Mike Reilly ($11,200): Reilly disappointed last week, but looking at the salaries and matchups for Week 14 I think you have to stay with him if you’re paying up for QB this week. The Esks are basically in must win mode here as they currently stand 5-7 and are neck and neck for the final playoff spot with a few other teams. The BC-Edmonton game has the highest point total this week and the Esks are still slight home favorites with an implied total of 28.5. This suggests Reilly will be throwing all game to keep up in a game which has potential shootout written all over it for me. I like Reilly once again in all formats, at the very least his volume should ensure a safe fantasy floor.
Jonathan Jennings ($8900): The intriguing “GPP (or tournament)” play for me at QB this week is Jonathan Jennings. Jennings had a few big games in a row earlier this year but has cooled off somewhat of late. The Lions are small road dogs this week with a team total of 27 points meaning a close, high scoring game is being predicted as the most likely outcome. Jennings has tons of firepower in his arms and legs, and should be forced to use it here. Edmonton’s defense has been extremely hit or miss all season and even though they’re at home Jennings is still a solid target.
Derel Walker ($10,100): I always look for a price separation between the Esks top two receivers and this week Derel Walker looks like a bargain at $600 less than Adarius Bowman. While Bowman has been a tad more consistent this year, Walker has produced just as many mammoth games, as he now has four games where he’s produced 30 or more DraftKings points on the season.
Bryan Burnham ($6100): Burnham has had somewhat of a breakout year for BC posting five games with 80 yards or more on the year and has posted 13 or more DraftKings points seven times this year as well. As a part of the BC offense that will be taking on the Eskimos this week I really like his price as a pass catcher to pair with his QB or just as a way to get exposure to other side of the ball if you’re stacking Eskimo players.
Armanti Edwards ($3500): Edwards looks like a great pure value play this week after Saskatchewan lost their top two receivers last week due to injury. Edwards stepped into a receiver role last week to land 6 receptions for 60 yards and also could be used in the return game at some point too. I don’t have enough confidence to stack the Roughriders offensive players, but using Edwards alone should prove profitable as he’s cheap enough to pay off on volume alone.
Shakir Bell ($6800): Bell got another chance to be the main RB for Edmonton in week 13 and took full advantage of it by posting 88 yards on only 14 carries. With John White looking highly questionable for this week, Bell looks poised for another big workload in a game that has potential shootout written all over it (the Esks are small home favorites in a game with a 55 point total). You’ll have to watch the news this week on John White, but if he doesn’t play Bell is in for a big workload and a possible monster game.
Curtis Steele ($4300): Steele returned for the Roughriders last week and posted a nice game against Edmonton. Even though I like the Hamilton defense in this spot the price on Steele is too good for a player who expects to get most of the volume at this position for Saskatchewan. Steele caught three passes last week and could easily pay off through more PPR points if the Riders are trailing late in this game, which they likely will be.
Tiger-Cats ($5600): I normally love a good value play on defense but this week the matchup looks a little bit too good to pass up here against Hamilton. The Tiger-Cats take on the Roughriders who are coming off a huge win versus Edmonton, but who will also be without two of their starting receivers in this game. Saskatchewan will have trouble moving the ball and a let down here is likely after last weeks surprise win. The other side of this is that Hamilton’s defense has picked up of late, scoring 12 or more points in two of their last three games. I think this is as solid a play as it gets and don’t mind paying up.
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