This Week in the CFL - Aug 29th

B.C. @ Toronto

Now that he has been banished as the teams official holder maybe Copeland can go back to doing what he has done so well throughout his career, catching the freakin ball! Jermaine has stated its time for the offence to start going through him more. Let's see if this former all-pro can back up his words on Thursday night.

Arland Bruce III: Revenge is a dish best served in the end zone, I forget exactly what the line was about from Star Trek but I'm fairly certain they talking about this enigmatic wide-out. After putting up a mere 104 yards in four games for Hamilton Bruce was shipped off to the Lions. Not sure if it was the wake up call that he needed but in his last game Arland did scotch the Eskimos for 129 yards and two scores. Now Bruce gets to take on his "other" former team. I'm betting he'll be motivated to show all of Ontario he never should have been let go.

Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan

Greg Carr: Fantasy owners of Buck Pierce and Carr have been waiting for him to emerge. If you remember in his first game as a Bomber Carr went off for 185 yards and two scores and followed that up with a four game stretch of 22-457-3TD. Carr started the season injured and ineffective but last week we finally saw signs of life with 87 yards receiving against Hamilton. This week he takes on an even weaker secondary in Saskatchewan.
Darian Durant: This is the most important regular season game for Durant. The firing of Greg Marshall and Doug Berry had a lot to do with Durant's unhappiness with the offence and the coaching staff. Well Darian you got your old coach back, now show the world that you really are an elite quarterback.

Montreal @ Hamilton

Jamel Richardson: If you use basic fantasy scoring and apply it to the wide receivers you will find there is just a massive gap between the #1 and the #2 wideout in the CFL with Jamel being the undisputed king. Richardson has put up 160.3 points while the next highest has 124.9. Of course that player is Fred Stamps who has been out for a couple of weeks but if you take him out of the equation the production of Richardson compared to the rest of the elite wide outs is not even close. Richardson is putting up ridiculous numbers and he needs to be Captained every week.
Avon Cobounre: Really? You expected me to list any player other than Cobounre. I'm sure his trash talking will be far more tempered as opposed to the last time these teams met, but for him, this is a blood feud. Cobounre taking on Montreal has the feel of a bad movie trailer: Alouettes vs. Tiger-Cats: Part II ... This time it's Personal!"

Edmonton @ Calgary

Rod Williams: Leads the team with four interceptions and had his highest tackle total of 2011 the last time these teams met back in Week Four. You remember, back when Edmonton was good.

Henry Burris: Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Captain Obvious! This is less of a pick and more of a public service announcement that Burris is the highest scorer in fantasy right now with 175.08 points. After a slow start no player is racking in the points quite like Burris. 

Good luck Edmonton.

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