Week 5: Receiver Stats

Target Leaders:

ARCENEAUX 40
OWENS 37
WILLIAMS 36
BOWMAN 36
ELLINGSON 33
ROOSEVELT 32
ADAMS 31
HARRIS 30
TASKER 28
DAVIS 28

Reception Leaders:

WILLIAMS 31
HARRIS 26
BOWMAN 25
ELLINGSON 25
TASKER 24
SINOPOLI 23
FANTUZ 23
OWENS 22
ROOSEVELT 22
GORE 22

Yards Leaders:

WILLIAMS 556
ELLINGSON 439
BOWMAN 432
WALKER 354
GORE 341
ROOSEVELT 295
OWENS 280
ADAMS 273
SINOPOLI 266
FANTUZ 263

Touchdown Leaders:

WILLIAMS 6
BOWMAN 3
HAZELTON 3
OWENS 2
ADAMS 2
FANTUZ 2
MCDANIEL 2
CHILES 2
BAGG 2

Week 5: Start/Sit HeatMap

5-HeatMap

Start/Sit Heatmap is based on average performance at that position, versus strength/weakness of the current week’s matchup.

Green means start with confidence, Red means beware!

Week 5: Running Back Projections

Harris 28.00
Whitaker 28.00
Grigsby 21.50
Steele 18.00
Gable 15.10
White 14.60
Messam 13.10
Rutley 10.30
Harrison 5.00
Coombs 4.50
Beaulieu 1.50
Mccarty 0.20

Note: Experimental Projections! I am still tweaking and tuning the math and logic to come up with these numbers. Based on average performance-to-date versus strength/weakness of matchup.

Week 5: Fantasy Preview

Welcome to Week 5, I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Week 5 will kick off on Thursday Night with the Stampeders taking on the Bluebombers.

Winnipeg currently gives up the third most points to Quarterbacks, and the second most points to Receivers. They are however, better at stopping the run, giving up the 3rd fewest points to the backfield.

Calgary’s defense has not yet found it’s rhythm, sitting in the bottom three FPA in all categories. But look for their offense to run up the score against a mediocre Winnipeg D. Also keep an eye League-leading rusher, Andrew Harris, averaging over 26 FPPG.

The weekend continues Friday night when the Roughriders take on the RedBlacks.

Ottawa currently sits atop the average FPPG in all categories. The Roughriders shake the Magic 8 Ball – Outlook Not Good. We’ll have to wait and see the status Durant and Chambers.

Saturday night will see the Eskimos battle the TigerCats.

Edmonton’s defense showed some signs of life but according to the numbers, they currently give up the league’s most points to Quarterbacks and Receivers. The Eskimos offense looks dangerous, however Hamilton currently has the best record in the league against QB and RB, and second best against WR positions.

Finally we wait for Monday night to close the week with Montreal versus Toronto.

Duron Carter, controversial wide-out for the Alouettes, will be on the field as his 1-game suspension appeal won’t be until mid-August. Look for Toronto’s backfield to continue it’s recent success against a Montreal D that has allowed the most fantasy points to Running Backs.

The BC Lions will be on the bye.

FPPG – Fantasy Points Per Game
FPA – Fantasy Points Against

Week 5: Fantasy Must Starts

Must Start: Start Of The Week:

First Place:
Brandon Whitaker, Toronto Argonauts, Running Back
No really, follow along with me here.
Despite a slow Week 1, Whitaker has averaged over 25 FPPG over his last three contests. I have him ranked 3rd overall for Week 5 at the position. He’ll go up against a Montreal Defense that currently gives up the most FPPG to Running Backs.

Runner Up:
Andrew Harris, Winnipeg Bluebombers Running Back
Okay, maybe this one is obvious.
But the numbers support the start. Winnipeg currently scores the 2nd most Fantasy Points at the Running Back position, with Andrew Harris being the Fantasy leader in the backfield over second place John White. Harris goes up against a Calgary Defense that needs some work, currently surrendering the second most points to Running Backs.

Podium Finish:
Chris Williams, Receiver, Ottawa RedBlacks
Despite his last week’s lower than expected performance, look for Chris Williams to bounce back in a huge way. He currently leads the league in Fantasy Points by receivers, and goes up against a Saskatchewan Defense that has given up the 3rd most points to the position.

Special Consideration:
Adarius Bowman, Receiver, Edmonton Eskimos
Duh.

Week 5: Depth Chart

Official team starting rosters are released 24 hours prior to gametime. I’ll update this as rosters are released. Otherwise this is the most recent information from previous games.

