CFL Fantasy Football Preview – Week 14

We’re coming up to the end of the CFL season and that means we are also coming to the end of the fantasy football season, but there are still a couple of weeks left to play, and for the league’s that you might be in, there could still be all to play for. Let’s take a look at how things shape up this week in the fantasy football landscape.

Total CFL Pick ‘Em

I’m going to be boring and stick with the favourites this week. Hamilton, Saskatchewan, Toronto and Winnipeg. To make it interesting I will say that I think the one most likely to win an upset victory is Ottawa. Superstar sports journalist Frankie Benvenuti says he’s not sold on the Argos, while I give the double blue the edge, I won’t be shocked if the Redblacks win one at home.

CFL Fantasy

I’ve got Zach Collaros and Brady Oliveria at the top of my backfield with Don Jackson as my RB2.  My WRs are Kurleigh Gittens and Mike Jones and my Flex is Rasheed Bailey. While I have Hamilton’s Defence.

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At this time of year so much is trying to stay under the salary cap or cut out positions and I almost always prefer to play the full squad.

DraftKings 

There are three CFL plays on the DraftKings board this week. Friday’s full-slate Classic Mode is the headliner. On Saturday there is a two-game Classic Mode and a Showdown Mode for the Montreal game at Winnipeg.

The last few weeks I’ve had moderate success importing my CFL Fantasy team into the DraftKings plays with a few tweaks.

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For the full slate, my tweaks include looks at the Bombers DST and Trevor Harris at QB. Harris often has strong fantasy numbers despite game outcomes. The possibility of creating turnovers also increases the value of an already stout Bombers DST.

Dominick Gravel – Alouettes de Montréal

At the WR and Flex positions, I’m also considering subbing in Jake Wieneke, Nic Demski and/or Tim White at one or more of these positions.

In the Saturday-only two-game Classic Mode, I’m going to be feeding in between one and four Redblacks. Devonte Dedmon and Ryan Davis are the top considerations but I’m also going to take a long look at the Redblacks at the DST and QB positions. I’ve consistently believed Ottawa would right the ship this season. They have disappointed me. Still, as indicated above, I think this team has the best chance to pull off an upset this week. I’ve started Dedmon quite a bit this season and both he and Davis are in a position to be strong in the two-game set for this Saturday.

DeVonte Dedmon at Ottawa Redblacks training camp 2021 – Frankie Benvenuti/13th Man Sports

For the Saturday later game Showdown Mode, where the lineup includes five spots regardless of position (must take at least one from each team), I’m starting my lineup with the Bombers DST. I’m also going to take the starting pivot from each team. My last two spots will either be one receiver from each team (probably Demski and Wieneke) or else the starting RBs (Oliveria and Stanback).

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As we get to that point in the season where the playoff picture gets clearer every week, it’s time to savour every game. Enjoy the home stretch!

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