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English Premier League (EPL) Fantasy Soccer Picks: Top DraftKings DFS Targets, Values for January 19

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets and values for Tuesday’s English Premier League (EPL) DraftKings DFS soccer slate, which locks at 1:00 p.m. ET.

West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The English Premier League (EPL) resumes this Tuesday with another round of mid-week fixtures. Two of them constitute DraftKings’ main EPL slate. Here is a look at some studs and value options from Tuesday’s games.

Set your DraftKings fantasy soccer lineups here: EPL $35K Counter Attack [$10K to 1st]


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Studs

Michail Antonio ($8,000)

Antonio has made a typically fluent return from injury, perking up West Ham’s performances in the process as well. He is now averaging 10.7 DKFP per game. He has scored four goals this season, second-most for his club despite missing several games. Such is his importance in the offensive phase for West Ham. He has been called for offsides nine times this season, another indicator he is often the last player in the final third.

Values

Jamie Vardy ($6,800)

Vardy is Leicester City’s most important offensive player. Not to make this seem overly simplistic, but in a two-game slate that includes Leicester, Vardy needs to be in your fantasy team for that reason alone. He has scored 11 goals this season, tied for fourth in the Premier League, on 45 shots taken. He has even chipped in with five assists. He is leading his club in all these metrics.

Others to consider: Jarrod Bowen ($8,100)


Midfielders

Studs

James Maddison ($8,600)

Maddison can be lethal if he has a sight on goal. Southampton did extremely well to keep Maddison passive in their game on Saturday, but one chance resulted in one goal. Chelsea is unlikely to make simple errors, but Maddison can easily contribute in other ways, considering he is also in charge of dead-ball situations. At $8,600, he makes for a high-risk, high-reward option.

Values

Timo Werner ($6,700)

Often, when a player switches leagues, the difference in the style of soccer is evident from a player’s lack of goals. Werner was behind only Robert Lewandowski in most goals in the Bundesliga last season, scoring for fun for RB Leipzig. He has scored just four goals this season for Chelsea in the EPL. Still, he has the potential to switch on at any point, which could be soon. He is leading Chelsea in shots taken (41).

Others to consider: Mason Mount ($8,400)


Defenders

Studs

Aaron Cresswell ($7,000)

Cresswell’s importance to this West Ham team can often be understated. He is not only a key player as left back to stall attacking opponents but also in an offensive sense. He has the ability to deliver crosses into the six-yard box for West Ham’s rather tall attacking setpiece specialists. Evidence of that statement lies in his four assists, most for West Ham.

Values

Reece James ($5,700)

If you’re looking at James from a defensive perspective, he might not be the most attractive proposition. If you look at him from a holistic standpoint, you will start to see the value he brings to your fantasy roster. He is an attacking threat with his runs down the right flank and subsequent whippy crosses into the box. He can easily provide a high return with his offensive skill alone.


Goalkeepers

Lukasz Fabianski ($5,700)

Fabianski has recorded six clean sheets this season, tied for fifth-most in the EPL. Considering West Brom is 19th in the Premier League, having scored just 14 goals this season at an average of well under one a game, there is a strong chance for another clean sheet here for West Ham and Fabianski.

Others to consider: Édouard Mendy ($5,100)

Set your DraftKings fantasy soccer lineups here: EPL $35K Counter Attack [$10K to 1st]


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.