We are going to get Week 6 started on Thursday night with the Eskimos versus the Bluebombers.
If the Esks can figure out how to play a full four quarters, watch out. Their offense is extremely powerful. Look for Bowman and Walker to have a field day against a Winnipeg Defense that gives up the 2nd most FPTS to the Wide Receiver position. If Edmonton builds up a big lead, which is expected, watch for John White to accumulate backfield touches, against the Winnipeg D who surrenders the 3rd most FPTS in the league to Backs.
Edmonton‘s Defense, however, is not any better. They currently give up the league’s most FPTS to Quarterbacks AND Wide Receivers. Can backup Matt Nichols take advantage? Let’s also keep an eye on last year’s leading Rusher, Andrew Harris. He had a below average performance in Week 5, and will look to bounce back. Not the greatest matchup for him, but I still have him Projected at 16 FPTS for the week.
Saskatchewan and Montreal, both holding records of 1 and 3 on the season, will meet up on Friday Night.
Curtis Steele has had two bad weeks in a row. Let’s look for him to turn it around against a Montreal Defense that gives up the league’s most FPTS to Running Backs. This is the most favourable matchup of the week for Running Backs. On paper, anyways.
What can be said about Montreal? Not much. Leagues worst Fantasy performing Quarterbacks, second worst Receivers and fourth worst Running Backs. Rutley, however, seems to look better and better as the season goes on. I have him projected this week to make 15 FPTS.
Second part of the Friday Night Double-Header features BC Lions versus Calgary Stampeders.
Somehow, BC currently holds the best defensive Fantasy Points Against across all three positions – QB, RB and WR. However, they’re in for a touch match against a Stamps offense that has recently found their groove.
Calgary gives up a lot of FPTS to both Quarterbacks and Receivers. We’ll watch for Jennings and Arceneaux to take advantage, well rested coming off their Bye week.
And we’ll finish up Week 6 with Toronto versus Ottawa.
What would normally be a one-sided affair, may be unpredictable with the status of both Quarterbacks up in the air. Toronto is currently next to last in Quarterback FPTS scored, and dead last in WR FPTS scored. Their Backfield, however, has been the lone standout. Watch for Whitaker to continue his recent success.
Ottawa‘s offense is currently best in the league. With a possible change at QB, we’ll see if they can continue to lead the way. My eyes will be on Chris Williams, who has only been able to score single-digit FPTS for two weeks in a row now.
The Hamilton TigerCats are on the Bye.