Games from the English Premier League continue at a rapid pace with another round starting Tuesday. We break down the picks to consider from each position for DraftKings’ four-game EPL slate on Tuesday.
Alexandre Lacazette ($9,000)
As Arsenal has dealt with so many injuries, Lacazette has been a savior for manager Mikel Arteta this season. He has grabbed his opportunities on the pitch, which is important because Arsenal had missed some creativity in the final third in the early part of this season. Lacazette has scored eight goals (most for Arsenal, 10th-most in the EPL) on just 29 shots taken at a conversion rate of 27.5%.
Callum Wilson ($8,000)
Wilson had one chance in the first half on a corner against Everton. He made Jordan Pickford work with a shot on target. He got another chance in the second half from a move resembling work done in the training ground and converted to lead Newcastle United to a much-needed win. That was his 10th goal of the season, eighth-most in the Premier League.
Others to consider: Wilfried Zaha ($8,500)
Bruno Fernandes ($10,900)
Fernandes isn’t a difficult choice in most slates. On this one, it’s even easier considering Manchester United is at home, albeit against a diligent Southampton team. Fernandes should enjoy some space in the final third. He has had a typically stellar season, recording 11 goals and seven assists (fourth-most in the EPL in both metrics). He has also averaged a slate-leading 20.9 DKFP per game.
Marcus Rashford ($8,800)
Rashford linked up well with Fernandes in the draw against Arsenal over the weekend, like he has all season. Rashford’s composure has been one of his most valuable assets. He added the ability to run for long periods during last year’s lockdown in England. That has helped him rack up seven goals and five assists with 48 shots taken, second on Manchester United in all three metrics.
Others to consider: Pedro Neto ($9,700)
Hector Bellerin ($4,500)
Bellerin is a crucial inclusion for two reasons on this slate. One, he is a useful attacking threat down the right flank. He uses some width to make runs into the box and pass the ball into the six-yard box. Two, he has been a key part of Arsenal’s defense. He has made 24 successful tackles, third-most for Arsenal, and 22 interceptions, second-most for his club.
Ethan Ampadu ($3,700)
Classifying Ampadu is a difficult task. He can easily be a midfielder on DraftKings because of his ability to move forward and contribute from the middle of the field. That’s one of the reasons for his selection on this slate. The other is a reinvigorated Sheffield United team that is slowly finding its feet. Sheffield’s next opponent, West Brom, has scored just 17 goals this season, third-fewest in the EPL. There could be a rare clean sheet on offer here.
David de Gea ($5,800)
De Gea has managed seven clean sheets this season, fifth-most in the Premier League. He will be keen to increase that tally against 11th-placed Southampton on Tuesday. Southampton has scored 27 goals in 20 games, which isn’t bad but it might not translate into enough momentum against a team on top of its game.
Others to consider: Bernd Leno ($5,200)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.