Week 7: Fantasy Round-Up

We *finally* kicked off Week 7 after a lengthy weather delay. Winnipeg destroyed the Hamilton TigerCats on the strength of Backup QB Matt Nichols, a depleted receiving core and SIX takeaways.

Nichols would throw just under 75 percent, totaling 246 yards and two touchdowns. Andrew Harris picked up 49 yards and touchdown, while Mayo led the way through the air with 84 yards and a score on 7 receptions. Clarence Denmark was welcomed back, with 7 targets, 7 receptions, 69 yards and a TD. He’s a Free Agent you’ll probably want to keep tabs on.

Hamilton was fairly Fantasy irrelevant all game long. Masoli would put up 335 yards passing, but 3 picks and no TDs really hurt his fantasy performance. Toliver with 120 yards through the air on 7 receptions would be the lone performance stand-out. Fantuz added 60 yards and Owens would gather 45.

Thursday Night’s Double-Header would start with BC taking on Montreal.

Jennings was on his game, throwing at 84 percent, 331 yards and a TD. One pick would be his only downfall of the evening. J.Johnson, who has been injured since week 2 was a welcome sight for Fantasy owners. He would put up 74 yards on the ground plus a major score. Arceneaux would be the highest scoring Receiver, putting up 70 yards and a score. Burnham following closely with 89 yards of his own.

For Montreal, Kevin Glenn would have an OK Fantasy night, going 18 for 27, 231 yards, one TD through the air and one on the ground. Rutley had three decent games in a row coming into this matchup, but would never gain much traction finishing with only 48 rushing yards. Carter would again, lead the way through the air, going 7 for 10, 115 yards.

The second part of Thursday Night’s Double-Header would see the Stamps hosting the lowly Roughriders. The Stamps would lead most the game but it was not the blow-out that many expected.

Mitchell was in good form, throwing 25 for 37, 312 yards and a TD. McDaniel was again the most popular Receiver, targeted 10 times, 8 receptions for 110 yards. Messam had a monster night, carrying the ball 17 times for 109 yards and a major, plus adding 36 yards through the air.

On the other side of the ball, Durant back from injury would throw at 60 percent, racking up 247 yards and a TD. Rob Bagg was the biggest Fantasy performer, catching only 4 passes but going 135 yards and a score. Sask‘s backfield has been terrible for Fantasy owners. It’s been a revolving door, featuring Curtis Steele, Matt Walter and Michael Dyer in previous games. This evening would be Kendial Lawrence‘s turn, carrying 6 times for 45 yards.

And we finished up Week 7 with the Edmonton Eskimos taking on the Ottawa RedBlacks.

A bit of a ridiculous and ugly game. I can’t quite figure out the Eskimos. They have all the Offensive weapons to be the best team in the league. Their defense is certainly coming up short, but at times that high-powered and Fantasy-prevalent offense just can’t get it figured out.

Reilly‘s streak of passing over 300 yards per game came to an end. He would finish with a measly 255 yards, not a single score and one pick. Bowman still managed to put up 96 yards on 10 receptions. But Walker owners were disappointed to see only 36 yards on 3 catches, though targeted 9 times. John White would also have a slow day, under 60 all purpose yards.

Burris, however, looked much better in his second game back. He would go 26/39, 341 yards and two scores. Williams also got back on track after three slow weeks. He would haul in 7 catches for 62 yards and a TD. Ellingson would rack up the most yards, going for 121 on only 6 catches.

Things of note this week:

Anthony Allen‘s value fantasy has plummeted with the return of J. Johnson.
Clarence Denmark may turn out to be the most valuable Free Agent on the market at the moment.
Zach Collaros is really close to returning for Hamilton, looks likely for Week 8
Argos have added QB Dan Lefevour. May possibly start over Logan Kilgore?
Sask‘s backfield – Lawrence? We’ll have to wait for the Depth Chart this week.

Ottawa will be on the Bye for Week 8

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