Week 8: Wide Receiver Stats

WR by Targets

SJ Green 70
Brad Sinopoli 65
Greg Ellingson 64
Namaan Roosevelt 53
Luke Tasker 52
Marquay McDaniel 52
Darvin Adams 50
Bryan Burnham 50
Emmanuel Arceneaux 50
Duron Carter 49
Brandon Zylstra 47
Vidal Hazelton 46
Kamar Jorden (inj) 44
Bakari Grant 41
Armanti Edwards 41
Nik Lewis 40
DaVaris Daniels 38
BJ Cunningham 37
Nick Moore 37
Jalen Saunders 36

WR by Receptions

Brad Sinopoli 47
Greg Ellingson 44
SJ Green 43
Brandon Zylstra 39
Namaan Roosevelt 37
Emmanuel Arceneaux 35
Luke Tasker 34
Marquay McDaniel 34
Nik Lewis 34
Bryan Burnham 33
Vidal Hazelton 33
Bakari Grant 31
Armanti Edwards 31
Darvin Adams 30
Duron Carter 30
Kamar Jorden (inj) 28
BJ Cunningham 26
Nick Moore 26
Ernest Jackson 23
Weston Dressler (inj) 23

WR by Receiving Yards

Greg Ellingson 702
SJ Green 673
Bryan Burnham 546
Brad Sinopoli 538
Brandon Zylstra 537
BJ Cunningham 475
Namaan Roosevelt 458
Vidal Hazelton 453
Nick Moore 430
Armanti Edwards 428
Marquay McDaniel 414
Kamar Jorden (inj) 403
Darvin Adams 386
Bakari Grant 381
Duron Carter 370
DaVaris Daniels 361
Jalen Saunders 358
Ernest Jackson 352
Emmanuel Arceneaux 346
Weston Dressler (inj) 342

WR by Receiving TDs

Greg Ellingson 4
Vidal Hazelton 4
Kamar Jorden (inj) 4
Bakari Grant 4
Duron Carter 4
SJ Green 3
Brad Sinopoli 3
BJ Cunningham 3
Namaan Roosevelt 3
Marquay McDaniel 3
Darvin Adams 3
Emmanuel Arceneaux 3
Joshua Stangby 3
Bryan Burnham 2
DaVaris Daniels 2
Jalen Saunders 2
Ernest Jackson 2
Weston Dressler (inj) 2
Lemar Durant 2
DeVier Posey(inj) 2
Tiquan Underwood(inj) 2
Marken Michel 2
Bryant Mitchell 2
Caleb Holley 2
Clarence Denmark 2
Adarius Bowman (inj) 2
Ryan Lankford 2


Week 8: Running Back Stats

RB by Carries

Jerome Messam 97
Jeremiah Johnson 68
Andrew Harris 65
Cameron Marshall 63
Travon Van 53
William Powell 52
Tyrell Sutton 51
James Wilder 36
Mossis Madu 29
Brandon Whittaker 27
Ross Scheuerman 23
Brandon Rutley 23
John White 20
LaDarius Perkins 19
CJ Gable 18
Chris Rainey 18
Brendan Gillanders 18
Roy Finch 14
Calvin McCarty 12
Shaq Murray-Lawrence 8

RB by Rushing Yards

Jerome Messam 490
Jeremiah Johnson 417
Cameron Marshall 343
Tyrell Sutton 295
Andrew Harris 283
William Powell 272
Travon Van 207
James Wilder 164
Ross Scheuerman 145
Mossis Madu 134
Brandon Rutley 124
Brendan Gillanders 115
John White 112
CJ Gable 106
LaDarius Perkins 105
Brandon Whittaker 91
JC Beaulieu 91
Roy Finch 78
Chris Rainey 68
Shaq Murray-Lawrence 55

RB by Rushing TDs

Jerome Messam 6
Jeremiah Johnson 5
Andrew Harris 4
Tyrell Sutton 2
William Powell 2
Travon Van 2
Cameron Marshall 1
Ross Scheuerman 1
Mossis Madu 1
John White 1
JC Beaulieu 1
Chris Rainey 1
Shaq Murray-Lawrence 1
Stefan Logan 1
Ante Milanovic-Litre 1

