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Draftkings Best CFL Showdown Picks: Alouettes vs. Elks 6/14/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this week's Alouettes vs. Elks matchup.

Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Elk
June 14, 2024 9:00 pm EDT

The CFL presents a matchup between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Elks. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Montrel Alouettes vs. Edmonton Elks game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring for the single game showdown contests.

For those readers who are not aware, the rules and scoring for DraftKings single game showdown contests are vastly different than the traditional classic contests offered by the platform.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the Draftkings website.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate. Remember, once lineups lock you cannot swap players.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this week’s Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Elks matchup.

Draftkings CFL Player Selections

Cody Fajardo, QB $11,800

Alouettes quarterback Cody Fajardo was certainly the driving force behind the Montreal Alouettes successful 2023 campaign that resulted in a Grey Cup victory. Having stated that, how did Cody Fajardo perform from a statistical perspective? Let’s review Fajardo’s relevant key player game data from the 2023 CFL regular season to answer that question.

In the 18 games that quarterback Cody Fajardo played for the Montreal Alouettes in the 2023 CFL regular season, Fajardo accumulated an impressive 3,847 passing yards, 14 passing touchdowns, and 341 rushing yards.

More recently, in the Montreal Alouettes 28-24 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week, Fajardo played rather well. More specifically, Fajardo accumulated 290 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in the Alouettes defeat of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

I also like Cody Fajardo’s matchup in this game. Why? Montreal Alouettes quarterback Cody Fajardo draws an Edmonton Elks defense that had issues defending the quarterback back position in the 2023 regular season. Upon the completion of 18 games in the 2023 CFL regular season, the Edmonton Elks ranked a rather low seventh in total passing yards allowed (376.5) a game to the quarterback back position. Let us not forget that the CFL has nine teams in the entire league. Clearly, being ranked seventh in any defensive category is not good.

As I noted in the rules section above, selecting the correct players for your flex positions for a DFS showdown lineup is absolutely vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Keep that in mind as you determine which players to select as your flex plays for this one game Draftkings contest. For me, the obvious first choice at the flex position for this CFL Draftkings contest is Montreal Aouettes quarterback Cody Fajardo.

Flex Plays

Tyson Philpot, WR $6,600

It’s fair to say that Montreal Alouettes receiver Tyson Philpot was targeted by Montreal quarterback Cody Fajardo early and often in the Alouettes week one win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In last week’s win over the Blue Bombers, Montreal wide receiver Tyson Philpot accumulated a robust 10 receptions, 141 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.

I noted earlier in this article that the Edmonton Elks struggled defending the pass last season. Having stated that, I think locking up Montreal Alouettes quarterback Cody Fajardo and wide receiver Tyson Philpot as flex plays is the smart way to attack this one game CFL slate.

Additional flex plays I like to perform well this week (Draftkings price noted): McLeod Bethel Thompson, QB (Elks) $14,000: Kurleigh Gittens Jr., WR (Elks) $6,700: Kevin Brown, RB (Elks) $9,200.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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