FanDuel Women's World Cup Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/14/19

England and Italy are overwhelming favorites on Friday's two-match slate. Which players from those two sides should anchor your lineup?

The Women's World Cup is here, and FanDuel is offering daily fantasy contests. The Friday main slate will start at noon EST and include the day's final two matches.

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.

Group Stage
Friday, June 14
Jamaica vs. Italy
England vs. Argentina

Per FanDuel Sportsbook, England (-1300) and Italy (-1000) are this slate's big favorites, and you'll want plenty of exposure to both.

Let's look at some players across different price points who can shine on this slate.


Nikita Parris ($20), Ellen White ($22) and Fran Kirby ($18), England

England looked good in their 2-1 win over Scotland, holding 60% possession while taking 14 shots, six of which were on target. They are huge -1300 favorites versus Argentina and should be popular plays on Friday.

These three should be heavily involved against Argentina. Parris handled penalties in the opener and cashed one from the spot. The penalty duties give her DFS upside a huge boost, and she ended the opening match with 31.2 FanDuel points. Kirby was deployed in a play-making number-10 role in the center of the pitch, and she notched an assist on England's other goal, which was scored by White. Kirby racked up 16.0 FanDuel points while White had 41.9.

You'll likely be swallowing some chalk if you load up on England's attackers, specifically with White and Parris, but they are a great team to target in this one.

Cristiana Girelli ($14) and Ilaria Mauro ($10), Italy

The other team worth loading up on is Italy. The Italians got a late winner to knock off Australia in their first match, and they are -1000 favorites versus Jamaica. Barbara Bonansea ($22) accounted for both of Italy's goals in that one, and as a result, she'll likely be the most popular Italy player in this match. But Bonansea is the slate's most expensive player, while Girelli and Mauro make for enticing -- and much cheaper -- options.

Mauro, who led the side with three goals in the friendly run-up to this event, started alongside Bonansea in a two-striker formation in the opening match, while Mauro played a number-10 role behind those two. In a match in which Italy are expected to roll, going with any of their attackers not named Bonansea should allow you to dodge some ownership while still getting you exposure to a large favorite.

Of course, if you want to roster Bonansea, go right ahead as this is a money spot for her, too, but she had just one goal in four starts in Italy's friendlies leading up to the World Cup.

Beth Mead ($12) and Jill Scott ($18), England

Mead and Scott are other ways to get access to this slate's biggest favorite. Against Scotland, Mead started out wide on the left in a 4-1-4-1 formation, while Scott played as a central midfielder. Although neither player got in on any goal involvements in the first match, Scott created three chances and totaled 18.1 FanDuel points. Mead had just 7.6 points in that match, but her price tag is awfully nice.


Lucy Bronze, England ($14)

Bronze is a superb right-back for England who plays her club ball for a star-studded Lyon side. With England a heavy favorite, Bronze should be getting forward early and often, and she makes for a great stacking partner with any of England's attackers. On top of what she offers going forward, she's got pretty nice clean-sheet chances, as well. If you're paying up at defender, Bronze offers unparalleled attacking upside.

Allyson Swaby ($8), Jamaica

With Argentina and Jamaica as heavy underdogs, all of their defenders are floor plays in this match. Swaby is the cheapest expected starting center-back on either team, and she started at center-back in Jamaica's first-match loss to Brazil. In that one, she totaled just three clearances and two tackles en route to 6.5 FanDuel points, but she should be under siege versus Italy, and her salary comes in handy.


Karen Bardsley, England ($16)

Bardsley let in a goal in the 79th minute against Scotland to spoil what could have been a huge fantasy day. Still, she totaled 10.5 FanDuel points thanks to two saves and a win. That's pretty much her floor for this one, as well, and she'll have another chance to log a clean sheet. If she does so this time around, we could be looking at 20-plus FanDuel points. The only blemish here is the costly salary on a slate where we'll want to go big on Italy's and England's expensive attackers.

Sydney Schneider, Jamaica ($10)

Schneider is the cheapest expected starter, and while her win odds aren't pretty, she should have to make some saves. It's the same spot she was in against Brazil, and she made four saves while allowing three goals, finishing with 4.5 FanDuel points. A similar underwhelming DFS output is firmly in play, but if she can limit the Italians to just a goal or two, she could post a solid score while giving you extra coin to spend elsewhere.