3 FanDuel Premier League Players to Avoid in Matchweek 31

Declan Rice has been a breakout player this season for West Ham. But despite the Hammers being in a good spot, Rice being deployed as a defensive midfielder makes him a tough investment.

This article is geared towards FanDuel's main slate, which begins at 11:00 a.m. EST Saturday and features just three matches. The slate contains only two of the top 10 clubs, none of which are inside the top-eight.

The top club on the slate is West Ham, currently sitting in ninth, and they host the table-dwellers, Huddersfield, with the Hammers a -180 favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook, putting their implied win probability at 64.3%.

Matchweek 31
Saturday, March 16th
Newcastle at Bournemouth
Huddersfield at West Ham
Leicester City at Burnley

We should try to take advantage of the teams -- and players -- who play especially well either home or away, while also looking at oddsmakers' favorites and over/under totals. DFS players, as always, should check out injury reports and confirmed starting XI's when they become available since some players may be rested.

As with any DFS sport, it is imperative to have your players, especially the high-priced studs, live up to their price tag. When investing in any player, it is crucial to determine who will likely contribute in FanDuel's emphasized areas (goals, assists, and shots on target). It's also just as important not to overspend on players in bad matchups.

Let's take a look at three players across the pitch who should be avoided.

All stats provided (betting odds not included) are courtesy of RotoWire.