RB by Receiving Yards

Anthony Coombs 379
Andrew Harris 318
Jeremiah Johnson 238
Chris Rainey 165
Cameron Marshall 159
William Powell 153
Jerome Messam 105
James Wilder 92
Brandon Whittaker 88
Patrick Lavoie 78
Ross Scheuerman 74
Terry Williams 74
Declan Cross 71
Tyrell Sutton 65
Brandon Rutley 63
CJ Gable 63
Travon Van 51
Calvin McCarty 50
Mossis Madu 49
Roy Finch 49

RB by Receiving TDs

Jeremiah Johnson 2
Anthony Coombs 1
Chris Rainey 1
William Powell 1
Declan Cross 1
Mossis Madu 1

Week 8: Quarterback Stats

QB by Passing Yards

Ricky Ray 2421
Trevor Harris 2202
Bo Levi Mitchell 2081
Mike Reilly 1945
Kevin Glenn 1784
Matt Nichols 1757
Darian Durant 1740
Travis Lulay 1437
Zach Collaros 1425
Jonathan Jennings 853
Andrew Buckley 127
Brandon Bridge 124
Jeremiah Masoli 77
Cody Fajardo 75
Dan Lefevour 38
Alex Ross 7

QB by Passing TDs

Trevor Harris 14
Bo Levi Mitchell 13
Mike Reilly 11
Kevin Glenn 11
Matt Nichols 11
Ricky Ray 10
Darian Durant 8
Travis Lulay 8
Zach Collaros 6
Jonathan Jennings 2
Brandon Bridge 2
Andrew Buckley 1

QB by Rushing Yards

Travis Lulay 103
Jonathan Jennings 87
Darian Durant 84
Andrew Buckley 78
Mike Reilly 75
Cody Fajardo 75
Matt Nichols 69
Jeremiah Masoli 58
Zach Collaros 49
Trevor Harris 46
Kevin Glenn 42
Dan Lefevour 37
Ryan Lindley 20
Ricky Ray 14
Alex Ross 9
Vernon Adams Jr 8
Brandon Bridge 3

QB by Rushing TDs

Travis Lulay 5
Mike Reilly 4
Cody Fajardo 2
Kevin Glenn 2
Dan Lefevour 2
Ryan Lindley 2
Andrew Buckley 1
Matt Nichols 1
Jeremiah Masoli 1
Vernon Adams Jr 1

Week 8: Wide Receiver Rankings

Wide Receiver by Average Fantasy Points

Demarr Aultman 13.95
Greg Ellingson 13.46
DeVier Posey (inj) 13.33
Ryan Lankford 12.32
SJ Green 12.19
Kamar Jorden (inj) 11.73
Jalen Saunders 11.62
BJ Cunningham 11.57
Vidal Hazelton 11.55
Duron Carter 10.83
Bryant Mitchell 10.77
Namaan Roosevelt 10.63
Bakari Grant 10.52
Brandon Zylstra 10.10
Brad Sinopoli 9.97
Marquay McDaniel 9.90
Weston Dressler (inj) 9.84
Marken Michel 9.76
Darvin Adams 9.63
Bryan Burnham 9.51
Adarius Bowman (inj) 9.10
Armanti Edwards 8.69
Joshua Stangby 8.39
Diontae Spencer 8.09
Ernest Jackson 8.02
DaVaris Daniels 8.02

Week 8: Running Back Rankings

Running Back by Average FPTS

Jeremiah Johnson 15.98
Andrew Harris 13.68
Jerome Messam 12.79
Tyrell Sutton 12.70
William Powell 12.10
Shaq Murray-Lawrence 11.50
Roy Finch 11.10
Chris Rainey 10.78
Mossis Madu 10.10
Travon Van 9.60
Ross Scheuerman 9.30
Cameron Marshall 9.20
Martese Jackson 8.86
Ante Milanovic-Litre 8.60
Brandon Rutley 8.35
Terry Williams 7.83
LaDarius Perkins 7.68
Stefan Logan 7.47
John White (inj) 6.80
Anthony Coombs 6.50
Kendial Lawrence 6.45
CJ Gable 5.63
Brendan Gillanders 5.00
Greg Morris 4.55
Brandon Whittaker 4.48

