Trevor Harris ($11,100): The Ottawa QB had another big week against Calgary and I can’t see any reason why the party would stop any time soon. Ottawa takes on Harris’ former team the Argos in Toronto and you can guarantee he’ll be looking to show them what a huge mistake they made when they let him go. This game also has the second largest game total at well over 50 points and forecasts as a close match with the spread at -1/+1. I expect Harris to post his fourth big game in a row here and I like him as the top DFS choice at QB this week.
Drew Willy ($9000): The Eskimos have given up two huge games in a row to opposing QBs, with Darian Durant throwing for 4 TDs in a losing effort last weekend. The Esks are favorites again, but like last week I expect Winnipeg and their QB Drew Willy to be able to put up a big fantasy day against their weak secondary. Willy has already had a few big fantasy days this season and with Winnipeg at home and coming off a big win I could see him putting up another big game in a great matchup. Expect another high scoring game as the Eskimo’s seem destined to be involved in a ton of shootouts this year.
Andrew Harris ($7600): Harris’ time in Winnipeg is going pretty much exactly as planned. The Bombers lack any elite receiving threat at WR and so they have been using Harris more as a receiver, which is great for his PPR totals. The heavy workload means Harris has been a reliable fantasy option regardless of the fact he’s yet to find the end zone this season. This week I expect Harris to remedy that issue as he and Winnipeg take on the Eskimos in the game with the highest O/U. Harris should be in for a big workload and for cash games makes a ton of sense as your choice at RB.
Anthony Allen ($5900): Allen is a huge back who had really good metrics coming out of college. He lost out the depth battle in Baltimore and now finds himself out of the NFL, but at the top of BC’s depth chart after an injury to starter Jeremiah Johnson. Allen quite frankly is a better back than Johnson and showed that last week when he ran roughshod against Toronto in a losing cause. The Lions have a good matchup against the weaker Roughriders and I expect Allen to take full advantage. At $5900 he’s the clear top option for me at RB this week and great value.
Derel Walker ($9700): I chose wrong with Walker last week as Edmonton’s other big WR, Adarius Bowman had a monster day and caught three TDs. That being said, last week I also was right about the speedy Brandon Banks having a big day against the Bluebombers. With Winnipeg going up against Edmonton this week and now likely to shift their attention over to the bigger Bowman, the speedy Walker could have a big week here.
Greg Ellingson ($7300): Ellingson has gotten off to a slow start this season but he’s known for his big plays and came through with a 9 catch 100+ yard effort last week. Toronto has had a few nice games in a row as a team, but they have still given up some big plays to WRs, including TDs to both Brandon Banks and Chad Owens in Week 1. I think the Red Blacks dynamic duo of Ellingson and Williams could go off here so I think taking the lower-owned Ellingson is a good play this week. Chris Williams will likely get his but if Ellingson gets the big plays and outscores him (entirely possible) the advantage could be huge.
Ryan Smith ($7000): The Eskimos are a good team but have really struggled defending the pass this year and gave up their second monster game in a row to an opposing QB last week. These issues in the secondary should help the talented Ryan Smith who has shown to be Winnipeg’s best possession receiver and possible Drew Willy’s most reliable target. He led the Bombers with 7 catches last week and I could see him putting up a big game in the matchup with the highest O/U this week.
Hamilton Tiger Cats ($5500): With a lot of the better teams on the road I think it makes sense not to leave things to chance and go with the most expensive option on the board this week. Hamilton may have lost last weeks match with Winnipeg but they still had a big week for DFS as Brandon Banks returned a TD and boosted scoring. This week Hamilton gets a troubled Alouettes squad who is likely going to be without their top option at WR in Duron Carter. Even with Carter I still like Hamilton in this matchup against the older and less mobile Kevin Glenn. Hamilton has a great return game, 9 sacks on the year and looks to be in a good spot this week against Montreal, so I’m all for paying up for Hamilton at D.
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