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RotoWire AnalysisThe veteran has signed with his hometown team two weeks after being let go by the Eskimos. Getzlaf has caught just five passes for 43 yards and a touchdown across eight games this season.
RotoWire AnalysisMarshall has been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a knee injury, but he's set to return to action after missing six games while on the injured list. The 26-year-old averaged a healthy 5.6 YPC as Saskatchewan's starting running back earlier in the year, so he could jump right back atop the Roughriders' depth chart despite the team's recent signing of Trent Richardson.
RotoWire AnalysisLankford was one of several members of the Winnipeg wideout corps to see extended action in the offense with Darvin Adams (upper body) sidelined. The reception total was Lankford's highest since Week 6, a testament to how little he's typically involved in the offense. Due to the majority of his work coming on special teams, Lankford's fantasy utility is significantly limited.
RotoWire AnalysisWashington got some extra run after Darvin Adams (upper body) exited the contest in the first quarter. The 26-year-old has only appeared in four contests for the Bombers this season, and Saturday's catch total was his highest in any of those games. Washington could see an expanded role in Week 18 against the Argonauts if Adams is unable to suit up.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 30-year-old equaled his single-game season high in receptions for the season with Saturday's performance while also leading the Bombers in both catches and receiving yards. Feoli-Gudino has retained a fairly consistent secondary role in the Winnipeg offense this season, and he saw extra action Saturday due to Darvin Adams exiting the game in the first quarter with an injury. He could once again see an expanded role in Week 18 against the Argonauts if Adams is unable to return in time for the contest.
RotoWire AnalysisHarris played the role of workhorse back Saturday, with his carry total representing his second-highest tally in any contest this season. The 30-year-old couldn't get much going on the ground against a stingy Blue Bombers front, but he's now notched at least six catches in four of the last five games. He'll look to continue offering his typically superior levels of production against the Argonauts in Week 18.
RotoWire AnalysisNichols let running back Andrew Harris and the defense do a lot of the heavy lifting, which led to the veteran signal caller's lowest passing yardage total in a full game this season. Nichols also failed to throw a touchdown for the first time all season, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks to his hand. He'll look to get back to his typical levels of production against the Argonauts in Week 18.
RotoWire AnalysisThe versatile speedster turned in another of his typically dynamic all-around efforts, averaging over nine yards per punt runback for the second straight game in the process. Rainey's kickoff-return tally also brought him within just 130 yards of eclipsing the career-high 1,359 yards he amassed in that category last season. He'll look to continue contributing through multiple means when the Lions tangle with the Eskimos in Week 18.
RotoWire AnalysisThe 30-year-old speedster put together one of his most productive outings of the season, posting his highest reception total since Week 12 in the process. Williams has disappointingly been silent as a deep threat throughout the season, however, as he's yet to record a 100-yard game and has been under 11.0 yards per reception for all but two of his nine contests. Nevertheless, Saturday's effort was certainly encouraging, and could be a step towards improved production over the final three games of the regular season.
RotoWire AnalysisArceneaux's reception and yardage totals were both team highs on the afternoon and extended what has been a successful three-week stretch for the veteran. Arceneaux has 19 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns over that span and has upped his catch total over the prior week in each of those contests. The Alcorn State product is now just 49 yards shy of a third straight 1,000-yard campaign, a feat he'll look to accomplish versus the Eskimos in Week 18.
RotoWire AnalysisJohnson's play was one of the positives of Saturday's loss, as he averaged a robust 6.1 yards per carry. It was the second time in the last three games that the 30-year-old had eclipsed the 6.0 YPC mark and his tally against the Blue Bombers gave him a new career-high rushing total (854 yards). Johnson is just two touchdowns away from setting a new personal best in that category as well, a feat he'll try to accomplish versus the Eskimos' leaky run defense in Week 18.
