FanDuel Women's World Cup Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 6/10/19
The Women's World Cup is here, and FanDuel is offering daily fantasy contests. The Monday main slate will consist of both matches on the docket and will get started at noon EST.
FanDuel has altered its soccer format for the Women's World Cup for the multi-match offerings, and it's important to know how those changes impact things. The single-match slates, however, are the same format as usual.
|Monday, June 10|
|Argentina vs. Japan|
|Canada vs. Cameroon|
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, Canada (-800) and Japan (-1050) are sizable favorites on Monday and players from those two sides should anchor your lineup.
Let's look at some players across different price points who can shine on this slate.
Christine Sinclair, Canada ($24)
The 35-year-old Sinclair is the driving force for Canada, and she should be an instrumental figure in a match in which the Canadians are comfortable favorites. She netted the team's lone goal over three games in the Algarve Cup, their last competitive matches, and she scored three goals with one assist across four starts in 2019 friendlies.
Emi Nakajima, Japan ($20)
Nakajima is a quality midfielder for Japan who is really good on set-pieces, which gives her DFS stock a boost. This Japan side has a reputation for being a little weak in attack, but they've scored nine times in six matches in 2019, including five times in three SheBelieves Cup fixtures. Nakajima had a goal and an assist in the SheBelieves event, and she should be at the center of things for Japan in a match in which they're expected to cruise past Argentina.
Ajara Nchout, Cameroon ($16)
Don't overlook Cameroon on this slate. They're filled with pace and like to play on the counter, which sets up well against Canada, though the Canadians are very stout defensively. Nchout racked up two goals and an assist in five starts at the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations. If the masses opt for a stars-and-scrubs approach, rostering both Nakajima and Sinclair, Nchout and her mid-range salary will likely be glossed over, making her a nice GPP play.
Nichelle Prince ($12) and Janice Beckie ($12), Canada
Canada needs to get some quality support play alongside Sinclair if they hope to make a run this summer, and these two are projected to start in attacking spots. As we've said in the past, cheap attackers on favored teams should always turn our heads, and both Prince and Beckie fit the bill. Beckie totaled a goal and an assist in four starts in the friendly run-up to the World Cup.
Regardless of who lines up next to Sinclair -- whether it's these two or some combination of Jordyn Huitema ($8), Deanne Rose ($10) or Adriana Leon ($14) -- they need to be on our radar for this slate.
Ashley Lawrence ($12) and Allysha Chapman ($12), Canada
Lawrence and Chapman are expected to be the starting full-backs for Canada. They're smashing DFS plays in this spot, and both are likely a bit cheaper than they should be. They will venture forward often versus Cameroon, giving the Canadians width down the flanks. Either full-back makes for a nice stacking partner with Sinclair in the hopes that Sinclair gets on the end of one of their crosses. Don't sleep on their clean-sheet odds, as well, as Canada has given up just one goal over their past seven matches in all competitions (including friendlies).
Yvonne Leuko ($10) and Claudine Meffometou ($10), Cameroon
Projected lineups for this slate don't have a starting defender listed at cheaper than $10. These two are expected to start for Cameroon, and with Cameroon playing a counter-attacking style, their defenders will likely absorb plenty of pressure in this match, giving them a nice floor. They are unlikely to offer much in attack, however, so if it's upside you crave, look toward the aforementioned Canadian duo.
Stephanie Labbé, Canada ($14)
Labbé and Japan's Ayaka Yamashita ($16) are similar options at the top end of keeper pricing. Both have good win odds, but I'll side with Labbé. Canada's strong defense boosts her clean-sheet chances, and you can double up on the clean-sheet bonus by rostering Lawrence and/or Chapman. The other two starting keepers are purely save volume plays as neither are likely to get a win or clean sheet.