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Wide Receiver Weekly: CFL Week 10, 3 Stars of Week 9

After stating he wants to reach 2,000 yards despite missing the first 6 games of the season, Kenny Lawler put up 200 receiving yards in week 9. CFL weekly receiver rankings and summaries reflecting on performances in week 8 looking ahead to week 9.

Stars of Week 9:

1st Star: Kenny Lawler (WPG)

8 targets, 7 catches, 200 yards, 64 YAC, and 1 touchdown.

2nd Star: Dalton Schoen (WPG)

5 targets, 5 catches, 137 yards, 38 YAC, 2 touchdowns.

3rd Star: Shawn Bane Jr. (SSK)

9 targets, 6 catches, 88 yards, 11 YAC, and 1 touchdown.

Stats courtesy of TSN.ca

Other Articles:

Mike Mitchell’s Week 10 Power Rankings

Week 9 First and 2nd Team Top Performers

Week 10 QB Weekly, Week 10 RB Weekly

Week 8 1st and 2nd Team

Week 9 QB Rankings, Week 9 RB Rankings, Week 9 WR Weekly

CFL First Period All-Star Team (Weeks 1-7)

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Stats courtesy of TSN.ca

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BC Lions, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal

BC

Week 8: 27-0 W @ EDM, Week 9: 14-50 L @ WPG, Week 10: vs CGY, Week 11 @ SSK

Week 10 Ranking and Week 9 Stats

7 – Keon Hatcher – Previous Ranking: 7 – week 9 stat line: 11 targets, 4 catches, 60 yards.

Despite being targetted 11 times Hatcher only had 4 receptions. He did lead the team in receiving yards with 60 yards. His longest play came in the 2nd quarter for 26 yards as Dane Evans found him in space over the left side of the field with good pass protection. The next play he was targeted again but it was broken up by Willie Jefferson dropping back into coverage over the middle.

10 – Dominique Rhymes – Previous Ranking: 10 – 7 targets, 4 catches, 40 yards.

His first target was broken up by Winnipeg’s Evan Holm. Rhymes was targetted deep on a couple of plays in which he was unable to adjust to the ball on what would have been very difficult plays but he is one of the league’s top receivers.

15 – Alexander Hollins – Previous Ranking: 15 – 5 targets, 2 catches, 15 yards.

A lot of Hollins’ targets were not accurately thrown as Evans was pressured. Both of Hollins’ catches came in the 4th quarter.

21 – Lucky Whitehead – Previous Ranking: 21 – 7 targets, 5 catches, 39 yards.

Lucky Whitehead laid out a deep ps in the first quarter that he had both hands on but was not able to hold for the difficult catch. His longest play of week 9 was an 11-yard gain on a short pass in the first 5 minutes.

32 – Jevon Cottoy – Previous Ranking: 32 – 1 target, 1 catch, 10 yards.

Cottoy’s pass was a short pass on the left side for a first down in the 4th quarter.

43 – Justin McInnis – Previous Ranking: 43 – 1 target, 0 catches.

McInnis’s only target was uncatchable hitting the ground far before reaching him late in the 4th quarter.

Calgary Stampeders

Week 8: 18-25 L @ MTL, Week 9 20-7 W vs TOR, Week 10 vs BC, Week 11

Week 10 Ranking and Week 9 Stats

1 – Reggie Begelton – Previous Ranking: 1 – 3 targets, 3 catches, 30 yards.

It was not a huge day for Calgary’s passing game. Begelton caught all 3 of his targets for 30 yards. He did a good job holding onto the football as he took a hit from Hagerty on a play that Jake Maier probably should have gotten the ball to him sooner.

12 – Tre Odoms-Dukes – Previous Ranking: 12

Odoms-Dukes did not play in week 9 due to a rib injury.

28 – Clark Barnes – Previous Ranking: 28 – 3 targets, 3 catches, 24 yards.

Barnes did a good job fighting for extra yards on his longest play of the game which was an 11-yard gain in the first quarter.

36 – Luther Hakunavanhu – Previous Ranking: 36

Was not targeted in week 9.

38 – Marken Michel – Previous Ranking: 38 – 2 targets, 2 catches, 12 yards.

