CFL DFS Picks for DraftKings – 2017 Week 4
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!
Beginning this week, we will be offering a premium package for the CFL. It can be found here: ResearchFantasy CFL Premium Package. It will be updated between Tuesday and Wednesday, and any pertinent changes will also be posted there as depth charts come out. With DraftKings offering late swap, it can be important to pay attention to the news past when the contests go live.
I am going to limit this article to just one QB, two RB’s and WR’s. The bulk of my focus is going to go toward making the premium package powerful enough that those who make the decision to purchase win and win big. As for me, I’ve locked down 2nd, 5th and 15th in the first three weeks of the season in the $4 contest, and have been producing solid results.
With all that said, let’s move on to the picks!
Jonathan Jennings ($10,600) BC Lions @ Hamilton Tiger Cats – My two favorite options going into were Jennings and Mike Reilly, as I think Edmonton will come back much more focused than we saw them prior to their bye week. The biggest thing with Jennings is the use of his legs and the fact that Hamilton is a complete and total wreck right now. While it is true that if anything they are doing looks decent, it is their defense, I am just not a believer that it is going to be able to handle Jennings here. He hasn’t moved as the second most expensive option on the board, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him cross the 30 point mark this week.
Tyrell Sutton ($6,900) Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders– Sutton has looked very good in the early part of the season, and quite frankly, he’s the only member of this Alouettes squad that I am willing to trust. Calgary might end up looking solid by the end of the year on defense, but as of right now, they are giving up yards by the bucket. Sutton should be a good bet to sniff the end zone this weekend, and I would expect for him to put up a well rounded stat line in the process.
Mossis Madu, Jr. ($,6900) Ottawa REDBLACKS @ Edmonton Eskimos – Madu looked pretty good last week, despite really not running the ball overly well. He managed to scamper into the end zone after catching a pass and managed to go over 20 fantasy points. This week, he actually gets a great matchup against the Eskimos, who just have not been able to stop the running game at all this year. While trips to the end zone are very difficult to predict, I think he should be able to get the job done on the ground and rack up some catches as well. The biggest issue here is what will happen with he and William Powell. Last week, Powell was listed as being the started on the depth chart, despite being a game day scratch. That is making it very difficult to trust this situation. Admittedly, due to the price, I’d much rather see Powell start this week, and I do think he’s the better runner, so hopefully we can have some clarity on things before kickoff.
Emmanuel Arceneaux ($9,000) BC Lions @ Hamilton Tiger Cats – WOW. What a poor week it was last week for Arceneaux. He should have finished with not one but two touchdowns (which could have possibly put me back into the top 5 in the $4 tournament to make it three weeks in a row), but had freak occurrences, including the ball hitting the goal post, that kept him from scoring. This week, he gets a great matchup against a leaky backfield in Hamilton, and I am using him on the belief that we will not only see him get into the end zone, but also crack the 100 yard marker. He’s my favorite play this week.
Luke Tasker ($5,600) Hamilton Tiger Cats vs. BC Lions – Look, I don’t trust the Tiger Cats at all. They have looked like a team that just doesn’t belong on the field so far this year. It is absolutely incredible that their best receiver, and one of the best receivers in the CFL period, sees a stat line of 0/0/0. Zach Collaros isn’t getting time behind the offensive line, and even when he was, the throws he was making were not quality throws. With all those negatives being the case, it’s tough to pass on someone who just saw their price drop $3k. Yes, $3k. He’s an elite level talent in the CFL, taking on a Lions team that has issues with the slotbacks, and I think we’ll see both Tasker bounce back, as well as having a laughable ownership percentage.