4 FanDuel Premier League Players to Avoid in Matchweek 17

Ayoze Perez has been extremely consistent of late but doesn't offer the same ceiling as some other forwards. Which other players should you avoid for Matchweek 17.

This article is geared towards FanDuel's main slate, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EST Saturday and features six matches. The slate features four top-10 clubs, and the late match on the slate sees Fulham host West Ham, with the Hammers a +135 favorite on FanDuel’s Sportsbook, which puts their implied win probability at 42.6%.

Matchweek 17
Saturday, December 15th
Leicester City at Crystal Palace
Burnley at Tottenham
Newcastle at Huddersfield
Bournemouth at Wolverhampton
Cardiff at Watford
West Ham at Fulham

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 midweek matches, 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.