Wide Receiver Edmonton Eskimos
June 15, 2018 Derel Walker News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Walker logged eight receptions for 176 yards and a touchdown and also lost four yards on his only rush attempt in the Eskimos' 33-30 win over the Blue Bombers on Thursday.
The speedster wasted no time making his presence felt, going up high to snare a Mike Reilly bomb in the first quarter and racing the remaining 49 yards for a 101-yard touchdown reception to start the season. Walker could well be primed for career-best numbers in 2018, considering that the Eskimos are without both Brandon Zylstra and Adarius Bowman -- the latter who was on the opposite sideline Thursday. That leaves plenty of potential targets to be absorbed, and as Walker demonstrated in his last full CFL season in 2016 (109 receptions, 1,589 yards, 10 TD), he's aptly capable of exploiting such a situation. He'll look to follow up his game-high reception and yardage totals in a Week 2 battle against the Tiger-Cats.