2 FanDuel Premier League Under-the-Radar Plays for Matchweek 37
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 four matches.
|Saturday, May 4th|
|Southampton at West Ham|
|Fulham at Wolves|
|Crystal Palace at Cardiff|
|Liverpool at Newcastle|
The 37th main slate of the season is a short slate featuring a single elite side in Liverpool. The Reds are coming off a brutal road defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday, but are still the largest favorite on the slate, with an implied win probability of 75%, on the road against Newcastle. Usually, this would be a spot for heavy squad rotation to prepare for the second leg on May 7th, but Liverpool is in the closing stages of a title chase and won't be afforded that luxury.
The next largest favorite is Wolves, who have an implied win probability of 69.7% at home against Fulham. In the remaining two matches, West Ham and Cardiff are the slightest of home favorites in pick em's against Southampton and Crystal Palace respectively.
Despite Liverpool being a large favorite and the only elite side on the slate, it is certainly worth considering fading them. In addition to their potential fatigue issues following a quick turnaround from Wednesday's match, Liverpool will be facing a Newcastle side that has won six of their last seven home matches and allowed just five goals across those seven matches. However, Newcastle has secured safety from relegation and have nothing left to play for, while Liverpool still has everything to fight for. With Wolves in an excellent spot at home against Fulham, they might be the safer option this weekend.
With that in mind, here are two players to consider this weekend -- especially for tournament formats -- who may fly under the radar.