Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — TORONTO (June 12, 2018) – With the Canadian Football League (CFL) set to kick off the 2018 season on Thursday night when the Edmonton Eskimos visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, CFL fans will be able to play TSN CFL Fantasy as well as Total CFL Pick’em throughout the year alongside more fantasy content from CFL.ca, including ‘The CFL Fantasy Podcast’.
The TSN CFL Fantasy game returns for another season after launching last year. Each team will consist of six active offensive players (one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and a flex player) as well as a defence selected from one of the CFL’s nine teams, all while staying under a salary cap. TSN CFL Fantasy managers compete for the grand prize, of $10,000.
On Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET the CFL on TSN panel will preview the season from a fantasy football angle on the 2018 CFL Fantasy Draft Special. Fans who can’t wait for the season can also tune in to the CFL Top 50 Players at 8:00 p.m. ET and the 2018 CFL Preview Special, breaking down the biggest storylines heading into the season at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Total CFL Pick’em allows fans to easily select the winner of each game throughout the season. After users select a team to win that game, they will be asked to choose their confidence level. The more confident you are about your decision, the more points you can earn up to 100. Use the Confidence level wisely because the more confident you are, the more points you risk. Make an incorrect pick and you will lose all of the points you have risked. The grand prize this year is $5,000 to the top player.
CFL.ca is the official source for all things CFL Fantasy. New to this year is ‘The CFL Fantasy Podcast’, hosted by Pat Steinberg, Jeff Krever and Hannah Nordman. Each week the trio will chat about everything you need to know from must-start, bargain buys and the latest injuries to help you set up your lineup every week of the season. You can listen to the first episode for Week 1 here.
Pat Steinberg is the voice of reason after every week of the CFL season as the Monday Morning Quarterback. In addition to being a national contributor with the league’s official website, he also co-hosts The Big Show on Calgary’s Fan 960 every week day.
Jeff Krever, the CFL’s managing editor of digital media and statistics, is entering his seventh season with the league after joining as an intern in 2012. Born in Brampton, Ont., he graduated with a journalism degree from Carleton University and has covered six Grey Cups.
Prairie born and bred, Hannah Nordman graduated with a Sports Broadcasting Diploma from the College of Sports Media in Toronto. She’s also a former host and production assistant at the FNTSY Sports Network. A lifelong CFL fan, Hannah is no stranger to the Winnipeg beer snake or attending games in freezing weather.
Alongside the new CFL Fantasy Podcast, each week CFL.ca will share a fantasy recap, status reports, a look at the previous week’s fantasy winners, projections, advice on who to start or sit, predictions from Jamie Nye, and suggestions on locks, picks, and lineups.
Also on CFL.ca, RotoExperts has a season fantasy guide, with insight on all nine teams, positional overviews and tips and strategies.
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The CFL regular season kicks off a week earlier this year, Thursday, June 14th, when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Edmonton Eskimos at Investors Group Field. Friday Night Football debuts June 15th when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the reigning Grey Cup champions, the Toronto Argonauts. On Saturday, June 16th, the first double-header of the season starts with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats heading west to take on the Calgary Stampeders and the finale for Week 1 consists of the Montreal Alouettes playing against the BC Lions at BC Place. For single-game tickets, click here.
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