CFL Week 11
The purpose of this article is to help break down the weekly CFL slate by offering insight into the players to help formulate the best lineup possible. It is imperative that you check on injury statuses before each game since it can change at any notice. I’ll list several players that I like at each position but then have my full player pool listed below.
Vernon Adams Jr. (10.4k)- With the way the QB position has played out this season, VAJ remains to be one of the opt fantasy options to use on a weekly basis. He has both arm talent and running capabilities that are able to rack up points at any given time. He is coming off of a 40 point performance where he threw 50 times! If Stanback is out, I think they opt to rely more on the arm of Adams Jr. which results in opportunity. Oh…..it also helps that Toronto.
Cody Fajardo (9.8k)- Fajardo has been hot and cold lately from a true fantasy standpoint. Over his last 4 weeks, he has 2 games above 25 DK points and 2 games under 15 DK points. He faces an Ottawa team that recently has been iffy on opposing QBs. They have not been allowing passing TDs over their last 3 games (Avg. .3 Passing TD per game) but have beenallowing the highest number of passing attempts and in the bottom half of passing yards. Fajardo had himself a game against Ottawa earlier this year, posting 34 DK points, so if we can get 25+ DK points from him this week, your lineup could be sitting pretty.
Chris Streveler (7.6k)- Matt Nichols was placed on the 6 game IR list so that means it is Streveler time. Streveler offers up big time fantasy upside because of his big frame and ability to vulture goal line opportunities from Andrew Harris. While his arm is average, he is able to rack up yards on a consistent basis which is what makes him dangerous. This is not an easy matchup for him as the Eskimos have one of the top defences in the league but since this will be a back and forth game, the Blue Bombers will need Streveler to make some big plays both through the air and on the ground.
Dane Evans (8.9k)- I won’t go into too much detail just because based on price/matchup with the weapons around him, Evans is an easy consideration if needing a mid range QB option
Anthony Coombs (4.8k)- Coombs is listed as the top running back for Hamilton this week so he becomes one of the best value plays on the slate. He is a threat on both the ground game and in the passing game and if heavily involved, can make some noise for your DFS lines should you decide to roster him.
William Stanback (8.4k)/ Jeremiah Johnson (6.7k)- JJ carried the rock last week so it’s up in the air if he will draw a second straight start if Stanback is able to play. The Als have one of the better running back tandems in the league and they happen to face one of the worst run defenses in the Argonauts. Toronto is allowing 136 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs per game over their last 3 games. I would recommend locking in which ever RB draws the start for Montreal.
William Powell (9k)- Powell is more of a gpp play this week just based on his up and down play and usage in the SSK offense. He is priced up at 9k which is right based on the matchup but too much if you are looking at using him in cash due to the inconsistency. The one thing he has going for him is the matchup. Ottawa is averaging 125 rushing yards allowed over their last 3 games while also allowing at least 1 rushing TD in that same time span. If SSK can get out to an early lead, look for Powell to have an increase in his work load.
Devier Posey (6.1k)- Posey is an explosive receiver and with BJ Cunningham sidelined with an injury for several weeks, Posey is going to emerge as a consistent target/ weapon for this offence. Over the last 3 games Posey has seen 25 targets while recording 16 of those as catches so Posey is getting more involved in this offence.
Brandon Banks (10.3k)- Speedy B against one of the worst defences in the CFL….lock him in! Banks faced this Lions team 2 weeks ago and in that game he recorded 9 catches for 137 yards
and 2 TDs. In my opinion I would rather pay up for Speedy B than try to squeeze in Andrew Harris in lines this week.
Davaris Daniels (7.8k)- When healthy DD is one of the more complete receivers in the CFL. He has great hands and is a very tough cover due to his acceleration and speed. We finally saw the big break out game from him last game going for 155 yards on 5 catches. Winnipeg does allow offences to rack up yardage through the air so this seems like a great time to utilize one of Edmonton’s best weapons in a game that should be back and forth.
Hamilton (5.5k)- Hamilton draws arguably the most favorable matchup on the slate against BC. BC has struggled all year long to protect Reilly and Hamilton just so happens to be 2nd in the league in sacks (25). If Hamilton can generate pressure it could be a long game for BC. Hamilton would be my cash game lock if I had to choose a D/ST.
SSK (5.3k)- Ottawa has been a very up and down team all year long while SSK has been getting it together defensively. They have double digit fantasy weeks in 3 out of their last 4
games. I would prefer Hamilton to them but think they could be a gpp play.
MTL (4.8k)- Montreal draws a great matchup as well this week in facing Toronto. Toronto is only averaging 16 points per game which is the worst in the league.
Player Pool (Giving a variety of options to help with your build)
QB – Adams, Streveler, Fajardo, Evans
RB -Coombs, MTL RB, Powell
WR1(8k+)- Banks, Evans, Moore
WR2(7.9k-6k)- Daniels, Posey, Lewis, Walker, Bray
WR3 (Sub 6k)- Saunders, Wieneke, Matthews, Roosevelt
D/ST- HAM, SSK, MTL
Fav.Teams to Stack (In Order)
3) SSK/ EDM WR