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Draftkings Best CFL Showdown Picks: Roughriders vs. Tiger-Cats 6/16/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this week's Roughriders vs. Tiger-Cats matchup.

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
June 16, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

he CFL presents a matchup between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing my Draftkings picks for the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 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 Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats matchup.

Draftkings CFL Player Selections

James Butler, RB $11,200

Talented Hamilton running back James Butler was certainly a key contributor to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats offense in 2023. Having stated that, how did Butler perform from a statistical perspective last season? Let’s review James Butler’s relevant key player game data from the 2023 CFL regular season to answer that question.

In the 13 games that running back James Butler played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2023 CFL regular season, Butler accumulated a robust 1,182 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 57 receptions, and 477 receiving yards.

Last week, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats suffered a 27-12 loss to Montreal Alouettes. In that contest, Butler played rather well. More specifically, Butler accumulated a whopping 119 rushing yards in the Tiger-Cats loss to the defending champion Montreal Alouettes.

*It should be noted that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have officially listed running back James Butler as questionable for this week’s game. Keep that in mind as you construct your Draftkings lineups for this one game DFS slate.

For the reasons just mentioned, I am backing Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back James Butler as a flex play for this Draftkings CFL DFS contest.

Shemar Bridges, WR $4,400

Upon the completion of the 2023 CFL season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats recognized that the team needed to add more depth at the wide receiver position. The team’s desire to add a quality wide receiver resulted in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats signing free agent wide receiver Shemar Bridges.

How well did Tiger-Cats wide receiver Shemar Bridges play in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats week one loss to the Alouettes? Shemar Brides accumulated seven receptions and 85 receiving yards in Hamilton’s loss to Montreal last week.

In my opinion, Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Shemar Bridges presents the best value of any player on this slate at the low Draftkings price of only $4,400.

Trevor Harris, QB $8,800

How important has Roughriders starting quarterback Trevor Harris been to this Saskatchewan Roughriders offense this CFL regular season? Let’s review Trevor Harris’s recent game data to answer that question.

In last week’s Saskatchewan Roughriders 29-21 win over the Edmonton Elks, Trevor Harris accumulated an impressive 305 passing yards and three passing touchdowns.

Considering the increased importance of this week’s week 2 CFL game, I like Roughriders quarterback Trevor Harris’s chances of playing at a high level versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

I fully expect Trevor Harris to continue his outstanding play on the football field in this week’s matchup versus a rather vulnerable Hamilton Tiger-Cats defense.

Additional flex plays I like to perform well this week (Draftkings price noted): Bo Levi Mitchell, QB, (Hamilton) $13,300: Tim White, WR (Hamilton) $12,100: A.J. Ouellette, RB (Roughriders) $10,700.

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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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