Another quick turnaround in the EPL will see a packed schedule of games on Saturday. Here is a look at some suggestions for your DraftKings roster from the four-game soccer slate.
Marcus Rashford ($9,500)
Statistics from Manchester United’s previous game might have to be skipped because it can drastically alter fantasy analysis. Manchester United slammed nine goals against a hapless Southampton team at home. Of course, Rashford contributed in that mauling. Overall, he now has 8 goals on 50 shots taken at a conversion rate of close to one goal in every six shots. He has averaged 11.2 DKFP per game.
Callum Wilson ($7,900)
Wilson has easily been Newcastle’s likeliest scorer this season. He has continued to be an offensive threat in open play and also from dead-ball situations, as was evident from his headed goal against Everton from a corner. He has 10 goals so far, eighth most in the EPL. So far, he has racked up 11.9 DKFP per game.
Other to consider: Danny Ings ($7,100).
Bruno Fernandes ($10,800)
Fernandes piled on to Southampton’s misery with a late goal from the penalty spot. That is important because he could get another opportunity to return to the same spot with Manchester United’s rapidly-improving effectiveness in the final third. He has averaged 21.9 DKFP per game, easily the highest on this slate. He is currently tied for second in the EPL with 12 goals this season.
Michail Antonio ($8,800)
Fulham has conceded 31 goals so far this season, which is indicative of some gaps in the defensive line-up. Even though Antonio has taken his time finding match fitness and rhythm after returning from injury, he is a perennial offensive threat in the final third with his finishing precision. He could easily surpass his fantasy output of 12.1 DKFP per game in this game.
Other to consider: Leandro Trossard ($8,300)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka ($5,900)
Wan-Bissaka’s defensive numbers are solid. He has managed 30 interceptions (second in his club) and 37 clearances (third in Manchester United) this season. However, he is a crucial offensive threat with his right foot, drilling deliveries into the six-yard box. From a confidence standpoint, it helps that he is also coming off a comfortable clean sheet against a nine-man Southampton team.
Lewis Dunk ($4,300)
Burnley now has the worst offense in the league. It has scored just 13 goals, the fewest in the Premier League. Even though that’s Burnley’s way, it often helps struggling teams like Brighton find momentum. After a 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield, Brighton and Dunk won’t need much confidence either. Dunk is also a threat from setpieces with his aerial strength.
Robert Sanchez ($5,000)
The obvious selection in this position is de Gea ($5,700) but if you’re looking for a value-for-money selection, Sanchez might be your pick. This is a stacking play from Brighton considering Burnley’s offensive woes this season. I’m backing Sanchez to keep a hard-fought clean sheet in a close away win for Brighton.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.