3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 16
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 Saturday slate, which starts at 10:00 a.m. EST and features seven matches.
|Saturday, December 8th|
|Brighton at Burnley|
|Huddersfield at Arsenal|
|Crystal Palace at West Ham|
|Fulham at Manchester United|
|Southampton at Cardiff|
|Manchester City at Chelsea|
|Tottenham at Leiciester City|
The 16th main slate of the season features five elite sides with two of them, Chelsea and Manchester City, squaring off in the early afternoon match. Fresh off their draw with Manchester United, Arsenal are the largest favorites on the slate with an implied win probability of 79.59% at home against Huddersfield. Manchester United are right behind them with an implied win probability of 75.61% at home against Fulham. The remaining elite side in action is Tottenham, who have an implied win probability of just 51.22% on the road against Leicester City.
Despite the presence of five elite sides, this slate lacks a clear-cut option for production. Chelsea and Manchester City will make life difficult for each other, while Manchester United and Tottenham have struggled at multiple times this season. Arsenal is undefeated in their last 21 matches but have 4 draws in their last 6 Premier League fixtures, with 2 of them coming against Crystal Palace and Wolves. They are still in the best position of any side this weekend, but their outlook isn't as bright as Manchester City's has been on recent slates.
With a plethora of elite sides in action, ownership should be relatively spread about across the top options. With that in mind, here are three players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- as these three may fly under the radar.