BC Lions:

QB: Jennings
WR: Gore, Iannuzzi
SB: Arceneaux, Moore(Out), Burnham
RB: Allen

Calgary Stampeders:

QB: Mitchell
WR: Wilson, Parker
SB: Grant, McDaniel
RB: Messam

Edmonton Eskimos:

QB: Reilly
WR: Walker Adjei
SB: Bowman, Getzlaf
RB: White

Sask Roughriders:

QB: Gale
WR: Roosevelt, Demski
RB: Chiles, Bagg, Collins
RB: Steele

Winnipeg BlueBombers:

QB: Willy
WR: Adams, Kohlert
SB: Mayo, Davis, Dressler
RB: Harris

Hamilton Ti-Cats:

QB: Masoli
WR: Toliver, Watt
SB: Tasker, Fantuz, Owens
RB: Gable

Toronto Argos:

QB: Ray
WR: Hazelton, Wylie
SB: Shaw, Coombs, Bates
RB: Whitaker

Ottawa RedBlacks:

QB: Harris
WR: Williams, Harty
SB: Jackson, Sinopoli, Ellingson
RB: Grigsby

Montreal Alouettes:

QB: Glenn
WR: Carter, Giguere
SB: Cunningham, Lewis
RB: Rutley

Week 5: Wide Receiver Rankings

Williams 43.75
Bowman 42.33
Walker 31.00
Ellingson 28.75
Roosevelt 26.67
Mcdaniel 22.33
Gore 21.75
Owens 21.50
Hazelton 20.75
Carter 20.67
Collins 20.33
Adams 20.25
Fantuz 20.25
Sinopoli 19.75
Lewis 19.33
West 18.33
Davis 17.75
Tasker 17.25
Gurley 17.00
Watson 16.33
Arceneaux 16.25
Bagg 15.33
Chiles 15.33
Shaw 15.25
Jackson 15.25
Moore 14.75
Burnham 14.00
Underwood 14.00
Smith 13.25
Demski 11.50

Week 4: Fantasy Round-Up

Week 4 kicked off on Wednesday night as the RedBlacks took on the Argo’s.

The Argo defense started out strong, stifling the high-powered offense of Ottawa. But Trevor Harris, in true form racked up a 90 percent passing percentage and finished with 38 FPTS. Chris Williams proved to be human, putting up a mere 18 fantasy points, far below his league average thus far of 52 FPPG.  It was Ellingson who put on a show – targeted 11 times, making 9 receptions for 218 yards; good enough for 51 FPTS!

On the other side of the ball we saw Ricky Ray and RB Whitaker with mediocre performances, hitting their average year-to-date performances almost dead on, with  26 and 24 FPTS, respectively.

Thursday Night Football kicked off with a meeting between the defending Champion Eskimos versus the Bluebombers.

Mike Reilly had a highlight-filled night going, throwing 32/45 for a massive 465 yards. A couple touchdowns and one pick leaves him with 40 FPTS on the night.  John White never really got traction in the backfield, rushing 10 times for only 23 yards, but was targeted out the backfield for another 25 yards on 5 receptions. Adarius Bowman continues to lead the way for the Edmonton offense. 15 targets, 10 receptions, 185 yards for 46 FPTS.

An Average evening for Andrew Harris is still a pretty good evening, and he did so, making 24 FPTS in Week 4 against an Edmonton defense that finally seems to have started rolling.  Drew Willy finished with a slightly lower than average performance, 20 FPTS.

Our Friday Night game featured a locked-down defensive battle between the Hamilton TiCats and the Montreal Alouttes.

Neither offense got much going on the field. CJ Gable, with the lone offensive touchdown of the evening finished with 28 FPTS. The next biggest producer was the Kicking team of Hamilton.

Rutley saw the majority of the work in the Montreal backfield with Sutton being down, and finished with 17 FPTS, 1/3rd of which was through the air. Duron Carter had a much quieter evening than his last, 4 targets, 3 receptions, 50 yards, 13 FPTS, no antics. His Dad was on the sideline all night.

The week finished with the BC Lions versus the Saskaberia Roughriders.

Sask suffered quite a few injuries in the game, including starting Quarterback Darian Durant; early reports point to a high-ankle sprain, x-rays negative for broken ankle. Also down was Sask receiver Shamawd Chambers. A couple other injuries on the defense side led international running back Curtis Steele to sit for a good portion of the game, due to the Canadian Ratio rule. His fantasy performance obviously impacted, finishing with a mere 4 FPTS. Mitchell Gale, in for the injured Durant and only with the team for two weeks, looked decent at the helm, finishing with 20 FPTS of his own.

Jennings owners are happy that he put up some big numbers in his effort to keep Sask winless on the season. 429 passing yards, 3 touchdowns through the air and one on the ground equals 51 FPTS! Anthony Allen found most of his usage in Garbage Time, finishing with a mediocre 13 FPTS.

And finally, a tribute to NFL Fantasy Live’s That Helps No One! award goes to BC Lions Offensive Tackle Jovan Olafioye – 1 Target, 1 Reception, 8 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 8 FPTS!

Week 5 is almost upon us, stay tuned!

FPTS – Fantasy Points
FPPG – Fantasy Points Per Game