(written by Travis Currah)
Place your bets on the next quarterback that will surprise us with a halftime outburst! My money is on Bo Levi Mitchell but could you imagine a low-key guy like Kevin Glenn or Ricky Ray letting loose? [What? Bo Levi Mitchell? He’s got nothing to worry about! My money’s on Mike Reilly – Ed.] Now *that* would turn heads.
Here’s who I’m rolling with on Draft Kings this week with the RedBlacks on BYE.
Quarterback: Kevin Glenn (MTL $7,200) – I’m more than happy to save money on quarterback this week with Glenn going up against the porous Eskimos secondary. The Esks are losers of three straight, are only having one practice during this short week, and are giving up nearly 366 passing yards a game. Kevin Glenn presents us with a good value this week.
Running back: John White (EDM $7,300) – White hasn’t had a touchdown since Week 5 nor double-digit carries since Week 4, but Jason Maas would be foolish not to utilize his star running back against Montreal. White has been averaging just shy of 15 touches per game and the Alouettes are the only team in the league giving up over 100 rushing yards per game. Add all that to the fact that offensive linemen Justin Sorensen was pulled off the six-game injured list and practiced on Tuesday. It’s time for White to break out of this mini-slump.
Wide receiver: Duron Carter (MTL $9,400) – I don’t know how Carter isn’t the most expensive receiver in Week 8, but I think he deserves to be. I’ve said all that’s needed to be said regarding the Eskimo defense so it’s time for Carter to feast in Week 8. He’s got 15 receptions on 20 targets for 230 yards in the past two weeks. I’m betting on another 100 yards for Carter this week.
Flex: Roy Finch (CGY $3,600) – It’s only a matter of time before Roy Finch breaks one for a touchdown and you want to be owning him when that happens. Finch saw limited time on offense last week and had 159 return yards against Saskatchewan including a 54-yard punt return. Dave Dickenson is still figuring out how to get the former Oklahoma Sooner more involved in the offense and he comes at a price that’s criminally cheap.
Wildcard sleeper pick: Diontae Spencer (TOR $7,400) – Spencer has been injured all season but hit the practice field for the first time on Monday and hopes to return this Friday against Winnipeg. All you need to know about Spencer is that he’s the guy that made Chad Owens expendable. He runs a 4.27 in the 40 and should not only take over for kick returner Larry Taylor but also fit right in on offense with Tori Gurley and Kevin Elliott still out. If he plays this Friday, he can be a game changer.