Week 3 – Injury Update

It was a busy weekend of carnage in the Canadian Football League, with players dropping all over the place. Some long term, some short term. Here’s what you should beware of while setting your DFS or long format fantasy football rosters this week:

  • SJ Green – SB, Montreal Alouettes

Torn ACL, PCL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Not only lost for the season, he’s 31 years old. That could potentially be a career ending blow for one of the most prolific pass catchers in CFL history.

  • Tyrell Sutton – RB, Montreal Alouettes

The 2015 leading rusher sprained his MCL and will be placed on the 6-game. Despite Sutton’s history with injuries, he was primed for a massive season from scrimmage. Now, Brandon Rutley will take his spot. If you like Sutton? Wait until you get a look at Brandon Rutley. Oh boy is he a treat to watch.

  • Kevin Glenn – QB, Montreal Alouettes

He finished the game, but with a clear limp after planting his foot awkwardly. If there’s one CFL team that has an abundance at this position, its Montreal. Thankfully, Montreal is on bye in week 3. But aside from his game by game tendencies of throwing picks, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to avoid him going forward.

  • Travon Van – RB, Ottawa REDBLACKS

UPDATED: Added to the 6-game injured list. Yet another casualty from the Thursday contest. He was having a respectable game until he went down. He was also fitting in rather nicely as a replacement for starter William Powell, who lost his season to injury.

  • Jeremiah Johnson – RB, BC Lions

Similar to that of Van, the former REDBLACK tailback left the game in the second half with a lower body injury. He did remain on the sidelines in full gear, so we’d expect it was more of a precaution than anything.

  • Jamill Smith – WR, Ottawa REDBLACKS

The main kick returner for the REDBLACKS has been put on the 6-game with a broken rib, and makes life a lot more interesting in DFS. Chris Williams will likely take over duties in the interim, along with former KR specialist Tristan Jackson. Before his days as a ball hawk in the Riders secondary, Jackson took kicks to the house at will for the Eskimos.

  • Abdul Kanneh – DB, Ottawa REDBLACKS

One of the premiere defenders in the league bruised his right hip after a collision on Thursday. As of Monday morning, there are still no updates on the severity. If you’re in long format, keep an eye on him. He’s one of the top 3 DB’s for weekly point production.

  • Akwasi Owusu-Ansah – DB, Toronto Argonauts

He hit the deck and left the game for a series from what looked to be a cramp in his right leg. It would be destructive for the double blue, who are already without Corner AJ Jefferson. Again, a long format sweetheart because of his ability to read a QB’s eyes.

  • Jermaine Gabriel – S, Toronto Argonauts

First off, I think everyone was in utter shock to see him dress for Thursday’s contest in Regina. He was carted off the field last week after colliding with teammate Matt Black. It was that same guy who came in to replace him again last week, and looked like the Grey Cup champ he is. He may sit out this week. And if not this week, the Argos should be cautious with him going forward.

  • Michael Brooks – DL, BC Lions

Another long format fantasy gem went down with a leg injury in Hamilton. A revitalized BC front four would hate to see him out long term.


Wow. That’s an all-start team of injuries. Not to forget the already walking wounded of 6-gamers from last week, and guys expecting to enter the line up again for week 3 (Weston Dressler, being the leader of the pack).

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