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Mike Jones    Hamilton Tiger-Cats    Out    Suspension
Jones tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, more commonly known as "Oral-T", a substance found in anabolic steroids and supplements, Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com reports. He has been suspended for two games as a result.

RotoWire Analysis

Per CFL rules, Jones will now be subject to mandatory testing. This season, he's collected 267 yards on 25 receptions. Shamawd Chambers should see additional targets as a result of Jones' suspension.
Daje Johnson    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Johnson will sign with the Roughriders, Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Johnson spent the early portion of this season with the Redblacks, largely being limited to special team duties as a returner. While he was released in early August, Johnson will now latch on with the Roughriders to provide depth on the outside. He'll likely be buried a bit on the depth chart, which should limit his fantasy impact, but it could be worth it to monitor his role over the next few weeks.
Drew Tate    Ottawa Redblacks    Doubtful    Shoulder
Tate (shoulder/ribs) is unlikely to play in Friday's game against the Blue Bombers, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

RotoWire Analysis

After being pulled from Sunday's loss to the Alouettes because of a both a shoulder and rib injury, Tate underwent additional tests following the game. While the tests didn't show anything overly serious, Tate will still likely miss Friday's contest and is considered week-to-week moving forward. If Tate is ultimately held out as expected, the Redblacks are slated to start Ryan Lindley in his place, as usual starter Trevor Harris (shoulder) is also likely to sit out with an injury of his own.
Andy Fantuz    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Fantuz (knee) is expected to sign a contract with the Tiger-Cats on Monday, Drew Edwards of 3DownNation.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Fantuz has been serving as the Tiger-Cats' coordinator of player development while recuperating from a torn ACL, which he suffered last October. Now nearly a full year removed from the injury, it appears Fantuz is back to full strength and ready to rejoin the Hamilton receiving ranks. The Canadian wideout registered 101 catches for 1,059 yards in 2016, so he could carve out a major role right away for Hamilton if he doesn't experience too many limitations in his return from the injury.
Drew Willy    Montreal Alouettes
Willy took over for an ineffective Darian Durant in the second quarter and completed 12 of 17 passes for 83 yards in Sunday's 29-11 loss to the Redblacks. He also totaled 13 yards and a rushing touchdown on three carries.

RotoWire Analysis

Willy was certainly more effective than Durant, although given that the latter failed to complete a pass, it wasn't exactly a high bar to cross. Sunday marked the second time in the last three contests that Willy was called upon to fill in for his teammate, and it remains to be seen if his efforts against the Redblacks will lead to a starting assignment versus the Argonauts in Week 14.
Ernest Jackson    Montreal Alouettes
Jackson managed two receptions for 19 yards in Sunday's 29-11 loss to the Redblacks.

RotoWire Analysis

The veteran wideout's production was undeniably sapped by the struggles of Darian Durant and the conservative play of replacement Drew Willy. Jackson has a pair of identical two-reception, 19-yard tallies in the last three weeks, with both having come against the Redblacks. He's managed just seven catches in the last trio of contests overall, leading to a modest 43 receptions over his first 12 games in an Als uniform. He'll look to bounce back in conjunction with whoever is behind center in Week 14 against the Argonauts.
Nik Lewis    Montreal Alouettes
Lewis tallied four receptions for 37 yards in Sunday's 29-11 loss to the Redblacks.

RotoWire Analysis

Lewis continues to find ways to contribute regardless of the instability behind center. The veteran has at least four grabs in five consecutive games, despite posting single-digit YPC figures in each of those contests. He'll look to continue producing against the Argonauts in Week 14.
Tyrell Sutton    Montreal Alouettes
Sutton rushed seven times for 70 yards and totaled four receptions for 18 yards in Sunday's 29-11 loss to the Redblacks.

