November 09, 2017

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semis Edition: It's a fresh start as we take to the frozen turf for the CFL playoffs. Take that Canadian dime that keeps getting rejected by your office vending machine and flip it for all it's worth. All are welcome! Make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:00 PM - 14 comments

Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-8) @ Ottawa Redblacks (8-9-1) (Sunday, November 12, 1:00pm ET)

It's crossover time, and once again, the West is superior: Saskatchewan's 10-8 record would have given them the division title in the East. That said, Ottawa's 2017 theme has been underperformance: seven of their eight losses were by a difference of one score or of less. Plus they're well rested, with two bye weeks in the past three. Fulfillment of potential, or Kevin Glenn magic? It's your call.

CFL.ca Eastern Semi-Final Preview »

Edmonton (12-6) @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-6) (Sunday, November 12, 4:30pm ET)

There's not a lot separating these two teams: on paper they had nearly identical seasons. Winnipeg had the edge in head-to-head matchups, beating Edmonton twice. But Winnipeg's also had a tough run of health lately. The team says QB Matt Nichols will start after suffering a calf injury, but how effective will he be?

CFL.ca Western Semi-Final Preview »

Swayze Waters is back in the league as Edmonton's third-string kicker, which means I can keep using this bonus name.

Swayze Waters Not-Quite-Memorial River Salmon Bonus

Pick the kicker who will score the most points this weekend. That includes place-kick field goals, drop-kick field goals, PATs, singles, and fake field goals thrown for touchdowns.

2017 Kicking Stats »

Las Vegas Posse Memorial Bonus

The combined over/under on total points scored for both games is 108.5. Will the actual number of points scored this weekend be OVER or UNDER that total?

Example pick: Ottawa by 21, Winnipeg by 14, Crapigna, Over.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:01 PM on November 09

Sask by 9

Wpg by 3

Justin Medlock WPG

Under

posted by cixelsyd at 01:03 PM on November 09

Ottawa by 21

Edmonton by 17

Brett Maher Ottawa

Over

posted by tommytrump at 01:07 PM on November 09

Ottawa by three, Eddie by four, Crapigna, over

posted by argoal at 03:01 PM on November 09

Saskatchewan by 6

Winnipeg by 4

Crapigna

Over

posted by tahoemoj at 05:14 PM on November 09

Saskatchewan by 3

Winnipeg by 10

Medlock

Under

posted by ic23b at 09:07 PM on November 09

Saskatchewan by 12
Winnipeg by 3
Medlock
Over

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:35 PM on November 10

Saskatchewan by 20

Edmonton by 5

Medlock

Over

posted by jjzucal at 01:43 PM on November 10

The following picks are written in near total ignorance of the CFL playoff situation. Have I ever let sheer ignorance stop me? Of course not.

Ottawa by 6

Winnipeg by 16

Medlock

Under

posted by Howard_T at 08:10 AM on November 11

Saskatchewan by 6

Edmonton by 3

Crapigne (SSK)

Over

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:45 PM on November 11

Saskatchewan by 9.

Edmonton by 4.

Tyler Crapigna, the pride of Nepean, Ontario.

Over. I consulted weather forecasts from this one. What is this Celsius I keep hearing about?

posted by rcade at 10:46 AM on November 12

Ottawa by 10
Edmonton by 7
Maher (Ottawa)
Under

posted by bender at 11:37 AM on November 12

Ottawa by 7

Edmonton by 8

Maher

Over

posted by Reever at 12:01 PM on November 12

Ottawa by 4

Winnipeg by 4

Maher

Over

posted by JPR at 12:02 PM on November 12

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