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

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