RotoWire Analysis

After two lackluster games where he'd totaled a combined 27 yards on the ground, Sutton bounced back with his best rushing total since Week 4. The 10.0 yards per tote was Sutton's highest total of the season, while his four receptions also equaled a personal best in 2017. Sutton will look to replicate the effort when the Alouettes face off with the Argonauts in Week 14.
Darian Durant    Montreal Alouettes
Durant was pulled from Sunday's 29-11 loss to the Redblacks in the second quarter after failing to complete any of his six pass attempts.

RotoWire Analysis

The veteran signal caller couldn't get anything going for the first quarter and a half, leading to his ouster in favor of fellow vet Drew Willy. Durant had also struggled against the same Redblacks defense in Week 11 and had gotten the hook in favor of Willy in that contest as well. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to retake the reins of the offense in Week 14 against the Argonauts, given that general manager Kavis Reed is now also serving as the interim head coach for the balance of the season.
Greg Ellingson    Ottawa Redblacks
Ellingson totaled five receptions for 43 yards in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes.

RotoWire Analysis

Ellingson saw William Powell take on the majority of the heavy lifting Sunday and totaled under 50 yards receiving for the third time in the last four contests. The 29-year-old carries plenty of upside -- as evidenced his four 100-yard receiving efforts this season -- but he also sees occasional downturns in production. His upside may be capped once again in Week 14 against the Bombers if the Redblacks find themselves down to Ryan Lindley at quarterback.
Patrick Lavoie    Ottawa Redblacks
Lavoie totaled five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes.

RotoWire Analysis

The 29-year-old fullback was a surprise asset on the pass-catching front, posting a season high in receptions and yards. Lavoie also notched his first touchdown since the 2015 season, bringing in a 16-yard scoring throw from Drew Tate (arm) in the first quarter. Lavoie's offensive involvement typically is limited to the passing game. Therefore, he remains a highly risky fantasy option despite Sunday's success.
Diontae Spencer    Ottawa Redblacks
Spencer totaled six receptions for 52 yards, 36 yards on four punt returns, 21 yards on his sole kickoff return and 113 yards and a touchdown on a missed field-goal return in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes.

RotoWire Analysis

Spencer has been turning in performances the likes of Sunday's for multiple weeks now, and he's essentially become the Redblacks' best all-around player. The 25-year-old wideout logged at least six catches for the fourth time in the last five weeks and has now notched a pair of return touchdowns this season as well. He'll look to continue producing irrespective of who's behind center when Ottawa takes on the Bombers in Week 14.
William Powell    Ottawa Redblacks    Questionable    Undisclosed
Powell (undisclosed) gained 144 yards on 25 rushes and added one reception for four yards in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes.

RotoWire Analysis

With the Redblacks down two quarterbacks, the onus was on Powell to carry the offense, and he came through in spectacular fashion. The 29-year-old logged career highs in carries and rushing yards, following what had been a three-game absence with an undisclosed injury. Powell has logged double-digit carries in five of the last six games he's played in, making him an especially appealing play in Week 14 against the vulnerable Bombers defense if Ottawa finds itself down to Ryan Lindley at quarterback.
Ryan Lindley    Ottawa Redblacks
Lindley completed seven of 14 passes for 76 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 29-11 win over the Alouettes. He also rushed eight times for 16 yards.

RotoWire Analysis

The 28-year-old saw his first CFL action in place of Drew Tate (arm), who in turn was filling in for starter Trevor Harris (shoulder). Lindley actually logged more rushes than completed passes and wasn't really tested, considering the Redblacks enjoyed a comfortable second-half lead thanks in large part to the impressive efforts of tailback William Powell. Ottawa faces a short week, with their Week 14 matchup against the Bombers fast approaching next Friday. Therefore, Lindley may be in line for his first CFL start if neither Tate nor Harris are able to suit up.
Shamawd Chambers    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Chambers was traded to the Tiger-Cats on Sunday, Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Chambers has played in just six of 12 games so far this season, pulling in four receptions for 40 yards. With the Tiger-Cats having serious depth issues at the wide receiver position, Chambers fills an immediate need and should see a spike in his playing time moving forward with his new organization.
Drew Tate    Ottawa Redblacks
Tate left Sunday's game against the Alouettes with an arm injury and was seen on the sideline in a sling, AJ Jakubec of TSN 1200 Radio reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The exact severity of the injury remains unclear at this point in time, but an update should come after he's reevaluated following the game. With a matchup against the Blue Bombers on Friday, Tate will have a short week to make a full recovery if he wants to avoid missing time.
Juwan Brescacin    Calgary Stampeders
Brescacin totaled two receptions for 41 yards in Saturday's 27-13 win over the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