Both of Michel’s catches were in the final 2 minutes of the first half for 6 yards each on back-to-back plays on the right side of the field.

IR – Cole Tucker – Previous Ranking: 45

Did not play in week 9 due to injury.

NR – Tommylee Lewis – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked – 10 targets, 9 catches, 58 yards.

Tommylee Lewis received 10 of the 19 targets to Calgary receivers in week 9. One of his targets would have been a sure first down but was thrown so far behind him it was nearly uncatchable as he was open over the middle on a 2nd and 6.

NR – Tyson Middlemost – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

No targets but did a great job blocking on a first down pickup for his teammate to pick up a first down in the first quarter.

NR – Floyd Allen – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked – 1 target, 1 catch, 7 yards.

Caught his only target for 7 yards.

Edmonton Elks

Week 8 0-27 Loss vs BC, Week 9: Bye Week, Week 10: vs WPG, Week 11: @ HAM

Edmonton was on the bye week in week 9.

20 – Kyran Moore – Previous Ranking: 19

22 – Dillon Mitchell – Previous Ranking: 22

24 – Steven Dunbar Jr. – Previous Ranking: 24

40 – Vincent Forbes-Mombleau – Previous Ranking: 40

NR – Gavin Cobb – Not Ranked

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Week 8: 13-31 L vs TOR, Week 9: vs OTT, Week 10: @ MTL, Week 11: vs BC

2 – Tevin Jones – Previous Ranking: 2 – 7 targets, 1 catch, 15 yards.

Despite being targetted 7 times Jones only had 1 catch. It was a short pass in which he stiff-armed a defender out of his way and picked up 8 YAC, 15 yards gained on the play. He did draw a pass interference penalty in the 2nd quarter that moved the ball 23 yards.

4 – Shawn Bane – Previous Ranking: 4 – 9 targets, 6 catches, 88 yards, 1 touchdown.

Bane had some nice catches such as a first down pass coming over the middle that was high in which he absorbed a hit as he came down with the football but still made the catch for 10 yards. A couple plays later he caught a 42-yard pass over his shoulder down the left sideline for a touchdown.

17 – Samuel Emilus – Previous Ranking: 17 – 5 targets, 4 catches, 61 yards.

Emilus had a nice catch for 17 yards going up and bringing a pass down that was thrown a bit high as Fine was under some pressure. Emilus that same drive had a beautiful catch adjusting to the ball and holding on as he crashed to the turf for a 37-yard gain down the left side of the field.

33 – Mitchell Picton – Previous Ranking: 33

Picton did not play in week 9 as he was on the 1-game injured list due to a head injury.

Jeremiah Sterns – Previous Ranking: Unranked – 7 targets, 7 catches, 71 yards.

Sterns caught all 7 of his targets for 71 yards, 34 of which were YAC. One of his longer plays was a short pass over the middle in which he spun the defender off and took off for a 17-yard play. Sterns had a 5 yard catch in the game-winning drive that was terrific grabbing the ball low inches above the turf.

45 – Jake Wieneke – Previous Ranking: – 45 – 7 targets, 4 catches, 53 yards.

Jake Wieneke secured a 9-yard catch getting tackled as he came down with the ball that opened Saskatchewan’s game-winning drive. He did a great job holding on to a 20-yard catch as he got rocked by Sherrod Baltimore over the middle in the first quarter.

49 – Brayden Lenius – Previous Ranking: – 49

Did not play in week 9.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 

Week 8: Bye Week, Week 9 50-14 W vs BC, Week 10: @ EDM, Week 11: @ CGY

6 – Kenny Lawler – Previous Ranking: 6 Week 8 Stats: 8 targets, 7 catches, 200 yards, 1 touchdown.

Kenny Lawler had a monster game that started with him catching a 34-yard pass down the sideline on Winnipeg’s first passing play of the game. In the first play of Winnipeg’s 2nd drive, he caught a 57-yard pass for a touchdown on a deep route in which he ran past ex-teammate Marcus Sayles. Lawler had 200 yards on the day that could have been even bigger if not for a deep catch that was taken away due to offensive pass interference.

