harris is currently questionable, and that would be a big deal if he missed. I think it could lower the floor of the entire team, for obvious reasons. It would, however, provide us with a $3.5k starter. Whichever Montreal running back plays is going to be worth a look this week. I am not sure what is going on with James Wilder Jr. The talent is there but there is clearly something going on behind the scenes. It sounds like John Crockett is getting first team reps, and if we know he is getting the start, he is going to be worth the lower price.
Tough week as I really like everyone from Davaris Daniels on up, which encompasses like a dozen receivers. That could make this a great GPP week. I should take this time to mention that I am excited that DraftKings has kept their first prize at over $2k for the entire season. I suspect when the regular NFL season kicks in, we will see it drop, but maybe not. Anyway, with no BJ Cunningham, Eugene Lewis ate, so he is going to be on my radar again. I love RJ Harris with all this talk about Ottawa getting a new playcaller. Sometimes that is all it takes for a team to turn things around. We’ll see if that is how it goes in Ottawa.
It looks like the top priced options are the way to go this week. BC still has no offensive line, putting Hamilton squarely in play. If Ottawa is still what we have seen, Saskatchewan should be in a prime smash spot. One of my favorite angles this week will be playing Streveler with the Edmonton defense. I could see him making some mistakes that they capitalize on and if they take it to the house, Streveler could still have a big day and Edmonton would still have a good amount of points.