The penultimate gameweek of the EPL is moving along with a few more games on Monday. Two of them make up DraftKings’ EPL slate. We take a look at picks to consider for your DraftKings soccer squad.
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Neal Maupay ($8,300)
Ever since his last-minute goal against Arsenal to get Brighton going after the resumption of the Premier League, Maupay has been rather quiet. He has been Brighton’s most important offensive weapon, having contributed with 10 goals along with two assists in the EPL this season. He has an opportunity to return to some offensive fluency against Newcastle at home on the coast.
Others to consider: David McGoldrick ($6,000).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($7,300)
Calvert-Lewin has scored 13 goals in the EPL this season and has been a pivotal part of Everton’s striking force from the right side. He is also a force in the air, often pushing himself into the six-yard box to meet headers before opponents. He hasn’t scored in a while though, which he will be keen to address before the season ends.
While Calvert-Lewin has remained a solid force on the right side, Richarlison has provided Everton with pace down the left wing. He has repeatedly fed deliveries into the six-yard box by beating defenders with his speed. He can also take a chance when it presents itself. His 12 goals in the EPL is proof of that.
Pascal Gross ($7,900)
Gross hasn’t done much, in terms of a tangible contribution, during Brighton’s season. He has just two goals with four assists. However, he has been crucial to Brighton’s midfield by playing the right ball or opening the angle to initiate offensive runs. He has averaged close to 10 DKFP (9.4) per game as well.
Others to consider: Gylfi Sigurdsson ($7,500)
Lucas Digne ($7,200)
Digne has already chipped in with multiple assists, which is why his price is so high. A defender that can contribute offensively is a fantasy owner’s dream because the value of that offensive contribution is so high. Digne has managed 13.3 DKFP per game, easily the highest for defenders on this slate. In fact, no other defender has double-digit fantasy output.
Tariq Lamptey ($5,300)
As this season has progressed, fatigue has played a discernible part in games. That has resulted in the quicker players having a significantly better advantage, either by running with the ball or even when passing. Lamptey is that player for Brighton. He has been extremely impressive in the past few weeks, sprinting down the right flank to whip deliveries into the box. That was also the case against the might of Liverpool, where he had an assist with that modus operandi.
Dean Henderson ($5,100)
Sheffield United has conceded just 35 goals this season, tied for second fewest in the EPL. That’s just how the team prefers to play soccer: slow, methodical and efficient. Henderson has also been a big part of that tally being as low as 35. He has been simply sensational on the goal line. I can’t see that stopping even with the season nearly done.
Others to consider: Mat Ryan ($5,400).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.