5 – Dalton Schoen – Previous Ranking: 5 – 5 targets, 5 catches, 137 yards, 2 touchdowns.

Schoen and Lawler together are proving to be problematic for defenses. Lawler’s first catch was a 34-yard in which star cornerback Garry Peters switched off of Lawler to cover Schoen. Schoen caught an absolute bomb on a deep run down the middle for a 71-yard touchdown the very next play.

11 – Nic Demski – Previous Ranking: 11 – 6 targets, 5 catches, 62 yards, 1 touchdown.

Demski had a great catch over the shoulder in the third quarter for a 30-yard touchdown. Demski had another 16-yard gain on a screen that had a chance of picking up a first down on a 2nd and 20. He also picked up 21 yards on 2 rushes to the right on a sweep.

30 – Drew Wolitarsky – Previous Ranking: 30 – 3 targets, 3 catches, 41 yards.

Wolitarsky’s longest pass was a 20-yarder over the middle in the 2nd quarter that was primarily YAC. He had a good catch quickly turning to pick up the first down before getting out of bounds in the final minute and then had a 9-yard catch the following play.

31 – Rasheed Bailey – Previous Ranking: 31 – 2 targets, 0 catches, 0 yards.

Bailey’s first target was dropped in the backfield before he absorbed a hit on a play that could have lost yards. His second target was broken up by Marcus Sayles in the end zone.

47 – Greg McCrae – Previous Ranking: 47 -1 targets, 0 catches, 0 yards.

McCrae’s only target was thrown too high to be catchable as Collaros was pressured. He did have 2 rushes for 11 yards.

NR – Brendan O’Leary-Orange – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

Was not targeted in week 9.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Week 8: 16-12 W @ OTT, Week 9 vs MTL, Week 10: Bye week, Week 11: vs EDM

13 – Tim White – Previous Ranking: 13 – 4 targets, 2 catches, 21 yards.

Tim White got open down the left sideline in the 4th quarter but the pass was overthrown. White’s longest pass was a 16-yard play. Hamilton had Taylor Powell starting his 2nd career CFL game at quarterback against a Montreal defense that has been playing very well so a dip in production was to be expected.

14 – Duke Williams – Previous Ranking: 14 – 3 targets, 1 catch, 13 yards.

Did a good job making a tackler miss to pick up additional YAC near the end of the 2nd quarter on a 13-yard play.

19 – Terry Godwin – Previous Ranking: 19 – 9 targets, 6 catches, 89 yards.

Godwin accounted for half of the targets to Hamilton receivers catching 6 of his 9 targets for 89 yards. His longest play was a 28-yard catch down the left sideline in double coverage in what was probably Taylor Powell’s best pass of the game.

39 – Kiondre Smith – Previous Ranking: 39 – 2 targets, 1 catch, 7 yards.

Kiondre Smith had a drop in the 12th minute of the game that Taylor Powell threw under pressure with good zip on it as he was coming left to right on a post route on a play that looked like it would have been good for at least 20 yards.

42 – Richie Sindani – Previous Ranking: 42

Was not targeted in week 9.

NR – Kai Locksley – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked – 2 targets, 1 catch, 7 yards.

Caught 1 pass for 7 yards all of which were YAC.

Toronto Argonauts

Week 8: 31-13 W vs SSK, Week 9: 7-20 L @ CGY, Week 10: vs OTT, Week 11: Bye week

18 – DaVaris Daniels – Previous Ranking: 18 – 1 target, 1 catch, 13 yards.

Daniels caught his only target for 13 yards early in the 4th quarter. With Toronto’s starting quarterback missing the 2nd half, Toronto had a less productive day in the passing game.

23 – Damonte Coxie – Previous Ranking: 23

Did not play in week 9 due to an ankle injury.

27 – Kurleigh Gittens Jr. – Previous Ranking: 27 – 4 targets, 2 catches, 11 yards.

Caught 2 of his 4 targets fro 11 yards.

35 – Cam Phillips – Previous Ranking: 35 – 8 targets, 4 catches, 94 yards, 1 touchdown.

