December 7, 2018

Reilly, Williams headline 2018 All-Fantasy team

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

TORONTO — With yet another season of TSN CFL Fantasy in the books, it’s time to look back on some of the biggest performers of the 2018 season

The 2018 CFL All-Fantasy team comes just a few days after the league announced its 2018 All-Star selections, which recognized the league’s top performers this season on offence, defence and special teams.

CFL.ca breaks it all down:

2018 CFL All-Fantasy Team

Diontae Spencer was a consistent choice for fantasy users in 2018 (Dave Chidley/CFL.ca)

QB Mike Reilly
EDM | 444.0 Pts

Mike Reilly was a go-to pick for TSN CFL Fantasy players this season and was well worth his hefty price tag of $14,000.

Not only was Reilly good for passing touchdowns, the Esks pivot called his own number more often than not on the goal line, adding rushing touchdowns to his point total. The pending free agent registered the season’s highest point total in a game in Week 13 where he accumulated 48.2 fantasy points.


RB Andrew Harris
WPG | 308.9 Pts

Winnipeg’s running back Andrew Harris was consistently picked among fantasy users – he finished the season as the most picked player with 120,817 selections.

His production on the ground and through the air made him a favourite for TSN CFL Fantasy users each and every week.


RB William Powell
OTT | 265.2 Pts

William Powell finished just behind Harris for the league’s rushing total this season, accumulating a career-high 1,362 yards and six touchdowns.

The REDBLACKS running back was a sure-handed option for fantasy users this season and his final point total proves just that.


REC Duke Williams
EDM | 315.9 Pts

With eight 100+ yard games this season, Duke Williams was a must-start for fantasy users. To go along with his 1,579 receiving yard this year, Williams found the end zone 11 times and finished as TSN CFL Fantasy’s highest scoring non-quarterback player.

Williams had a monstrous start to the 2018 season and in his first six games, had five contests where he caught over 100 yards and scored five touchdowns over that stretch.


REC Brandon Banks
HAM | 311.9 Pts

Brandon Banks provided fantasy users consistency in 2018 as he and quarterback Jeremiah Masoli found chemistry early in the season and never looked back.

Before the return man-turned-receiver missed the final stretch of the season with a broken clavicle, Banks had set a new club record for the most 100-plus yards receiving games in a single season with 10. He amassed a career-high in receiving yards (1,423) and in touchdowns (11).


FLEX Diontae Spencer
OTT | 300.9 Pts

With his ability to play on offence and special teams, Diontae Spencer was a must-start for any fantasy players in 2018.

Not only did he amass 1,007 yards through the air, Spencer also racked up 849 on punt returns and 815 on kick returns.


DEF Saskatchewan Roughriders
SSK | 193 Pts

The Saskatchewan Roughriders defence led all units this season with 193 fantasy points.

Led by defensive guru Chris Jones, the Riders D helped Saskatchewan to hosting a playoff game and to tying a CFL record for most defensive touchdowns in a single season with 11.

When in doubt, fantasy players could rely on the Riders.


Second-team

While teammates Mike Reilly and Duke Williams were the best of the best in 2018, there were plenty of other noteworthy performances.

Jeremiah Masoli found his way as a starting quarterback and earned himself the East Division’s Most Outstanding Player nomination. CJ Gable’s first full season in Edmonton was one to remember as the running back hit 1,000 yards for the first time in his CFL career.

At receiver, Brad Sinopoli and teammate Greg Ellingson were top of the league in receiving while Luke Tasker was one of Masoli’s go-to pass catchers.

Let’s take a look at who would make a second All-Fantasy Team:

QB – Jeremiah Masoli 343.7

RB – CJ Gable 209.5

RB – James Wilder Jr. 203.0

REC – Brad Sinopoli 279.6

REC – Luke Tasker 258.7

FLEX – Greg Ellingson 237.7

DEF – Winnipeg Blue Bombers 169