Premier League: 3 FanDuel Value Plays for Matchweek 28
It is a quiet weekend in the Premier League with only four matches making up Matchweek 28. Six Premier League sides will play in the FA Cup quarterfinals Saturday through Monday. All of this amounts to just a three-game FanDuel slate on Saturday.
The limited schedule brings with it a small change to this weekly post as no keeper will be presented as a value play. Only $800 separates the expected starting keepers in the three matches. Everton has the best odds for a clean sheet this weekend, so Joel Robles would be the pick. However, Hull has great home form and Eldin Jakupovic is $300 cheaper than Robles is.
Hull is also where two of this week's value plays come from as their match with Swansea City provides great worth.
Oumar Niasse, Hull City
FanDuel Price: $7,400
On a three-game slate, the word "value" has a little different meaning. Niasse is the seventh-most expensive forward on the day, but he is in a good spot against the Swans. Hull has a bevy of injuries with only Niasse and Abel Hernandez as an option in the sole striker spot. Hernandez just recently returned to the bench after a hamstring injury.
Niasse has seven appearances with Hull. He only has one goal but has a 71% accuracy rate on his shots thus far. He became more of a provider last week as he created his first two chances during his seven matches in the Premier League. Last week's loss to Leicester City was Niasse's second-best game of the year. He played the full match last week and will have a good chance to do that again this week to build momentum moving forward.
Niasse is on loan so the pressure of proving himself is mounting. He has played with enthusiasm since coming over often trying to close down the opposition back line to make playing out of the back a bit tougher.
If Hernandez gets the nod or shares the front line with Niasse, he is also a good play.
Kamil Grosicki, Hull City
FanDuel Price: $6,000
Grosicki is Hull's most expensive midfielder this week. The January signing has had an immediate impact on his new team. He has an assist in his last two appearances and will face a team that only has one clean sheet on the road this season and has allowed more big chances than any other team.
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Over the last four matchweeks Grosicki leads Hull in chances created, shots, and crosses. He has 10 successful crosses in that time, which elevates Niasse's position in this match.
Grosicki will be able to roam the flanks against a back up as Kyle Naughton is out until at least next week. Angel Rangel will likely get the nod to try to stop Grosicki. The one minute that Rangel played last week was his first match action since January 31.
Baily Cargill, Bournemouth
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Cargill made his Bournemouth Premier League debut last week coming on in the 78th minute for Tyrone Mings. Cargill is a graduate of the Cherries' academy and had seen time with Gillingham in the lower divisions.
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â€” AFC Bournemouth ðŸ’ (@afcbournemouth) March 9, 2017
Picking Cargill here is great salary relief, and his points return could quickly outshine his cost. There is only one defender who has saw time in the Premier League this season that costs less on this slate. Simon Francis is struggling with injury, and Mings was suspended for five games, so the 21-year-old defender will likely have his name called on Saturday.
Cargill will likely be tested and have a chance to score with plenty of defensive actions. Bournemouth face West Ham with a healthy Andy Carroll. Carroll is always a target in the air, so Cargill will need to win duels and earn clearance points for his team to be successful.
Cargill has shown a knack to challenge without being dangerous at the lower levels. He did not pick up a yellow card in his time with Gillingham. In a case where a big return is not needed to justify the price, it would be good for Cargill to avoid the negative points.
Best of luck on the small slate this weekend.