Labour Day in the CFL always brings with it all the intense, historic rivalries in the league. Even better than that are the rematches that take place the very next week. Back to back games against the same opponents in football is a foreign concept to most fans. It’s just another thing that makes the Canadian game unique. This week, the Battle of Alberta shifts venues, another banjo is up for grabs in Winnipeg, and the Ticats make the 69 kilometer trek up the ON-403 to the Six for another stab at the Argos. More importantly, it’s another week we get to play along with our fantasy football lineups.
The following players are suggestions for each position (except defense), for the second week of play. Feel free to mix and match to find a final roster that is best for you. Also this week, many of the players that work on the CFL’s official fantasy game also work for your DraftKings lineups. So because of that, player prices will be listed by their CFL value first, and their DK price next. Many of the fade options this week also serve as great flex options, so you can feel comfortable loading them in those spots as well. Hopefully, you have fun this season watching the CFL and of course, playing fantasy football along with it.
Top Shelf Option: Trevor Harris – Edmonton Elks (CFL: $11,047; DK $9,900)
It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Trevor Harris and his Elks. He and his team spent Week 4 on ice due to COVID protocol. They were then thrust into one of the most heated contests on the CFL schedule each year as the Battle of Alberta raged on Labour Day. It’s safe to say that Harris rose to the occasion as he enjoyed his largest fantasy output of the season. The Edmonton pivot was just two yards shy of a 400-yard passing game. He also threw four touchdown passes and more importantly, no interceptions. If there was any kind of rust from his week off, Harris did not show it.
This week, the battle comes home to Commonwealth Stadium as the Battle of Alberta moves north up the AB-2 to Edmonton. Given the heated exchanges in round one of this fight, this will be another knock down war between the two teams. With that in mind, Harris will need to once again perform at a high level to stay in this game. This time though, he’ll be armed with the home crowd at his back to push him along. It’s a recipe for another solid outing for Harris and the Elks.
House Options: Dane Evans (CFL: $10,263; DK: $9,100), Zach Collaros (CFL: $8,072; DK: $8,400)
Top Shelf Option: Andrew Harris – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL: $10,569; DK: $9,000)
There were no doubts when Andrew Harris stepped back on the field two weeks ago that the reigning Grey Cup MVP was back. In his comeback game against Calgary, he touched the ball 19 times resulting in a solid 16.6 point fantasy day. Last week, in the Labour Day Classic matchup against the Roughriders, he had 20 touches on his way to just over 14 fantasy points. In fact, he would have had an even better day if he was able to find five more yards on the ground. Harris missed a DraftKings, three point bonus for a 100-yard day by only gaining 95 rushing yards. The spark plug of the Bombers offence was a wrecking ball in enemy territory.
Now, Harris gets to return home for another crack at the Roughriders’ defence. The Green Riders travel to Winnipeg for the “Banjo Bowl,” rematch. It’s clear the Bombers are thrilled to have their star running back in the fold once again. His usage total will not see another dip for as long as he’s healthy. With that in mind, turning him loose again against his bitter rivals seems like a solid game plan. Fantasy points favor opportunity and Harris has plenty of that coming his way again this week. Go ahead and spend up for him as the centerpiece of your fantasy builds.
House Option: Ka’Deem Carey (CFL: $8,053; DK: $8,400)
Top Shelf Option: Kyran Moore – Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL: $9,790; DK: $8,400)
In an unassuming, yet impressive manner, Kyran Moore has risen to the role of the top option in the Saskatchewan passing attack. Point of fact, no other receiver in the league has scored double digit fantasy points in every game in which he’s played. What’s more, Moore has scored more than 16 fantasy points in his four outings. The best of which came last week in the Labour Day Classic clash with the Bombers. Moore grabbed ten passes for 79 yards with an additional 16 return yards. All told, it was a 18.7 point fantasy day for Cody Fajardo’s favourite target.
On the turn, Moore will take the field in Manitoba with the chance to continue his encouraging start to his season. He’s solidified himself as a trusted outlet for Fajardo and should continue to draw attention. He’s still priced to move in DraftKings as they have yet to catch up to his value. The same cannot be said for the CFL official platform though. It will take some serious penny pinching elsewhere if you want to fit him into your lineup there this week. Either way, he’ll be a solid investment.