CFL Fantasy Picks Week 9: DraftKings, TSN

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REGINA, SK - AUGUST 01: Cody Fajardo #7 of the Saskatchewan Roughriders looks for an open receiver while on the run in the game between the Hamiton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium on August 1, 2019 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, the impactful fantasy/DraftKings injuries stick around for another week, this time claiming Montreal quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. who had been having a really nice season to this point. Former starter Antonio Pipkin will now retake the reigns. Dane Evans did a serviceable job as Jeremiah Masoli’s replacement last week. It remains uncertain whether or not the Tiger-Cats’ top receiving option will be back in the mix this week to assist. 

QUARTERBACK 

Cody Fajardo

DraftKings = $9.700/$50,000
TSN = $8.491/$40,000

It is bewildering every week when Cody Fajardo is not among the highest-priced quarterbacks. He is only the fourth-highest priced guy on DraftKings and somehow the sixth-highest priced guy on TSN. He has been arguably the most consistent quarterback this season. Last week also marked his sixth rushing touchdown in seven games for the Roughriders. His combination of floor and ceiling is well worth the price on both sites this week. Not to mention he gets a solid matchup this week as Saskatchewan heads to Montreal to take on the Alouettes. 

RUNNING BACK 

Andrew Harris

DraftKings = $11,000/$50,000
TSN = $11,765/$40,000

Andrew Harris is by far the highest-priced player on the slate this week, and rightfully so. The slate feels like it lacks options, so it could be wise to just lock in Harris and try and figure out the rest with some of the slate’s value plays. When you think about it, Harris is not only the RB1 on Winnipeg, but he is also technically their WR1 as well. Keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to pay the steep price for him this week. Harris also has the best shot of anyone on Winnipeg to find the end zone. 

Other Notes

Maleek Irons and Jeremiah Johnson look to be solid value plays this week as they fill in for the guys above them on the depth chart. Irons has put up back to back double-digit performances with sold involvement in the passing game as well. His price compared to volume is too cheap on both sites. Johnson will be filling in for the injured William Stanback this week. Although I favor Irons in this spot, Johnsons is still worth consideration.

WIDE RECEIVER 

Lucky Whitehead

DraftKings = $7,000/$50,000
TSN = $5,257/$40,000

Nic Demski

DraftKings = $6,100/$50,000
TSN = $6,306/$40,000

Lucky Whitehead and Nic Demski stand to benefit from Darvin Adams being placed on the injured reserve. Whitehead has shown his ability as a playmaker in all phases of the game. With the narrowed target share, I expect the Blue Bombers to manufacture more touches for the speedy receiver. Demski has also shown a propensity for the big play this season with 13.8 yards per reception. Chris Matthews and Drew Wolitarsky will also factor into the pass-catching duties, but I’d expect the above two guys to get the biggest bite of the apple. 

DEFENCE

Saskatchewan Roughriders

DraftKings = $5,200/$50,000
TSN = $4,429/$40,000

I am not usually on board with using a nice chunk of salary on a defence, but an exception to the rule can be made this week. The Roughriders will square off against a weak signal-caller in Antonio Pipkin, which could be the recipe for a bunch of turnovers. This unit has been up and down in terms of scoring, but I think one of their better weeks comes here.

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