QuarterBack

Bo Levi Mitchell ($10,300): Mitchell looks like a great play this week. Not only is he in the game with the highest point total, but his team has the highest implied team total by far too. This is a situation we can usually capitalize on for QBs. Making this all even better is the fact that Mitchell is actually only the third most expensive QB on DraftKings this week. I think Edmonton-Calgary will be a high scoring game, and Mitchell (who has played great all year) should be in line for perhaps his biggest fantasy game. He’s easily the best QB on the board in my mind this week.

Matt Nichols ($7,000): Nichols is what I’d call a pure value play. At only $7,000, he’s priced like a backup but will in fact be starting and going up against a pretty terrible Saskatchewan Roughrider team as an over 5-point favorite. Nichols hasn’t had any huge games yet, but he has produced over 15 DraftKings points in three of his last four starts. At this price, he’ll allow you to stack an extra big name WR which makes him worth it in my opinion. He’s in line for at least a solid game here, and his price makes him almost as attractive as Mitchell for DFS.


Wide Receiver

Adarius Bowman ($10,700): The Eskimos have a tough matchup this week against the Calgary Stampeders. Normally, that might mean a fade of their offense, but in reality, I think this sets up well for big PPR games for their receivers. While Derel Walker is cheaper, Bowman is still their true go to guy and a PPR beast over the past couple of years, having led the league in receptions in 2015. This game has a high point total, and Edmonton is projected as underdogs, which means it’s likely a lot of passing will be done late by their offense. Look for Bowman to rebound here and post a big fantasy game, regardless of him finding the endzone.

Luke Tasker ($8,900): As I suggested when Zach Collaros came back in for Hamilton a couple of weeks ago, Tasker could be in for a huge bump in production. Well, that spike has happened and then some, as he’s now posted TDs in three straight games and has averaged over 22 DraftKings points per game with Collaros at the helm. The Hamilton offense has been humming lately and will be getting the Argos off a very short week of rest. I like this spot for Tasker to keep the fantasy roll he’s on, well, rolling.

Marquay McDaniel ($8,400): McDaniel had a poor showing last week which was discouraging, but Calgary really just pushed Hamilton around with their run game. I expect this week the Stamps will be able to attack more in the passing game against what has been a suspect Edmonton secondary at times this season. Before being shut down by a good Hamilton defense, McDaniel had been on a roll, collecting 26 passes for 300 yards in his previous three games. I expect another big performance here as many of the Stamps offensive players should shine this week.

Quincy McDuffie ($4,200): McDuffie has been handling double duty for the Bombers of late with all their injuries, doing both returns and working as a WR on offense. This makes him a huge play for DFS in the CFL as we get points for return yards, plus whatever he does on offense. The Bombers also have a great matchup against the league’s worst team here. McDuffie is a no brainer play at his price, especially if you need a cheap flex option. I think he should have a great shot at contributing at least three times his value this week.


Running Back

Andrew Harris ($7,800): Harris was my top ranked RB last week, and he didn’t disappoint (outside of a couple sloppy fumbles). The Bombers get a matchup with the league’s worst team this week, and Harris will once again be in a great position to post a big game. His usage has been consistent and high all season, and there’s little reason to think that will change as half the Bombers’ receiving core is still hurt. I’d recommend using Harris in this spot if you have the room to pay up at RB.

Travon Van ($6,800): Van is another back who will be making his second consecutive appearance in my targets. His return from injury was very successful for fantasy players who chose to take a shot on him as he not only scored a TD but also reeled off 6 catches. At under $7k in price, the Ottawa starter still looks like good value in an offense that really utilizes their RB in the pass game. I’d expect, at the very least, another consistent outing from Van here, and at $6,800, would also make him a target once again.

Stephan Logan ($4,100): While we don’t have the luxury of any super cheap backups to rely on this week, we can still take advantage of the consistent point production and increasing role of Stephan Logan in Montreal. Logan has posted at least seven DraftKings points in each of his last six starts and could be in line for a little more work in the offense with Duron Carter being out this week. Logan’s work in the return game sets a great floor points wise, and if he breaks off a return for a TD or increases his offensive production, a big game will be there for the taking. He’s a great scrub candidate for GPPs in my opinion.


Defense

Hamilton ($4,800): While the inclination might be to just target the Bombers again, as they get the lowly Riders, I think the better matchup might be with Hamilton this week. Hamilton doesn’t just get Toronto off a short week (the Argos play on Wed and then again on Monday), they also get Toronto at home. Ricky Ray will be back for the Argos, but in Week 1, Hamilton absolutely destroyed Ray, sacking him seven times. I think Hamilton’s defense is in a great spot for another big game here, and I’d look to them at only $4,800 as your defense this week.

 


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