Premier League: 4 FanDuel Value Plays for Matchweek 37

Fraser Forster has a good chance for a clean sheet on Saturday and is one of several extreme bargain plays who can help your FanDuel squad.

A four-match Premier League main slate awaits FanDuel players on Saturday. While Chelsea may win the league title at West Brom on Friday night, there is still much to play for over the league's last two weeks.

The slate includes three players over $10,000, and there is a large gap to the rest of the field, as Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is the fourth-most expensive player at $8,800. To no one's surprise, it is Arsenal that dominates the top 10, so finding value among The Gunners will be tough.

This week the value plays come from teams looking for a top-half-of-the-table finish with the exception of one player from a team that is already relegated. The prices are very low this week, so let's see who is in a good spot to produce.


Mame Biram Diouf, Stoke City

FanDuel Price: $6,700

Diouf scored last weekend, so he is expected to start against an Arsenal team that is likely without Laurent Koscielny. Stoke have many options at striker now, but most have been inconsistent, so Diouf gets his shot. It's also clear that Stoke fans think Diouf should be starting.

The goal last week was his first of the season, but Diouf has created eight chances. He does win 50% of his duels as well. Regardless he has not been given time consistently to make an impact for Stoke. The start last week was his first in a month and he played a total of 18 minutes in that time span.

Stoke always play Arsenal tough, and the odds say that both teams will score. Diouf is also sitting with three other Stoke players as the most likely to score for his squad.

Pay close attention to the starting XI on Saturday, as other Stoke strikers are bargain plays as well. However, if given more consistent playing time, Diouf should work well in the team's system.


Sebastian Larsson, Sunderland

FanDuel Price: $5,200

Sunderland are already relegated, but Larsson is still putting in solid work. He has scored at least 17 points in four of his last six matches from the left side of midfield.

In 18 appearances Larsson has created 15 chances for a team that has struggled mightily on offense. He also averages 3 defensive actions and completes passes at an 81% success rate. He has nine clearances in his last seven matches and notched an assist last week.

Larsson was shown a red card earlier in the season, and Sunderland lost the appeal. However, there is still some controversy surrounding the decision and Larsson has only seen three other cards this year, all yellow. He should not make any more questionable tackles to harm your squad.


Kevin Long, Burnley

FanDuel Price: $4,600

Michael Keane is a game-time decision. He did train with the squad on Thursday, but if he cannot go then Long steps back into the starting lineup.

Long scored 19.3 points in his debut last week. Squawka credited the Irish defender with nine defensive actions. Long did only win 44% of his duels, but his 6'2" frame should give him a chance to improve those numbers.

Burnley travel to Bournemouth with both teams looking for a top-half finish. The game in December between these teams ended 3-2, and there is no reason to believe that this contest will be played close to the vest. It should be a back-and-forth match that keeps both back lines busy.

Long is one of the cheapest defenders on the slate, so if he does not start, be prepared to spend more. Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal is $1,000 more expensive, but he could start in a wing back role. Martin Olsson of Swansea sits at $5,200 as his team potentially looks to clinch safety for next year.


Fraser Forster, Southampton

FanDuel Price: $6,700

Forster has a great shot at a clean sheet as Southampton travel to Middlesbrough, the league's lowest-scoring team. A clean sheet is worth 10 points, and that is what a FanDuel player must hope for when selecting the Saints' keeper.

Forster did see two get by him in midweek action, but his defenders did not help. Alexis Sanchez beat two defenders, and Olivier Giroud had a free header from close range. Boro do not have any player the caliber of Sanchez, and Alvaro Negredo has not been supplied with the service he needs in the box.

Prior to the Arsenal match, Southampton had recorded two clean sheets. They also shut out Middlesbrough in the return fixture back in December. With Boro already relegated, there is no reason to think that will not happen again.

This is the next-to-last matchweek of the season as the Premier League moves toward super Sunday on May 21st when all Premier League games will happen at the same time. Hopefully this weekend will go well for you on FanDuel to prep for what is likely to be the biggest slate all season.