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English Premier League (EPL) Fantasy Soccer Picks: Leeds United vs. Crystal Palace DraftKings DFS Showdown Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Monday’s 3:00 p.m. ET English Premier League (EPL) soccer contest between Leeds United and Crystal Palace with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

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Another packed gameweek in the EPL concludes on Monday with Leeds United hosting Crystal Palace in a mid-table clash at Elland Road. Here is a look at some players to consider for Captain as well as the flex positions of your DraftKings roster.

Set your DraftKings fantasy soccer lineups here: EPL Showdown $60K Counter Attack [$20K to 1st] (LEE vs CRY)


Captain

Patrick Bamford ($14,100)

Let’s start with recent form. Bamford has had a direct hand in Leeds’ past four scores (one goal and three assists). In total, he has scored 11 goals on 72 shots taken, more than double the next in both metrics for Leeds this season. He is currently sixth in goals in the EPL this season. From an offensive standpoint, there is no one at Bamford’s level of production in this game.

Others to consider: Raphinha ($16,800)


High-priced flex options

Raphinha ($11,200)

Leeds has covered the most distance on the pitch this season in the EPL. That’s a testament to its preferred open style of play. Raphinha has done a large amount of work on the right wing, making ample room for himself to get shots away. He has taken 35 shots this season, second-most for Leeds. He also has four assists. His price is a bit too high for the Captain’s position but he should at least fill one flex position.

Eberechi Eze ($8,400)

Eze has scored three goals and assisted three others this season. With Wilfried Zaha ($8,800) unavailable with a hamstring injury, Eze will be Palace’s most influential offensive weapon. Four of his direct contributions to goals have come at home. He has also taken 20 shots this season, good for the third-most for Palace despite missing so much playing time.

Jack Harrison ($9,800)

While Raphinha is in charge of creating chances from the right flank, Harrison is entrusted with the same role on the left wing. He has scored five goals this season, the second-most for Leeds. He has done that by tightening his position, moving closer to the center of the pitch. He has averaged 12.9 DKFP per game, not far away from the highest fantasy output on this slate.

Others to consider: Andros Townsend ($9,000)


Value flex options

Stuart Dallas ($7,200)

In the Premier League, you won’t see too many defenders placed third in most goals scored for the club. Dallas has managed four goals this season, behind only Bamford and Harrison. Even though Leeds can occasionally be too aggressive with its style of play, Crystal Palace doesn’t score too many goals (27 this season). It might not be plausible but there is a chance for Dallas to keep a clean sheet too.

Mateusz Klich ($7,800)

Klich has been an integral part of Leeds’ method of operation from the middle of the pitch. Evidence of that statement is in how many touches he gets. This season, he has completed 1,069 passes, third-most for Leeds. He has also chipped in with five assists this season, eighth-most in the EPL. He has averaged 9.1 DKFP per game, not bad at all for his affordable price.

Others to consider: Jordan Ayew ($6,600)

Set your DraftKings fantasy soccer lineups here: EPL Showdown $60K Counter Attack [$20K to 1st] (LEE vs CRY)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.