3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 24
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 Tuesday slate, which starts at 2:45 p.m. EST and features six matches.
|Tuesday, January 29th|
|Everton at Huddersfield|
|Cardiff at Arsenal|
|West Ham at Wolves|
|Brighton at Fulham|
|Burnley at Manchester United|
|Manchester City at Newcastle|
The 24th main slate of the season features three elite sides in excellent spots. Manchester City is the largest favorites on the slate, with an implied win probability of 84.62% at Newcastle, per FanDuel Sportsbook, while Manchester United (80.39%) and Arsenal (80%) are right behind them at home against Burnley and Cardiff, respectively. In the other three fixtures, Wolves are slight home favorites over West Ham, Fulham is a small home favorite over Brighton, and Everton is a close road favorite against Huddersfield.
With three elite sides in action, there are a plethora of high-priced attacking options available. All three sides are represented at the top end of the forward position while the high-priced midfielders all come from the two Manchester clubs. Due to United's and City's current form, ownership is likely to be much higher on City and United stars than on Arsenal's. Both Manchester clubs are on eight-match win streaks, with United outscoring their opponents 24-5 goals over that stretch, and Manchester City outscoring their opponents 33-2.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have lost two of their last three and been eliminated from both the League Cup and FA Cup in the past month and a half. That said, they have managed to produce some dominant performances against lesser opposition over the past month and could break out of their slump against a Cardiff side that has conceded at least three goals to their opponents in three of their last five away matches. At a slight salary discount, with a similar on-paper outlook, Arsenal are worth serious consideration for tournaments on Tuesday.
With that in mind, here are three players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- who may fly under the radar.