EPL Saturday Daily Fantasy Line-up
EPL Saturday daily fantasy line up
Our regular readers will have been following our recent series of articles on Daily Fantasy Football, which is a great way of adding some extra excitement EPL weekends. You can read our overview of daily fantasy on DraftKings here.
As Draft Kings is daily fantasy, we've made you a team for Saturday's games only which have their own one day leagues (6 games available). Regular fantasy players do please note that scoring is different in daily and so please follow our regular game picks and captain picks for advice.
The games are:
Leicester vs Hull
Stoke vs Middlesbrough
Swansea vs Burnley
Watford vs Southhampton
WBA vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs Arsenal
As you'll remember, you have to construct a team using only $50,000 (an average of $6,250 per player). This is where the strategy comes in. Is it best to spread a good team widely and average around the $6k mark, or to have a few studs? The answer is somewhere in the middle, however the golden rule is that there are a few players you simply must start, almost regardless of the price.
Anyway, after much consideration, this is our recommended team for the weekend (you can alter before kickoffs to watch for injuries):
GK: Grant (STK) $5,400 Most expensive keeper for a reason - Middlesbrough away. Worth the extra few hundred.
DF: Holebas (WAT) $4,500 Saving budget cap for strikers. Holebas has games where he comes alive with many crosses.
DF: Fuchs (LEI) $4,700 Excellent against Liverpool. Can count on him to keep the streak going with easier home tie to Hull.
MID: Sanchez (ARS) $7,900 Striker in a midfielders spot - yes please. Expensive but worth it in this likely shootout.
MID: Mane (LIV) $5,300 One of Liverpool's midfielders have to make it in and at the price point Mane best value.
F: Vardy (LEI) $5,900 Even with form problems, he's insanely underpriced playing at home to Hull after a big last weekend.
F: Llorente (SWA) $5,200 Another example of taking advantage of game situation. Likely to score at home to Burnley.
UTIL: Arnautovic (STK) $6,100 Is prone to big weeks and at home to Middlesbrough is the time to get it.
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