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DraftKings CFL: Week 1 Value Plays

The Eskimos and Blue Bombers kick off the season Thursday night, and several players in that game find their names among Juan Carlos Blanco's Week 1 DraftKings picks, including Edmonton QB Mike Reilly.

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Latest CFL News
Brian Jones  WR  Toronto   Out  Undisclosed
Opens on injured list   6/14/2018
Jones was placed on the one-game injured list prior to Friday's season opener.
Anthony Coombs  RB  Toronto   IR  Foot
Lands on six-game injured list   6/14/2018
Coombs was placed on the six-game injured list prior to Friday's season opener.
James Wilder  RB  Toronto
Listed atop depth chart   6/14/2018
Wilder will start at running back in Friday's season opener against the Roughriders.
Ricky Ray  QB  Toronto
Starting as expected   6/14/2018
Ray will start at quarterback in Friday's season opener against the Roughriders.
Mercer Timmis  RB  Hamilton
On track to start opener   6/13/2018
Timmis took the first-team reps at running back during Wednesday's practice, according to head coach June Jones.
Latest BC Lions News
Cody Fajardo  QB  BC   Ques  Ankle
Out for Friday's game   6/8/2018
Fajardo (ankle) is out for Friday's preseason tilt against the Blue Bombers.
Tyler Davis  WR  BC   Ques  Ankle
Out for Friday's game   6/8/2018
Davis (ankle) is out for Friday's preseason game against the Blue Bombers.
Jonathon Jennings  QB  BC
Looking to bounce back   6/4/2018
Jennings completed 4-of-5 passes for 40 yards in Friday's preseason contest against the Stampeders. He also added a one-yard carry in the game.
Latest Calgary Stampeders News
Lemar Durant  WR  Calgary   Ques  Knee
Practices Tuesday   6/12/2018
Durant (knee), who is expected to miss Calgary's season opener, was a participant in Tuesday's practice, Danny Austin of the Calgary Sun & Herald reports.
Juwan Brescacin  WR  Calgary
Bigger role could be in store   6/6/2018
Brescacin could play a larger role for the Stampeders in 2018 than he did a season ago, the Calgary Sun reports.
Lemar Durant  WR  Calgary   Ques  Knee
Not expected to play in opener   6/6/2018
Durant (knee) is expected to miss the start of the regular season, according to the Calgary Sun.
Latest Edmonton Eskimos News
Jamill Smith  WR  Edmonton
Primary returner for Eskimos   6/13/2018
Smith will return both kicks and punts and serve as a reserve slotback Thursday against the Blue Bombers.
Natey Adjei  WR  Edmonton
Will start Thursday   6/13/2018
Adjei will be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Bombers.
Jordan Robinson  RB  Edmonton
Will open as backup running back   6/13/2018
Robinson will be the backup running back in Thursday's season opener against the Blue Bombers.
Latest Hamilton Tiger-Cats News
Mercer Timmis  RB  Hamilton
On track to start opener   6/13/2018
Timmis took the first-team reps at running back during Wednesday's practice, according to head coach June Jones.
Terrence Toliver  WR  Hamilton   Out  Knee
Not yet ready to play   6/13/2018
Toliver (knee) will not play in Saturday's season opener against the Stampeders, according to head coach June Jones.
Alex Green  RB  Hamilton   Out  Hand
Out at least two games   6/13/2018
Green will miss at least two games with a hand injury, TSN's Louis Butko reports.
Latest Montreal Alouettes News
Jeff Mathews  QB  Montreal
Signs with Montreal   6/12/2018
Mathews signed a contract with the Alouettes on Tuesday, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Matthew Shiltz  QB  Montreal   Out  Back
Held out due to back injury   6/9/2018
Shiltz did not play in the loss Saturday against Hamilton due to a back injury, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.
Antonio Pipkin  QB  Montreal   Out  Back
Sits out due to back problems   6/9/2018
Pipkin did not play in Montreal's preseason loss Saturday against Hamilton due to a back injury, Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports.
Latest Ottawa Redblacks News
Trevor Harris  QB  Ottawa   Ques  Leg
Not taking reps at practice   6/4/2018
Harris (leg) is throwing the ball but not taking any reps Monday at practice, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.
Stephen Ugbah  WR  Ottawa
Inks deal with Ottawa   6/3/2018
Ugbah was signed to a contract with Ottawa on Sunday.
Garry Brown  WR  Ottawa
Agrees to deal with Ottawa   6/2/2018
Brown signed a contract Saturday with the Redblacks.
Latest Saskatchewan Roughriders News
Brandon Bridge  QB  Saskatchewan
Starting year on bench   6/11/2018
Bridge will start the season as the backup behind Zach Collaros, Justin Dunk of 3Down Nation reports.
Zach Collaros  QB  Saskatchewan
Named starter to start season   6/11/2018
Collaros has been named the starter for Friday's opener against Toronto, Justin Dunk of 3Down Nation reports.
Zac Stacy  RB  Saskatchewan
Transferred to practice roster   6/10/2018
Stacy was moved to the practice roster Sunday.
Latest Toronto Argonauts News
Brian Jones  WR  Toronto   Out  Undisclosed
Opens on injured list   6/14/2018
Jones was placed on the one-game injured list prior to Friday's season opener.
Anthony Coombs  RB  Toronto   IR  Foot
Lands on six-game injured list   6/14/2018
Coombs was placed on the six-game injured list prior to Friday's season opener.
James Wilder  RB  Toronto
Listed atop depth chart   6/14/2018
Wilder will start at running back in Friday's season opener against the Roughriders.
Latest Winnipeg Blue Bombers News
Nic Demski  WR  Winnipeg
Starting at slotback   6/13/2018
Demski will line up as a starting slotback in Thursday's season opener against the Eskimos.
Drew Wolitarsky  WR  Winnipeg
Opens year as starter   6/13/2018
Wolitarsky will start at wide receiver in Thursday's season opener against the Eskimos.
Johnny Augustine  RB  Winnipeg
Will work as backup in Week 1   6/13/2018
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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Travis Lulay Knee 6/16/2018
Vernon Adams Jr. Undisclosed 6/16/2018
Cody Fajardo Ankle 6/16/2018
Travon Van Suspension 6/16/2018
Lemar Durant Knee 6/16/2018
B.J. Cunningham Ribs 6/16/2018
Julan Lynch Undisclosed 6/16/2018
Matthew Shiltz Back 6/16/2018
Antonio Pipkin Back 6/16/2018
Tyler Davis Ankle 6/16/2018
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return
Travon Van BC June 2018
Trent Richardson Saskatchewan June 2018
Korliss Marshall Edmonton June 2018
Peter Berryman Edmonton June 2018
Kenbrell Thompkins Winnipeg June 2018
Harry McMaster Edmonton June 2018
Alex Taylor Edmonton June 2018
Dominique Reed Winnipeg June 2018
Chris Givens Winnipeg June 2018
Kienan LaFrance Winnipeg June 2018
Bryant Mitchell Edmonton June 2018
Terrence Toliver Hamilton June 2018
Brian Jones Toronto June 2018
Dakota Prukop Toronto June 2018
Alex Green Hamilton June 2018
Marcus Thigpen Saskatchewan June 2018
Timothy Flanders Winnipeg July 2018
Matt Nichols Winnipeg July 2018
Anthony Coombs Toronto August 2018
Giovanni Aprile Edmonton August 2018
Juron Criner Edmonton August 2018
Jake Harty Saskatchewan May 2019
James Tuck Edmonton May 2019
Shamawd Chambers Hamilton June 2019