3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 25
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, February 2nd|
|Huddersfield at Chelsea|
|Southampton at Burnley|
|Watford at Brighton|
|Fulham at Crystal Palace|
|Wolves at Everton|
|Bournemouth at Cardiff|
The 25th main slate of the season features a single elite side, Chelsea, who is coming off an embarrassing four-goal defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday. The Blues are still the largest favorites on the slate, with an implied win probability of 85.71%, per the FanDuel Sportsbook, at home against Huddersfield, but public confidence in them is, rightfully so, at a low level.
Outside of Chelsea, the other five matches are projected to be extremely close, with Crystal Palace, Everton, Burnley, Brighton, and Cardiff all listed as very slight home favorites. With the lone elite side in action currently struggling, this may be the least predictable slate of the season in terms of on-paper outlook. Chelsea are still likely to carry the highest levels of ownership, but on current form, even against a Huddersfield side who are winless in their last 12 matches, it is certainly worth considering a full fade of the Blues
With a cloudy outlook, ownership will likely be more spread out across the board than on most slates.
With that in mind, here are three players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- who may fly under the radar.