3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 1

With Chelsea likely to command heavy ownership, players from other teams -- like Wolverhampton's Diogo Jota -- could go overlooked in good spots.

If you have played daily fantasy sports for a while, you know the importance of being contrarian in large-field tournaments. Recognizing which players are going to be owned by the masses and finding others who you think have a similar point projection but will come at much lower ownership can really separate yourself from your opponents.

The same goes for DFS Premier League. Even though the large-field tournaments aren't quite as large as they are for other sports, there is still value in identifying quality under-the-radar plays.

This article will discuss FanDuel's main Sunday slate, which starts at 10:00 a.m. EST and features five matches.

Matchweek 1
Saturday, August 11th
Everton at Wolverhampton
Crystal Palace at Fulham
Cardiff City at Bournemouth
Chelsea at Huddersfield
Brighton at Watford

The first main slate of the season features only one elite side in Chelsea. The Blues are the largest favorites on the slate, with a spread of 1.0 goal over Huddersfield, and they will likely carry high ownership. However, due to the World Cup, some of Chelsea's stars only recently returned to training, and their stud keeper, Thibaut Courtois, has gone AWOL in an effort to secure a transfer to Real Madrid. With their preparation in question, Chelsea is worth a fade for large field tournaments.

Here are three players to consider instead.