CFL DFS Picks for DraftKings – 2017 Week 7
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!
The first three games of week 6 went just as you would imagine it would. Then Calgary and Hamilton happened. While we thought it would be a blowout, 60-1 really affected a ton of fantasy lineups. Hamilton is honestly just so bad at this point that going after them is going to be the preferred route for just about every DFS player this week. There were also a rash of injuries that could impact things 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.
Let’s get things moving!
Mike Reilly ($11000) – Honestly, I would expect this to be an over 50% play in tournaments this week. Not only do the Eskimos get the lowly Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but Travon Van went down to an injury last week. Should he miss this week, it would be the combination of Calvin McCarty and LaDarius Perkins (who is not in the player pool). Additionally, Sean Whyte, the Eskimos kicker, will be MIA most likely as well, which could translate into more 2 point conversion opportunities. Reilly is a cut above the rest of the options at the position this week, and really, the only reason to play against him is to play the ownership angle. He is a good bet to leave week 7 as the top scoring quarterback, as the game script cannot possibly work out the same way it did last week. Hamilton should keep this game closer. How could it not?
Andrew Harris ($7600) – Harris has been an absolute stud over the course of pretty much the whole season. His ability to be involved in both the running and passing game gives him an amazing floor/ceiling combination. You can play him in any format and feel pretty comfortable doing so. He is one of the few backs in the league that will be on the field no matter the scenario. I would look for him to be heavily involved again this week as the passing game and running game should find a great deal of success against Ottawa.
Anthony Coombs ($6400) – Coombs has become Ricky Ray’s favorite target, and has done well with what he has been given. He has a safe floor with the passing game numbers, and has been taking some handoffs as well. Those rushing attempts are really just icing on the cake for me. With Armanti Edwards possibly reeling from a hard hit last week, we could see even more of Coombs this week. He makes a great play as your only running back, but I think the real value for him is using him in the FLEX.
Vidal Hazelton ($7000) – The best thing about Hazelton’s Week 6 explosion is the fact that a large chunk of it was a result of 1 play and was a large part variance. This week, he actually gets a very good matchup against a rotating slew of defensive backs in Hamilton, that has allowed huge games to boundary receivers. Did you see what Marken Michel did last week? Nick Moore a few weeks ago? That is what Hazelton (and possibly to an extent Duke Williams) has coming his way this week. The upside is just too good to pass up at this price. This could be another week to roll with all Edmonton options.
Ryan Lankford ($4400) – This play could change later in the week, but as of right now, Weston Dressler is looking highly doubtful to suit up. If he does not, it looks like Lankford could be the guy to benefit from it. It also does not hurt than Lankford returns kicks and punts, so his upside is huge if this situation plays out. It will also likely lead to high ownership, but it could be worth it this week. We should have an update on this situation before lineups lock on Friday, so if Dressler isn’t on the depth chart, Lankford will be in a high percentage of my lineups.