A five-game slate is on offer from Saturday’s EPL slate on DraftKings. We break down the picks to consider from each position.
StudsPierre-Emerick Aubameyang ($10,300, Arsenal v West Ham United)
After being suspended for three games, Aubameyang returned to the Arsenal team in dynamic form. Apart from their mid-week FA Cup win, Aubameyang played every minute of Arsenal’s last five games, including extra time in the Champions League. He is the joint-highest goal-scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals, which makes him an attractive proposition despite his price.
ValuesTeemu Pukki ($5,300, Sheffield United v Norwich)
Pukki started the season in sparkling touch but had fallen away as Norwich slid down the EPL standings following a dramatic loss of form. He has picked back up some of his lost form with Norwich desperate for some positive results as the season draws to a close. He has scored 11 goals along with three assists so far.
Others to consider: Danny Ings ($9,100)
StudsJames Ward-Prowse ($8,200, Southampton v Newcastle United)
Ward-Prowse is the set-piece provider in this Southampton team. He has been consistent in the middle of the field to hold offensive opponents or slow down their pace. He has scored four goals along with three assists this season. Against Newcastle, at home, Southampton and Ward-Prowse might fancy their chances.
ValuesJordan Ayew ($6,400, Crystal Palace v Watford)
Ayew has scored seven goals this season for Crystal Palace. He has been the leader of this Palace offensive lineup right from the outset, but he has fallen off the boil a touch in the last few games. Watford has already conceded 43 goals so far, which makes them an easier target. Ayew might be well-positioned to capitalize on that.
StudsMatt Doherty ($6,000, Wolves v Brighton)
Doherty is listed as a defender, but he frequently advances down the flanks to transition into an offensive contributor to this Wolves team as well. That’s the reason he is valued at $6,000 in this slate. Another strong reason to include him in your roster is Brighton’s offensive struggles. Brighton has scored just 32 goals this season. Away from home, not many would expect them to add to that tally.
ValuesGeorge Baldock ($4,900, Sheffield United v Norwich)
Sheffield United have conceded just 25 goals this season, well under an average of one goal per game, which is second-best in the Premier League. Baldock averages 8.2 fantasy points per game this season, rather solid considering his price is below $5,000 in this slate. This selection makes even more sense because Sheffield is up against Norwich, which is last in the EPL standings.
Others to consider: Matt Ritchie ($5,800)
GoalkeepersDean Henderson ($5,500, Sheffield United v Norwich)
Henderson has been one of the major reasons for Sheffield’s outstanding season so far. Sheffield is placed eighth in the EPL, having allowed an average of 0.92 goals per game. Those are astounding defensive numbers, particularly for a newly-promoted team into the top flight of English football. Henderson averages 7.3 DKFP this season, which could potentially increase after this round of games.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.