November 2, 2018

Week 21 Fantasy Locks: Go with what you know

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TORONTO — In a week of uncertainty for CFL Fantasy players, the best advice might be to go with what you know.

The last week of the regular season brings a mix of lineup changes across the league, as several teams look towards the opening of the playoffs on Nov. 11.

For Pat Steinberg, Jeff Krever and Hannah Nordman, the best way to avoid headaches might be to load up on Stampeders and Eskimos, who made up all three of this week’s CFL Fantasy Podcast locks.

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“Mike Reilly is going to be in the game from start to finish, and that’s something really hard to come by as far as quarterbacks this week,” said Nordman. “I’m going to run with it, $12,800 for Mike Reilly, he is my lock of the week.”

Esks head coach Jason Maas has said Reilly will play the entire game when the Eskimos take on the Blue Bombers Saturday night, making him one of just a few reliable quarterback options this week.

Matt Nichols, Jeremiah Masoli, Trevor Harris and Andrew Harris are just a handful of the big-name stars that could be sitting this week.

Locks, bargain picks and all the latest on Week 21 can be heard on this week’s podcast:

» Projections, strategies for Week 21
» CFL Fantasy Podcast: Listen and subscribe!
» Lineup Tools: Rankings, projections and more

While Hannah goes with the reliable Reilly, who’s come down in price from his original $14,000 salary, Steinberg is staying with the Eskimos in league-leading receiver Duke Williams.

“I think Duke Williams is due for a receiving touchdown,” said Steinberg. “The final game of the season, in Edmonton, at home — he’s still expensive, he’s coming in at an $8,000 price tag, but Mike Reilly’s playing the whole game and I think Duke Williams is going to get some work.”

Krever, meanwhile, has had to change his picks on the fly. He originally went with Stamps receiver Eric Rogers, who has since been placed on the one-game injured list and will miss Saturday’s season finale.

A summary of this week’s locks and money picks is provided below.

Projections below powered by RotoExperts.

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 21 Locks

KREVER Bryant Mitchell WR $8,320 17.81
STEINBERG D’haquille Williams WR $8,000 16.36
NORDMAN Mike Reilly QB $12,812 22.59

*Note: Jeff Krever originally picked Eric Rogers, who has since been placed on the one-game injured list.

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 21 Money Picks

KREVER Kienan LaFrance RB $3,605 N/A
STEINBERG Markeith Ambles WR $3,546 13.96
NORDMAN Chris Matthews WR $2,500 14.31