Pro football gets back in action tonight with the season opener of the CFL. Ok, it’s not the NFL but we have to take what we can get this time of year. When it comes to playing CFL daily fantasy, Draftkings is the only site I know of offering contests. I wouldn’t go crazy and enter a bunch of entries. The Canadian game is different. You only get 3 downs to make a first down, which means the league is passing heavy.
I have found very few sources of analysis from a daily fantasy perspective. I did a little research today before making my GPP lineup. I took the standard approach and looked at the Vegas spread and total. All 4 games are projected over 50 points. Then I dug in and look for injury news and game analysis. I was able to find an article on https://dailyroto.com/daily-fantasy-cfl-get-real-in-2017 that was helpful. Seth Yates also has an article up on Rotogrinders.com. I didn’t get a chance to read it before setting my line-up.

This is my second year playing CFL daily fantasy and needless to say it’s not easy with the limited information and lack of familiarity with the players. But it still a lot of fun. The first game of the season just ended and it was a very competitive game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Montreal Alouettes. Montreal eeked it out 17-16. The total was over 50, so the final score is a little disappointing Fortunately, I had limited exposure to this game.

The CFL spreads its opener over 4 days so it will be Sunday before the contest is over. Here is where I stand so far.

My research uncovered that Nic Demski would be starting at receiver due to injuries for the Roughriders. He came through with 16.35 points and 1.1% ownership. Tyrel Sutton, running back for Montreal, finished with just 9.5 points but drop a passed that would have lead to a sure touchdown if he could have held on to the ball.

If you are new to CFL daily fantasy football, do your research. Make sure you understand the scoring system on Draftkings and align that with your research. Most of all have fun.

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