Week 8: Quarterback Rankings

Quarterback  by Average Fantasy Points

Mike Reilly 24.88
Matt Nichols 19.86
Kevin Glenn 19.59
Travis Lulay 19.30
Trevor Harris 19.24
Bo Levi Mitchell 18.46
Ricky Ray 18.03
Darian Durant 15.67
Zach Collaros 11.65
Jonathan Jennings 10.71
Brandon Bridge 4.42
Cody Fajardo 3.75
Andrew Buckley 3.75
Dan Lefevour 2.87
Jeremiah Masoli 2.58
Ryan Lindley 2.33
Alex Ross 1.18
Vernon Adams Jr 1.13
Drew Tate -2.00

Week 7: Matchup Analysis

Welcome to Week 7, CFL Football Fans!

I think we were spoiled last week. That Winnipeg Montreal game, are you kidding me??!?! Amazing.  Duron Carter’s multiple circus catch performance?!?!? Nuts.

Anyways, let’s take a look at some numbers and how they can help predict what this week brings us.

We kick off the week on Thursday night with the Calgary Stampeders visiting the Toronto Argos.

Let’s start with CGY’s offense.  BLM is almost always a must start, if you can afford him. His numbers took a dip last week as he sat the 2nd half against Hamilton, but that 11 point performance could have easily been a 20 burger.  Even though I’m only giving him QB7 against a 3rd best TOR defense, he’s still a safe start.

Watch for Messam to get a good amount of use to control the clock in this game. Another safe start, RB3 this week.

Kamar Jordan looks to be heading to the 6-game IR. Start Marken Michel and hope he gets the looks he got last week At his salary, he’s almost a must start. He’s played two games as a receiver this week, and has a Touchdown in each. Stamps receiving core should do well but TOR is 3rd best against WRs.

Ricky Ray continues to have a good season. Four of his Six games this year scored over 22 FPTS. CGY is only 5th best against QBs, so there may be a value play here.

TOR’s backfield scores the 5th most FPTS on average, but its spread across so many different players its hard to get behind. The only TOR backfielder to score multiple 10+ FPTS game is Martese Jackson.

CGY is second best in the league agasinst WR’s but SJ Green is almost always a must start. I see him around WR3 this week. Watch Jeff Fuller and Armanti Edwards to continue to be targeted.

Friday Night Football’s first double-header will feature the Winnipeg BlueBombers in Ottawa to take on the RedBlacks.

Matt Nichols has two ugly games under his belt, but his other three games averages 27 FPTS. Ottawa gives up the 2nd most to QBs.  This looks like a good start, QB3 this week.

When is Andrew Harris not a must start? I didn’t expect so much of him last week but he lit it up in a crazy game.  I see more of a passing theme and likely not as high-scoring this week but I’ll still give him RB4, I hope to see 14 FPTS from him.

OTT gives up the third most FPTS to the WR position. Darvin Adams should continue to get looks, I have him around WR8 this week. Denmark now has TDs in his last two games. Dressler looks like he may be out for this week, as he sat practice on Monday. This makes room for a big value play in Ryan Lankford, who has been getting points on the return game already. Give him some receiving yards as a WR at his low DraftKings salary and it only makes sense. He also has double-digit FPTS in his last three games! Value Play Of The Week!

On the other side of the ball, I see Trevor Harris having a Trevor Harris kind of performance. He throws yards and TDs but also has been turning the ball over. I can get behind his Receivers more than him, especially at his salary.  Keep rolling with Ellingson (WR1) and Sinopoli (WR6) this week.

And I’m giving William Powell the RB2 rank for this week, going up against a WPG defense 2nd worst in the league against Backs. Averaging 12 FPTS in his last three games.

And the Double Header concludes with the lowly Hamilton Ti-Cats in Edmonton.

