Trevor Harris ($9,900): Harris bounced back with a big game last week against the Lions, his first 30-point fantasy effort since week 3. While it’s sometimes not a great idea to chase a player’s big game, I think in Harris’ case it’s a decent strategy. Ottawa takes on Saskatchewan this week, and I won’t be shocked at all if some of the momentum from that big offensive game spills over into this week against a bad Roughriders squad. Either way, it appears Harris might finally be back in the form we saw from him early in the season, so in a great matchup, at under $10k in salary, he makes for a pretty high upside fantasy play.
Darian Durant ($8,400): Durant gets to take on Ottawa this week who has now allowed two of the last three teams they’ve faced to put up 40 or more points against them. We also saw fellow mobile QB Jonathan Jennings throw up a big fantasy game last weekend and coming off a bye week I think Durant can do the same here. Durant has put up 27 or more fantasy points in three of his last five games and takes on a vulnerable Ottawa defense in a game with a big projected point total. Durant looks like a great way to save and still preserve upside at QB this week.
Chris Williams ($9,700): You remember Williams right, the guy who seemed like a lock for 30 or more points after the first three weeks of the season? Well, last week he and Trevor Harris finally got off for a big game in the first time in forever. Williams should be in a good spot here to keep the good times rolling against a bad Saskatchewan team who is just playing out the string now. He’s a nice swerve off the more expensive Edmonton WRs and, to me, has the best matchup of any top WRs this week.
Duron Carter ($7,000): Carter hasn’t done much lately which is concerning but is also good for fantasy as his price is very affordable now. The Alouettes take on the Eskimos this week, and while I don’t expect Montreal to win, I do expect them to be able to move the ball against a sub-par Edmonton defense. Edmonton has allowed the opposition to put up at least 23 points in each of their last seven games and has been a target for opposing offenses from a fantasy perspective all year. I think Carter can break out of his slump here and at this price makes for an intriguing play week 16.
Armanti Edwards ($4,400): With the injuries to the Roughrider wide receiving core, Edwards has stepped up recently and taken on the role of playmaker for Saskatchewan. With 13 catches now over his two starts and a price that still makes him ultra easy to afford, Edwards is one of the clear cheap-chalk plays this week for me. I’d feel great about using him as a flex option here against an Ottawa team who has been giving up a ton of yards and points recently.
John White ($7,100): White was once again back in a feature role for the Eskimos last week as Shakir Bell missed the game with an injury. White posted a massive game in week 15 and will likely have the backfield to himself once again, which should prove extremely fruitful for fantasy purposes. The Eskimos need wins to close out the year, so don’t expect any letup here against a weak Alouettes squad. While he’s only had one 100-yard rushing game in his last ten starts, White’s 18 catches over his last four games provides a super safe fantasy floor and increases his upside as well. Another big game is certainly possible here.
Chris Rainey ($5,200): The talented Lions passing back has now scored 15 or more DraftKings points three times in his last five starts. He’s excelled recently in the pass game where he’s caught two TDs in that span of games and keeps piling up return yards every week as well (he has broken 100 yards returning in three of his last five games). At $5,200 the combination of safe floor from return yards and upside with his offensive involvement is invaluable, and I think he makes for a great way to save salary at RB this week.
Stampeders ($5,400): Even though the Stamps will be on the road this week, the fact they’ll be facing a Ricky Ray-less Toronto squad makes them nearly a must play in my eyes. Toronto has only scored 23 points in its last two games and just released four, yes four, of their best wide receivers after their last loss. While reasons weren’t given for the mass purging at that position, they won’t have much to offer in terms of talent this week as they evaluate those who survived. The Stamps are the best team in the league and should feast here on a bad, inexperienced offense.
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