The much-awaited return of the English Premier League is here. Manchester City will face Arsenal to complete the 29th gameweek of the season. We have team news and players to consider for your roster from DraftKings’ massive $200,000 Showdown contest below. The contest pays out $50k to first place. Set your lineups here: $200K EPL is Back [$50K in Additional Prizes on Us!] (MCI vs ARS).
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Sergio Aguero ($15,600)
Sergio Aguero has been one of the best strikers in the Premier League over the last few years. His incredible composure in front of goal has earned him that reputation. This season, despite missing a major chunk due to injury, he has scored 16 goals, fourth in the Premier League. Kevin De Bruyne will undergo a late fitness test to see if he has recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the last two games. If De Bruyne doesn’t start, Aguero is a good target for Captain.
Others to consider: Raheem Sterling ($14,700)
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Raheem Sterling ($9,800)
Raheem Sterling has been a pivotal cog in this sensational Manchester City offense. He has scored 11 goals, which has translated into 13.4 DKFP per game. He has often been pushed ahead to accompany the solitary striker in Aguero or Gabriel Jesus ($9,600).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($9,200)
Aubameyang has done his best to push Arsenal into the top six but that hasn’t transpired yet. He has been a force in front of goal and has proved to be one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League this season. He has scored 17 goals in 28 games this season, second highest in the goal-scoring charts and comfortably leading Arsenal.
Riyad Mahrez ($10,800)
Riyad Mahrez has been used smartly by manager Pep Guardiola. His pace has served him well down the flanks with a strong left foot. He has proved to be equally proficient at scoring goals and fizzing deliveries into the six-yard box with that left foot. He has racked up seven goals and eight assists this season.
Others to consider: Kevin De Bruyne, if he passes the late fitness test ($12,400).
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Bernardo Silva ($8,600)
Manchester City is so blessed with their offensive talent that they can rotate some of the world’s best players without impacting the balance or quality in their starting XI. Bernardo Silva has admirably done his job as a holding midfielder or an attacking one, often switching seamlessly in the absence of a defensive midfielder. His five goals and five assists has helped him put up more than 10 DKFP per game.
Nicolas Pepe ($7,800)
Nicolas Pepe, the Ivory Coast midfielder, has provided an influx of speed and nimble feet to Arsenal’s midfield. Behind Aubameyang, he has added the most fantasy points per game for Arsenal at 11.6 DKFP. He is often substituted in and out of games before its completion, so watch out for the combination manager Mikel Arteta opts for on Wednesday.
Others to consider: Ilkay Gundogan ($7,400).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.