4 FanDuel Premier League Players to Avoid in Matchweek 5

Manchester United enter Saturday's match as a favorite but Romelu Lukaku has struggled against top clubs. Which other players should we avoid for Matchweek 5?

FanDuel’s main slate for Matchweek 5, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, features six matches, while seven of the clubs in action are currently sitting in the top-half of the table. Manchester United faces off against Watford in the slate’s final match and the Red Devils are a 5/6 favorite on Paddy Power, which puts their implied win probability at 54.5%.

Matchweek 5
Saturday, September 15th
Leicester City at Bournemouth
Crystal Palace at Huddersfield
Arsenal at Newcastle United
Cardiff City at Chelsea
Fulham at Manchester City
Manchester United at Watford

As with any DFS sport, it is imperative to have your players, especially the high-priced studs, live up to their price tag. When investing in any player, it is important to determine who will likely contribute in FanDuel's emphasized areas (goals, assists, and shots on target). It's also just as crucial not to overspend on players in bad matchups.

We should try to take advantage of the teams -- and players -- who play especially well either home or away, while also looking at oddsmakers' favorites and over/under totals. With some players playing over the international break, DFS players, as always, should check out injury reports and confirmed starting XI's when they become available since some players may be rested.

Let's take a look at four players across the entire pitch who should be avoided.