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Crum, Mauldin IV, and Edmonton Elks Standout: CFL Week 15 Top Player Grades Unveiled

In Week 15 of the Canadian Football League (CFL) season, standout performances were noted from Dustin Crum, Lorenzo Mauldin IV, and the Edmonton Elks’ offensive line, as per the analysis by Pro Football Focus (PFF). PFF, using a meticulous grading system derived from over 200 unique data points per player, recognizes the top players every week. Let us delve into the distinguished performances of the week.

Week 15 Offensive Highlight: Dustin Crum

  • Team: Ottawa REDBLACKS
  • Game Score: OTT 37 – BC 41
  • PFF Player Grade: 88.7
  • Performance Details:
    • Completed 19 of 30 passes, a success rate of 63.3%, amassing 233 yards.
    • Achieved a career-high with three rushing touchdowns in a single game, taking his season tally to eight.
    • Ran nine times for a total of 46 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.

Week 15 Defensive Highlight: Lorenzo Mauldin IV

  • Team: Ottawa REDBLACKS
  • Game Score: OTT 37 – BC 41
  • PFF Player Grade: 89.8
  • Performance Details:
    • Played 46 total defensive snaps.
    • Recorded three defensive tackles and one tackle for a loss.
    • Achieved a grade of 81.7 on 40 pass rush snaps.
    • Secured a position in the Honour Roll for two consecutive weeks.

Week 15 Offensive Line Highlight: Edmonton Elks

  • Game Score: EDM 36 – SSK 27
  • PFF Unit Grade: 77.1
  • Top Performers:
    • Mark Korte: 74.1
    • Brett Boyko: 68.0
    • David Foucault: 63.0

CFL Honour Roll: All-Week 15 Team

Player grades for each position group were also released, with Dustin Crum and Lorenzo Mauldin IV finding themselves listed once again alongside other top performers from Week 15:

  • QB: Dustin Crum, Ottawa REDBLACKS – 88.7
  • RB: Kevin Brown, Edmonton Elks – 80.8
  • REC: Justin McInnis, BC Lions – 85.9
  • OL: Peter Nicastro, Toronto Argonauts – 81.9
  • DL: Lorenzo Mauldin IV, Ottawa REDBLACKS – 89.8
  • LB: Tyrice Beverette, Montreal Alouettes – 74.5
  • DB: Mason Pierce, Toronto Argonauts – 88.5
  • K/P: Jake Julien, Edmonton Elks – 74.5
  • ST: Nic Cross, Hamilton Tiger-Cats – 90.6

Season’s Top Performances to Date

In addition to the weekly honour roll, the top individual player performances across the entire 2023 season so far were highlighted. The notable top scores are:

  • 94.0 | Week 14 | QB | Zach Collaros | Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 93.4 | Week 6 | QB | Chad Kelly | Toronto Argonauts
  • 92.9 | Week 12 | DB | Marc-Antoine Dequoy | Montreal Alouettes
  • 92.9 | Week 9 | QB | Zach Collaros | Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 92.5 | Week 3 | DB | Royce Metchie | Toronto Argonauts
  • 91.8 | Week 8 | DB | Kabion Ento | Montreal Alouettes
  • 91.7 | Week 11 | QB | Tre Ford | Edmonton Elks
  • 91.6 | Week 10 | REC | DaVaris Daniels | Toronto Argonauts
  • 91.2 | Week 10 | REC | Keon Hatcher | BC Lions
  • 90.8 | Week 2 | QB | Zach Collaros | Winnipeg Blue Bombers

With the competition heating up, these players have set the bar high with their remarkable performances. Keep an eye out as we continue to bring you the latest updates from the CFL’s 2023 season, documenting the standout performances week after week.

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