3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 20
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 six matches.
|Saturday, December 29th|
|Cardiff at Leiciester City|
|Everton at Brighton|
|Huddersfield at Fulham|
|Newcastle at Watford|
|Wolves at Tottenham|
|Arsenal at Liverpool|
The 20th main slate of the season is highlighted by the afternoon clash between Liverpool and Arsenal. Despite hosting the Gunners, Liverpool are the second-largest favorite on the slate, with an implied win probability of 67.74%.
Tottenham are the largest favorite on the slate, with an implied win probability of 75.61% at home against Wolves. Closely behind Liverpool are Leicester City, with an implied win probability of 64.28% at home against Cardiff, and Watford, with an implied win probability of 55.56% at home against Newcastle. Rounding out the slate are Everton and Fulham, who are both slight favorites against Brighton and Huddersfield, respectively.
This slate will revolve around Tottenham, but the presence of two other favorites with clear attacking options, Jamie Vardy ($9,000) and James Maddison ($8,500) for Leicester, and Liverpool's attacking trio of Mohamed Salah ($11,500), Roberto Firmino ($11,000), and Sadio Mane ($9,500), should spread ownership out a bit. Wolves have been stingy on the road this year, allowing just nine goals in nine away matches, but Tottenham have won eight of their last nine and have eleven goals combined in this last two. A full fade is probably unwise.
With that in mind, here are three players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- who may fly under the radar.