October 24, 2019

Week 20 Fantasy Locks: Worth the price of admission

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TORONTO — Sometimes in Fantasy you really do get what you pay for.

Reggie Begelton and Eric Rogers are among the highest-priced receivers in TSN CFL Fantasy, yet both were selected as locks heading into a Friday night matchup in Winnipeg.

Pat Steinberg, Jeff Krever and Hannah Nordman offered their locks and money picks before the start of Week 20.

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Reggie Begelton at $11,441, he’s going to break the bank for me but you talk about a receiver that, when he goes off, he goes off,” said Krever. “Four touchdown game earlier in the year, three touchdowns last week against this very same team. He is in the discussion for the top two receivers in the CFL at this very moment along with Brandon Banks.”

“I’ve got Eric Rogers,” added Steinberg. “Both him and Josh Huff penciled in as it stands right now, and I just feel as though there’s a chance for this Stampeders passing attack to have another good game. A little bit less expensive than Begelton at $8,500, but I think Rogers always has an extremely high ceiling.”

Eskimos running back Shaq Cooper rounds out this week’s locks. The replacement for C.J. Gable has had a minimum of 19.5 points in each of his two starts this season.

“At $5,700, that is quite the bargain for a guy whose floor has pretty much looked like 20 points and his ceiling we haven’t even seen yet,” said Nordman.

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Every week the podcast trio also submits money picks — $3,500 or less — to help you break the cap. This week’s top value choices are Rasheed Bailey, Chris Matthews and Chandler Worthy.

Bailey has had four or more catches in each of his three games this season, but could he benefit from a quarterback change in the Manitoba capital?

“This is a really talented receiver, he was the star of training camp for the Bombers,” said Krever. “Now that he’s here, he’s getting targets every week, and I think he’s going to have quick chemistry with Zach Collaros, who I also think will give that passing game a bit of a bump.”

Matthews has had an inconsistent season with the Bombers and Alouettes, but will try to increase his role after an injury to DeVier Posey that will sideline the veteran on Saturday.

“I feel like going up against a team like Hamilton that has a really good defence, those are the types of games where Matthews is at his best,” said Steinberg. “His size, his possession ability — for Vernon Adams, I think there’s a chance he’ll be used more than he was last week when he put up a goose egg.”

Rounding out this week’s money picks is one of the top projected players according to DailyRoto, Chandler Worthy. Stepping in for an injured Derel Walker, Worthy put up 24 points vs. the Alouettes.

“Even if he puts up half of last week’s point total, at $2,500 you’re coming out ahead,” said Nordman. “Toronto, up against Ottawa, I like the matchup.”

Projections below powered by DailyRoto.

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 20 Money Picks

STEINBERG Chris Matthews WR $3,186 4.8
KREVER Rasheed Bailey WR $2,500 10.5
NORDMAN Chandler Worthy WR $2,500 13.7

CFL Fantasy Podcast Week 20 Locks

STEINBERG Eric Rogers WR $8,527 14.8
KREVER Reggie Begelton WR $11,441 20.0
NORDMAN Shaq Cooper RB $5,721 16.8