Is there a more exciting player in the CFL than Hamilton’s Zach Collaros? Even though the Tiger-Cats trailed Toronto through most of their Labour Day battle, I never once got the sense that Hamilton was out of it. And that’s because of Zach Collaros.
Since returning in Week 8, Collaros hasn’t thrown for less than 331 yards in a game and has already thrown for 14 touchdowns against just 2 interceptions. There’s no secret here: Zach Collaros is my quarterback in DraftKings CFL daily fantasy football for Week 12 and maybe the rest of the season. Rakeem Cato may be tempting at $6,800 as Montreal’s new starting quarterback but I’m sticking with Collaros and his $11,600 price tag.
Andrew Harris (WPG RB $8,000) – Winnipeg’s offense goes as Andrew Harris goes. He hasn’t had less than double digit carries since Week 4 and he already has 40 catches this season. Saturday’s Banjo Bowl should be Winnipeg’s most raucous crowd of the season and Harris will want to run all over the Roughriders.
Terrence Toliver (HAM WR $8,100) – I’m just going to have to ride this hot streak until it ends. Despite a multitude of weapons at Hamilton’s disposal, Toliver continues to rise above the rest. Since Week 5, Toliver either has at least a touchdown or 100 receiving yards in every single game. He’s staying in my line-up in Week 12.
Naaman Roosevelt (SSK WR $8,300) – I totally thought the Riders would have developed a running game by Labour Day but that just hasn’t happened. They only have 584 rush yards on the year and quarterback Darian Durant leads the team with 154 of them. The ball has to go somewhere, right? Roosevelt has 24 targets in the past two games and leads the CFL with 102 on the year. He’s a superstar and Durant should keep throwing him the ball. If you want a cheaper option, Caleb Holley is a nice play for $5,000.
Quincy McDuffie (WPG FLEX $4,900) – The price tag here just seems way too low. When McDuffie is healthy, he makes things happen. He had 7 catches for 153 yards and a touchdown a week ago and continues to contribute in the return game. He could be the best option in the league priced under $5,000.
Finally, avoid Duron Carter (MTL WR $9,200) – I’m staying far away from Duron Carter this week, as Rakeem Cato has been named Montreal’s starting quarterback. Cato got the start against Hamilton in Week 4, and Carter had 3 catches for 50 yards while Nik Lewis and BJ Cunningham had 5 and 6 receptions, respectively. The Lions are also second only to Hamilton in yards against so I’m not touching the Montreal situation with a 10-foot pole.