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Draftkings Best CFL Showdown Picks: Redblacks vs. Blue Bombers 7/5/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this week's Redblacks vs. Blue Bombers matchup.

Ottawa Redblacks vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
July 5, 2024 8:30 pm EDT

The CFL presents a matchup between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Ottawa Redblacks vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 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 Ottawa Redblacks vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers matchup.

Draftkings CFL Player Selections

Dru Brown, Quarterback, Ottawa Redblacks $8,500

Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Dru Brown has certainly been playing quality football entering this week’s game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Having stated that, how has Brown performed from a statistical perspective this season? Let’s review Mitchell’s relevant key player game data from the 2024 CFL regular season to answer that question.

In the three games that quarterback Dru Brown has played for the Ottawa Redblacks this season, Brown is averaging a respectable 265.1 passing yards and 1 passing touchdown a game.

More recently, in the Ottawa Redblacks 24-22 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week, Ottawa quarterback Dru Brown played rather well. Let me be more specific. Dru Brown accumulated a robust 269 passing yards, one passing touchdown, and 16 rushing yards in the Ottawa Redblacks win over the Tiger-Cats.

Additionally, I like Dru Brown’s matchup in this game. Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Dru Brown draws a Winnipeg Blue Bombers defense that has had issues defending the quarterback position in the 2024 CFL regular season. Upon the completion of four games played this season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are ranked a rather low sixth in total passing yards allowed (370.8) a game to the quarterback position.

In my opinion, Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Dru Brown is the best fantasy value of any player on this slate. Brown arrives on this slate at the low cost of only $8,500.

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 Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Dru Brown.

Flex Plays

Justin Hardy, WR, Ottawa Redblacks $10,800

It’s fair to say that Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Judtin Hardy has been targeted by Ottawa quarterback Justin Hardy early and often in the 2024 CFL campaign. In three games played for the Redblacks this season, Ottawa quarterback Dru Brown has targeted Justin Hardy 27 times. In those 27 targets, Hardy accumulated 19 receptions, 328 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.

I noted earlier in this article that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been less than stellar defending the pass in 2024. Having stated that, I think locking up Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Dru Brown and wide receiver Justin Hardy 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): Chris Streveler, QB (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) $9,800: Brady Olivera, RB (Winnipeg Blue Bombers) $11,400: Ryquell Armstead, RB (Ottawa Redblacks) $5,800.

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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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