September 13, 2017

RotoExperts: Week 13 Fantasy Rankings

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Week 12 was unusually brutal to quarterbacks. Injuries cost BC’s Travis Lulay (knee) the rest of the season, while Saskatchewan’s Kevin Glenn (hand) and Ottawa’s Trevor Harris (shoulder) both sustained injuries that leave their availability for Week 13 in question.

The upheaval at the position allowed Edmonton’s Mike Reilly ($14,000) to regain his standing as the top pivot in this week’s rankings. Reilly didn’t earn the standing by default, as he threw for 461 yards and a major in last week’s loss to Calgary. The return of Derel Walker ($8,046) along with the production of Brandon Zylstra ($6,168) gives Reilly two of the top four receivers in this week’s rankings, and gives the Eskimos a chance to snap their four-game losing streak against Toronto in what could be an entertaining contest against Reilly and Argos gunslinger Ricky Ray ($10,946).


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Brandon Bridge ($6,000) and Drew Tate ($6,000), are the likely fill-ins for Glenn and Harris, respectively. The latter two are in the QB rankings, as both enter the week with an outside chance to remain in the starting lineup.

Running back has fewer questions, as Calgary’s Jerome Messam ($8,303) and BC’s Jeremiah Johnson ($8,058) sit atop the rankings. Hamilton’s C.J. Gable ($5,789) climbs up the Top 10, while the struggles of Edmonton’s LaDarius Perkins ($5,546) and Toronto’s Brandon Whitaker ($5,222) send them down the list. Saskatchewan’s Kienan LaFrance and his $3,500 salary should make him a low-risk play that could pay off, especially if the Roughriders put the emphasis on the run if Glenn cannot start.

While Harris’ injury factored, Greg Ellingson ($6,663) falls to second in the receiver rankings, mostly because of the blistering hot play of Saskatchewan’s Duron Carter ($7,574), who will come into the contest against Hamilton in search of a seventh straight game with a major. The status of Calgary’s DaVaris Daniels ($6,146), who was injured at Edmonton last Saturday night, is uncertain coming into the week, yet he stays in the Top 10 until it’s announced that he won’t suit up against BC.

QUARTERBACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player   Value Opponent 
1 (1) Mike Reilly, EDM $14,000 TOR
2 (4) Ricky Ray, TOR $10,946 EDM
3 (7) Bo Levi Mitchell, CGY $9,637 BC
4 (8) Jonathon Jennings, BC $8,245 CGY
5 (22) Brandon Bridge, SSK $6,000 HAM
6 (12) Drew Tate, OTT $6,000 MTL
7 (6) Darian Durant, MTL $9,788 OTT
8 (10) Jeremiah Masoli, HAM $6,474 SSK
9 (2) Kevin Glenn, SSK $11,111 HAM
10 (4) Trevor Harris, OTT $10,573 BC

RUNNING BACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player Value Opponent
1 (1) Jerome Messam, CGY $8,303 BC
2 (2) Jeremiah Johnson, BC $8,058 CGY
3 (4) Mossis Madu, OTT $6,951 MTL
4 (5) Roy Finch, CGY $5,920 BC
5 (8) Chris Rainey, BC $6,625 CGY
6 (4) Kienan LaFrance, SSK $3,500 HAM
7 (11) C.J. Gable, HAM $5,789 SSK
8 (7) Tyrell Sutton, MTL $6,006 BC
9 (13) LaDarius Perkins, EDM $5,546 TOR
10 (19) Brandon Whitaker, TOR $5,222 EDM
11 (17) Stefan Logan, MTL $4,535 OTT
12 (15) Martese Jackson, TOR $2,500 EDM
13 (21) Greg Morris, SSK $2,500 HAM
14 (31) Declan Cross, TOR $2,500 EDM
15 (32) Pascal Lochard, EDM $2,500 TOR
16 (21) James Wilder, TOR $3,000 EDM

RECEIVERS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank)

Player Value Opponent
1 (2) Duron Carter, SSK $7,574 HAM
2 (4) Greg Ellingson, OTT $6,663 MTL
3 (9) Brandon Zylstra, EDM $6,168 TOR
4 (8) S.J. Green, TOR $6,225 EDM
5 (3) Naaman Roosevelt, SSK $7,460 HAM
6 (1) Derel Walker, EDM $8,046 TOR
7 (6) Bryan Burnham, BC $6,510 CGY
8 (5) Emmanuel Arceneaux, BC $6,550 CGY
9 (10) DaVaris Daniels, CGY $6,146 BC
10 (7) Diontae Spencer, OTT $6,490 MTL
11 (15) Adarius Bowman, EDM $5,578 TOR
12 (13) Ernest Jackson, MTL $5,860 OTT
13 (19) Brad Sinopoli, OTT $4,717 MTL
14 (15) Marquay McDaniel, CGY $5,502 BC
15 (19) Chris Williams, BC $6,143 CGY
16 (21) DeVier Posey, TOR $4,429 EDM
17 (25) D’hquille Williams, EDM $3,954 TOR
18 (18) Bakari Grant, SSK $4,916 HAM
19 (16) B.J. Cunningham, MTL $5,106 OTT
20 (33) Armanti Edwards, TOR $3,465 EDM
21 (31) Joshua Stangby, OTT $3,498 MTL
22 (17) Brandon Banks, HAM $4,971 SSK
23 (30) Nik Lewis, MTL $3,578 OTT
24 (20) Luke Tasker, HAM $4,692 SSK
25 (23) Marken Michel, CGY $4,277 BC
26 (32) Anthony Parker, CGY $3,344 BC
27 (28) Tiquan Underwood, MTL $3,693 OTT
28 (22) Bryant Mitchell, EDM $4,428 TOR
29 (34) Jalen Saunders, HAM $2,949 SSK
30 (66) Jeff Fuller, TOR $2,500 EDM

DEFENCE

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Team Value Opponent
1 (2) Saskatchewan $4,694 HAM
2 (1) Calgary $5,760 BC
3 (7) Ottawa $3,458 MTL
4 (4) Montreal $3,898 OTT
5 (3) Toronto $3,984 EDM
6 (6) BC $3,524 CGY
7 (5) Hamilton $3,534 SSK
8 (8) Edmonton $3,384 TOR