Quarterback Toronto Argonauts
July 13, 2018 James Franklin News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Franklin completed 26 of 36 passes for 296 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Argonauts' 16-15 loss to the Eskimos on Friday. He also rushed twice for seven yards and completed a two-point conversion pass.
The fourth-year signal caller was impressive for a second straight week against his former Eskimos teammates, although he was unable to find the end zone. Franklin's one miscue, a first-half interception, wasn't his fault, as receiver Levi Noel essentially kicked the ball into the hands of Edmonton's Chris Edwards. The 26-year-old has now completed 42 of 60 passes for 513 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in his first two games as a starter in place of Ricky Ray (neck), so despite Friday's stumble, the Argonauts offense appears to be in good hands. Franklin will look to bounce back against the Blue Bombers in Week 6.