DraftKings CFL: Week 11 Cheat Sheet

DraftKings CFL: Week 11 Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DraftKings CFL series.

We have a third straight three-game slate in Week 11 as the CFL wraps up the rather quirky part of its schedule. The narrower player pool and matchups made quarterbacks and receivers/slotbacks a bit of a trickier proposition, this week, but there are still some very appealing potential fantasy-point-per-dollar values to choose from, as well as a value defense that could prove to be a rewarding tournament play.  

DraftKings CFL Plays- Week 11

Quarterback

Bo Levi Mitchell, CGY at BC ($9,600): Mitchell has gotten better the further removed he's been from a shoulder injury that required a stint on the injured list. The veteran quarterback completed 64.0 and 71.4 percent of his passes, respectively, in Week 9 and 10 outings against the Roughriders, posting over 14 DK points in each game. He now gets a crack at a vulnerable Lions secondary that's allowed a CFL-high 293.8 passing yards per game at a 67.0 percent completion rate, setting up another potential bump up in production for Mitchell.

Mike Reilly, BC vs. CGY ($9,500): Reilly will be looking to bounce back after a poor outing against the Blue Bombers in Week 9, when he posted a season-low 8.0 DK points. However, that was firmly an outlier, considering Reilly scored 20.5 to 33.5 DK points in his four previous games. The veteran gunslinger will have a chance at redemption versus the Stampeders, which have allowed the third-most passing yards per game (269.8) and the second-most completions (200) on the season, and which yielded 23.3 DK points to him back in Week 2.

ALSO CONSIDER: Matthew Shiltz, MTL at OTT ($6,600)

Running Back

Andrew Harris, WPG at EDM ($9,700): Harris finally looked like himself in a Week 10 win over the Elks, exploding for 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns and adding 24 receiving yards on his way to 33.4 DK points. The versatile back is now averaging 16.6 DK points per game, and although he's been used less in the passing game than years past, he certainly remains a viable threat in that area as well. Harris gets another crack at the Elks defense in Week 11, one that's now allowing 103.3 rushing yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry, and that's surrendered seven rushing TDs overall.

James Wilder, EDM vs. WPG ($9,300): Wilder has three games with more than 20 DK points and four double-digit fantasy-point tallies overall thus far this season, and he'll be looking to atone for his least productive game of the season when he gets a second crack at the Blue Bombers defense in Week 11. Winnipeg limited Wilder to 43 yards on 11 rushes in Week 10, but the Bombers have allowed several big performances on the ground this season and are surrendering a CFL-high 5.4 yards per carry. Wilder also racked up 25.1 DK points in Week 7 against Winnipeg and is averaging a solid 17.3 DK points per contest at home.  

Ka'Deem Carey, CGY at BC ($8,700): Carey rebounded from a trio of so-so fantasy efforts to rack up 25.8 DK points at the expense of the Roughriders in Week 10 on the strength of 178 total yards. The veteran has multiple receptions in five contests this season and has been a bit better on the road, where he's averaged 13.0 DK points. The Lions have also allowed 95.3 rushing yards per game at 4.6 yards per carry, and their vulnerabilities against the pass described earlier in Mitchell's entry could also benefit the multi-talented Carey.

ALSO CONSIDER: William Stanback, MTL at OTT ($9,600)

Wide Receiver/Slotback

Eugene Lewis, MTL at OTT ($10,100): Lewis does come with some risk considering he'll be working with backup quarterback Matthew Shiltz since Vernon Adams has hit the injured list with a shoulder issue. However, Shiltz has actually been impressive in limited action this season, completing nine of 13 attempts for 161 yards in spot duty. The opposing Redblacks make for good targets, considering they're allowing 265 passing yards per game and a CFL-high 73.8 percent completion rate, along with the highest average yards per attempt (9.1), most touchdown passes (16) and most completions over 30 yards or greater (16). Lewis has also scored over 20 DK points in three of his last five games alone and is averaging 20.1 DK points on the road this season as well.

Kenny Lawler, WPG at EDM ($6,800): Lawler will be back from his one-game suspension and start in this contest, and he'll be looking to both atone for his off-field miscue that led to his absence and build on the 12-205-1 line that he put together in Week 9, a performance that netted a whopping 40.5 DK points. Lawler is averaging 17.8 DK points per contest overall, and while Edmonton has been excellent against the pass most of the season, Lawler's extremely reasonable salary and steady role (six games with seven or more targets) keep him in consideration.     

Josh Huff, CGY at BC ($5,700): Another player who brings a nice combination of savings and upside is the speedy Huff, who most recently posted 12.8 DK points in Week 10 against the Riders. Huff has six games with double-digit DK-point tallies overall and is aided by the fact he also sometimes pulls double duty as a returner. His matchup as a receiver alone makes him worthwhile, however, as the Lions have been the most vulnerable secondary in the league as described in Mitchell's entry. In addition to the numbers cited there, it's also worth noting BC has given up 8.0 yards per attempt and 12 completions of 30 yards or more, upping Huff's chances of downfield success.

ALSO CONSIDER: DeVonte Dedmon, OTT vs. MTL ($6,300)

Team Defense

Ottawa Redblacks ($3,300) vs. Montreal Alouettes: I'll reverse course here from a season-long trend and actually recommend the Redblacks defense in this spot, as there are a couple of interesting circumstances at play that warrant considering them, at least a tournament play. One is Ottawa's recent play, as the Redblacks defense has scored 16 and 13 DK points in the last two games, the latter total coming against these same Alouettes. Ottawa has an impressive 10 sacks and three interceptions during that span, and they also posted a respectable 8.0 points in Week 8 versus the Ti-Cats. Then, Montreal will be playing with a backup quarterback in Shiltz as mentioned earlier and Ottawa will be at home, which could serve as an added advantage.

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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