Blow-Outs for Everyone!
We started out withe a HUGE upset in Ottawa, as Montreal showed they have some offense! I recommended everyone stay away from Kevin Glenn, and he really showed me up, passing at 83 percent for 382 yards and FIVE touchdowns! Duron Carter would haul in two of those TD’s with 126 total yards ( should be serving his suspension in Week 10 ). Nik Lewis had a great outing, with 8 receptions for 102 yards.
Henry Burris was decent on the other side of the ball but it certainly wasn’t enough. He would go 21/31, 322 yards, 2 TDs and one pick. Ernest Jackson would haul in 7 balls for 120 yards and a score. Chris Williams would hit 97 yards on only 5 receptions, plus a TD as well.
Next up, we saw Calgary crush BC in another hard to predict game. We thought this would be a much closer matchup. Bo Levi Mitchell would throw 340 yards with a touchdown each to Cote and Grant. McDaniel would see 80 total yards and Parker would add 97. Messam would again lead the backfield with 15 carries, 65 yards and a score.
We expected a lot more fight from the Lions. Jennings would have a poor 153 yards, no scores. J.Johnson carried 9 times for 53 yards, no scores. The leading receiver would be Shawn Gore with 44 yards, no scores.
Blow-Out Weekend would continue on Saturday afternoon with the Eskimos destroying the Argos. Mike Reilly would throw at 83 percent with 3 TDs, but 2 picks brought his Fantasy value back to earth. Bowman, Walker and Coehoorn would haul in the TD passes. The former two still on target for over 2000 yards this season. John White would go out of the game with a hand injury, something to watch for Week 10, but not before accumulating 89 total yards of offense. McCarty took over the duties and would add 99 yards of his own, with one TD.
Toronto used three QBs in the game, all would combine for a miserable 90 yards and two interceptions. Fajardo would save their fantasy performance by adding two TDs on the ground. Whitaker had a good time out of the backfield, rushing for 108 yards. The return of Receivers Hazelton and Elliott didn’t factor into the game.
And finally we saw the pathetic RoughRiders get destroyed by the TiCats. Collaros would have a great 2nd game back from injury, going 23/30, 381 yards and FIVE touchdowns. Masoli would toss one of his own as well. Owens would be the recipient of two of those TDs. The rest going to Fantuz, Banks, Toliver and Tasker. FPTS for everyone!
Roughriders QBs, on the other hand, would finish with Negative fantasy points. Durant threw 235 yards but four interceptions. Gale would throw another pick and lose a fumble. The biggest fantasy performer of the night for the ‘Riders would be WR Holley, hauling in 5 balls for 80 yards.
Week 10 will kick off Thursday night, see you then!
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!
These numbers are calculated for each position, by averaging Fantasy Points Scored through the season and ranked against every other team. Use these numbers to determine who to Start and who to Bench based on their average performance at those positions versus strength/weakness of this week’s opponent.
Fantasy Points For (scores the most):
Fantasy Points Against (gives up the fewest):
Ottawa has released RB Nic Grigsby. I haven’t heard for sure but it looks like Travon Van may be back from injury. *edit* This week will be a Lafrance-Gillanders tandem. Next week Van should be ready to go.
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.
WR: Gore, Iannuzzi
SB: Arceneaux, Boldewijn, Burnham
WR: Wilson, Parker
SB: Grant, McDaniel
WR: Walker, Coehoorn
SB: Bowman, Getzlaf, Watson
WR: Roosevelt, Demski
SB: Holley, Collins, Bagg
WR: K.Adams, Kohlert
SB: Denmark, Davis, Mayo
WR: Toliver, Watt
SB: Tasker, Fantuz, Owens
WR: Spencer, Hazelton
SB: Shaw, Coombs, Elliott
WR: Williams, Paden
SB: Jackson, Sinopoli, Ellingson
RB: Lafrance-Gillanders (tandem)
WR: Carter, Giguere
SB: Cunningham, Lewis
Double-Double Header Weekend for CFL Fans!
We’ll see two games back-to-back Friday, and again on Saturday. Let’s get started!
Friday’s first game will feature Montreal vs Ottawa.
Montreal‘s QB matchup is likely the worst of the week. Montreal scoring the 2nd worst amount of FPTS at the QB position while Ottawa surrenders the least. Stay away from Kevin Glenn this weekend, the numbers don’t look good. Montreal‘s backfield, however, may be worth a gamble. Rutley has the same average FPTS as John White over his last 5 games. Ottawa is in the bottom half of the league in giving up FPTS to Running Backs.
Ottawa has the highest scoring FPTS for the QB and WR positions. However, Montreal is surprisingly good on Defense, surrendering the least amount of FPTS to WRs and 2nd least to QBs. I’d say those matchups are a gamble.
Friday’s late game will be Calgary vs BC.
Calgary gives up a lot to QBs and WRs but are very stingy against the run. The MOST stingy against the run, in fact. If you are choosing Fantasy players this week from the Lions I absolutely recommend QB Jennings, but I can’t get behind RB J.Johnson this week.
BC‘s defense gives up the 2nd fewest FPTS to the RB position, but I’m still high on Calgary RB Messam. Especially if Calgary gets a lead in the game and needs to wind the clock.
Saturday’s activities will kick off in the afternoon, with Toronto hosting Edmonton.
As great as John White has been, surprisingly Edmonton‘s RB core is scoring the 3rd fewest FPTS in the league. However, the Argos give up a ton to RBs, so I would still start White with confidence. As well as Bowman and Walker, of course, despite going up against the 3rd best Defense against Receivers.
Toronto is miserable at scoring FPTS at pretty much all positions except RB. Good thing Edmonton has a terrible Defense, currently surrendering the MOST points to QBs and WRs.
And Saturday night will wrap up the week with the TiCats hosting the Roughriders.
Sask is the worst at Defending the run. Hamilton, however, doesn’t run the ball much, so that will be an interesting matchup for CJ Gable. On the other side of the ball, I can’t recommend Kendial Lawrence either, as Hamilton is 3rd best against the run. I’m going to wrap up here by simply saying, stay away from this game. Exception, perhaps QB Collaros. All other numbers just don’t look inviting.
Other notes for the week:
Toronto is getting a bunch of injured receivers back this week. SB Kevin Elliot and WR Hazelton should all be a go this week.
Montreal’s Duron Carter will have his hearing this Wednesday. If his suspension is upheld, it will likely be against Winnipeg next week rather than Ottawa this week.
Ottawa has released RB Nic Grigsby. I haven’t heard for sure but it looks like Trayvon Van may be back from injury. *edit* This week will be a Lafrance-Gillanders tandem. Next week Van should be ready to go.
Winnipeg is on the Bye.
This week, Harris maintains his lead on the league and we see J.Johnson climb one spot past Whitaker.
Ottawa has released RB Nic Grigsby. I haven’t heard for sure but it looks like Trayvon Van may be back from injury.