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DFS Soccer: Week 37

Friday, May 12, 2017


Four games highlight Saturday’s Premier League slate over on FanDuel and two of them actually matter!  Arsenal is traveling to Stoke City to try and finish in the top four is the highlight of the day but don’t forget Swansea is looking to avoid relegation in an away match to Sunderland.  With only four games tomorrow, I’ll keep this short, but let’s go over each one.

 

Bournemouth – Burnley

Bournemouth are pretty big favorites at home here and they’ve been really good at their own pitch. They’ve scored the sixth most home goals of the season, which is quite good for a team that’s in 11th place, and will try to bring the fire against a very poorly traveling Burnley team. Burnley concede the most shots per match when traveling, and insane 19.9 per game, and will get slaughtered here.  The only beneficiary for Burnley could be Tom Heaton, who should get plenty of saves.  He is a good play if you can afford him, but since he’s pretty pricey, he isn’t a must play.

 

Joshua King is the natural choice for tournaments here although he comes aggressively overpriced on FanDuel. At $10,400, there is certainly room for upside but it won’t be easy for him to pay that off without at least a goal. King is very goal dependent, but he’s worth a shot in tournaments. If Junior Stanislas starts again, he is viable at just $6,100, but with Fraser questionable, Stanislas’ status is not guaranteed. Defensively, Matthew Lowton and Michael Keane should have plenty of opportunities for defensive stats in a game they’ll likely spend almost entirely defending. Both are viable but Keane is questionable for the match, so make sure you check his status in the morning.

 

Middlesbrough – Southampton

Likely the most boring game of the day as neither team has anything major to play for. Middlesbrough are relegated and may give some of their youngsters a shot as they try to see what they have available for next season. Southampton are out of the running for any top six spots and will settle for mediocrity, but should field a strong side. If Middlesbrough once again show up with zero energy, look for Southampton to possibly take advantage.

 

Manolo Gabbiadini hasn’t played well at all but the matchups have been horrific and he hasn’t had a real chance at contributing without his team having much possession. Things could turn for him here, and he’ll be completely unowned at a fair price. He is a solid tournament play. Oriol Romeu is consistent and should contribute in defensive stats to be considered even as a cash play at this price. On the other end of the pitch, Brad Guzan is priced well and viable.  

 

Myself and the entire Rotoworld Premier League team will be here throughout, so make sure you’re following for all the latest and breaking news:

 

Neal | Steve | Andrew | Sean | Stag | Ben | Galin | Nik

 

Sunderland – Swansea City

This is where things get good! Swansea are fighting off Hull City for the last non-relegation spot and are only a point up. They should push all game here, and that means Gylfi Sigurdsson fantasy points!  Chances created, passes, defensive stats, assists and goal upside, he brings all of it. Even at the high price, play Gylfi in cash games. Teammate Fernando Llorente is tournament viable, but with his recent play, I think he goes over owned and I will be personally avoiding him. On the defensive end, Alfie Mawson has been consistent but is slightly overpriced. He is playable if you need a last piece at the price tag.

 

From Sunderland, there is not much to like there. They played well last week, but I don’t remember the last time Sunderland played well two weeks in a row and with their fate already determined – there isn’t that much to play for. Wahbi Khazri and some of the other younger players could be more determined, but it’s hard to trust any of them. Khazri, however, is playable because he is quite underpriced.  Jordan Pickford is very expensive but could have a huge day with saves, so he can be considered in big tournaments.

 

Stoke City – Arsenal

The last game of the weekend features Arsenal visiting Stoke City. Stoke have played well as of late, especially Xherdan Shaqiri, but this matchup will be very tough for them as Arsenal need a win to remain competitive for a top four spot. With that in mind, it’s hard to trust anyone from Stoke outside of Jack Butland. Butland is very well priced and will likely see the most or second most shots of the slate, which makes him certainly capable of getting enough saves for the top score of the day. He is cash and tournament playable.

 

On Arsenal’s side Alexis Sanchez is the primary target. He is expensive but we know he’s one of the best players in the league and in a must-win game, will be relied upon. He is averaging almost 30 fantasy points per game, and the matchup makes him a nearly must own option in cash games. The big decision for most managers will be between Gylfi and Sanchez, and you can’t go wrong with either.  With value present on the slate, it is certainly viable to fit in both, and that’s likely the route I’ll pursue.

 

Good luck everyone!



Galin Dragiev is a Rotoworld contributor that focuses on Daily Fantasy Soccer and contributes for a number of outlets in the industry. You can find him on Twitter at @GalinDragiev.
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