Three things are certain in life: death, taxes and picking on the Edmonton Eskimos secondary. Man, are they bad…
Much has been said about the departures of certain key players and head coach/defensive guru Chris Jones after their Grey Cup victory last November, but I don’t think anyone predicted this: The Eskimos are the CFL’s worst passing defense, giving up 370.8 yards per game.
Could Edmonton be just what the doctor ordered for a “struggling” Chris Williams? Through the first three games of the season, Williams had 25 catches, 493 yards and 6 touchdowns. The last three have seen him make 13 catches for 132 yards cumulative.
Watch out, Edmonton.
Here’s who I’m rolling with this week in Draft Kings CFL daily fantasy football:
Quarterback: Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY – $10,300) – I know he’s only 26 years old but we can already call Bo “ol’ reliable”. He throws at least one touchdown every game (literally) and has tons of weapons around him to go along with great coaching that knows how to use all of them. He’s thrown three touchdowns in two straight games and is up against a team that has another adventurous secondary in Saskatchewan. Start with confidence.
Running Back: Jerome Messam (CGY – $7,000) – Are you already seeing a theme here? Saskatchewan is giving up the second-most rushing yards per game (91.4) and Messam is averaging 13 touches per game. Look for him to run all over his former team.
Also, look at his teammate Roy Finch ($3,600) as a possible home run play at FLEX. Finch has quietly become one of the most dangerous returners in the CFL average 144.2 yards per game. It’s only a matter of time before he scores.
Wide Receiver: Brad Sinopoli (OTT – $7,800) – I couldn’t just go through this article on not pick an Ottawa receiver. I actually don’t see a problem with starting any RedBlacks receiver, but Sinopoli has been on fire as of late. He has 9 catches for 225 yards and two touchdowns over his past two games and if teams continue to key in on Chris Williams, he’ll keep putting up big numbers.
Wide Receiver: Luke Tasker (HAM – $8,500) – Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and Luke Tasker finally seemed to hit it off two weeks ago connecting on all 11 targets for 146 yards against Edmonton. The Esks, of course, are the league’s worst passing offense with the Blue Bombers the 8th-ranked team in that department. With Winnipeg missing Ryan Smith, Weston Dressler, and Darvin Adams this week, it’s quite likely the Bombers offense won’t be able to stay on the field all that long. Sign me up.
Finally, Zach Collaros will return next week. I promise. I hope. You better not be lying to us, Kent Austin…