This Week in the CFL - Aug 8th
Jason Barnes: Barnes has two one-hundred yard games already on the season and with Fred Stamps out of the lineup, look for Ricky Ray to target Barnes early and often.
Brandon Whitaker: Safest Captain pick for the week. Whitaker is first in the league in yards from scrimmage and Edmonton is giving up a gaudy 6 yards per carry.
Calgary vs. Saskatchewan
Nic Lewis: Romby Bryant has more upside but Lewis is the heart and soul of Calgary's passing attack. Lewis finds a way to be involved in just about every touchdown drive this season. What makes this is a favourable match-up is that Lewis will be facing a Roughriders defence that is dead last in touchdowns allowed at 19.
Barrin Simpson: Call this my hunch pick. Henry Burris has been sacked more times than any other quarterback and I could see the Roughriders getting desperate and sending multiple blitzes at Burris all game long.
Toronto vs. Hamilton
Ejiro Kuale: Toronto is losing linebackers all over the field which will mean a boost in the tackling numbers for Kuale. I see Hamilton moving the ball for long extended drives; look for Kuale to be a busy man and will finish the game with double digit tackles.
Jamall Johnson: Look for at least 6-8 tackles and a couple of sacks as Johnson should be able to do what he pleases against Toronto's struggling offence.
Winnipeg vs. B.C.
Terrence Edwards: With Fred Stamps down I've got Edwards as the most dangerous wide out in the game. Even better he will be taking on a secondary that has surrendered the most passing touchdowns at 14.
Solomon Elimimian: Avoid most skill position players when facing Winnipeg. I say don't be a hero and pick an Arland Bruce. Go safe; go with Elimimian who is leading the league in tackles (43)
Posted by InGamer Sports at Thursday, August 11, 2011