CFL quarterback rankings ahead of week 4 as well as 3 stars of the week for week 3.
You might also like our Week 4 WR and RB Rankings Stars of the Week or our Week 4 Fantasy Football Advice which are linked at the bottom of the article.
Week 3; 3 QB Stars of the Week:
1st Star: Cody Fajardo (MTL)
25 attempts, 19 completions, 292 yards, 76% completion, 2 touchdowns, 4 rushes, 11 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown in the win against Hamilton.
2nd Star: Vernon Adams Jr. (BC)
29 attempts, 20 completions, 237 yards, 69% completion, 2 touchdowns, 2 rushes, and 30 rushing yards in the win against Winnipeg.
3rd Star: Trevor Harris (SSK)
30 attempts, 20 completions, 275 yards, 67% completion, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 2 rushes, and 21 rushing yards in the win against Calgary.
The Week 4 CFL Runningback Rankings are also out. Week 4 receiver rankings coming soon.
1. Zach Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Previous Ranking #QB1
The BC Lions made a statement game against Winnipeg in week 3. Collaros struggled completing 15 of his 26 pass attempts for 191 yards and an interception. The interception was not his fault as it was tipped up off of Demski’s hands but nevertheless, it is an interception in the stat sheet. Collaros lowest performance of the year was largely due to BC playing well rather than him playing poorly as he was often pressured and sacked 7 times.
2. Cody Fajardo, Montreal Alouettes, Previous Ranking #QB2
Cody Fajardo had another very efficient game against Hamilton in week 3. He completed 19 of his 25 passes for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added another rushing touchdown. He has looked very sharp thus far for the Alouettes. He has been getting good help from his receivers in the YAC department. Austin Mack had a 48-yard touchdown in which he broke a tackle and picked up 40 yards of YAC on the play. Fajardo has looked a lot better this year as he is no longer dealing with the leg injury that was afflicting him last season and is now able to be more mobile and step into his throws and has been showing a tendency to take deep shots down the field. Fajardo right now has the 4th most yards per game in the league. He has by far the highest QBR at 129.2 with Collaros’ 113.1 being 2nd. Fajardo has been very efficient and has only attempted 22.5 passes per game and still has been on a yards-per-game level comparable to quarterbacks attempting 30+ passes a game. He has gotten good help from receivers picking up YAC. Saturday’s game hosting Winnipeg on Canada Day will be a big test.
3. Vernon Adams Jr., BC Lions, Previous Ranking #QB3
Vernon Adams Jr. made good reads and threw the ball very well against Winnipeg in week 3 completing 20 of his 29 passes for 237 yards and 2 touchdowns. It is not an easy assignment to beat Winnipeg on the road and to do so without Dominique Rhymes who was out with injury. BC won the game in a big way with a score of 30-6. It was the first time since 2018 that Winnipeg lost to a divisional opponent since 2018. Vernon Adams Jr. also had a 24-yard run showcasing his mobility. VA passed Collaros in yards making him the league leader in passing yards although Collaros still has better yards per attempt and QBR.
4. Trevor Harris, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Previous Ranking #QB4
Harris completed 30 of his 20 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown and interception in a double overtime win against Calgary in week 3. He also added 21 yards on 2 carries. I must admit I was skeptical that Harris would be successful in Saskatchewan given his tendencies as a pocket passer and Saskatchewan’s pass protection woes last year. I have since become a believer in Trevor Harris in Saskatchewan as he has taken the lead in passing yards in the league and is tied for first in touchdowns.
5. Jeremiah Masoli, Ottawa Redblacks, Previous Ranking #QB6
Masoli is yet to play this season as he recovers from the season-ending injury sustained last season. Tyrie Adams will be starting for Ottawa for their game against Edmonton on Friday.
6. Chad Kelly, Toronto Argonauts, Previous Ranking #QB5
Chad Kelly had some very impressive plays and once again had a very good average per throw attempted. He completed 13 of his 23 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown and 2 interceptions, 1 of the interceptions was a pick 6. He also added 21 rushing yards on 6 carries. The completion percentage was not great nor were the 2 interceptions. Kelly has been generating a lot of highlights with his ability to push the ball downfield.
