CFL DFS Picks for DraftKings – 2017 Week 11
Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s CFL Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!
Week 10 was such a weird week. Jonathon Jennings is really a bad QB which affected some of my lineups, while Mike Reilly effectively killed the rest of them. Things will be interesting this week as well, as we will be having a pretty solid $20 contest this week on DraftKings. With that, here are our picks!
Ricky Ray – Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats – $9700
Ray was very rough last week, but that is to be expected when you are visiting Calgary, as the Eskimos are likely to find out this week. A week removed, Ray now visits Hamilton, who are easily the worst team in the CFL. There is some concern here with the Argonauts being on the road, but I think they should be able to handle things fine. We know that the Toronto running game is non-existent, so we should see plenty of the Toronto passing attack. I think Ray could end up being the highest scoring QB this weekend.
Jerome Messam – Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos – $7600
Even though he did not have a huge week last week, I am sure Andrew Harris is likely to be the highest owned back here. I really like Messam, though. Not only has Edmonton really struggled against the run this year, but their defense still looks pretty uncertain. Their offensive line has been pretty bad as well, which should keep the offense at bay, and the score down. This all plays to the strength of Messam in this matchup. I believe he will be the highest scoring back on the slate, and I hope he is low owned.
Cameron Marshall – Saskatchewan Rough Riders vs. Winnipeg BlueBombers – $6800
Marshall has been very productive thus far in his time with the Rough Riders. This game should be very high scoring, and it would not surprise me at all to see him leaned upon heavily in this matchup. He has back to back 20+ fantasy point performances. The price is nice, and I do think he continuously goes overlooked because of the fact that Andrew Harris has been so good, and players tend to focus on stacking wide receivers at the FLEX over running backs.
S.J. Green – Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats – $9300
It would make sense that if we are looking at Ricky Ray at quarterback, that it also makes sense to drop one of his receivers in as well. Green has the best matchup of the bunch, and is also the main focus of Ricky Ray each every week. The price is up there, but he has elite upside that most receivers in the game just do not have.
B.J. Cunningham – Montreal Alouettes vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS – $7100
I really love playing B.J. Cunningham, because he is never as expensive as the top guys, but plays in a pass first offense and is probably Darian Durant’s second look. He has his issues right now with drops, but the REDBLACKS defense is just not very good. I expect Durant to try to move the ball down the field often, and I am expecting Cunningham to come near 100 yards and a touchdown.
Diontae Spencer – Ottawa REDBLACKS @ Montreal Alouettes – $6700
Spencer is back to returning kicks and punts, which bolsters his value significantly. On top of that, he has been getting a lot of looks as of late from Trevor Harris. Eventually, he is going to have one of those games that puts him over the top, and I could see it coming this week. This is a guy who could have 150+ return yards, as well as several catches and the potential for a touchdown, and just does not see enough ownership.