Saskatchewan @ Toronto
Don't buy too much into all the yards Saskatchewan piled up last week against Calgary. The Stampeders were in control throughout this game and their was a ton of garbage yards all over the field for the Roughriders. But what you should buy into is the fact that no team is giving up more yards than Toronto. I know Ephrem Hill is the sexy pick after his 177 yard day last week, I'll go with the proven vet.
Last year's breakout star in the playoffs had seven tackles against Calgary and is facing a team that should feature Cory Boyd early and often.
This may be the only time you will see this name in this column but Lemon put up 368 yards and three scores on the Tiger-Cats and over his last two games has thrown for 682 yards, five touchdowns against just one interception. No team has given up more points or total touchdowns than Saskatchewan and their secondary is allowing quarterbacks to complete 65.5% of their passes for an average of 8.2 yards per pass.
This is my hunch pick. Pile is second on the team in tackles and is due for an interception. I'd say his chances of getting his first pick are fairly good facing a quarterback, Darian Duran,t who leads the league in interceptions.
B.C. @ Edmonton
I hate to repeat myself but with the way the Lions are playing it's hard for me not to select Solomon. To be honest it's hard to find any players on B.C. you can trust right now. Their second half against Winnipeg was just a mistake filled mess.
I know, I get it, these picks for the Lions are not that smart or creative. Well neither is their coaching staff so let's just call it even.
Okay this is my "hero" pick for the week. In case you don't know who he is and I don't blame you if you don't Howard signed on with the Eskimos on August 1st. He has played two games on the defensive line and managed to force one fumble and sack Anthony Calvillo twice last week.
Time for a bounce back game for a quarterback facing a secondary that has given up a league high 293 yards a game.