For the third week in a row I don’t think I need to say much about going up against Hamilton. Worst in the league at the QB, RB and WR positions.  Worst in the league against QBs and against WRs. 2nd worst in the league against the RB position.

Sit all your Cats, except maybe if you can get Saunders for a decent salary. Luke Tasker has yet to put up a double-digit FPTS performance in his 5 games played.  If I only give him a 10 point ceiling this week, maybe he’ll finally break out.  Kevin Elliott returns from injury, maybe that will help boost the offense a touch.

Of course this makes Mike Reilly my QB1 this week, but watch out for the same kind of situation that occurred in Calgary – maybe Reilly gets the bench if they start blowing away the miserable tabby cats.

EDM’s backfield is an injury minefield.  John White is out, Van went out last week and Kendial Lawrence is now on long-term IR. It’s a good matchup, for whoever the Eskimos start in the backfield.

Start Zylstra (WR2) and start Hazelton (WR5) this week. And there could be some value plays in Duke Williams and Cory Watson. Not 100 percent sold on Bryant Mitchell yet.

The week will conclude with the BC Lions playing host to the Sask Roughriders.

Travis Lulay went up against a best-in-the-league EDM defense last week, and still pulled out 24 FPTS. He should be able to repeat that kind of performance against a 4th best SSK D. Start him! I’m tempted to give him QB2 this week, with a very safe floor.

SSK is second best in the league against the run. But you can’t sit Jeremiah Johnson. At least one TD in every game he’s played this year and 10-18 touches per game.

BC receivers don’t have a favourable matchup. But Chris Williams is eligible to play starting this week, so watch for some much needed assistance and the field to open up. His return would likely drop Nic Moore off the starting roster.  Emmanuel Arceneaux is still too inconsistent to start at his salary – only one game so far in the double digit FTPS.

When Kevin Glenn has a good game, he gets close to 30 FPTS in a game. He’s only had one stinker, and one mediocre game.  BC gives up the third most to QBs, so this could be a decent value play I’ve picked with confidence in my own DraftKings league.

The SSK backfield has not been very Fantasy relevant, but watch Cameron Marshall as his usage seems to be increasing – 14 touches in week 5, 21 touches in week 6, double-digit FPTS both times.

And the SSK receiving core is coming off a great game against TOR. I think they can keep it rolling against a mediocre BC D – only 6th best in the league against the WR positon. Start Roosevelt (WR7) and Carter (WR10) if you can get them in your lineup. They share similar target numbers with Roosevelt leading the way.


I think this is the most time I’ve ever spent on a Matchup Analysis.  Hope it was worth it, leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Good luck this week, Everyone!


Week 7: Projections!

Projections are calculated using the player’s average FPTS of the current season, takes into account the strength/weakness of the matchup, plus adds/subtracts bonuses for other considerations such as – home or away, streaking performance (performance over the last 4 games only vs entire season), current team trends and injuries/support roster changes.

Please note the 2017 Fantasy Scoring system, down the left side-bar.

Week 7 QB Projections:

Mike Reilly 26.59
Travis Lulay 26.04
Matt Nichols 24.26
Kevin Glenn 22.74
Ricky Ray 22.54
Trevor Harris 20.88
Bo Levi Mitchell 18.64
Zach Collaros 12.93

Week 7: RB Projections:

Jeremiah Johnson 15.38
William Powell/Madu 14.63
Jerome Messam 14.20
Andrew Harris 13.99
Travon Van 12.43
Anthony Coombs 10.83
Cameron Marshall 10.45
Roy Finch 10.44
Chris Rainey 9.16
Martese Jackson 8.74
CJ Gable/Scheuerman 8.58
Brendan Gillanders 4.87
LaDarius Perkins 4.67
Terry Williams 4.17
Ante Milanovic-Litre 3.88

Week 7: WR Projections:

