4 FanDuel Premier League Value Plays for Matchweek 1
The Premier League returns on Friday roughly a month after France were crowned World Cup champions. That also means FanDuel EPL contests are back.
There is a single game slate for Leicester versus Manchester United on Friday, but that is not our focus here. This article is geared toward FanDuel's main slate, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EST Saturday and features five matches.
|Saturday, August 11th|
|Everton at Wolverhampton|
|Crystal Palace at Fulham
|Cardiff City at Bournemouth|
|Chelsea at Huddersfield|
|Brighton at Watford|
The most expensive player on the slate is Eden Hazard ($12,500), but it is unclear if he will play, after returning from the World Cup with rumors swirling of his departure. There are only 12 total players priced at or above $9,000, but that low number is to be expected with this year's three promoted sides all playing on the opening slate.
Marcus Alonso ($7,500) starts the season in a familiar place as the most expensive defender on the slate. Meanwhile, the expected starting keepers range from $5,500 to $4,000.
Let’s take a look at some value-priced players at the various positions who may be a little bit of a risk, especially for the first week of the new season.