There will be two English Premier League games on Tuesday. Leicester City will face off against against Brighton while Tottenham will face West Ham, and we break down some ideal DFS picks for Showdown contests centered around the matches on DraftKings below. You can set your lineups here.
Leicester City vs. Brighton
The top captain’s options for this game are Jamie Vardy ($15,300) and Neal Maupay ($12,600). Vardy didn’t have the best June debut in his squad’s 1-1 draw against Watford, but is the top goal scorer in the EPL and can light it up against anyone. Leicester rattled off 17 shots against Brighton earlier this season and put eight of those on target, so the target forward will probably be pretty involved. Maupay is the less desirable option, but scored a stunning game-winner to help his team upset Arsenal in his last outing.
Kasper Schmeichel ($7,600) has to be one of the top flex plays you can make in this game, as Brighton didn’t put a single shot on target against him earlier this term. Leicester left back Ben Chillwell ($6,400) has valuable upside because of the frequency of his crossing and Brighton’s Aaron Mooy ($7,200) can do the same. Mooy’s ability to win tackles and get interceptions give him added value.
Tottenham vs. West Ham
Son Heung-Min ($17,100) is the top captain’s pick in this one and did a little bit of everything in his return from a lengthy absence. Although he was scoreless, he racked up four shots, sent crosses in, and intercepted passes. He was far more involved than Harry Kane. Hugo Lloris ($11,400) could also get a nod against an offense less talented than the Manchester United side he last faced.
I’d look at West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen ($9,000) in the flex. The sample size is small, but he hasn’t dipped below 10 DKFP in a start this season. He contributes all over and has a work rate that makes him very likely to produce at a high level.