The 2022 season of CFL is still a few months away and the teams are doing their best to improve their rosters. Players are being transferred left and right and some of these moves could significantly change the sports betting odds for next season.
How Roster Moves Can Impact a Team’s Strength
When a new player comes in, the entire existing roster becomes a bit more motivated for a while. Each player is trying to prove himself to the manager and is eager to see what his team will be able to do with the new roster.
If the player who has joined is significantly more skilled than the ones who are played in the role he will occupy, the results of the team can improve rapidly. As a sports fan, you tend to think about the name of the club. But the difference is made by the actual players who represent it. Therefore, when the players change, the strength of the club starts to go either up or down, depending on the situation. That’s why one of the most important betting principles is to bet on the players, not the name of the club they play for.
Latest CFL Transfers
Here are some of the key transfer changes that occurred in CFL in recent weeks:
Riders Add Jamal Custis
The American player looks very promising, having an excellent physique (213 pounds and a height of 6.4) and decent experience. In 2019, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs but in recent months, he spent time training with the BC Lions.
Jamal played 40 games during his college years at Syracuse University and during his senior season had some interesting stats, including 6 touchdowns and 51 receptions for 906 yards. While he played for the Orange, Custis averaged 16.4 yards / reception and earned an All-ACC 2nd Team selection.
It remains to be seen what he can do for his new team and how frequently he’ll be played.
Riders Also Add Stephen Denmark
This is another interesting player who has joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders ahead of the new season and his mixture of attributes and stats looks great. Denmark is a 6.3 / 220 pounds athlete who got selected in the 7th round of the NFL Draft in the year 2019. He spent that entire year, as well as the first part of 2020 training with the practice roster and then he transferred to Cleveland Browns. Two other teams that the 25-year old spent time with are the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In college, Stephen spent 5 years at Valdosta State and started his career as a receiver. He played 21 games on offense, gathering 3 touchdowns and 30 receptions for 348 yards. In his senior year, he switched to defensive back. He made 65 tackles in 14 games, including 12 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble. In 2018, he won the 2nd Division National Championship as a Blazer. His athletic aptitudes are also great. He can run 40 in 4.46 seconds.
Wayne Moore Goes Back to the Lions
Wayne Moore, currently 30, has been brought back by the BC Lions. He originally signed with the team in July 2018 and played a total of 25 games over 2 seasons. This dynamic back has some impressive stats, such as rushing for 86 yards on 19 carries and 4 special team tackles. After suffering a car accident last year, he announced his retirement. But it seems that he will play again for his former team.
More broadly, Wayne has had many other notable moments and achievements throughout his career. For instance, he was selected by Montreal in the 2016 CFL Draft and then spent much of the next year’s campaign on the practice squad of Ottawa REDBLACKS.
During the 4 years he spent at McMaster Marauders, Moore totaled a number of 1,515 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.
Upcoming Roster Moves
Before the new season starts, there will certainly be more roster moves that can have a big impact on all of the CFL teams. So try to follow the updates if you want to understand what’s going on and perhaps bet on the action.