It is the 5th week of action, and I've gotten a "Congratulations" e-mail from the fine folks at Draftkings twice. Last week was not one of them, YUKKKKK!!! Time to put last week in the rear-view mirror and look forward to this week.
QUARTERBACK - TREVOR HARRIS 11200
He is the top player in the CFL this year, and he goes up against a Rider defence that is giving up big yards in the air. This is a no-brainer.
RUNNING BACK - JEROME MESSAM 7300
Teams aren't running the football, so taking a RB is a tough decision. Messam is that horse that will be able to get it in on short yardage plays. At this point, you need a running back who can get the ball in the endzone. Brandon Whitaker and John White are good picks as well, but I'm going with Messam
It is hard not to take Chris Williams here, but Ellingson was the guy last week and one has to think Chris Jones will look to stop Williams thus giving Ellingson opportunities. Ellingson is also cheaper, so it may allow you to take a more expensive threat like a Derel Walker or a Darvin Adams. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins could get you some nice numbers late in the game as well when it is expected the Riders will be throwing the ball.
DEFENCE - OTTAWA 4600
It is tempting to take Edmonton or Calgary here, but one has to think the REDBLACKS will make life miserable for Mitchell Gale as he makes his first pro start.