DraftKings Daily Fantasy Soccer Helper for Matchweek 29
Matchweek 29 in the Premier League has a five-game slate on DraftKings with every game kicking off at 10:00 AM Eastern. There isn't an overwhelmingly huge favorite on the slate, so these games could be tight. This should give us lots of players to choose from, so let's see who we should look at on this slate.
Forwards to Target
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($10,300): Aubameyang has been a great signing for Arsenal since joining the club in January 2018. He shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season for top scorer, with 22 goals. He has picked up where he left off this season, as he is again tied for the most goals in the league with 17. Arsenal are at home against West Ham and are the biggest favorites on the slate at -175, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. West Ham are fighting off relegation and have conceded the fourth-most goals in the Premier League this season. Aubameyang sits as a -185 favorite to score at any time, making him the most likely player to bag a goal on this slate.
Danny Ings ($9,100): Ings was rested last week for Southampton's match against West Ham but should be good to go for this game against Newcastle. His 15 goals on the season are the fourth-most in the league this year. The Saints are -155 favorites in this game against Newcastle, and the situation sets up nicely for Ings. Newcastle are the worst possession team in the league, according to WhoScored.com. They also have conceded the most goals away from home in the Premier League. Ings has good odds to score at -150 and could be a good pivot off the more expensive Aubameyang.
Lys Mousset ($5,900): Moussett is tied for Sheffield United's most goals in the league this season. Unfortunately, that means he only has five goals on the season. He has chipped in with four assists, though, so he has value that comes in different ways. Sheffield United get a good matchup to score goals, facing a Norwich City side that have conceded the second-most goals in the league. Mousset's goal scoring odds are at +115, so he makes for a good value play at the forward position.
Midfielders to Target
James Ward-Prowse ($8,200): Ward-Prowse is a classic accumulator that has a lot of value in DraftKings' soccer contests. He has 192 crosses on the season, tied for the fourth-most in the league. He gets these through being the majority set piece taker for Southampton. He has taken 132 of their 155 corners this season. He's also dangerous on direct free kicks, as he's scored four times on those in the last three seasons. He'll get plenty of chances to cross in this game against Newcastle, as they allow the most crosses per game in the league.
Joao Moutinho ($7,800): Moutinho is a similar play to Ward-Prowse with how many corners he takes for Wolves. He's tied for the second-most corners taken in the league and is seventh in crosses. The main difference is that Moutinho has been a better setup man than Ward-Prowse. He has 63 shot assists to Ward-Prowse's 45 and 6 assists to the Englishman's 3. They both make for great plays, however, and playing them both in the same lineup makes sense due to the floor they both should provide.
Luka Milivojevic ($6,200): Milivojevic is another majority set piece taker we can look to roster at the midfield position. He doesn't get as many crosses as the two players above him but obviously comes at a discount. He does have an added bonus, as he is Crystal Palace's penalty taker. He has only taken two this season and scored on both, but last season he led the Premier League with 10 goals from penalties. Watford have conceded six penalties on the season, tied for the third-most in the league. Milivojevic offers a rare combination of a solid floor with the potential to add a goal from the spot, making him a reasonable play at $6,200.
Defenders to Target
Ryan Bertrand ($5,600): Bertrand has been used in a more attacking role for Southampton as of late. He has at least four crosses in five straight games and exploded for 10 last time out against West Ham. Overall, he's sixth amongst defenders in crosses. We know that Newcastle is a great matchup for players who like to cross, so Bertrand should benefit from that. Newcastle have also scored the fewest goals in the league, giving Bertrand a legitimate shot at the clean sheet bonus.
George Baldock ($4,900): Baldock has 91 crosses on the season, the same as Bertrand. He gets to play a wing back role that many other defenders don't, allowing him to push higher up the pitch and get more balls into the box. He should have the opportunity to do that against Norwich in this game, as they allow the fourth-most crosses per game in the league. Sheffield United are +100 to keep a clean sheet against low scoring Norwich, so Baldock is another player who could get three bonus points from a clean sheet.
Goalkeepers to Target
Dean Henderson ($5,500): Henderson has been fantastic all season long, conceding just 22 goals in 26 appearances. He has also kept nine clean sheets in those 26 games. He's a home favorite against Norwich, who have scored the second-fewest goals in the league with just 25.
Ben Foster ($4,600): Foster is coming off a win and clean sheet against the league's runaway leaders in Liverpool and will look to continue that against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Palace are tied with Norwich for the second-fewest goals in the league and average just 9.9 shots per game. If looking for an affordable keeper option, it makes sense to play one that isn't facing a team that has offered much of an attacking threat this season.
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