Top Plays for DraftKings CFL Week 6 Contests
Week 5 was a tough week for CFL quarterbacks. Our pick, Trevor Harris went down with a knee injury, Ricky Ray went down with a knee injury, and Drew Willy lost his job. Mitchell Gale looked good last week, but Darian Durant is already back at practice and the two are splitting reps. Kevin Glenn is way underpriced on DraftKings right now. Perhaps rightfully so, he hasn’t put together a multi-touchdown game yet this season, but it’s coming. A home game against the porous Saskatchewan defense is just what he and Duron Carter need to put together a multi-touchdown game.
As beat up as the QB position is this week, the running back position is getting to be just as bad. Poor matchups, injury, and a lack of usage plague the position. Rutley has the top matchup on the board, facing a weak Saskatchewan defense at home. He’s also seeing his role in the Montreal increase every week. We knew he would be productive as a pass catcher, that’s always been his specialty, but he’s been surprising effective as a runner as well. We expect the Montreal offense to continue to improve with Kevin Glenn back and healthy, look for a big week as a runner and pass catcher for Rutley in week 6.
Anthony Allen leads all DraftKings CFL running backs in PPG this season, and we expect the BC gameplan to once again revolve around the former Yellow Jacket. Allen received a league-high 31 touches in the past 2 weeks, converting them into over 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. Calgary is one of the stingier defenses in the CFL, but given Allen’s current role in the BC offense, he’s virtually matchup-proof.
Derel Walker will be playing in the NFL next season, but we will continue to target him for as long as he’s in the North. We will have exposure to both Eskimos receivers, but if I had to choose one it would be Walker who has slightly more upside, big play ability, and has led DraftKings in CFL scoring over the past two weeks.
We mentioned in our Glenn writeup that we expect a multi-touchdown performance out of Glenn and Carter. In his last meeting with Saskatchewan, Carter went for 4/102/2. Hopefully we get a little more volume to go along with the 2 touchdowns in this matchup with the RoughRiders, who are allowing 34.5 points per game on the season.
Winnipeg is likely going to get smashed tomorrow night, but that exactly why we like Adams. The Blue Bombers are likely going to have to throw a ton to keep pace with Mike Reilly and company, and Adams is in line to potentially have his best game of the season. Edmonton’s defense is yet to slow down anyone this season, despite having an unstoppable offense that is averaging over 32 points per game, the defense has allowed 33.5 PPG. At just $7,300, Adams is the most affordable #1 receiver in this slate, and may just have the best matchup.
We are all about that Greg Wilson action… The Joe West injury created space in the lineup for Wilson who was one of our top sleepers heading into this CFL season. Wilson made the Broncos team just 2 seasons ago, and is one of the more talented players in the CFL. Coming out of Fordham, he ran a 4.5 40, but that’s not a true indication of just how fast he is. His game is a perfect fit for the CFL as he can get open quickly and turn a short pass into a big play like Chris Williams. The matchup here is obviously not great, BC is the CFL’s top rated defense, but we think they will be so consumed with slowing down Marquay McDaniel and Bakari Grant, that Wilson will be able to exploit single coverage. At $4,000, he should push for 3x in his second start, but has legit 5x+ upside if his role increases this week.