DraftKings Daily Fantasy Soccer Helper for 7/11/2020
Another three-game slate in the Premier League takes place on Saturday, and we've got three of the best teams in the league in action. Let's look at the odds, which can be found on FanDuel Sportsbook:
|Liverpool -440||+550||Burnley +1100|
|Sheff United +500||+280||Chelsea -170|
|Brighton +900||+470||Man City -340|
Forwards to Target
Willian ($10,600): Willian has been on fire for Chelsea since the restart. He has at least 17.7 DraftKings points in each of the five games since league the restarted. He has done so mainly through being Chelsea's main man on all set pieces. He has four goals on penalties this season, with three coming in the past five games. He has also scored from a free kick and been the main corner taker for the Blues. In his last match, he was able to play the role of setup man, scoring more than 30 DK points by getting two assists among other peripheral stats. Chelsea will have a possession advantage against Sheffield United, as they are the third-best team at keeping the ball while the Blades are the fourth-worst, per WhoScored.com. Willian isn't an overwhelming favorite to score like we normally see from the most expensive forwards, but his ability to contribute in many different areas makes him a worthwhile spend on this slate.
Sadio Mané ($8,600): Mané was rested in Liverpool's last game as they take their foot off the gas a bit after clinching the league title two weeks ago. That should mean that he will start in this match against Burnley, which would be a great opportunity for him. He's tied for fifth in the league in goals with 16. He's also been able to chip in with seven assists, as well. Liverpool are the biggest favorites on the slate despite having nothing left to play for. Like Chelsea, they should see a lot of the ball in this game, being the second-best possession team against the second-worst. Mané is coming in at a slight discount at $8,600 -- someone on a big favorite with -145 anytime goal odds tends to be more expensive.
Raheem Sterling ($8,100): Sterling didn't get the start for Manchester City in midweek, but he still came off the bench and scored. He should be in the starting lineup this game, and his price has fallen to $8,100. Manchester City have struggled on the road, but they are still decent favorites to beat Brighton in this game. Sterling is Manchester City's leading scorer besides Sergio Aguero, who is out for the remainder of the season. City are the highest-scoring team in the Premier League, so being able to pay just $8,100 for one of their forwards -- who is -110 to score at anytime -- is a bargain you should be willing to take.
Midfielders to Target
Kevin De Bruyne ($11,000): You hardly ever need an extra reason to want to roster Kevin De Bruyne, but there is a little bit of history that he could make. His 18 assists are two behind Thierry Henry's Premier League record of 20, and KDB could be looking to break that record with four games left in the league. He looked as if he was trying to get some assists in the 5-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday, notching seven shot assists. If he starts again, De Bruyne will be Man City's man on corner kicks and penalties, so his floor and ceiling are both really high. He ranks second in the league in crosses. He is a top play on every slate City are on, and this one is no different.
Mason Mount ($6,600): Mount hasn't had any big games since the league resumed, but that could change on Saturday. He still gets a share of corner kicks for Chelsea and scores fantasy points in lots of different ways. He averages more than four crosses per 90 minutes to go with more than 2.5 shots and 1.5 chances created per 90, according to Rotowire. If Chelsea are able to dominate the ball like we expect, Mount should be able to get forward and create offense. He will likely go overlooked with the plethora of options available, but Mount could have a big game if Chelsea score a few goals.
Oliver Norwood ($4,700): Norwood is a value play and quite a good one. He isn't a stretch like we sometimes have to play in this range, and he has a legitimate floor for this cheap of a price. This is especially true if John Fleck continues to be out of the lineup for Sheffield United, as Norwood essentially has a monopoly of set pieces in that scenario. We saw Norwood take all six corner kicks in the last match against Wolves, including one at the end of the match that resulted in an assist. Chelsea are a tough matchup, but they do concede goals as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games. Norwood has a great floor for someone at his price and is worth considering in all formats due to the salary relief he offers.
Defenders to Target
Trent Alexander-Arnold ($7,200): Alexander-Arnold has been doing his thing since the league kicked off again, with double-digit crosses in three of the five matches. He has a considerable lead at the top of the charts for most crosses in the league, with 360 to De Bruyne's 276. He trails only De Bruyne in assists with 12. Burnley allow the sixth-most crosses per game in the league, so TAA should be able to whip balls into the box fairly easily. His price isn't too restrictive as just a few games ago he was all the way up at $9,000. The discount is definitely nice, and you should try to get Alexander-Arnold in any lineup you make.
Oleksandr Zinchenko ($4,600): Zinchenko had two games on the opposite end of the fantasy spectrum in his last two appearances. In a loss against Southampton, he had 12 crosses and 15 fantasy points. The next match was a win for his team, but he did much less and got just under seven points thanks to a clean-sheet bonus. He's still a player to target because there aren't many defenders who are capable of putting up crossing games like he can, and if they are capable of that, they are usually much more expensive than $4,600. With as free scoring as Man City are, Zinchenko should have a decent chance at an assist just from being on the pitch with so many good attacking players. He's worth taking a shot on at this price.
John Stones ($3,500): If you really need a punt, you can do so with a Manchester City center-back such as John Stones. If City are able to keep knocking the ball around, he could hit 100 accurate passes, which would be good for two points. If he does nothing else and gets a clean sheet, that's still five points right there. You could do a lot worse than five points for $3,500.
Goalkeepers to Target
Alisson ($6,000): Alisson has easily been the best fantasy keeper in the Premier League this season. He has gotten the win in 20 of his 25 league appearances and kept a clean sheet 13 times. Burnley shouldn't offer much of a threat in attack, as they average the third-fewest shots per game in the league. Liverpool are big favorites to win and also are favored to keep a clean sheet, so Alisson has great chance at double-digit points.
Dean Henderson ($4,000) Henderson is always a cheap option because of how good Sheffield United are defensively. He paid off again in a tough matchup on Wednesday against Wolves, getting a win and a clean sheet. He's a decent punt again if Sheffield United can keep things tight at the back. Henderson concedes fewer than a goal per game, on average.
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