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Ryan Lankford

Wide Receiver  Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Height:   6' 0''   Weight:   176

July 13, 2017    Ryan Lankford News

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Lankford caught one pass for four yards and added 173 return yards, including a 105-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff, in Thursday's 33-25 win over the Argos.

Lankford's emerged as a big-time return threat over the last two games, although the injured Kevin Fogg (lower body) is no slouch in that area when he's healthy. It will be interesting to see how Winnipeg head coach Mike O'Shea deploys his two return weapons, and whether he tries to find ways to put the ball in their hands on offense as well, once Fogg is ready to get back on the field.

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July 8, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford caught one pass for 12 yards but added 116 return yards in Friday's 29-10 loss to the Stampeders.

Filling in for Kevin Fogg (lower body) as the Bombers' top kick and punt returner, Lankford gave Winnipeg some good field position but the offense was unable to capitalize. The catch was Lankford's first of the year, but with the team looking for productive downfield targets beyond Weston Dressler, Friday's special-teams performance could earn him some extra looks on offense moving forward.

July 6, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford could be the Blue Bombers' top return man this week with Kevin Fogg on the injured list, according to Ed Tait of

Lankford is not likely to contribute much on offense as a reserve slotback, but with Fogg out this week, Lankford is the top option to replace him. Lankford returned nine kicks last week, and he was particularly effective on kickoffs, averaging 29.3 yards on six run-backs.

October 25, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford was released by the Roughriders on Tuesday.

Lankford had tallied just four receptions in all since catching four passes in Week 7, so the Roughriders decided to make a roster change, and replaced Lankford with new signed Phil Bates.

October 6, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford is not listed on the depth chart for Friday's matchup with the Redblacks.

Lankford suited up for the Roughriders' last two games, but he will be replaced on the depth chart this week by new addition Jeff Fuller.

August 19, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford is not listed on the depth chart for Saturday's game against the Tiger-Cats.

Lankford's spot in the receiving corps will be taken over by the likes of Nic Demski and Caleb Holley, who will both start at wide receiver this week.

August 5, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford caught four passes for 55 yards in Thursday's loss to the Stampeders.

Since moving into a larger role three games ago, Lankford has caught 15 passes for 140 yards. Those aren't game-changing numbers, but as the second-year receiver continues to develop a rapport with QB Darian Durant, Lankford could become a real threat in the second half of the season.

July 30, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford caught five passes for 47 yards in Friday's blowout loss to the Alouettes.

The second-year slotback has his second straight decent performance since joining the starting lineup. He's a secondary option in the Roughriders' passing game, but as yet we haven't seen what he can do with first-string QB Darian Durant (leg) under center. Durant could return to action as soon as next week though, which would make Lankford an intriguing fantasy wild card.

July 22, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Lankford will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Redblacks.

Lankford was not on the Roughriders' initial depth chart for Friday's game, but it turns out he will suit up and jump into the starting lineup in place of John Chiles, who was a late scratch from the roster.