Mike Reilly ($11,400): Mike Reilly has led the CFL almost the entire year in passing and should finish with close to 6,000 yards on the season. In the last game of the year he takes on the Argos, who have completely imploded down the stretch and allowed opposing teams to score at least 29 points against them in their last six games. Reilly could have a monster game here as he looks to crack the historic 6k mark. The Esks also need a win to leap over Winnipeg in the standings, so there’s plenty of motivation here. I expect Reilly to finish strong fantasy-wise and would consider him the top play at QB.
Jonathan Jennings ($9,400): The BC Lions can wrap up home-field advantage in the first playoff game with a win this week against a bad Roughrider team, which they beat handily last week. With many of the other top QBs across the league either sitting or playing in meaningless games, Jennings seems like a strong tournament target this week because BC has no reason to rest starters. He’s put up at least 21 fantasy points in each of his last three starts and should be looking to close out the season strongly while helping ensure the Lions get to start their playoff run at home.
Derel Walker ($9,500): Walker really stepped up last week, scoring twice while gaining just less than 100 yards. While top target Adarius Bowman is slated to play this week he looked a little dinged up last week and it is possible the Eskimos give Walker a few extra looks this week as the team has already qualified for the playoffs. Against Toronto, easily the worst team in the league at the moment, Walker has tons of upside. He’s currently second in the league in receiving TDs and could overtake the leader with a big game.
Nik Lewis ($5,200): The Alouettes are just playing out the string this week as they’ve already been eliminated from the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean their players can’t throw up a decent fantasy performance or two. Montreal takes on Hamilton this week, a team who has nothing to play for (already qualified for playoffs), and Nik Lewis should once again dominate the targets at wide receiver for the Alouettes, who cut some of their more talented wideouts a few weeks ago. In what could be a wide open game due to the circumstances (this game means nothing), I could see Lewis having a big game and at $5,200 he’s easy to fit in this week.
Ricky Collins ($4,700): The Roughriders also have nothing to play for except pride, and are incredibly thin at wide receiver. Collins came through for me last week in similar circumstances and looks like a good play again here at under $5k. On top of catching six passes last week he piled up 115 return yards as well, a factor that adds to his fantasy upside.
John White ($8,000): The Eskimos are in a huge spot this week against a very bad team and will be playing at home. With the game being meaningful for Edmonton, I expect their starting RB to get a lot of work and White has been productive when given big workloads this year, compiling two games with 35 or more DraftKings points when taking 19 or more carries this year. I love all the Edmonton offensive players in this matchup and as a result White looks like the player I’d most want to pay up for at RB this week. He’s averaged 27.77 fantasy points over his last four games and could potentially hit that mark or even exceed it here.
Brandon Rutley ($4,500): Rutley should get the bulk of the work at RB for the Alouettes this week as starting tailback Tyrell Sutton is on IR. While the Montreal offense leaves a lot to be desired, Rutley’s usage, plus the fact Hamilton has nothing to play for and is likely to rest starters makes him more appealing than usual. At only $4,500, he’s a back you can trust this week to play a lot and potentially post a big game if the Ticats defense decides to sit some of their starters early.
Eskimos ($4,900): The Eskimos have a ton of good offensive fantasy plays this week to look forward to, but their defense should also be able to come up with a good effort here. Edmonton will be playing at home and should have its starters in all game. Toronto hasn’t scored more than 20 points on offense in five straight weeks and even with starting QB Ricky Ray back, it’s going to have trouble scoring in this game. With Ray being an immobile QB and the Argos having virtually cut all their good receivers, the opportunity is there for Edmonton to pile up the sacks, turnovers and fantasy points.
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