FanDuel Premier League Value Plays for Matchweek 10
Value plays are often the difference on the FanDuel leaderboard. With this year's format, value plays will be priced at $12 or lower in most cases. There will be some exceptions along the way.
This article will cover FanDuel's main slate that begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m. EST.
|Saturday, October 26|
|Everton at Brighton|
|Bournemouth at Watford|
|Sheffield United at West Ham|
|Chelsea at Burnley|
Salaries are inflated this week with the smaller slate, especially given the teams listed. Chelsea's Tammy Abraham ($23) is the most expensive player. He also averages the most points per match. Lucas Digne ($16) is the most expensive defender on the slate. Kepa Arrizabalaga and Dean Henderson ($14) are tied at the top of the keeper list.
Let's look at where the value lies in Matchweek 10.
Jorginho, Chelsea ($12)
Jorginho has created a chance in six of the last seven games and is considered one of the top in-form midfielders in the league at the moment. He also minds his defensive duties with nine tackles, six interceptions, five clearances, and two blocks over the last three games. Chelsea are heavily favored in this game and Jorginho should line up right behind the attacking front three for Chelsea. The last time these teams played, Chelsea had 76% possession. Jorginho is the cheapest way to gain exposure to the Chelsea front six that should see most of the ball in this match, and he gets more involved in the offense than teammate Mateo Kovacic ($10).
John Fleck, Sheffield United ($12)
Fleck is coming off his second-best game of the season. He was a big reason why Sheffield were able to beat Arsenal 1-0 on Monday as he sent in six crosses and created three chances. He has sent in at least three crosses and created at least one chance in all but one match this season. Fleck has contributed defensively in all but one match as well, but he only played 29 minutes in that game. Fleck is afforded the opportunity to get forward on the left side in Sheffield's five-man midfield and will now face a West Ham team that has allowed at least two goals in the their last three Premier League matches. Sheffield have not lost away from home this season and have all their top-choice players, such as Fleck, available for selection.
Pascal Gross, Brighton ($10)
Gross struggled early this season, but has shown steady improvement over the last four weeks. He notched his best FanDuel game last week against Aston Villa by creating five chances, adding an assist, and completing five defensive actions. He has created 19 chances in the past six matches. It helps Gross when the rest of the Brighton team is active leading to more corners as he is the top corner taker on the team. Gross took three shots and contributed five key passes last week while having the third-most touches on the team. On the chance that Everton give up a penalty, it is likely that Gross takes the penalty kick. Gross can be very hit or miss, but his form right now warrants his inclusion.
Christian Kabasele, Watford ($12)
Kabasele has put together back-to-back stellar performances. His FanDuel point average is up to nearly 20 a game after scoring at least 28 in the last two games. He had 23 clearances and 10 tackles in those two matches to reclaim the starting role for the time being. Kabasele has been a workhorse on a Watford team that has shown slight signs of improvement in the last couple weeks. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have not scored in the past two weeks and have several key members sidelined this weekend.
Ryan Fredericks, West Ham ($12)
Fredericks' performance took a small dive last week, but the team effort should be criticized. Fredericks was unable to create any chances for his team against Everton after creating four in the previous week against Crystal Palace. Defensively, he has at least three tackles in each of the past three matches. While Sheffield are riding high off their recent win, West Ham are still favored. Fredericks does average over six defensive actions per match and he should have a chance to match that this week as neither team has been able to control possession this season. With an open match the defenders are generally more active on both sides of the ball. Hopefully Fredericks can rebound from his poor performance.
Roberto Jimenez, West Ham ($8)
There is a lot of unknown with these games this week, so Arrizabalaga may be high owned. Jimenez is a bit of a flyer pick as he is stepping in for Lukasz Fabianski, who is out for up to three months. He has only played three matches, but has allowed five goals. He did have nine saves last week against Everton to score 22 FanDuel points. Roberto did have nearly a 20% clean sheet return last season in Spain and had that number above 50% twice for Olympiakos. Jimenez proved last week he can make the majority of saves, so if his defense is just a little better, it could be a big return. Of course, nine saves usually means a good day for any keeper.
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