DraftKings CFL Week 2 Overview & Picks

DraftKings CFL Week 2 Overview & Picks



CFL Week 2 Slate
If you missed our week one article, here is a quick recap: we nailed Trevor Harris, Andrew Harris, Sean Thomas-Erlington, Bryan Burnham, and Juwan Brescacin, and missed bigly on Bralon Addison and Trevaun Smith.

We have adjusted… somewhat… Smith is dead to me until I see him prove it, but I can’t stop, won’t stop Bralon Edwards. Tasker might be out for Hamilton, but even if he isn’t, I need my Saturday night dose of Masoli to Addison.

CFL week 2 is here and we have a loaded three game slate on DraftKings. No? Ok, loaded may be a stretch… NFL preseason kicks off in 43 days. It’s a solid slate. Edmonton looks to get revenge on Mike Reilly… good luck… and Hamilton at Toronto looks like a shootout to us. Here is how Vegas sees the week 2 CFL totals:

TeamOpponentImplied Total
EdmontonMontreal31
CalgaryOttawa30
BCWinnipeg27
WinnipegBC25
HamiltonSaskatchewan25

CFL Week 2 QB Picks

James Franklin

Quarterback | Toronto | $8,000
As I mention in the video, I like Franklin, Toronto likes Franklin, but it’s all about the weapons. This receiver corps is ridiculous. Walker and Green on the outside are big play machines, and Armanti Edwards has had back to back 950+ yards seasons. Franklin looked sharp throughout the preseason, and this stack with Walker ($8,300) is too cheap to pass up in week. Hamilton’s defense didn’t look terrible in their week one win, but they faced Cody Fajardo and Isaac Harker.

Obviously I will still have shares of Reilly and Harris at QB, but with only 6 games on the slate we are giving you one QB and owning the pick.

CFL Week 2 RB Picks

C.J. Gable

Running Back | Edmonton Eskimos | $8,300
Gable is one of the most versatile weapons in the CFL, and looks like he will be the focal point of this Edmonton offense. He hit 154 yards on just 20 carries in week one, and put up another 29 yards receiving as the check down option for Harris. At worst, this game is a shootout if the weather can hold up on Friday night. If it’s solid rain, then Gable may see 25+ carries against arguably the worst run defense in the CFL.

Mosses Madu

Running Back | Ottawa Redblacks | $5,500
A product of the University of Oklahoma, Mosses Madu is in his 4th season with Ottawa, but this is his first shot at the lead role. This is a role that saw William Powell lead the CFL in carries in 2018. Madu appears to be on pace to be in that discussion through one week. He put up 24/112 on the ground and another 6/28 through the air, and that was against a Calgary defense that was the top run D in the league last season. While Saskatchewan is also one of the top defenses in the CFL, at $5,500 you can just chase the volume here.

Sean Thomas-Erlington

Running Back | Hamilton Tiger-Cats | $5,400
While Thomas-Erlington did see his price jump $600 this week, we still think he is the second best value on the board right behind Madu. When you consider the matchups, he may even be a better play than Madu in week 2. Toronto gave up the most rushing yards and yards per carry last season, allowing opposing RB’s to rack up 127 yards per game with a 5.2 YPC average. Beyond just the rushing upside, Thomas-Erlington is also a skilled receiver and looked like he was going to be a large part of this passing attack throughout the preseason.

This is a rare CFL week where there are three running back plays that are likely better flex plays than the majority of the receivers available in the slate.

CFL Week 2 WR Picks

Brian Burnham

Wide Receiver | Edmonton Eskimos | $8,700
Burnham made our week 1 article and will likely be a mainstay throughout 2019. He is one of our favorite CFL players, and after suffering through inconsistent QB play over the past few years at BC, he is now the #1 WR for the best QB in the CFL in Mike Reilly. Speaking of Reilly, he will likely be locked in on this one as he makes his return to Edmonton. I’m not sure BC can stop the Eskimos offense, so it seems highly likely Reilly and Burnham have to throw it a bunch to keep pace here.

Derel Walker

Wide Receiver | Edmonton Eskimos | $8,300
For those of you that may be new to the CFL and only know (or don’t know) Walker from his brief stints in the NFL, he is the dude in the CFL. He has put up 4,242 yards and 27 touchdowns in 49 career CFL games. He played about one quarter of one game this preseason… and put up 3/132/1. He has the highest ceiling of any player in the slate and you have to have some shares of him in week 2.

Bralon Addison

Wide Receiver | Hamilton Tiger-Cats | $5,400
We have already broke this down… there is way too much risk to play Addison in week two, but I don’t care. I’m not buying the game Masoli and Addison had in week 1 and am betting both guys can bounce back against what was the worst defense in the CFL in 2018. If Tasker is out, Addison and Banks should both have huge weeks, so keep an eye on his status as we approach the kickoff of these games.

K.D. Cannon

Wide Receiver | Saskatchewan Roughriders | $4,200
Wait. K.D. Cannon plays in the CFL? He does, and he can still run. With Arceneaux out again this week, he will likely see a decent number of targets, and is a problem for CFL CB’s. Cannon is a sub 4.4 guy that was a well decorated track star in high school and college, in addition to putting up 87/1200/13 in his final season at Baylor. He put up only 5/71 in 3 games in his rookie season in 2018, but certainly looked the part putting up 4/66 against Hamilton in week one. I think Roosevelt is still WR1 with Arceneaux out, but there is no denying Cannon is the home run hitter here, and at $4,200 is worth a look.

DraftKings CFL Week 2 WR Pick

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