7. Jake Maier, Calgary Stampeders, Previous Ranking #QB7
Jake Maier had a good amount of yards in week 3 but he threw 3 interceptions. The interception was returned to Calgary’s 1-yard line and Saskatchewan scored a touchdown the following play. His second interception was on a second down in the red zone, thus taking away the opportunity to score a field goal. Saskatchewan scored a touchdown on the following drive. His third interception was on a 2nd down in overtime on a 2nd down in the red zone. Calgary needed a field goal to tie the game and this interception ended the game with Calgary losing. On the day Maier completed 18 of his 35 passes for 288 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. He did also have 17 yards rushing on 4 carries and a rushing touchdown, but he will want to put this game behind him.
8. Bo Levi Mitchell, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Previous Ranking #QB8
Bo Levi Mitchell was placed on the 6-game injured list following week 2. In week 2 he had an alright game if not for 2 careless interceptions that ended drives which looked promising. He completed 16 of his 24 passes for 158 yards before leaving the game with an injury.
9. Taylor Cornelius, Edmonton Elks, Previous Ranking #QB9
Taylor Cornelius was pulled early in the 2nd half despite completing 78% of his passes. He had completed 14 of his 18 passes at that time for 130 yards and a touchdown. Cornelius also started using his legs again more in the first half which is part of what makes him dangerous as he had 2 rushes for 28 yards.
Edmonton may have found a way to alienate 3 or maybe even all of their quarterbacks in their loss to Toronto. They did not dress Tre Ford who is a young Canadian prospect who played well last year when he started. They put in Jaret Doege who was unable to pick up a 1st down after being stopped 3rd and 1. Kai Locksley was put in the next series and fumbled the ball on what looked like a run-pass option play. He was pulled from the game after that 1 play and was seen looking very disappointed on the sideline. Cornelius was then put back in for a series in which his last throw lost 3 yards on a 2nd and 7 play.
At that point, they went with Jarret Doege for the rest of the game.
Edmonton was unable to provide their quarterbacks run support as they gave their runningbacks 7 carries which generated 21 yards (2 yards per carry).
10. Matthew Shiltz, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Previous Ranking #10
Matthew Shiltz had some good moments against Montreal. He had an impressive amount of passing yards at 345. Shiltz attempted 47 passes with just 25 of them being complete and had 2 interceptions on the day. He had 2 big plays connecting with Tim White in the first quarter for 61 yards and again for 54 yards. The total yards are not as impressive considering it was largely due to the sheer amount of passes thrown but there were signs in this game that inspire hope for Tiger-Cats fans while Bo Levi Mitchell is injured.
In under 6 minutes of play in week 2, Shiltz completed 13 of his 14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.
11. Tyrie Adams, Ottawa Redblacks, Previous Ranking #11
In week 2 Adams came into the game in relief of Nick Arbuckle who was pulled. He completed 9 of his 17 passes (53%) with an interception on his last play. Adams did play very well in the preseason and possesses great mobility. It was announced Monday that Adams will be starting in week 4 for Ottawa as they come off the bye week and play Edmonton.
12. Jarret Doege, Edmonton Elks, Previous Ranking Unranked
Jarret Doege had some nice plays in the relief of Taylor Cornelius. I was a big fan of his escapability. He finished the day completing 9 of his 11 passes for 163 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception. His biggest play was an 84-yard touchdown that was very exciting in which he took a hit to make the play. In all honesty, the 84-yard play was not a well-placed ball and should have been intercepted. It was a fluke play that deflected off of the defender’s hands up and into the open hands of Vincent Forbes-Mombleau who ran the next 53 yards to the end zone. I’m not even sure Forbes-Mombleau was the intended receiver. Without this play, Doege would have been 8 for 10 for 79 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The interception was not a good read and resulted in a pick 6.
Week 4 Matches:
Friday, June 30, 7:30 PM ET, 4:30 PT: Edmonton Elks @ Ottawa Redblacks
Saturday, July 1, 7 PM ET, 4 PM PT: Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Montreal Alouettes
Monday, July 3, 7 PM ET, 4 PM PT: BC Lions @ Toronto Argonauts
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