CFL DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for Week 1 – DraftKings
Looking for a quick consolidated list of options to play today? Let’s take a look at our CFL Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for DraftKings to help navigate this week’s slate!
After canceling last season due to Covid-19 the CFL is back. While I am excited for the season as a whole I am a little wary of this week’s slate due to the canceled season. With so much time since actual games, we really don’t know what is truly going to happen this week. Due to this reason despite how excited I personally am going to be playing lite this week.
RB- Johnny Augustin $5,400 & Brady Oliveira $5,300
Two players from the same team that play the same position are normally not core plays especially when that position is running back. With that being said I really like both Augustin and Oliveira this week as Andrew Harris is out. Harris was the league-leading rusher in 2019 and is one of the focal points of the Blue Bombers offense. With him out of the lineup, they are going to need both of his backup running backs to help shoulder the load. If I had to pick one of the two between Augustin and Oliveira to roster this week it would be Oliveira. Oliveira missed all of the 2019 season which means he has not played in two full years but figures to be first in line for Harris’s work.
QB- Trevor Harris $9,400
If you wanted to go with Cody Fajardo at the quarterback position this week I am not going to fault you for it. Fajardo is an elite quarterback with major rushing upside. I personally will be saving the $1,000 in salary and rostering Harris who I like just as much as Fajardo. There are two reasons why I like Harris so much this week. The first of those reasons is the talent that he has to work with. Harris has several great options at receiver lead by the likes of Derel Walker and Greg Ellingson. He also has two elite running backs at his disposal that should take some pressure of him as well. The second reason is his match-up against the RedBlacks. While 2019 was a long time ago those are the only stats we have to work with right now and the RedBlacks defense that year was awful. They allowed just shy of 31 points per game in 2019 with 314.6 passing yards per game which were the second-most in the CFL.
DST- Elks $3,600
It is not often that I am going to have a defense as a core play as I don’t think the position is frankly one that you really need to worry about that much. With that being said I don’t see how you don’t roster the Elks this week. The Elks are the second cheapest defense on the slate but face the league’s worst offense in 2019 the RedBlacks. The RedBlacks only averaged 14.3 points per game last time we saw them take the field which was the worst in the CFL. They also ranked in the bottom three in sacks allowed.
Projections for this week will be updated a little later today. Thanks for your patience as we get ready for the CFL Season.
|High||Cody Fajardo (10.4k / 22.43)||John White IV (8k / 12.50)||Brandon Banks (10.8k / 23.73)||Stampeders (4.8k / 13.48)|
|Trevor Harris (9.4k / 24.35)||Shaq Cooper (7.6k / 0.00)||Shaq Evans (9k / 15.40)|
|Derel Walker (8.5k / 15.85)|
|Greg Ellingson (8.4k / 15.52)|
|Medium||Terry Williams (6.6k / 10.28)||Jaelon Acklin (6.4k / 12.19)|
|Johnny Augustin (5.4k / 6.10)||Dominique Rhymes (7.4k / 12.67)|
|Brady Oliveira (5.3k / 13.22)||Lucky Whitehead (6.9k / 13.31)|
|Hergy Mayala (5.9k / 10.13)|
|Low||Tim Flanders (2.5k / 8.86)||Jordan Williams-Lambert (4.4k / 6.72)||Elks (3.6k / 9.07)|