Week 6 was kicked off on Thursday night when the Eskimos hosted the Bluebombers.
I don’t think anyone thought for a second that the ‘Bombers would stay in this game, let alone have a chance to steal a win. But they did just that, in convincing style. Harris was back to his true form, racking up 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Adams would lead the way for receivers – 12 targets, 10 receptions for 121 yards and a major score. Dressler started off the game with 111 yards on 6 receptions, but would not return in the second half due to injury. Something we’ll be keeping an eye on!
The Eskimos offense would find some life in the second half, but it was not enough. Full Back Calvin McCarty would rush one time, but that one time would steal a touchdown from Fantasy favorite, John White. White would still finish with over 80 all purpose yards on the night, including 8 receptions. Sophomore receiver Derel Walker would have a big night in the losing effort, 15 targets, 11 receptions for 148 yards and a score.
Friday Night Football got us started with the Montreal Alouettes hosting the Sask Roughriders.
This game would also surprise fans, turning out to be a completely one-sided affair. Montreal‘s Defense would really stick it to the struggling ‘Riders who would only manage a field goal all night. Roosevelt and Chambers would combine for less than 140 yards in the air. Steele was a no-show, instead the backfield was manned by a Dyer–Walter tandem. Both putting up Fantasy irrelevant points.
Montreal, however would have their most productive game of the season. Glenn would throw at 70 percent with two touchdowns. Rutley would go over 100 all purpose yards, and Duron Carter would lead the way for Receivers with 8 receptions on 10 targets, 115 yards and a score.
The Friday Night Double-Header would continue with a thrilling come-from-behind win by the Stamps over the Lions.
Mitchell, throwing for the Stamps would rack up 364 yard and three Touchdowns, to Jennnings equally impressive 374 yards and three scores. Messam would run up 90 yards of offense, yet surrenders the major score to fellow backfielder, Harrison.
Arceneaux and Burnham would lead the way through the air for the Lions, with 128 and 139 yards respectively.
And we finished up the week with another surprising game when the league-best RedBlacks fell to the Toronto Argos.
Burris‘ first game back since Week 1 would be a tough one for him, he definitely showed some signs of rust, throwing at only 58 percent, 218 yards, a single Touchdown and two Picks. Chris Williams would be targeted most but only put up 55 yards to Sinopoli‘s 69.
Kilgore got his first start for the injured Ricky Ray, and would put up 322 yards, one Touchdown and two Picks. Whitaker would add over a hundred yards on the ground and through the air. Kenny Shaw continued to impress, going 11 for 6 for 107 and a major score.
Week 7 will kick off early, Wednesday night with Hamilton vs Winnipeg. Thanks for joining me for Week 6!