Greg Ellingson 18.78
Brandon Zylstra 16.85
SJ Green 14.84
Kamar Jorden/Marken Michel 14.80
Vidal Hazelton 14.41
Brad Sinopoli 12.77
Namaan Roosevelt 12.76
Darvin Adams 12.11
Ryan Lankford 11.80
Duron Carter 10.55
DaVaris Daniels 10.35
Weston Dressler 10.33
Bakari Grant 10.26
Jalen Saunders 10.25
Diontae Spencer 9.68
Duke Williams 9.51
Joshua Stangby 8.88
Bryan Burnham 8.68
Nick Moore 8.57
Emmanuel Arceneaux 8.39
Jeff Fuller 8.29
Clarence Denmark 8.12
Luke Tasker 8.08
Caleb Holley 8.05
Armanti Edwards 8.01
Bryant Mitchell 7.80
Marquay McDaniel 7.31
Cory Watson 6.89
Tyron Thorpe 6.77
Jasper Collins 6.70
Lemar Durant 6.41
Llevi Noel 6.17
Nic Demski 6.15
Brandon Banks 6.02
Khalil Paden 5.43
Marco Iannuzzi 5.08

Week 7: Wide Receiver Stats

WR by Targets

SJ Green 60
Greg Ellingson 56
Brad Sinopoli 50
Namaan Roosevelt 49
Luke Tasker 45
Kamar Jorden 44
Bryan Burnham 44
Emmanuel Arceneaux 44
Brandon Zylstra 43
Darvin Adams 43
Duron Carter 43
Armanti Edwards 41
Marquay McDaniel 40
Nik Lewis 40
Vidal Hazelton 38
Bakari Grant 37
BJ Cunningham 37
DaVaris Daniels 34
Jalen Saunders 32
Ernest Jackson 32
DeVier Posey(inj) 31
Nick Moore 31
Tiquan Underwood(inj) 31
Weston Dressler 29
Joshua Stangby 29
Lemar Durant 28
Brian Tyms 28
Diontae Spencer 27
Duke Williams 27
Jeff Fuller 26
Marco Iannuzzi 25
Adarius Bowman (inj) 24
Shaq Johnson 23
Jasper Collins 21
Mike Jones 21
Julian Feoli Gudino 20
Caleb Holley 17

WR by Receiving Yards

Greg Ellingson 643
SJ Green 586
Brandon Zylstra 516
BJ Cunningham 475
Brad Sinopoli 440
Armanti Edwards 428
Bryan Burnham 415
Nick Moore 409
Kamar Jorden 403
Namaan Roosevelt 393
Vidal Hazelton 385
Ernest Jackson 352
Bakari Grant 349
Weston Dressler 342
Darvin Adams 337
Marquay McDaniel 337
Nik Lewis 330
Jalen Saunders 307
Lemar Durant 293
Duron Carter 287
DaVaris Daniels 285
Duke Williams 282
DeVier Posey(inj) 280
Emmanuel Arceneaux 279
Marco Iannuzzi 258
Tiquan Underwood(inj) 257
Luke Tasker 250
Diontae Spencer 238
Marken Michel 227
Joshua Stangby 218
Jeff Fuller 213

WR by Receiving Touchdowns

Kamar Jorden 4
Greg Ellingson 3
BJ Cunningham 3
Brad Sinopoli 3
Vidal Hazelton 3
Bakari Grant 3
Darvin Adams 3
Duron Carter 3
Emmanuel Arceneaux 3
SJ Green 2
Namaan Roosevelt 2
Ernest Jackson 2
Weston Dressler 2
Lemar Durant 2
DeVier Posey(inj) 2
Tiquan Underwood(inj) 2
Marken Michel 2
Joshua Stangby 2
Caleb Holley 2
Adarius Bowman (inj) 2
Clarence Denmark 2
Brandon Zylstra 1
Armanti Edwards 1
Bryan Burnham 1
Nick Moore 1
Marquay McDaniel 1
Nik Lewis 1
Jalen Saunders 1
DaVaris Daniels 1
Duke Williams 1
Luke Tasker 1
Diontae Spencer 1
Jeff Fuller 1
Nic Demski 1
Shaq Johnson 1
Jasper Collins 1
Julian Feoli Gudino 1
Cory Watson 1
Bryant Mitchell 1
Anthony Parker 1
Ryan Lankford 1
L’Damian Washington 1
Juron Criner (inj) 1
Llevi Noel 1