FanDuel Soccer: EPL DFS Helper for 10/22/22

As always, we're covering FanDuel's main slate, and that kicks off at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday. All betting lines come from FanDuel Sportsbook and FoxBet, and they may change after the article is published.

Slate Overview

Brighton (+1200) at Manchester City (-550)
Over 2.5 Goals: -230 | Most Likely to Score: Haaland (-210)

Crystal Palace (+190) at Everton (+155)
Over 2.5 Goals: +118 | Most Likely to Score: Calvert-Lewin (+190)

Manchester United (+250) at Chelsea (+110)
Over 2.5 Goals: -110 | Most Likely to Score: Aubameyang (+145)

Positional Breakdown

Well, there's one side that isn't like the others on this three-match slate: Manchester City. City are -550 to win at home against Brighton and are -125 to score at three-plus goals. No other side on this slate is better than +100 to score twice. You can make a case for dedicating all four of your attacking slots to City players.

We have to start with Erling Haaland ($24; -210 to score/-350 to get a goal or assist). He's averaging 40.9 FanDuel points per game for the season, and even when he didn't score a goal last time out, he still put up 26.9 FanDuel points thanks to four shots on target. That was his first goal-less game in EPL play since August 13th -- you know, more than two months ago. You can find reasons to fade him if you want to -- his salary is $3 more than anyone else's, and his draft percentage might be more than 80%. That might be getting too cute, though, and I say that as someone who doesn't like swallowing chalk in EPL DFS.

Phil Foden ($21; +160/-135) and Kevin De Bruyne ($20; +175;-220) are my favorite City plays outside of Haaland, but, per usual, you can make a strong case for any of City's attackers. Riyad Mahrez ($16; +125/-185) would be a sweet point-per-dollar play if he starts.

There is plenty of attacking talent in the Manchester United-Chelsea match, but it's only -110 to go over 2.5 goals. Both sides have been good defensively of late. Chelsea have kept five straight clean sheets while United have conceded just once over their last three EPL fixtures.

Chelsea's Mason Mount ($16; +330/+150) piques my interest. He's making more forward runs in Graham Potter's system, and Mount has regained some corner duties with Reece James out -- two things that boost his DFS outlook. Prior to being invisible midweek at Brentford (1.3 FanDuel points), Mount had amassed two goals and two assists over his previous two EPL matches.

For United, I'll have my eyes on Bruno Fernandes ($18; +330/+165) and Antony ($19; +360/+180). A 60.9-point explosion midweek versus Spurs might make Bruno more popular than he should be, but his role has generally been good for DFS. Antony can be a key piece on counters in this matchup.

Everton-Palace isn't going to excite many people, and even on a three-match slate, I don't think it will garner a lot of attention. The one exception might be Palace's Wilfried Zaha ($19; +250/+145). Zaha is capable of shredding the Toffees' defense and has posted at least 17.1 FanDuel points in three of his past four games, including 35.8 midweek against Wolves.

But Everton are actually slight favorites (+155) over Palace, and if Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($13/ +190/+140) starts, he's a very handy value piece. DCL made his first start midweek, and while he amassed a grand total of zero FanDuel points, he did play 73 minutes. Everton need to take three points when they're at home against lesser sides if they want to avoid another relegation scrap, so this is a big one for them. DCL might get more playing time as long as he's fit.

Added time -- If Calvert-Lewin doesn't start, Anthony Gordon ($17; +240/+145) might be Everton's number-nine, and he'd be a solid option versus Palace. ... Odsonne Edouard ($15; +220/+150) has the top goal odds for Palace and comes at a modest salary. ... Maybe Christian Pulisic ($15; +270/+140) gets a start with Chelsea going through a busy part of the schedule. If so, he's easy to like at the salary despite the difficult matchup. ... Eberechi Eze ($15; +500/+250) isn't a bad dart throw. He's taking a ton of Palace's corners and handles some free-kick work, too.


Manchester City's Joao Cancelo ($14) is the top option among attacking full-backs. He should spend time in forward areas and is a great stacking partner with Haaland. Some of Cancelo's recent DFS outputs have been underwhelming, but he showed his ceiling with a 41.2-point explosion two matches ago.

I have a lot of interest in Brighton's Adam Webster ($9), Lewis Dunk ($9) and Joel Veltman ($10) as high-floor picks who will be busy against City. Veltman put up 15.6 FanDuel points earlier this year in a similar type of matchup at Liverpool. Webster and Dunk each scored 10.4 FanDuel points in that one.

Marc Cucurella ($9) and Ben Chilwell ($9) are salaried down for Chelsea's match with Manchester United. Whichever of the two starts at left wing-back will be the one who offers more attacking upside.

Added time -- Joachim Andersen ($15) has been a stud in DFS this campaign, averaging 20.1 FanDuel points per match. I probably won't go here, though, because a matchup with Everton isn't a good one for his fantasy prospects. ... Palace's Tyrick Mitchell ($8) has some appeal as a low-salary full-back in a good matchup.


If you want the win bonus and the best shot at the clean-sheet points, find the salary for Ederson ($13). Despite the Brazilian's salary being $2 more than any other keeper's, $13 is more than fair. He's -120 to keep a clean sheet and -550 to win. No other goalie is better than +195 to keep a clean sheet or better than +110 to win.

Kepa Arrizabalaga ($11) has risen from the dead under Graham Potter, notching five straight clean sheets and looking every bit of the keeper Chelsea thought they were getting when they forked over big cash for him a while back. However, I don't love him in this matchup, and I worry that his recent form might inflate his draft percentage.

I'd rather go for one of Jordan Pickford ($10) or Vicente Guaita ($10) from the Everton-Palace clash. Between the two, Pickford has the betting numbers in his favor as Everton are +155 to win and +195 to keep a clean sheet. Palace are +190 to win and +225 to keep a clean sheet.

Added time -- I don't hate Robert Sanchez ($7) against City, but I won't go out of my way to use him. Brighton are usually very solid defensively, so they might be able to limit the damage against City. With that said, City put seven past Brighton across the last two matchups between these sides. ... David de Gea ($9) is a fun tourney pivot off Pickford and Guaita. United have kept two straight EPL clean sheets, and Chelsea's attack has gone missing at times this campaign.