Week 5 got us started with the Winnipeg BlueBombers hosting the Calgary Stampeders.
Winnipeg was clearly out-matched by Bo Levi and the Stampeders high-flying offense. Calgary, and in particular McDaniel, had a huge first half, then slowed the pace in the second making room for Messam to accumulate touches and Fantasy Points. McDaniel would finish with 29 FPTS and Messam with 22.
The Bluebombers trailed all game long which really took Andrew Harris out of the game. He would finish the evening well below his league average, with a mere 12 FPTS – 6 targets, 4 receptions for 27 yards in the air, 10 carries for 28 yards on the ground. Matt Nichols entered the game in relief of Drew Willy, hoping for a change of pace. Both QB’s combined for 24 FPTS, compared to Bo Levi‘s 36. Weston Dressler was the lone stand-out performance for the Bombers, targeted 15 times for 12 receptions, 118 yards, a touchdown and one fumble lost. Finishing with 37 FPTS.
The Week continued with Ottawa versus Sask on Friday Night Football.
It ended up being The Battle Of The Backups. Mitchel Gale started for the Roughriders over the injured Durant. And on Ottawa’s first possession, Trevor Harris was taken down awkwardly, opening the door for Brock Jensen. Gale would go 21/36, 354 yards and a touchdown for 25 FPTS. Jensen showed promise, throwing at 69 percent and 2 touchdowns, 32 FPTS. His favorite target would be Brad Sinopoli, 156 yards and both touchdowns. Naaman Roosevelt would lead the way for the Roughriders in their upset victory, 10 targets, 8 receptions, 182 yards and a TD – 50 FPTS!
Any other Fantasy owners of Chris Williams getting worried? 52 FPPG average over this first three games. In his last two games? 10.5 FPPG. Trade him? Ride it out? What do you think?
Saturday night gave us a thrilling come-from-behind victory from the Hamilton TigerCats over the Edmonton Eskimos.
It looked like Reilly and Bowman were going to be the only show in town, but really fizzled out in the second half. Reilly went 32/42, 354 yards and 3 touchdowns. Finishing 42 FPTS. Walker and Bowman combining for a monsterous 83 FPTS had Esks owners quite impressed.
Masoli and the ‘Cats found traction in the latter half of the game, scoring 31 unanswered points for the win. Masoli would go 31/38 including 23 in a row, a CFL record. 391 yards and 3 TDs for 46 FPTS. He spread the ball around but Luke Tasker was targeted most, 11 times for 11 receptions, 146 yards, good enough for 39 FPTS.
It was a slow start for offenses on Monday evening when the Argos hosted the Alouettes.
But eventually they both found some rhythm, and it ended up being an entertaining game. Montreal never trailed by too much, always kept in the game with Kevin Glenn back at the helm. He would finish with 26 FPTS on 285 yards and a single touchdown. That touchdown, to Montreal leading receiver, Duron Carter, who would add 124 yards on 8 targets and 6 receptions.
Ricky Ray would score a season high 41 FPTS, throwing at 85 percent for 235 yards and 3 major scores. Whitaker would take most the backfield touches but Coombs would steal the Fantasy Points providing a touchdown for the Argos. 15 and 13 FPTS respectively. Kenny Shaw would be the Receiver stand-out, going 9 for 9 for 86 yards and a touchdown, 31 FPTS.
Thanks for joining me for Week 5!