Another seven-game slate headlines Saturday’s fantasy soccer main slate on DraftKings, with Manchester City jumping out as the big favorite to load up on. There are several other players to consider as well, so let’s take a closer look at which players could help your team make a run up the EPL $40K Backheel Special [$10K to 1st] leaderboard.
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City vs. Brighton and Hove, $10,300 — Aguero did his damage last week in just 61 minutes of playing time, firing off six shots and scoring a goal in City’s 5-0 triumph at Cardiff. He has the best anytime goalscorer odds of any player on the slate, and at home against a Brighton team that have conceded two goals in three straight games, makes Aguero a high-upside target once again.
Others to Consider – Harry Kane, Tottenham ($9,900); Raheem Sterling, Manchester City ($8,600); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal ($8,400)
Joselu, Newcastle vs. Leicester, $5,600 — With Salomon Rondon ruled out due to injury, Joselu will lead the line against Leicester and is worthy of consideration in tournaments. He’s mostly goal dependent, but considering he’s scored on the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham this season, surely he can breakthrough against Leicester’s questionable defense — that’s how this fantasy soccer thing works, right?
Others to Consider — Diogo Jota, Wolverhampton ($5,100); Luciano Vietto, Fulham ($5,100); Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham ($4,900)
Leroy Sane, Manchester City vs. Brighton and Hove, $8,700 — Sane has a share of City’s set pieces and he’s averaging over 16 fantasy points per game when he starts. His forward eligibility gives us some flexibility when building lineups, and given his role on set pieces he’s a viable play in both cash and tournament builds.
Others to Consider — Richarlison, Everton ($8,100); James Maddison, Leicester City ($8,000); Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton ($7,800)
Jean Michael Seri, Fulham at Everton, $5,200 — Seri hit double-digit points in his last outing through peripheral stats alone, making it three double-digit point hauls in his last four games. He stands over the majority of Fulham’s set pieces and up against an Everton defense that’s conceding an average of two goals per game he should flirt with 10 points again in this one.
Others to Consider — Ilkay Gundogan, Manchester City ($6,500); Mohamed Elyounoussi, Southampton ($6,300); Granit Xhaka, Arsenal ($4,500)
Lucas Digne, Everton vs. Fulham, $5,600 — Digne is crossing at a high clip, with a combined 23 crosses over his last three outings. He’s topped double digits in each of those and continues to eat into a share of Everton’s set pieces. A favorable home game against Fulham presents Digne with a good opportunity to keep the production rolling.
Others to Consider — Kieran Trippier, Tottenham ($6,600); Jose Holebas, Watford ($5,300); Nacho Monreal, Arsenal ($5,100)
Chris Lowe, Huddersfield Town vs. Tottenham, $3,900 — Lowe continues to be a cheap source of set pieces out of the back, and while a tough matchup against Spurs could push people off him, I think it could play in his favor. Huddersfield could be playing from behind, forcing Lowe into action and potentially creating a similar scenario where he swung in 16-crosses two games ago when they were chasing Crystal Palace for the majority of the game.
Others to Consider — Nicolas Otamendi, Manchester City ($4,400); DeAndre Yedlin, Newcastle ($4,000); Florent Hadergjonaj, Huddersfield Town ($3,700)
Ederson, Manchester City vs. Brighton and Hove, $6,000 — Ederson boasts the best win and clean sheet odds of any keeper on the board. Couple that with a matchup against a Brighton attack that has been shutout in two of three on the road, and a case could be made for paying up at the position.
Others to Consider — Petr Cech, Arsenal ($5,700); Paulo Gazzaniga, Tottenham ($5,600); Rui Patricio, Wolverhampton ($5,300)
Jonas Lossl, Huddersfield Town vs. Tottenham, $3,900 — Lossl is likely to face a barrage of shots at home against Spurs, presenting an opportunity for multiple points via saves even if he lets one or two goals through. It’s always a risky venture paying down for a goalkeeper facing a high-octane attack, but we’ve seen before that the risk can return a big reward on any given slate.
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