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.