Zach Collaros ($10,100): Collaros made his return last week and even though the TiCats lost it was still successful from a fantasy perspective. Collaros now gets to head home this week for a matchup with Saskatchewan who should be a great team for him to build some confidence against. With Hamilton looking at a projected team total of over 30 points I think using Collaros is a near no-brainer this week and provides you with a nice swerve off the usually popular Mike Reilly and Bo Levi Mitchell.
Jonathon Jennings ($9500): At this point, there’s not much reason to take a stand against Jennings. He’s now averaged well over 30 fantasy points in his last four starts and is involved in the contest with the highest projected point total in Week 9. Jennings is working with some very explosive and reliable targets in the pass game and still has untapped potential on the ground as well. In an expected dogfight with Calgary don’t be shocked to see him out-produce last week’s gaudy stats.
Adarius Bowman ($10,800): After a couple of slow games we’ve seen Bowman return to his dominant self the last couple of weeks, grabbing 19 passes in his last two starts. The Toronto offense really disappointed last week against a very depleted Blue Bomber receiving core. I definitely think there’s a great chance Bowman returns to the end zone in this game and posts a big fantasy total against the Argos.
Luke Tasker ($8400): Tasker has been putting up some sneaky good numbers with the TiCats this season, even with starting QB Zach Collaros on the sidelines. Now that Collaros is back however I could see Tasker really take off. The fourth year WR found the end zone last week in Collaros’ first game back and gets a somewhat leaky Roughrider defense here, which has suffered when away from home. The TiCats are heavy favorites this week with a big projected team total of over 30. I expect Tasker to be a part of some of those points and be a great fantasy play.
Naaman Roosevelt ($8300): Roosevelt is very much in the same position I found him in last week. The Roughriders are extreme underdogs (10 points as of now) and will likely be in pass mode all of the second half. Roosevelt once again proved to be Saskatchewan’s best option at moving the ball last week as he produced 8 catches for 79 yards against a good Calgary defense. While Hamilton may be favorites, their secondary has been awful as of late and so Roosevelt might be in for an even bigger fantasy game in this one.
Kendial Lawrence ($4300): The other Saskatchewan player I wouldn’t hesitate to target this week is Kendial Lawrence. Lawrence is actually playing tailback/running back at the moment due to injuries. This do it all player is also still returning kicks and should have a pretty high floor due to his involvement in every phase of offense.
John White ($7100): I really like the Eskimos this week and I think they could overwhelm an undermanned Argo squad. If that happens, John White should be at the forefront of the offense. White has been a workhorse for Edmonton this season, getting involved consistently as both a pass catcher and rusher and rarely taking a series off. I don’t love paying up at RB in the CFL, but White is certainly a player who can produce a big game if you nail him in the right spot. I like all things Edmonton this week so get him in if you can afford it.
C.J. Gable ($4700): The other RB who looks like he’ll be in a nice spot for a big game (and much cheaper) is CJ Gable. The Hamilton RB caught 5 passes last week and should continue to benefit PPR-wise from the return of his starting QB. While his run totals have been less than impressive this year, the fact that Hamilton are such big favorites definitely bodes well for Gable and could mean he’ll finally get a chance to increase his paltry TD totals on the year (he has one). Either way the price looks right, as does the matchup, so use Gable if looking for consistent but cheap production at RB.
Stefan Logan ($3900): I love targeting cheap RB’s who also get a lot of return work when playing DraftKings CFL. Logan doesn’t get a ton of snaps on offense but he is a very effective return man. At only $3900 he’s going to almost guarantee you close to 10 points on returns alone and if an injury happens, he would be in line for more playing time.
Eskimos ($4900): After a really poor start to the season, this unit has really come on as of late with two decent performances in a row. The Esks have done well at both limiting their opponents scores and coming away with some big plays as they’ve now scored defensive TDs in back to back games. This is potentially very good news for fantasy this week too as the Esks go to Toronto to take on the Argos and their backup QB Logan Kilgore (who threw 5 INTS last week versus Winnipeg and makes for a ripe target). The Esks are only favoured by 3 points or so right now but I would expect that number to rise by kickoff. Either way this is a good spot and price for a unit on the rise.
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