July 12, 2018

Week 5 Fantasy Locks: Is this finally the week for S.J. Green?

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TORONTO — S.J. Green has been a little too quiet for a little too long.

The Argos’ star receiver has just 10 catches through three games and has seen his price drop in CFL Fantasy, but is now the time to try and take advantage?

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“It’s finally time, and this may be a bold pick, but it’s finally time for S.J. Green to come out and play,” said Jeff Krever during this week’s CFL Fantasy Podcast.

The Argos take on the Edmonton Eskimos in a Week 5 rematch on Friday night, in what many are expecting will be a high-scoring game.

But while most Fantasy players are picking players like James Wilder Jr., Derel Walker and D’haquille Williams, Krever believes there’s some hidden value in Green, who’s beginning to slip through the cracks in the Fantasy world.

“Now he’s got James Franklin feeding him the football and maybe less attention on him,” said Krever. “S.J. Green was far and away the league-leader in targets with 169 last year. He’s the guy the Argos’ offence will go through, and I don’t think that just disappears.

“I’m expecting double-digit catches this week, he will break out in a big way.”

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It’s a bold pick to say the least considering Green has struggled to produce so far, and is slated to put up just 11.25 points in Week 5 by RotoExperts.

For the more risk-averse, Pat Steinberg and Hannah Nordman have other ideas this week. Both are leaning on a couple of bell-cow backs with favourable matchups in James Wilder Jr. and Andrew Harris.

“Take a look at what he did last week,” Steinberg said of Wilder. “He touched the ball 21 times — he was used in a big way and because of that and because I think he’s going to continue to be the focal point of the offence, I’m confident he’s going to give you the value on that $8,000.

“He’s going to be dangerous in the red zone and he’s going to get the touches, that is a big-time confident lock from me, maybe the lock of the year from me.”

While Wilder was often smothered by the Eskimos’ defence, he started to find some space late in the game and wound up rushing for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Harris, meanwhile, looks to repeat his dominant Week 4 performance in a rematch with the Lions, another team that has not been able to stop the run this season.

“I really want to take advantage of that BC defence that’s struggling,” said Nordman. “Andrew Harris, definitely in my lineup, I think he’s going to put up a huge week for me.”

You can see Jeff, Pat and Hannah set their lineups right here. Meanwhile, this week’s locks of the week and bargain selections are listed below.

Projections below powered by RotoExperts.

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 5 Locks

KREVER S.J. Green REC $5,7500 11.25
STEINBERG James Wilder Jr. RB $8,002 20.14
NORDMAN Andrew Harris RB $7,855 23.18

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 5 Money Picks

KREVER Llevi Noel WR $2,500 5.73
STEINBERG Bryant Mitchell WR $3,867
NORDMAN Reginald Begelton WR $2,500