DraftKings Daily Fantasy Soccer Helper for 7/26/20
The final week of the Premier League is here and all 20 teams will be playing simultaneously. Some teams have if it all to play for in the last game, while others will theoretically be on the beach already. Let's look at the odds for all 10 games, from Fanduel Sportsbook:
|Man City -1400||+1200||Norwich +3100|
|West Ham +195||+260||Aston Villa +130|
|Everton +120||+280||Bournemouth +200|
|Burnley +135||+240||Brighton +200|
|Newcastle +650||+400||Liverpool -260|
|Leicester +210||+250||Man Utd +125|
|Southampton +120||+230||Sheff Utd +230|
|Crystal Palace +500||+310||Tottenham -185|
|Arsenal -115||+280||Watford +280|
|Chelsea -125||+280||Wolves +320|
Forwards to Target
Harry Kane ($9,400): Kane has found his form of late with back-to-back two-goal performances. He may have taken some time to get up to speed after his injury, but he is back to his goal-scoring ways. Now he gets to face one of the teams that has been one of the worst sides of late, as Crystal Palace have lost seven games in a row. This has made Tottenham a decent-sized road favorite in this game, and Kane should be at the heart of their attack. He is a -135 favorite to score at anytime, and it would be tough to bet against him with his recent play. He's a high-upside play in tournaments because of his ability to score multiple goals.
Gabriel Jesus ($7,800): DraftKings gave us a last-day-of-the-season gift with this price for Gabriel Jesus. His Manchester City side are by far the biggest favorite on the slate, sitting at -1400 over Norwich. Norwich have basically not shown up since the league restarted, losing all eight league games and scoring just one goal. They've allowed the most goals in the league and are facing Man City who have scored the most goals. The matchup could not get better for Jesus, who had scored in three straight games before coming up empty against Watford last time out. Jesus is a whopping -280 to score a goal in this match, which usually would see a price tag of around $10,000. Take this discount, and play Jesus.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($5,900): Calvert-Lewin is a cheap way to get a player who can score a goal. He has been in a goal drought, failing to score in nine straight games. However, he could change that against Bournemouth, who have conceded the third-most goals in the Premier League. Bournemouth also will need to push forward in this match, as they need a win to have any hope of staying in the league. Calvert-Lewin is a slight favorite to score in this game, and it's tough to find guys like that for this cheap of a price tag.
Midfielders to Target
Kevin De Bruyne ($10,700): Even with every team available on this slate, no one can beat Kevin De Bruyne as a top play at the midfield position. He has six more assists than any other player in the league and is also second in crosses. The matchup is a perfect one for De Bruyne with Norwich being the worst defensive team in league and the team that allows the most crosses per game. With all the value plays available, De Bruyne can be rostered fairly easily. You can pair him with Jesus and hope that the league's leading assist maker provides at least one for the player with the best goal scoring odds on the slate. KDB is a good play in all formats.
Jack Grealish ($8,600): Grealish and Aston Villa have finally pulled themselves out of the relegation zone and are in position to avoid the drop if they can get a result against West Ham. Grealish has been Villa's best player all season long as well as their most consistent fantasy producer. He has at least 9.5 DK points in every game since play resumed without a goal or an assist. It hasn't been for a lack of trying, though, as he has 14 shots and 21 shot assists in nine games during the restart. He has been able to rack up points through fouls drawn and has averaged 4.72 fouls drawn per 90 minutes this season, according to Rotowire. With his high floor, Grealish could have a true breakout game with a goal or an assist against a weak West Ham side that doesn't have anything to play for in this game.
Ashley Westwood ($4,800): Westwood is a value play because of his floor. He has taken the 11th-most corners in the league this season. Burnley are on a good run and haven't lost a game in their last seven. They could keep that going against Brighton, who have clinched safety and might be inclined to let their foot off the gas. Westwood is a good option with all the crosses he gets, but he also contributes to more goals than someone in the same price range, like Oliver Norwood, who has just one goal and one assist, compared to Westwood's two goals and six assists.
Andros Townsend ($4,300): With Luka Milivojević out injured, Townsend has taken over some set-piece duty for Crystal Palace. He's a punt play who is worth considering if he's in the lineup again due to his attacking nature. He hasn't been able to show it much this year, but Townsend still has 4.35 crosses per 90 minutes. He's definitely a cheap play that could fit into lineups at either midfield or forward.
Defenders to Target
Trent Alexander-Arnold ($7,700): Alexander-Arnold put on another attacking show in Liverpool's last game, scoring a goal and adding an assist. He is comfortably in first in the league in crosses, being the only player with over 300. As has often been the case this season, his price should be compared to midfielders around the same tag. He has a better floor than most, if not all, of the midfielders priced around him and would get a three-point bonus if Liverpool were to keep a clean sheet. He is worth paying up for in nearly all lineups builds.
Diego Rico ($5,700): Rico has become the majority set-piece taker for Bournemouth of late and has really made it worthwhile for fantasy purposes. He has more than 10 fantasy points in each of his last four games, including an 11-cross game against Manchester City. As mentioned before, Bournemouth have no choice but to keep attacking versus Everton, meaning Rico will have to keep getting forward. Rico is a decent discount play off TAA for $2,000 less and could post a similar score to him in this spot.
Brandon Williams ($3,600): Brandon Williams could get another start for Manchester United and comes in at a cheap price. While he hasn't shown much attacking intent from his left-back position, Williams is at least on a team that will attack, and he could pick up an assist. He's not a bad play as a punt for a team that is a favorite on the road.
Goalkeepers to Target
Ederson ($6,000): It's hard to imagine a better spot for a goalkeeper than the one Ederson is in on Sunday. He is by far the biggest favorite on the slate and is playing the worst team in the league. Norwich are also the lowest-scoring team, bagging at least four goals fewer than every other team. Manchester City are -186 to keep a clean sheet in this game. It's hard to imagine Ederson not scoring at least 10 points, making him worth paying up for if you have extra salary to spend at goalkeeper.
Dean Henderson ($4,400): Henderson has been a good cheap goalie option all season long. He has 13 clean sheets in 35 appearances in the league this season. Sheffield United have the third-best defensive record in the Premier League, so the Blades giving up a lot of goals to a team like Southampton is a slim possibility. Henderson is as safe as it gets for keepers in the lower tier of the pricing.
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