Week 13 CFL Fantasy Picks: DraftKings, TSN

CFL DraftKings
REGINA, SK - JUNE 10: Naaman Roosevelt #82 of the Saskatchewan Roughriders signals to the crowd after a catch in the pre-season game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)

The trio of Dane Evans, Brandon Banks and Bralon Addison lit up the scoreboard on Labour Day against Toronto. They did the same earlier in the season, except Jeremiah Masoli was the one doing the distributing. Nevertheless, we will be without these premier players this week along with Andrew Harris, who’s serving the final game of his two-game suspension. With the lack of star power, the lineup building becomes a bit more challenging in CFL Fantasy on DraftKings and TSN. 

QUARTERBACK 

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

DraftKings = $9,500/$50,000
TSN = $9,334/$40,000

McLeod Bethel-Thompson is coming off of an awesome game against Hamilton. It is fair to say that he has been above average in the absence of James Franklin. Speaking of Franklin, he was active last week as a backup. As long as this is the case, Bethel-Thompson will remain a viable asset going forward. This week he gets a solid matchup against Ottawa. I would use Bethel-Thompson without hesitation on this slate. Vernon Adams Jr. does have the ceiling, but Bethel-Thompson provides the best bang for your buck. 

Other Notes

Chris Streveler’s price has risen, but his unique role could still be worth a play. He has averaged double-digit rushing attempts over his first two starts to go along with a rushing touchdown in each game. He has a tough matchup here against the Roughriders, but the rushing floor still makes him intriguing. 

RUNNING BACK 

Jonny Augustine

Draftkings = $5,900/$50,000
TSN = $4,500/$40,000

Jonny Augustine took over the rushing duties in Andrew Harris’ stead last week. Augustine took full advantage, rushing 12 times for 98 yards and catching three passes for 17. His price is way too cheap for the workload he should see. Although the matchup is tough, both Streveler and Augustine already proved they can overcome any difficulties.  

Other Notes

James Wilder Jr. returned to his lead back role in the Argonauts offence last week. After having his name thrown out in trade rumors, the Argonauts bit the bullet and rolled with their backfield playmaker against Hamilton. While he didn’t light up the boxscore, Wilder Jr. showed promise. When Wilder Jr. is on the field, Bethel-Thompson loves to target him in the passing game. With Toronto’s propensity to find themselves in shootout situations, Wilder Jr. should be in line for his usual dose of dump-off catches. 

WIDE RECEIVER 

Naaman Roosevelt 

Draftkings = $5,900/$50,000
TSN = $5,409/$40,000

In what has generally been a disappointing season for Roosevelt, it looks like his role in the offence might be gaining ground once again. He has averaged 8.5 targets over his last four games and had a whopping 14 in last week’s game against Winnipeg. It appears neither site has taken notice of the recent uptick in Roosevelt’s role. Take advantage of his price while it is still super cheap. 

DEFENCE

Montreal Alouettes 

Draftkings = $5,500/$50,000
TSN = $3,665/$40,000

Compared to the rest of the CFL, the Alouettes are pricey on DraftKings but are in the middle of the pack on TSN. They have a home matchup against the B.C. Lions, who have underperformed drastically this season. While the Montreal defence has never really been a great investment, I think we can make an exception here.

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