4 FanDuel Premier League Value Plays for Matchweek 28
Keeper - Alex McCarthy, Southampton ($4,500)
McCarthy is tied with three others at the lowest price for expected starting keepers, which includes opposition keeper Sergio Rico. However, Southampton have 53.5% implied win odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Fulham have allowed three goals in each of their last two games, and their most recent loss may have sealed their relegation. Southampton have much more to play for as they can still survive the drop.
Fulham average four shots on target per match and have scored just one goal in their last three matches. Morale is low as the team recently cancelled a bonding trip for the players. It appears they know their fate is sealed for next season.
Meanwhile, McCarthy was pulled last week for Angus Gunn ($4,000), but an error by Gunn led directly to an opposition goal. McCarthy, who is sixth in the league in saves, will want to take back his starting role and help lead the Saints to safety. If he can improve on his punching, McCarthy should be the starter moving forward given his proven ability to make good reflex saves.
Given Fulham's morale, either Southampton keeper is a good play. However, McCarthy seems to be back in the number-one role.