Cam Phillips had Toronto’s big play of the game as he got open downfield scoring a 76-yard touchdown. That single play ended up accounting for nearly half of Toronto’s 157 passing yards.

41 – David Ungerer III – Previous Ranking: 41

Did not play in week 9 due to injury.

44 – Dejon Brissett – Previous Ranking: 44

Was targeted once but did not record a completion in week 9.

NR – Jeremiah Haydel – Previous Ranking: Not Ranked – 6 targets, 3 catches, 22 yards.

Haydel was the 2nd most targetted receiver for Toronto in week 9 as he caught 3 of his 6 passes for 22 yards.

Ottawa RedBlacks

Week 8: 12-16 L vs HAM, Week 9 @ SSK, Week 10: @ TOR, Week 11: vs MTL

9 – Justin Hardy – Previous Ranking: 9 – 3 targets, 2 catches, 21 yards.

Hardy had a good catch going low to make the reception in the 4th quarter for a 13-yard gain on a smart route slowing ever so slightly to remain in space after he got open. In the following play he caught an 8-yard pass lunging forward for a few extra yards between 2 defenders..

16 – Nate Behar – Previous Ranking: 16 – 3 targets, 2 catches, 7 yards.

Behar’s longest catch was a 5-yard play in the first 5 minutes catching a pass on an out right before being tackled just before the first dow.

26 – Jaelon Acklin – Previous Ranking: 26 – 5 targets, 3 catches, 56 yards.

Jaelon Acklin’s first catch came was his longest and came early in the game for 27 yards down the right sideline and held on as he took a hit from Derrick Moncrief.

29 – Maurice Ffrench – Previous Ranking: 29

Recently acquired by Ottawa following his release from Edmonton. Was on Ottawa’s practice roster week 9.

37 – Shaq Evans – Previous Ranking: 37 – 5 targets, 4 catches, 38 yards.

Evans caught 4 of his 5 targets for 38 yards in week 9. After a couple of drops in his season debut in week 8, Evans looks to be getting back into the swing of things and played well in week 9.

50 – Siaosi Mariner – Previous Ranking: 50 – 1 target, 1 catch, 13 yards.

Mariner’s only catch was a nice one with some good footwork to stay in bounds for a 13-yarder on the right sideline in the 1st quarter.

Montreal Alouettes

Week 8: 25-18 W vs CGY, Week 9: @ HAM, Week 10: vs SSK, Week 11: @ OTT

3 – Austin Mack – Previous Ranking: 3 – 5 targets, 5 catches, 106 yards.

Another big game from Mack catching all of his targets for 106 yards with his longest being a 58-yard play with a lot of YACrunning between defenders in the first quarter.

25 – Tyson Philpot – Previous Ranking: 25 – 5 targets, 4 catches, 26 yards.

Tyson Philpot had his first catch of the season after only being targeted once in his season debut last week. He caught 4 of his 5 targets for 26 yards.

34 – Tyler Snead – Previous Ranking: 34 – 6 targets, 4 catches, 90 yards.

Snead’s biggest play was a 53-yard play mostly involving YAC down the right sideline. He caught 4 of his 6 targets for 90 yards and had 64 YAC.

34 – Quartney Davis – Previous Ranking: 52 – 3 targets, 3 catches, 55 yards.

Davis came back into the lineup from the practice roster with the injury to Kaion Julien-Grant. Davis made a good catch in traffic for a 43-yard completion.

48 – Hergy Mayala – Previous Ranking: 48 – 2 targets.

Both of Mayala’s targets were interceptions for Hamilton. Hergy Mayala was not targeted again after the 2nd interception but he can play as well and had 50 catches last season so far this season only has 6 receptions and that is because he would typically be targeted once per game so far.

IR6 – Kaion Julien-Grant – Previous Ranking: 8

Did not play in week 9 due to a hand injury. He is moved to the 6-game injured list. He was 7th in receiving heading into week 9.

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Jonathan Clink is one of CFL News Hub's newest writers and joining during the offseason prior to the CFL season. Jonathan is the primary writer for the site for the Montreal Alouettes and the BC Lions. Jonathan also contributes a weekly fantasy football article as well as discussing leaders in various offensive position groups around the CFL.

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