July 21, 2017

RotoExperts: Week 5 Fantasy Rankings

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

With Ottawa playing twice in Week 5, REDBLACKS players are going to be multiplied 1.5 their usual value, making each player tempting yet expensive for Fantasy owners. The biggest puzzle to piece together will be how Ottawa uses the running back duo of Mossis Madu and William Powell, as both should see extensive action with two games a mere five days apart.

Madu ranks as the highest-salaried back this week at $11,334 despite being inactive for last week’s loss at Edmonton. Powell ($8,961) is third and put up 14.6 Fantasy points in his first game back after missing the previous two with an ankle injury. A good guess would be that one will start Wednesday’s game against Montreal, with the other getting the nod on Monday against Toronto, a decision that may not be known until just before kickoff against the Alouettes.


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Depending on the results of an MRI on Monday, the status of BC’s pivot situation could be altered. Jonathon Jennings ($10,211) says his shoulder is fine after sustaining an injury on the first play from scrimmage in last Saturday’s win over Hamilton. However, the chances of Travis Lulay getting the start against Winnipeg remain strong, especially after Lulay ($4,295) set a league record with 436 passing yards off the bench, while adding three passing majors and a rushing score.

While REDBLACKS receivers Greg Ellingson ($9,397) and Diontae Spencer ($9,015) rank 1-2 among receivers, the bargains outside of the top 10 salaries are strong. Kamar Jorden ($5,948) is 14th in salary and while he didn’t score for the first time last week, the Stampeders’ playmaker is a strong option against Saskatchewan. Anthony Coombs of Toronto ranks among the top 10 receivers with 20 catches and is an interesting play against Ottawa at $2,500.

Despite a salary ranked fourth at $4,838, most Fantasy owners are realizing the lack of value in the Hamilton defence, which has been torched for 110 points in their three losses. Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly ($13,558) borders on must-start status considering the Tiger-Cats have allowed a staggering 440.6 passing yards per game thus far.

QUARTERBACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player   Value Opponent 
1 (1) Trevor Harris, OTT $15,901 MTL/TOR
2 (2) Mike Reilly, EDM $13,558 HAM
3 (3) Bo Levi Mitchell, CGY $11,789 SSK
4 (4) Jonathon Jennings, BC $10,211 WPG
5 (6) Ricky Ray, TOR $9,556 OTT
6 (5) Matt Nichols, WPG $9,718 BC
7 (8) Kevin Glenn, SSK $9,422 CGY
8 (9) Darian Durant, MTL $9,069 OTT
9 (8) Zach Collaros, HAM $9,130 EDM
10 (14) Travis Lulay, BC $4,295 WPG

RUNNING BACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player Value Opponent
1 (3) William Powell, OTT $8,961 MTL/TOR
2 (5) Andrew Harris, WPG $7,984 BC
3 (1) Mossis Madu, OTT $11,334 MTL/TOR
4 (6) Tyrell Sutton, MTL $7,075 OTT
5 (2) Jeremiah Johnson, BC $9,019 WPG
6 (6) Jerome Messam, CGY $6,550 SSK
7 (15) Travon Van, EDM $4,045 HAM
8 (12) Cameron Marshall, SSK $4,982 CGY
9 (8) Brandon Whitaker, TOR $6,277 OTT
10 (10) Chris Rainey, BC $5,554 WPG
11 (27) Ross Scheuerman, HAM $2,500 EDM
12 (16) Roy Finch, CGY $3,870 SSK
13 (26) Martese Jackson, TOR $2,500 CGY
14 (13) Kendial Lawrence, EDM $4,396 HAM
15 (14) Stefan Logan, MTL $2,500 OTT
16 (21) James Wilder, TOR $3,000 OTT

RECEIVERS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank)

Player Value Opponent
1 (1) Greg Ellingson, OTT $9,397 MTL/TOR
2 (2) Diontae Spencer, OTT $9,015 MTL/TOR
3 (6) Naaman Roosevelt, SSK $7,051 CGY
4 (13) Kamar Jorden, CGY $5,948 SSK
5 (5) Adarius Bowman, EDM $7,063 HAM
6 (8) Emmanuel Arceneaux, BC $6,842 WPG
7 (3) Brad Sinopoli, OTT $7,195 MTL/TOR
8 (15) S.J. Green, TOR $5,536 OTT
9 (11) Weston Dressler, WPG $6,082 BC
10 (24) Brandon Zylstra, EDM $4,977 HAM
11 (16) DaVaris Daniels, CGY $5,532 SSK
12 (18) Bryan Burnham, BC $5,342 WPG
13 (19) Nick Moore, BC $5,284 WPG
14 (12) Ernest Jackson, MTL $5,981 OTT
15 (9) Darvin Adams, WPG $6,784 BC
16 (22) Luke Tasker, HAM $5,047 EDM
17 (10) Bakari Grant, SSK $6,149 CGY
18 (55) Jalen Saunders, HAM $2,500 EDM
19 (32) Armanti Edwards, TOR $2,500 OTT
20 (21) B.J. Cunningham, MTL $5,102 OTT
21 (25) Duron Carter, SSK $4,664 CGY
22 (26) Clarence Denmark, WPG $4,573 BC
23 (37) Joshua Stangby, OTT $3,750 MTL/TOR
24 (20) Brandon Banks, HAM $5,118 EDM
25 (27) Marquay McDaniel, CGY $4,416 SSK
26 (51) Anthony Coombs, TOR $2,500 OTT
27 (30) D’hquille Williams, EDM $4,000 HAM
28 (31) Nik Lewis, MTL $3,880 OTT
29 (40) Tiquan Underwood, MTL $3,630 OTT
30 (41) Vidal Hazelton, EDM $3,529 HAM

DEFENCE

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Team Value Opponent
1 (1) Calgary $5,774 SSK
2 (3) Montreal $4,858 OTT
3 (2) Winnipeg $5,625 BC
4 (6) Edmonton $4,022 HAM
5 (5) BC $4,654 WPG
6 (8) Toronto $3,829 OTT
7 (7) Ottawa $3,867 MTL/TOR
8 (9) Saskatchewan $3,448 CGY
9 (4) Hamilton $4,838 EDM