Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Draftkings Week 6 CFL Picks

Is it really Week 6 of the CFL season already? I don't know if I would have been in the money last week, but when Trevor Harris went down in the first series, my weekly donation was just that---a donation.

Time to get back to the pay window in Week 6.


With quarterbacks going down in rapid numbers again this season, it is moreso of a gamble when picking your signal-caller. Reilly is throwing for just under 400 yards a game this season, and at home against a Winnipeg defense that goes in without some regulars in the secondary, one has to think if he can stay healthy, the Edmonton quarterback will have another big week. If you think Mitchell Gale has it in him again, remember he takes on an Alouettes team that just played Monday and hasn't had a lot of rest.


No one is running the football. When will that trend change? While Andrew Harris is the top RB on the Draftkings roster at 7200, I just don't see Harris getting a lot of action on the ground.  As I said last week, Messam is the best bet on short yardage to get the ball in the endzone so I will once again go with him.  Anthony Allen and Nic Grigsby are also solid bets.


I don't think you can say the Rider receiver is flying under the radar, but at 8800, he is still relatively cheap. Speaking of cheap, while Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker are making catches in Edmonton, so is Cory Watson. Watson is also finding his way in the endzone as he has caught a pair of TD's.  If you can get Watson and Walker or Bowman in your lineup, I like your chances.


I am not sold on Matt Nichols starting for Winnipeg. That Eskimo defence also has to be seething after letting a huge lead get away at home against the Ti-Cats. It might be time for the Eskimos defence to either show they have something or that the absence of Chris Jones has left them a little less dangerous than what they have been. I can see Edmonton's d getting a few sacks and about 3-4 turnovers against a Bombers offence that will be pressing.  I also like Ottawa at home against a Ricky Ray-less Argos squad.


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