September 18, 2019

Fantasy Status Report: Begelton, Harris ruled out

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TSN CFL Fantasy presented by LeoVegas is easy to play with just seven roster spots and a $40,000 salary cap.

However, success does require a healthy team, with all seven players in active CFL lineups. With such small rosters, an empty slot can be a devastating blow to your week’s score.

In addition, practice reports can be the source of hidden gems that produce big numbers despite low ownership percentage, providing an edge over the rest of the field.

With that, breaks down some of the critical roster notes for each game.

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Calgary at Toronto
Friday | 7:00 p.m. ET

Reggie Begelton, WR, CGY

Stamps receiver Reggie Begelton ($11,299) will miss Friday night’s contest vs. the Argos. The CFL’s leading receiver will be replaced by Aaron Peck ($2,500), though Eric Rogers could benefit most from Begelton’s absence.

Don Jackson, RB, CGY

Don Jackson ($6,367) continues to be the odd man out in the Stampeders’ backfield after being placed on the one-game injured list. Ka’Deem Carey ($5,371) gets the start while Terry Williams ($4,706) handles returns.

Ka’Deem Carey, RB, CGY

Ka’Deem Carey ($5,371) draws another start for the Stampeders this week at running back. Carey has had mixed results the last few weeks, but is one of this week’s most popular Fantasy picks due to his price tag and matchup vs. the Argos.

Markeith Ambles, WR, CGY

Markeith Ambles ($4,474) will miss another week for the Stampeders after not practising. Josh Huff ($2,500) has started the last few games in his place and could see his role grow.

Josh Huff, WR, CGY

With Ambles out, Josh Huff ($2,500) will make another start vs. the Argos. Huff, a former third round NFL Draft pick, will be under some pressure to produce, as Daniel Braverman and Aaron Peck ($2,500) are pushing for more playing time in practice.

Hamilton at Edmonton
Friday | 9:30 p.m. ET

Trevor Harris, QB, EDM

Despite returning to practice in a limited role on Wednesday, the Eskimos revealed on Thursday that Trevor Harris ($11,066) will not play in Week 15. He’ll be replaced by Logan Kilgore ($5,000) as the starter.

Logan Kilgore, QB, EDM

After completing 75 per cent of his passes in relief of Harris, Logan Kilgore ($5,000) will make his first start as an Eskimo. Kilgore is a scarcely-owned buy-low candidate in a highly-efficient offence.

Luke Tasker, WR, HAM

Despite returning to practice this week, injured receiver Luke Tasker ($6,625) will not play Friday in Edmonton. Tasker has been sidelined since Aug. 17.

Jackson Bennett, RB, HAM

Jackson Bennett ($3,500) will be the Ticats’ starting running back on Friday night, though Anthony Coombs could take some of his workload. Still no Tyrell Sutton for the Ticats.

Winnipeg at Montreal
Saturday | 4:00 p.m. ET

Andrew Harris, RB, WPG

Bombers running back Andrew Harris ($10,845) will return to the lineup this weekend. Harris finished serving his two-game suspension after testing positive for a banned substance and hasn’t played for almost a month.

Matt Nichols, QB, WPG

Matt Nichols ($8,071) has yet to return to practice for the Bombers. According to Mike O’Shea, it will be a week or two before the team provides another update on Nichols’ health.

Lucky Whitehead, WR, WPG

After missing action in Week 13, Lucky Whitehead ($3,805) is back in the lineup this week for the Bombers. Whitehead has been boom or bust in 2019, his first season in the league.

Jeremiah Johnson, RB, MTL

According to Didier Orméjuste, Als running back Jeremiah Johnson ($5,938) has returned to practice. Johnson missed the Alouettes’ loss to Saskatchewan in Week 14.

Quan Bray, WR, MTL

Khari Jones says Quan Bray ($4,490) will continue to handle punt return duties with Shakeir Ryan ($2,500) sidelined by injury. Bray had issues handling punts early last week, but wound up adding 3.4 points to his totals on kick returns alone.

Chris Matthews, WR, MTL

Targeted twice in his Alouette debut, Chris Matthews ($2,925) could see the field more in his second game with the team. Matthews hauled in a 42-yard reception last week vs. Saskatchewan.

BC at Ottawa
Saturday | 7:00 p.m. ET

Brad Sinopoli, WR, OTT

Brad Sinopoli ($7,023) will return to the starting lineup for Saturday’s game vs. BC. Sinopoli was injured in practice last week and the team opted to be cautious on the trip to BC.

John Crockett, RB, OTT

John Crockett ($5,149) will not return from the REDBLACKS’ six-game injured list this week. He’s been out since Aug. 24 with an injury.

Caleb Holley, WR, OTT

Caleb Holley ($3,315) will miss another game for the REDBLACKS this week. Holley reportedly practised, but Devontae Dedmon ($2,500) will get the nod at slotback instead.

Nathaniel Behar, WR, OTT

With Sinopoli set to return, Nathaniel Behar ($2,500) returns to his old spot at field wideout. Behar has been engaged in the REDBLACKS’ passing attack the last couple of weeks, but is considered a risky Fantasy play.

Jerminic Smith, WR, OTT

First-year receiver Jerminic Smith ($2,500) has returned to the REDBLACKS’ practice roster. Ottawa is getting some reinforcements at receiver.

John White, RB, BC

Lions running back John White ($6,667) is back in the starting lineup this week in place of Brandon Rutley ($5,011). White has been sidelined since Aug. 24 when he was injured vs. the Ticats.

Brandon Rutley, RB, BC

Despite coming off his first 100-yard rushing performance, Brandon Rutley ($5,011) is out of the lineup for the Lions this week. John White ($6,667) will get the bulk of the carries in the BC backfield against Ottawa.