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Jalen Saunders

Wide Receiver  Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Height:   5' 9''   Weight:   171

July 21, 2017    Jalen Saunders News

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Saunders totaled 53 yards on four receptions and added 64 yards on three kickoff returns in Thursday's 31-28 loss to the Eskimos.

Saunders couldn't quite produce an effort the caliber of last week's 147-yard explosion, but he did maximize his opportunities in the loss. The 24-year-old has played an integral part in the offensive gameplan in each of the three games in which he's seen action, compiling 15 receptions for 278 yards and a touchdown over that span and adding return duties Thursday. Given the Ti-Cats' relative lack of playmakers, Saunders should continue to see plenty of targets each week.

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July 15, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Saunders totaled 147 yards and a touchdown on five receptions in Saturday's 41-26 loss to the Lions.

A week after turning in a solid six-reception, 78-yard effort in his CFL debut, Saunders tallied a team-high receiving yardage total. The former Sooner hauled in a 25-yard scoring strike from Zach Collaros early in the fourth quarter to bring Hamilton to within 34-22 at the time, and he's clearly looking like the Ti-Cats' top receiver in the absence of Terrence Toliver (knee). Saunders will look to continue the stellar start to his CFL career in a Week 5 tilt versus the stingy Eskimos secondary.

July 8, 2017

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Saunders totaled 78 yards on six receptions and gained one yard on his sole rush in Saturday's 37-20 loss to the Roughriders.

The former Oklahoma Sooner was impressive in his CFL debut, co-leading the Ti-Cats in receptions and pacing them in receiving yardage. Saunders logged time with a total of six NFL teams after being drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round in 2014, although the overwhelming majority of that time was spent on practice squads. However, the 24-year-old did amass 203 receptions, 3,085 yards and 26 receiving touchdowns in his college career, while also compiling nearly 1,300 yards in returns. Therefore, Saunders could certainly see his role expand in the coming weeks, particularly with the dearth of playmaking options in the Hamilton receiver corps at present.

July 6, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Saunders is expected to start Saturday's game against the Roughriders, 3 Down Nation reports.

Saunders opened the season on the Tiger-Cats' practice roster, but it appears he will play a role in Hamilton's passing attack this week, taking the spot of either the injured Terrence Toliver at wide receiver, or Kevin Elliott at slotback.