3 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 30
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, March 9th|
|Everton at Newcastle|
|Tottenham at Southampton|
|Bournemouth at Huddersfield|
|West Ham at Cardiff|
|Fulham at Leicester City|
|Watford at Manchester City|
The 30th main slate of the season is all about Manchester City. The current Premier League leaders are the largest favorites on the slate, with an implied win probability of 88.24% at home against Watford. Leicester City is the next largest favorite, with an implied win probability of 64.91% at home against Fulham. Tottenham, the only other elite side in action, is the third largest favorite, with an implied win probability of just 54.55% on the road against Southampton.
The remaining three matches are all forecasted to be tight contests. Bournemouth and West Ham are slight road favorites against Huddersfield and Cardiff respectively, while Everton is the slightest of road favorites in a pick em' against Newcastle.
The Champion's League will impact both of the elite sides in action this weekend. Tottenham is fresh off another victory over Dortmund on Tuesday that saw them secure their spot in the quarterfinals. All of their starters played at least 70 minutes in the match and some of them may be rested on Saturday. Manchester City is looking ahead to the second leg of their Champion's League tie against Schalke next Tuesday. They hold a slim one-goal lead on aggregate and may opt to rest their stars this weekend to ensure fresh legs for Tuesday. They may also decide to pull their studs who do start the game early in the second half, somewhat limiting their upside.
For Saturday, this means that value may open up on each elite side. With some of the usual stars likely to be given a rest, those familiar names that do end up starting will have even higher ownership than usual.
With that in mind, here are three players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- who may fly under the radar.