4 FanDuel Premier League Players to Avoid in Matchweek 18

Leicester face a tough task against Chelsea, making James Maddison pretty unappealing. Which other players should we avoid for Matchweek 18?

This article is geared towards FanDuel's main slate, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EST Saturday and features seven matches. The slate features five top-10 clubs, and the late match on the slate sees Cardiff host Manchester United, with the Red Devils a -180 favorite on FanDuel’s Sportsbook, which puts their implied win probability at 64.3%.

Matchweek 17
Saturday, December 22nd
Watford at West Ham
Crystal Palace at Manchester City
Leicester at Chelsea
Southampton at Huddersfield
Brighton at Bournemouth
Fulham at Newcastle
Manchester United at Cardiff

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.