Canadian Football League (CFL) Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
Andrew Harris (DK: $7,600): The first Must-Have this week is the Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris. Harris has been a machine all season and is the main piece of the Blue Bombers attack, week in and week out. Coming off of a 2 TD performance last week, with 41 yards rushing and another 93 receiving (on nine receptions), we expect Harris to carry another large load this week against Ottawa. We tend to shy away from making a running back a Must-Have in CFL because of only one required roster slot for the position, but Harris has become the lead... Read More
Emmanuel Arceneaux (DK: $8,500): Our first Must-Have this week is the BC Lions boundary slotback, Emmanuel Arceneaux. Manny finally seemed to catch his footing in the offense last weekend, hauling in five passes for 50 yards and 2 TDs. Manny converted on his ample Red Zone looks, leading to his strong fantasy day. With Travis Lulay under center the past two weeks, Arceneaux saw his targets rise, even though that hasn’t been reflected in his receiving yards just yet. That being said, we believe Manny could break out this week. Facing off against the Edmonton Eskimos for the second time... Read More
Brandon Zylstra (DK: $8,000): The first Must-Have this week is the Edmonton slotback Brandon Zylstra. Zylstra will look to build off his stellar Week 4 performance against Ottawa where he posted 10 catches for 108 yards. Zylstra was unstoppable across the middle of the field last week and Edmonton should look to him early and often this week, with fellow slotback Adarius Bowman set to miss the game due to a hamstring injury. Bowman leads the team in targets, so Zylstra will likely be asked to step up and assume the load on offense as Mike Reilly’s favorite target. Zylstra... Read More
S.J. Green (DK: $7,600): The first Must-Have this week is the Toronto Argonauts’ boundary slotback S.J. Green. Green exploded last week against the Ottawa Redblacks defense for 10 catches, 210 yards and a touchdown. Although that production is hardly replicable or predictable, we believe Green is set for another huge weekend. His Argos will face off against the Blue Bombers of Winnipeg in what projects to be a high scoring affair. Winnipeg’s defense has struggled this season allowing 34.5 points per game, and we believe Ricky Ray, the league’s leading passer through three weeks, will continue his hot stretch of... Read More
Greg Ellingson (DK: $6,700): Our first Must-Have this weekend is the Ottawa Redblack slot back Greg Ellingson. Ellingson leads the CFL through two weeks with 23 targets, hauling in 15 of them (second in the CFL) for 199 yards. He will look to build on these stellar numbers this weekend in what projects to be a shootout with the Toronto Argonauts. Vegas has the Over/Under set at 55.5 with Ottawa as four-point favorites. Set as the second-highest Over/Under on the slate, this game promises to be a fantasy gold mine. With that known, Ellingson already becomes a stellar play. To... Read More