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CFL Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings, Where to Play, Draft Strategy for Actual CFL Fantasy Football Leagues

Quarterback rankings for CFL Fantasy Football. This is for actual fantasy football for play in head-to-head leagues that have a draft at the start of the season to prove who is the greatest football watcher in your friend group. As it stands right now this is not offered at the CFL’s website where you can only play in a Draft Kings’ style daily fantasy game.

I highly recommend CFL fans form head-to-head a fantasy football league with their friend group at The CFL head-to-head fantasy football experience has a lot of differences from that which people may be accustomed to in NFL formats but brings the CFL fan expereince to the next level as it has done for NFL fans.

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Where to Play

Most CFL fans are not aware that CFL fantasy football actually exists in the head-to-head league format that has become so popular among NFL fans. does offer a ‘fantasy football’ game but it is not in a head-to-head league format with a draft but rather in the format that you would see in Draft Kings daily fantasy where you choose any players you want and have to stay within a certain salary cap.

You can play with your friends in a CFL fantasy football head-to-league with a draft, schedule, and playoffs at our website as a beta tester.

Our partners at also offer a great place for you and your friends to play in what is currently a more polished user experience than our website currently with some customization options not available in our current beta state.

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Roster Difference Compared to NFL Formats

There is a key difference in the format of our recommended and’s recommended settings for CFL fantasy football to what you might be accustomed to in NFL formats. Due to the size of the CFL being only 9 teams and our recommended league size being 6 there are not enough of certain position groups to have backups of certain positions on your bench. In fact you will only be able to have wide receivers on your bench. Quarterbacks, running backs, and kickers can only be in your starting lineup, injured reserve, or “bye week” roster designation. This ensures that there are starting players available on the waiver wire when teams have a need to find a replacement.

Draft Strategy Note

Since teams are only able to have 1 player on their active roster for positions at quarterback, running back, and kicker, you will know that once a team has drafted a quarterback they will not draft a quarterback later in the draft. So if you’re in a draft for your league and 4 teams draft a quarterback in the first round then you can probably wait until very late in the draft to take a quarterback as there is only one other team who will be taking a QB off the board for the rest of the draft. If you are the last team to draft a quarterback then you can wait until the last round to make your selection at quarterback as no one is going to take the player you may be targeting before that point.

Quarterback Rankings

June 5 note: Dru Brown moved up from rank 8 to rank 5 following the preseason.

QB1 Vernon Adams Jr. – BC (Codename: Big Play VA)

Vernon Adams Jr. had the most fantasy points last season among all position groups. He racked up 5,403 yards and 34 touchdowns. He will be playing without receivers Dominique Rhymes and Lucky Whitehead this year. Expect him to connect with Keon Hatcher and Alexander Hollins a lot this season.

BC had the 2nd most pass attempts in the league over the regular season last year in what was a very pass-heavy offense. BC added William Stanback at running back but I expect them to again be very pass-heavy based on tendencies last season.

QB2 Zach Collaros – Winnipeg (Codename: Zack Attack)

Collaros was third in fantasy points last year which saw him accumulate 4,646 yards and 33 touchdowns with 16 interceptions. We did not see Kenny Lawler in Winnipeg’s receiving group through the first 6 games of the season last year. Winnipeg’s offense could be more dangerous in the passing game this season with Kenny Lawler and Dalton Schoen both available to begin the season although Winnipeg does not have Rasheed Bailey this season who signed with Toronto.

QB3 McLeod Bethel-Thompson – Edmonton (Interim Codename: The Sandwich King)

MBT led the CFL in passing yards in 2022 when he had 4,731 yards and 23 touchdowns with 15 interceptions with Toronto. In 2023 we saw him go south and lead the USFL in passing yards. Now he’s back in the CFL as the expected starter for Edmonton where he will be surrounded by a great receiving cast. Edmonton’s pass protection was very suspect at times last year but provided they can give him some protection there is a good chance we could see him lead the league in passing yards. If he struggles early fans may be calling for Canadian quarterback Tre Ford to start.

QB4 Cody Fajardo – Montreal (Codename: The Big Fajita)

The reigning Grey Cup MVP is a great option to have as your team’s quarterback. Last year I had him higher in the rankings as he possesses a great dual-threat ability. When the Nevada quarterback is in ‘Big Fajita mode’ and using his arms and legs effectively it is too much on the defense’s plate for them to handle. Last season saw a slow start for Fajardo at times from a fantasy perspective after moving to the Alouettes. With him returning to the Alouettes we might see a higher level of production from him as he builds off of last year although he will be without Austin Mack who signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

QB5 Dru Brown – Ottawa (Codename: Downtown Dru Brown)

Dru Brown is entering a quarterback competition with Dustin Crum for the starting role with Ottawa. The uncertainty surrounding who will hold the role of starting quarterback for Ottawa makes it so that they are not worth spending a lot of draft capital on in a fantasy football draft.

Brown completed 69.7% of his passes for 983 yards and 9 touchdowns without an interception last season with Winnipeg. I am curious to see how he fares in Ottawa where he might not have the level of pass protection he had in Winnipeg.

Ottawa had the lowest-ranked offensive line last season by Pro Football Focus and I thought Dustin “Cookie Monster” Crum played well for the RedBlacks in the face of being rushed frequently. Dustin Crum had the 5th most fantasy points among quarterbacks as he passed for 3,109 yards and 10 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. Crum was highly effective with his legs rushing for 741 yards and 9 touchdowns which brings a lot of value to a fantasy football scenario.

QB6 Jake Maier – Calgary (Codename: The Mayor)

Maier was inconsistent in his first full season as a starter in Calgary. He was 6th in fantasy points among quarterbacks and third in passing yards. At times he played very well but his TD-to-interception ratio left a desire for improvement. He accumulated 4,548 yards and 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions last season. 

QB7 Trevor Harris – Saskatchewan (Codename: Trevor)

Last year Saskatchewan struggled to protect Harris and he was limited to only playing in 5 games. Unless there is significant improvement to the performance in pass protection I see Harris as a fantasy risk. He has spent time on the 6-game injured list in 3 of his past 4 seasons and does not have the mobility to save himself from getting hit in the backfield.

He had over 4,000 yards in 2022 with Montreal. Last season he had 1,274 yards 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in his 5 games with the Riders.

QB8 Bo Levi Mitchell – Hamilton (Codename: BLM)

It would honestly not surprise me if Bo Levi comes out and returns to the high level of play that saw him dominate the CFL years ago. Last season saw him get injured midway into the second game and then get injured again in his return when his coaching staff sent him out for a QB sneak-in garbage time. There were a couple of plays in which he was just a little off on his deep shots to Tim White before the initial injury. If he can gel with the Hamilton offense we might be treated to some good football from Hamilton. But it’s been too long since we have seen consistent quality football from BLM to spend a lot of draft capital on in a fantasy draft.

QB9 Cameron Dukes – Toronto (Interim Codenam: The Duke)

Last year Dukes played in all 18 games with 2 starts for Toronto. He completed 63 of his 96 passes (65.6%) with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He played well for Toronto when he filled in for Chad Kelly and is the expected starter for Toronto while Chad Kelly is suspended for at least 9 games this season. We’re going to avoid spending fantasy draft capital on a player who very well may not be the starter come later in the season when the fantasy football playoffs will happen, although he may be productive for the time in which Toronto is without Chad Kelly.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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