July 18, 2017

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: You're not seeing double: Ottawa plays twice this week and we've had three leaders in four weeks. And yes, that's an early Wednesday game on your calendar. Get your vision checked and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 01:01 PM - 16 comments

Toronto comes out strong but fades in the home stretch as Winnipeg hands them a million dollar loss. A big fourth quarter puts Montreal over the top in a Calgary upset. A nailbiter out west, but Ottawa can't quite seal the deal and Edmonton takes it home. Closer to home, Hamilton loses again.

ResultWinnipeg by 8Montreal by 7Edmonton by 2B.C. by 15
Margin of Error6 to 105 to 91 to 311 to 20

Another tough week for points, but jjzucal nabs three to leapfrog into first. Honourable mention for Reever whose 5 points lands him square in the logjam for second.

SpoFiteTOR @ WPGSCGY @ WPGSOTT @ EDMSBC @ HAMSPointsTotal Points
jjzucal Edmonton B.C.14313
argoal Edmonton B.C. 212
JPRWinnipeg Edmonton3B.C. 412
ReeverWinnipeg7 Edmonton3B.C. 512
cixelsyd Edmonton B.C.17311
tommytrumpWinnipeg B.C. 210
jagsnumberone Edmonton3 210
ic23b Edmonton B.C. 210
benderWinnipeg Montreal Edmonton B.C. 410
Howard_T Edmonton B.C. 29
rcadeWinnipeg7 B.C. 39
DrJohnEvansWinnipeg6 B.C. 39
tahoemoj B.C.1228

It's a no-bye week, and Ottawa draws the short straw.


Montreal @ Ottawa (Wednesday, July 19)
Montreal's been a pleasant surprise, but Ottawa's three tough-luck losses means they're still looking for their first win. I'll take Ottawa's regression over Montreal's.

Edmonton @ Hamilton (Thursday, July 20)
Hamilton's three losses have been anything but tough luck: they're getting smoked. Edmonton's at the top of their division with a perfect 3-0 record, but all their victories have been tight. Still, you gotta take the Esks until Hamilton proves they can play.

Winnipeg @ B.C. (Friday, July 21)
The Lions have looked great to open the season - but their depth may be tested. Do you believe in the second coming of Travis Lulay?

Saskatchewan @ Calgary (Saturday, July 22)
When I'm making these predictions, I look at all the numbers, take injuries into consideration, and weight recent performance more heavily. Then I remember that Kevin Glenn is starting for the Riders and I give up trying to predict anything.

Ottawa @ Toronto (Monday, July 24)
Redblacks take two! Toronto has surprisingly played better than their 2-2 record would suggest. Maybe they're due for an old-fashioned Argo bounce?

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:01 PM on July 18, 2017

Ottawa by 5

Edmonton by 12

Winnipeg by 6

Calgary by 14

Toronto by 10

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:38 PM on July 18, 2017

Ottawa by 4

Edmonton by 4

B.C. by 8

Calgary by 14

Toronto by 3

posted by ic23b at 01:48 PM on July 18, 2017

Ottawa by 18

Hamilton by 8

B.C. by 18

Calgary by 8

Toronto by 13

posted by tommybiden at 01:52 PM on July 18, 2017

Ottawa by 7

Edmonton by 20

Winnipeg by 3

Toronto by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 03:39 PM on July 18, 2017

Montreal by 3

Edmonton by 12

Winnipeg by 8

Calgary by 14

Toronto by 6

I'm no better at picking CFL games than I am at picking NFL games. And I take some comfort in that.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:08 PM on July 18, 2017

cixelsyd, I think you're missing a pick (Saskatchewan/Calgary).

posted by tommybiden at 07:01 PM on July 18, 2017

I believe this is the first time I have led this merry bunch. Let's see if I can keep this up AND prepare for the EPL fantasy season.

Ottawa by 6

Edmonton by 23

Winnipeg by 5

Calgary by 13

Toronto by 17

posted by jjzucal at 08:25 PM on July 18, 2017

Ottawa by five

Eddie by five

BC by a field goal

Cowtown by eight

Toronto by a field goal

posted by argoal at 10:14 AM on July 19, 2017

Ottawa by 12
Edmonton by 19
B.C. by 6
Calgary by 16
Ottawa by 2

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:01 PM on July 19, 2017

Ott by 3; Edm by 4; bc by 4; Cal by 4; tor by 3.

posted by JPR at 08:02 PM on July 19, 2017

Ottawa by 8

Edmonton by 3

BC by 7

Calgary by 5

Toronto by 6

posted by Reever at 08:03 PM on July 19, 2017

Montreal by 1
Hamilton by 4
B.C. by 14
Saskatchewan by 19
Toronto by 17

posted by bender at 08:09 PM on July 19, 2017

Since I don't think that Montreal and Ottawa will be in a 4 or 5 hour delay for moose attack, zombie apocalypse, or snow, I guess I will not be able to pick that one. Wednesday night football makes no sense to me. Thursday is bad enough, but Wednesday?

Anyway, here are the rest of the picks.

Tigercats have played like tame kittens while Eskimos have had the sled dogs running in high gear. Edmonton by 6

Winnipeg are coming off a win in Toronto, but have to fly all the way west to face hungry Lions. BC by 13

The Stamps seem to be the consensus choice this week. Who am I to argue? Calgary by 10

Thanks to the vagaries of the CFL schedule we get a second crack at picking Ottawa. The problem is that nobody is picking them. I won't either. Toronto by 7

posted by Howard_T at 10:33 PM on July 19, 2017

Edmonton by 6

B.C. by 12

Calgary by 17

Toronto by 9

posted by rcade at 10:39 PM on July 19, 2017

I think you're missing a pick (Saskatchewan/Calgary) Thanks, tt

Calgary by 9

posted by cixelsyd at 11:11 PM on July 19, 2017

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