3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 8
Troy Deeney and Andre Gray, Forwards, Watford
Tory Deeney Salary: $8,500
Andre Gray Salary: $8,000
With Kane likely to be popular, both Deeney and Gray are excellent value picks to slot in alongside the Tottenham star. It is difficult to anticipate which one will carry higher ownership between the two, as both have been in good form, so consider playing both and fading Kane. This creates a unique lineup that includes two strikers in a good matchup and saves salary for higher priced midfielders and defenders that will carry less ownership.
To this point, Deeney is averaging 19.20 FanDuel points per match with two goals and an assist. Last weekend, he created four chances against Arsenal, drew two fouls, and put two shots on net. Gray is averaging 14.07 FanDuel points per match on the season and 21.06 per match over his last three. In those three matches, he has a combined two goals and five shots on target. As strike partners in Watford's 4-2-2-2 formation, both Deeney and Gray are set up for success this weekend.
Watford as a team started their season exceptionally well, winning their first four matches. Since then, they have two losses, to Manchester United and Arsenal, and a tie against Fulham. Against non-elite sides this season, Watford have three wins and a draw, with a combined score of eight goals to three goals. Bournemouth has allowed seven goals in their three away matches this season and was thrashed by Burnley in their last away fixture. Watford should be able to get back to winning ways this weekend, and pairing Deeney and Gray together is a way to gain unique exposure to an excellent situation.