CFL DFS Picks for DraftKings – 2017 Week 5
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 4 was certainly a crazy week. We had an injury to a quarterback that probably cost me a few grand (30th place finish with Jennings as my QB), Jerome Messam getting tossed out of the game and a number of top tier wide receivers finding an inability to put together a solid game. This week, DraftKings adjusted the prices in a major way, so creating lineups will not be as easy as dropping in whoever you want this week. That will make it ever so important to get the deepest insight offered, which leads me to suggesting our reasonably priced at $5 a week CFL premium package.
All that said, lets get on to our favorites for the week!
Kevin Glenn ($9100) – The first thing one must notice this week is the pricing at the quarterback position. We’ve now unceremoniously seen a quarterback, who put up just 15 fantasy points last week, hit the $11k mark. Granted, Hamilton has been horrible this year, but that’s just nuts. I can understand Mike Reilly here, as Hamilton has now allowed 380+ passing yards in all three games. The problem is that Edmonton does look like it wants to run the ball, which makes Reilly harder to pay up for. One team that really isn’t showing a huge commitment to the run is the RoughRiders. Kevin Glenn is fitting in very well with his team thus far, and gets a Calgary team that is allowing over 300 passing yards a game as well. Add in his rushing ability, and his price certainly seems as if it doesn’t fit in with everyone else. I’m sure he’ll still see a high ownership this week, but he should also be in a great position to succeed.
Andrew Harris ($7300) – I really love what Harris brings to the table for the BlueBombers. Thus far this year, he has been the most consistent part of this offense. Sure, the running game could shut down at any time in the CFL, but the reality is that he’s locked in to a secure role this year. The price is up there, but I actually slightly prefer him to those priced directly above him. The Lions are allowing around 75 rushing yards per game this year, and I could see Harris exceeding that mark this week. If you are spending up this week at the position, this is where I would start.
Ross Scheuerman ($5800) – It was nice to see the Tiger-Cats put up some kind of fight last week against the Lions, and I expect them to keep moving in the right direction this week. Scheuerman is actually having a nice start to the season, and he’ll be taking on an Edmonton Eskimos defense that is giving up almost 100 rushing yards a game this year. As with most backs, he has the upside of his pass catching abilities out of the backfield, and he makes a very nice cost savings on some of the other backs around him. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him top the list of scorers at the position this week.
S.J. Green ($8700) – Ricky Ray loves him some S.J. Green. Seriously. While we expected Green’s production to increase without DeVier Posey or Jeff Fuller, I really didn’t expect Ray to force the ball to him. I’m sure that will change to some extent this week, but Green still gets an incredible matchup. Against similar slotbacks, Ottawa has been burned for 94 receiving yards and 1.25 touchdowns a game, giving Green a nice floor. His ceiling this week, in my opinion, sees him around 150 yards on 10 receptions and a touchdown. He’s my top play at the position.
Kamar Jorden ($7700) – It’s hard to ignore what Jorden has been able to do this year. While it seemed as if Marquay McDaniel or DaVaris Daniels would be the main focus of this team, it truly does appear that Jorden gets that attention. He isn’t priced where he should be, but at least he’s the most expensive receiver on this team. Much like Green, Jorden gets a fabulous matchup, where the defense is allowing roughly 80 yards a game and 1.33 touchdowns on the year. I expect him to come through with another full stat line this week, making him an excellent option.