The 24-year-old Northern Illinois product served as an effective complement on the night to Marken Michel and Reginald Begelton. Brescacin has had a solid role in the passing game the last two weeks, as he posted a career-best five receptions against the Eskimos in Week 12. While he's likely still earning the trust of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, he brings some play-making ability to the table after averaging 14.8 yards per reception and scoring 13 touchdowns on 99 catches over four college seasons. Brescacin will look to continue climbing the ladder against the Roughriders in Week 14.
Reggie Begelton    Calgary Stampeders
Begelton totaled four receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-13 win over the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

The 24-year-old recorded his first career catch back in Week 9, but he'd been inactive since. Begelton thus posted career bests in receptions and receiving yardage Saturday, scoring the clinching touchdown on a 20-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter in the process. Naturally, it's difficult to project what his week-to-week role might be moving forward, but he certainly bears monitoring as a potential low-cost DFS option.
Marken Michel    Calgary Stampeders
Michel notched five receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-13 win over the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

The speedster now has 167 receiving yards over his last two games and paced the Stamps' wideouts in both receptions and yardage Saturday. His 31-yard touchdown reception, which opened the scoring on the night for either club, was his first since back in Week 6 and only his second of the season. However, he appears to be increasingly earning the trust of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who's now connected with him on 11 occasions over the last three games. Michel will look to continue using his game-breaking speed to his advantage against the Roughriders in Week 14.
Roy Finch    Calgary Stampeders
Finch logged one rush for one yard, one reception for six yards, 174 yards on six punt returns and 56 yards on a pair of kickoff returns in Saturday's 27-13 win over the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

The 25-year-old running back ripped off a 66-yard punt return and also added a 47-yarder, posting his season-high yardage total in that category in the process. Finch has only carried the ball 20 times this season, but he could be in for an expanded role as a tailback in Week 14 versus the Roughriders if Jerome Messam (head) is unable to suit up. If he does indeed project for extra opportunity next week, he'd make for a highly appealing and modestly-priced DFS play, given his already significant involvement on special teams.
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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Drew Tate Shoulder 9/22/2017
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence Undisclosed 9/22/2017
Andy Fantuz Knee 9/22/2017
Quincy McDuffie Undisclosed 9/22/2017
Jeff Fuller Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Alex Carroll Undisclosed 9/23/2017
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Antonio Pipkin Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Brandon Whitaker Undisclosed 9/23/2017
DaVaris Daniels Knee 9/24/2017
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return
Wayne Moore Ottawa September 2017
Alex Carroll Montreal September 2017
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Toronto September 2017
Antonio Pipkin Montreal September 2017
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu Montreal September 2017
Lemar Durant Calgary September 2017
Juron Criner Ottawa September 2017
Alex Pierzchalski Montreal September 2017
Vince Young October 2017
Mike Jones Hamilton October 2017
Terrence Toliver Hamilton October 2017
Anthony Coombs Toronto October 2017
Chad Owens Saskatchewan October 2017
Christion Jones Saskatchewan October 2017
Nic Demski Saskatchewan October 2017
Cameron Marshall Saskatchewan October 2017
Vidal Hazelton Edmonton October 2017
Mercer Timmis Hamilton October 2017
Giovanni Aprile Hamilton October 2017
Kenny Shaw Ottawa October 2017
Kendial Lawrence Edmonton October 2017
Travis Lulay BC June 2018
John White Edmonton June 2018