Week 4 CFL Fantasy Football: 5 Value Plays to Try at DraftKings
Week four of the 2016 CFL arrives on Wednesday night, along with some big time overlay at DraftKings.
Translation: you can win some big cash without putting up much money, and DK has to throw in their own money to make it happen.
Oh, and you get to play fantasy football in July. Count us in.
We debuted our look at CFL over here earlier this year and found some solid success, and we’re back in week four to deliver some stellar value buys you can try out at DK this week. Let’s dive in and check out our five favorite sleepers for week 4 in the CFL:
Rakeem Cato, QB, Montreal Alouettes
Cato has a huge opportunity this week, as he’s slated to start in place for the injured Kevin Glenn (eye).
— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) July 13, 2016
With Glenn out, the former Marshall star Rakeem Cato could be a supreme value at just $6.3k on DraftKings. There would obviously be risk here, but Cato will be running an offense that has seen Glenn put up a respectable 19 and 13 fantasy points in his first two starts.
If Duron Carter doesn’t have to serve his one-game ban yet, Cato could be the value play of the week, allowing you to stack stud wide receivers across the rest of your DFS CFL roster.
Nic Grigsby, RB, Ottowa Redblacks
Even if you don’t decide to opt for value at quarterback, one position you absolutely don’t to overpay for is running back.
There is still value in paying for a rusher that goes off, but in a passing league, it doesn’t make sense. Instead, we like Grigsby, who is looking at a big role with Travon Van on injured reserve.
— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) July 13, 2016
Grigsby put up 14 fantasy points on 19 touches in his last game and his role could grow from here. There is little reason to spend at the position with value like this going into week 4 – especially with Grigsby costing just $5.1k.
Jace Davis, WR, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Wide receiver is usually where you’re going to want to pay up, and maybe you still will, but this week we see a few value buys worth discussing.
Davis probably tops the list, as he’s been super stable this year, putting up 13+ fantasy points in each of his three games.
Davis has a solid role (18 catches so far) and this week draws an atrocious Edmonton defense. He’s dirt cheap at $4.3k and even brings a little upside to the table.
Tiquan Underwood, WR, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Underwood is a good throw-in if you’re looking to make a big splash and roster an elite quarterback and two top shelf wide receivers.
Formerly an NFL talent, Underwood can make big plays down the field when given the chance, and so far this year at least has gotten himself a few opportunities.
Hamilton can be shaky since they’re still rolling with their backup under center, but Underwood has at least three catches in each of the two games he’s seen action in and is super cheap ($4k). He may be worth a shot if you need some extra upside elsewhere on your CFL fantasy football roster in week four.
Montreal Alouettes DST
Defenses are tough to pay up for in any fantasy football genre, but it can be even more difficult to separate them in the explosive CFL.
We may need that in the games ranging from Wednesday to Saturday, and your best source for value may just be Montreal.
Montreal is not only cheap at $4.6k (especially compared to the pricey options), but they get Jeremiah Masoli, who can’t help but turn the ball over. Masoli has also flashed some dangerous play-making, but a whopping seven turnovers in his last two starts show us he can be a bit reckless with the football.
Masoli has also taken too many sacks (10!) on the year, so there is a ton of potential for defensive stats here. Montreal themselves have 8 sacks, a pick and a forced fumble in their first two games of 2016, too, so there is plenty of reason to give them a shot as a solid value DST.
Got some CFL fantasy football value plays of your own? Tell us all about them in the comments below!
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