Another two-game slate in Saturday’s Premier League action on DraftKings. A look at some players to consider for your fantasy roster from this slate.
Mo Salah ($11,500) – Norwich vs. Liverpool
Salah has been hot and cold right through this season. Despite suffering a loss of form, he still has managed to score 14 goals and six assists. After Sadio Mane’s injury, Salah has stepped up, aware that a minor slip offensively in a competitive league like the Premier League could be crucial. Liverpool have all but won the Premier League at this point, but Salah won’t be complacent.
Danny Ings ($7,800) — Southampton vs. Burnley
Southampton started the season in woeful form. They had even conceded nine goals in an embarrassing defeat to Leicester City. However, they’ve since turned their season around dramatically, led by the offensive prowess of Ings. If a team is scoring goals, its woes suddenly transition into entertainment. Ings has aided that effort with 14 goals thus far, the same goal tally as Salah, Marcus Rashford and Aubameyang.
Roberto Firmino ($9,900) — Norwich vs. Liverpool
Firmino has also been rather quiet with Liverpool’s all-round prowess. Since Mane’s exclusion due to injury, he has lit up Liverpool’s lineup. That’s not by just scoring goals, but also by making the right pass, playing the open player and capitalizing on errors in the final third. Testament to that fact is the seven assists he has racked up so far in addition to his eight goals.
Nathan Redmond ($5,800) — Southampton vs. Burnley
Southampton has turned its season around by just trusting its players. More players have made significant contributions, like Redmond. He won’t set the EPL alight with his tricks or by scoring spectacular goals, but he’ll make solid contributions. He has scored three goals along with one assist this season.
Other to consider: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ($8,000)
Trent Alexander-Arnold ($8,300) — Norwich vs. Liverpool
Alexander-Arnold’s price in this slate is potentially a tad bit too low. He has been a defensive machine, helping Liverpool accumulate clean sheets for fun. However, his real worth comes from his offensive aggression. He is entrusted with delivering setpieces into the box, from the corner flag or through free kicks. As a result, he has managed several assists in addition to his clean sheets. He has managed 10 assists so far in the EPL.
Virgil van Dijk (4,700) — Norwich v Liverpool
The center and back for Liverpool’s defense this season, van Dijk has been a defensive wall. Starting from the center of the defense, he hasn’t let up in 25 games thus far. With the help of his colleagues, Liverpool has ensured it is the league’s best defensive team, allowing just 15 goals so far this season, first by a wide margin. Another clean sheet against one of the EPL’s worst offensive teams is in the offing.
Other to consider: Andrew Robertson ($6,000)
Alex McCarthy ($5,500) — Southampton vs. Burnley
This selection is more a strategic move than an indicator of McCarthy’s defensive pyrotechnics. He has managed just 6.5 DKFP per game this season, which isn’t great. However, Burnley might struggle to score on the road just because of the lack of offensive depth on their roster. As a result, Southampton have a real chance to keep a clean sheet, making McCarthy a handy inclusion.
Other to consider: Alisson ($5,900)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.