4 FanDuel Premier League Value Plays to Target for Matchweek 25
One of the crucial aspects of daily fantasy soccer is unearthing cheap production, allowing you to spend up for the high-end studs without sacrificing production elsewhere in your lineup.A lot of times, the top value plays come as a result of injury situations, meaning it's imperative to check starting lineups an hour before kickoff.
|Saturday, February 1st|
|Southampton at Liverpool|
|Norwich City at Newcastle United|
|Brighton at West Ham|
|Sheffield United at Crystal Palace|
|Aston Villa at Bournemouth|
|Everton at Watford|
|Wolves at Manchester United|
When looking for a salary-saving option for this main slate, check out some of these players.
Takumi Minamino, FWD, Liverpool
FanDuel Price: $13Liverpool are overwhelming -380 favorites, per FanDuel Sportsbook, at home versus Southampton, and with no other team better than even a +110 favorite, this slate revolves around the Reds. Figuring out how you want to handle them is the first thing you need to do when building. It's not a lock Minamino starts -- he didn't midweek at West Ham -- but with Sadio Mané out and Divock Origi doing very little in Mané's place on Wednesday, Minamino might be in there on Saturday. The January signing had five goals and five assists in 11 starts (14 appearances) for Red Bull Salzburg this season before making the move to Merseyside. Minamino hasn't made much of a contribution yet with the Reds, coming on as a sub in one match, replacing the injured Mané. FanDuel Sportsbook has him +135 to score anytime, however, and he makes a lot of sense as a value play if he's in the starting XI. If Minamino isn't starting, you can turn to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ($14), Jordan Henderson ($13) or Gini Wijnaldum ($11) for cost-effective exposure to the Reds' midfield.
Robert Snodgrass, MID, West Ham
FanDuel Price: $13Snodgrass was able to return from his injury to play the full match Wednesday against Liverpool, so he should be good to go for a crucial home fixture versus Brighton. He was lively against the Reds, creating two chances and putting a shot on goal on his way to 11.0 FanDuel points. As is usually the case, he got a lot of his value from his set-piece duties, taking two of the Hammers' three corners in the match as well as serving as the team's main free-kick taker. The matchup with Brighton is a solid one. West Ham are slight favorites (+155), and they desperately need all three points as they flirt with relegation. Brighton have conceded 21 goals in their 13 road fixtures, and they haven't kept a clean sheet away from home since September 21st, a span of nine road games. While West Ham are in poor form, Brighton just surrendered three goals to a Bournemouth side that was in a terrible funk.
Snodgrass should be able to create a few chances on Saturday, and he can be paired with Sébastien Haller ($16) if you're looking for a non-Liverpool team to stack.