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DFS lineup strategy for July 1st EPL slate

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets and values for Wednesday’s DraftKings DFS soccer slate, which locks at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal warms up ahead of the FA Cup Fifth Quarter Final match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on June 28. Photo by Andrew Boyers/Pool via Getty Images

The Premier League continues on Wednesday with another packed schedule of mid-week games. Three games constitute DraftKings’ EPL soccer slate on Wednesday. Here are some targets and value picks to consider for your roster.

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Studs

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($10,300)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stepped up as Arsenal’s on-field captain. He has displayed some fight and spirit, even in defeat. Against Southampton in Arsenal’s previous game, he hit the crossbar in a fine solo run. It won’t be long before he adds to his impressive season tally.

Values

Jamie Vardy ($8,400)

Vardy has taken some time to find his best after the resumption of the Premier League. Goodison Park can be an unforgiving place to try and find some form but underestimate Vardy at your own peril. Despite undergoing drastic dips in form, he still leads the EPL’s goal-scoring charts with 19 goals.

Others to consider: Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($8,100).

Midfielders

Studs

Nicolas Pepe ($9,500)

Pepe started Arsenal’s first game back on the bench. However, he has been exceptional when he has been on the pitch. His curling goal against Brighton was an indicator of his sensational left foot. He has scored just five goals along with six assists in the EPL, but Arsenal has found a player that can provide them with pace and composure.

Values

Richarlison ($9,000)

Richarlison is not an outright midfielder. He plays alongside Calvert-Lewin in Everton’s forward formation, mostly on the left side of the pitch. He has scored 10 goals already this season. Not many midfielders have done that. He even averages 13.2 DKFP per game, second highest on this slate.

Others to consider: Harvey Barnes ($6,900).

Defenders

Studs

Lucas Digne ($7,200)

To possess a defender that is the designated setpiece taker is an invaluable asset for a team. Digne is tasked with picking up most dead-ball situations, including corners. That’s how he has racked up six assists this season. That’s where his value lies on this slate along with the chance of adding a clean sheet as well.

Values

Danny Rose ($4,200)

Rose will have to start again for his new club. He started with a clean sheet as Newcastle beat Sheffield United, 3-0. Newcastle will be up against an injury-plagued Bournemouth team on Wednesday. Bournemouth has scored just 29 goals this season and is missing some key starters. Another clean sheet is in the offing for Newcastle.

Goalkeepers

Emiliano Martinez ($5,800)

Arsenal has conceded 41 goals in 31 games. Despite the team’s underwhelming season so far, that defense hasn’t been too bad, apart from a few sloppy instances. Arsenal also kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 win against Southampton in the previous game. Martinez was solid in that game as well.

Others to consider: Martin Dubravka ($4,500).


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.