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October 12, 2017

RotoExperts: Week 17 Fantasy Rankings

The Canadian Press

Brandon Zylstra’s breakout season will help to break the limits of your Fantasy roster if you want the Eskimos’ receiver in your lineup for Week 17. At $8,429, Zylstra is easily the most expensive pass catcher available, as he looks to rack up impressive numbers yet again; this time at the expense of the Argonauts’ secondary. He enters the game having recorded four 100-yard efforts in his last five outings, including a season-best 201 yards in the Thanksgiving Day win over Montreal that also included his fourth major of the season. Zylstra has also put up double-digit Fantasy points over the same span, to pull him ahead of Ottawa’s Greg Ellingson.

Fantasy owners may want to strongly consider adding Ellingson ($7,322) now that the REDBLACKS have Trevor Harris ($11,601) back at pivot. Ellingson benefited greatly from the return of Harris, who connected with his favorite receiver eight times for 149 yards and two touchdowns in Ottawa’s win over BC. Harris is also a strong consideration at quarterback as he has thrown three touchdowns in two of the last three games he finished.


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This week could see Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell ($9,768) as a potential underrated Fantasy producer. Not only are the Stampeders coming off an open week, Mitchell may have receivers DaVaris Daniels ($6,286) and Kamar Jorden ($6,076) back off the injured list, giving him two more threats to go along with Marken Michel ($4586) and Marquay McDaniel ($4,527). While the Stamps are feeling good about their passing game, the Roughriders come into Week 17 uncertain as Kevin Glenn ($8,812) hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in his last three games and comes off a game where he was replaced by Brandon Bridge ($4,998), who threw for 292 yards and two scores. Glenn is ranked eighth at the position despite facing a sixth-rated REDBLACKS pass defence.

Running back is exceptionally deep, with Calgary’s Jerome Messam ($7,074) leading the way. Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris ($8,423), who has held the top spot for much of the season, is third this week, trailing Messam and C.J. Gable ($8,160), with the latter bringing life to the Edmonton ground game after running for 111 yards and a score in his Eskimos debut on Thanksgiving Day.

The RB2 spot is abundant with potential, with the likes of Calgary’s Roy Finch ($5,244) among the pack. Toronto’s James Wilder ($5,827) is in the conversation at RB2 if he’s good to go after sustaining a hit that sidelined him late in last week’s loss to Saskatchewan.

To nobody’s surprise, the Calgary defence is tops, costing Fantasy owners $6,300 to use against the improved Hamilton offence. At $5,172, the Winnipeg D could pay off well, as they face a BC team fighting for their post-season lives while also throwing a league-worst 21 interceptions.

QUARTERBACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player   Value Opponent 
1 (1) Mike Reilly, EDM $12,938 TOR
2 (3) Trevor Harris, OTT $11,601 SSK
3 (2) Matt Nichols, WPG $12,018 BC
4 (4) Ricky Ray, TOR $10,410 EDM
5 (5) Bo Levi Mitchell, CGY $9,768 HAM
6 (6) Jonathon Jennings, BC $9,747 WPG
7 (7) Kevin Glenn, SSK $8,812 OTT
8 (8) Jeremiah Masoli, HAM $8,795 CGY
9 (15) Brandon Bridge, SSK $4,998 OTT
10 (17) James Franklin, EDM $4,100 TOR

RUNNING BACKS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Player Value Opponent
1 (6) Jerome Messam, CGY $7,074 HAM
2 (3) C.J. Gable, EDM $8,160 TOR
3 (1) Andrew Harris, WPG $8,423 BC
4 (4) William Powell, OTT $7,870 SSK
5 (2) Jeremiah Johnson, BC $8,210 WPG
6 (10) James Wilder, TOR $5,827 EDM
7 (15) Alex Green, HAM $4,500 CGY
8 (13) Roy Finch, CGY $5,244 HAM
9 (42) Trent Richardson, SSK $2,500 CGY
10 (8) Chris Rainey, BC $6,328 WPG
11 (14) Martese Jackson, TOR $4,551 EDM
12 (17) Timothy Flanders, WPG $4,163 BC
13 (20) Christion Jones, SSK $2,500 OTT
14 (19) Terry Williams, CGY $3,525 HAM
15 (23) Declan Cross, TOR $2,500 EDM
16 (16) Kienan LaFrance, SSK $4,208 OTT

RECEIVERS

Matchup Rank (Position Rank)

Player Value Opponent
1 (1) Brandon Zylstra, EDM $8,429 TOR
2 (3) Greg Ellingson, OTT $7,322 SSK
3 (5) Darvin Adams, WPG $7,099 BC
4 (4) Naaman Roosevelt, SSK $7,151 OTT
5 (16) S.J. Green, TOR $5,513 EDM
6 (9) Bryan Burnham, BC $6,138 WPG
7 (6) Diontae Spencer, OTT $6,908 SSK
8 (7) Emmanuel Arceneaux, BC $6,806 WPG
9 (18) Bakari Grant, SSK $5,128 OTT
10 (19) Derel Walker, EDM $7,579 TOR
11 (30) Duron Carter, SSK $5,104 OTT
12 (8) DaVaris Daniels, CGY $6,286 HAM
13 (20) Marken Michel, CGY $4,586 HAM
14 (25) Jalen Saunders, HAM $4,336 CGY
15 (28) DeVier Posey, TOR $4,217 EDM
16 (29) Adarius Bowman, EDM $4,441 SSK
17 (11) Brandon Banks, HAM $5,927 CGY
18 (14) Luke Tasker, HAM $5,568 CGY
19 (22) Marquay McDaniel, CGY $4,527 HAM
20 (26) Armanti Edwards, TOR $4,313 EDM
21 (33) D’hquille Williams, EDM $5,544 WPG
22 (30) Chris Williams, BC $4,149 WPG
23 (15) Clarence Denmark, WPG $5,565 BC
24 (34) Brad Sinopoli, OTT $3,727 SSK
25 (31) Caleb Holley, SSK $4,084 EDM
26 (21) Andrew Fantuz, HAM $4,544 CGY
27 (55) Shamawd Chambers, HAM $2,500 CGY
28 (61) Shaquille Johnson, BC $2,500 WPG
29 (59) Kamar Jorden, CGY $6,076 HAM
30 (10) Ryan Lankford, WPG $3,494 BC

DEFENCE

Matchup Rank (Position Rank) Team Value Opponent
1 (1) Calgary $6,300 HAM
2 (2) Winnipeg $5,172 BC
3 (4) Saskatchewan $4,216 OTT
4 (7) Ottawa $3,456 SSK
5 (6) Toronto $3,740 EDM
6 (3) Hamilton $4,230 CGY
7 (7) BC $3,200 WPG
8 (5) Edmonton $4,034 TOR