RotoWire AnalysisJennings was able to throw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to Bryan Burnham to make things interesting after the Lions had fallen behind by a 26-6 margin, but it ultimately wasn't enough. The 25-year-old signal caller was directly responsible for part of that deficit, as he'd thrown a pick-six midway through the third quarter. Interceptions have been a persistent issue for Jennings, who's now guilty of 15 on the season. He'll look to bounce back next Saturday in a home date against the Eskimos.
RotoWire AnalysisHis six-yard TD grab inside the final minute of the game proved to be the difference. Walker has now topped 80 receiving yards four times in five games since returning to Edmonton after failing to catch on in the NFL, and he should remain one of Mike Reilly's primary targets through the end of the regular season and into the playoffs.
RotoWire AnalysisHe now leads the the league with 1,482 receiving yards and sits tied for third in catches with 91. Zylstra's emergence in his second CFL season has pushed Adarius Bowman into a secondary role, and the 24-year-old should remain a fixture in the Edmonton offense for many years to come.
RotoWire AnalysisHe's topped 100 rushing yards in each of his first two games with Edmonton after heading west in a trade from the Ti-Cats, and Gable's performances have helped keep the team in a playoff spot. He should see plenty of touches once again next Saturday on the road against the Lions.
RotoWire AnalysisHis first and only TD pass on the night came inside the final minute of the game, as he hit Derel Walker for a six-yard score to regain the lead Edmonton had lost just a couple of minutes before after controlling the game since the first quarter. Reilly now leads the CFL in passing yards with 4,855 as he cruises towards his second straight 5000-yard campaign.
RotoWire AnalysisHis two-yard grab with 3:30 left on the clock looked like it might hold up as the game-winner before Mike Reilly led Edmonton on one more TD drive inside the final minute of the game. The second-year Canadian has emerged as a reliable outlet option for Argos quarterback Ricky Ray, catching multiple passes in eight of the last nine games, but his fantasy value remains limited to the occasional touchdown.
RotoWire AnalysisIt was his best performance since he caught 10 passes for 131 yards and a TD back in Week 2. With two games left on the Argos' schedule and 871 receiving yards on his ledger, Edwards will need another big performance or two if he's going to top 1,000 yards in his first full season in the CFL.
RotoWire AnalysisHe also caught a two-point conversion. Green now leads the CFL in receptions with 95 while sitting third in receiving yards (1337) and second in receiving TDs (nine), as the 32-year-old former Alouette enjoys an unlikely career year in coach Marc Trestman's offense.
RotoWire AnalysisIn his first game in over a month, Whitaker didn't do much to stake a claim to the starting RB spot for the Argos when both he and James Wilder (undisclosed) are healthy. Assuming Wilder remains sidelined for another week, though, Whitaker will get another chance to return to form next Saturday at home against the Blue Bombers.
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|Darvin Adams||Upper Body||10/21/2017|
|Nic Demski||Saskatchewan||October 2017|
|Cameron Marshall||Saskatchewan||October 2017|
|Marcus Thigpen||Saskatchewan||October 2017|
|Anthony Coombs||Toronto||October 2017|
|Mercer Timmis||Hamilton||October 2017|
|Giovanni Aprile||Hamilton||October 2017|
|Kenny Shaw||Ottawa||October 2017|
|Kendial Lawrence||Edmonton||October 2017|
|Anthony Woodson||Calgary||November 2017|
|Devon Bailey||Saskatchewan||November 2017|
|Joshua Stangby||Ottawa||November 2017|
|Vince Young||November 2017|
|Alex Carroll||Montreal||November 2017|
|Terrence Toliver||Hamilton||November 2017|
|Alex Pierzchalski||Montreal||November 2017|
|Damarr Aultman||Hamilton||November 2017|
|Lemar Durant||Calgary||November 2017|
|Travon Van||Edmonton||November 2017|
|Timothy Flanders||Winnipeg||November 2017|
|Marquise Williams||Saskatchewan||November 2017|
|Antwane Grant||Saskatchewan||November 2017|
|John Delahunt||Edmonton||November 2017|
|Travis Lulay||BC||June 2018|
|John White||Edmonton||June 2018|