In Grey’s Expectations, Week 20, picking a pivot will be a fascinating challenge. In addition to the loss of Taylor Cornelius ($10,311) for CFL Fantasy users, there has been a regime shift in Saskatchewan, with Mason Fine ($7,000) replacing Cody Fajardo ($10,370) as the starting quarterback for the Roughriders when they face Calgary in a must-win game on Saturday.
What’s the top piece of advise for this weekend’s fantasy draft? Play the trends at receiver while relying on your anchor as running back. When it comes to quarterback, though… Follow your gut (and these ratings), I guess.
What’s the top piece of advise for this weekend’s fantasy draft?
Play the trends at receiver while relying on your anchor as running back. When it comes to quarterback, though. Follow your gut (and these ratings), I guess.
- Jake Maier, Calgary | $9,187 salary: He’s only thrown three touchdown passes in the last three games, but he should have favorite target Malik Henry ($9,394) back in time to take deep shots against a Roughriders pass defense that’s allowed a league-high 29 completions of more than 30 yards while also allowing 25 passing majors. If Edmonton beats BC on Friday, second place in the West is still up for grabs, which would increase the level of big play intensity if the Stamps still have a chance to catch the Lions.
- Vernon Adams Jr., BC | $7,858: Adams only tried 22 passes against the Stampeders last week, and it’s unlikely he’ll need to throw 30-plus against the Elks on Friday. However, Adams is rated here because we’re looking for quality, which he supplied in Week 17 with 24.1 fantasy points on 22 attempts and three carries. Edmonton allows over ten yards per pass attempt, leaving them open to getting blown out by Adams and his receiving corps.
- McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Toronto | $8,824: In retrospect, the Week 17 blunder against Calgary was just that, as Bethel-Thompson has now earned double-digit fantasy points in six of his previous seven games. Given that the Alouettes have allowed 28 completions of more than 30 yards, this might be a week when Double Blue’s typically short to intermediate passing game becomes more adventurous. Yardage shouldn’t be a concern for the league leader (4,491), but the Als have only allowed 16 throwing touchdowns, so anything more than one is a plus for Bethel-Thompson.
- Trevor Harris, Montreal | $8,650: Harris has earned double digit fantasy points in five of his previous six appearances, with three of those totaling at least 17.5 fantasy points. Toronto boasts the league’s top opponents’ pass efficiency rating (81.1), but the rise of youngster Tyson Philpot ($3,960) is the X-factor that will keep Harris consistent and productive.
- Dane Evans, Hamilton | $8,454: After throwing five touchdown passes against Winnipeg in Week 15, Evans has either thrown one or failed to throw one in seven straight games. Evans did had one of his finest performances this season against the REDBLACKS in Week 6, which was one of three occasions he surpassed the 20-point mark.
- Mason Fine, Saskatchewan | $7,000: In his Week 11 start versus BC, Fine scored 12.4 fantasy points. Whether he exceeds that mark will likely decide whether the Roughriders are still in the playoff hunt come Sunday morning. He does have outstanding mobility, and if Jamal Morrow ($8,639) is at the top of the depth chart, that will help both Fine and his fantasy fans.
Ottawa’s Nick Arbuckle | $7,020
Tre Ford | $7,000, Edmonton
Ottawa’s Caleb Evans | $5,343
Dominique Davis | $4,833 of Montreal
Chad Kelly | $5,000, Toronto
Antonio Pipkin, British Columbia | $5,353
Calgary’s Tommy Stevens | $5,073