Hello everybody. I hope you had a good fantasy week earlier on Tuesday/Wednesday and I’m back to give you some quality content for Saturday’s DFS slate. Some extremely exciting news first!
- Yahoo has added the Premier League to their Daily Fantasy games.
- DraftKings is supposed to open its doors to users from England in the immediate future. Rumors have it that this should have happened within the past few days, but we have been delayed briefly.
The DraftKings news is not official, but all signs point towards that. DraftKings just announced partnerships with a few Premier League clubs, amongst which are Arsenal and Liverpool, and rumors are floating that the tournaments will accept entries from both continents, making a larger entry size.
Enough about big-picture stuff, let’s get down to business with this week’s slate.
This week’s odds really favor Simon Mignolet, but I would prefer him in GPPs only. He has a fantastic matchup at home and comes at a reasonable price. His upside is obviously huge, but so is his floor in my opinion. Liverpool have been really bad in defense the past few weeks and there is no telling if they concede an easy goal this weekend. I would much rather roster Fraser Forster in cash games, who provides some security through the sheer amount of saves he makes.
On the cheap end, I would recommend Vito Mannone for GPPs, who has an insanely huge ceiling. He could also end on negative eight points, so he is GPP only. If looking for a cheap play in cash games, there really isn’t much to like in this slate, which is shaping up to be extremely unpredictable.
At forward, things are really straight forward this week. Harry Kane is the best bet to score by a far margin, but he also comes at an insane price. With opportunity cost at other positions, I would say it’s possible to fit Kane in cash, but it will not be easy. The odds love Roberto Firmino, who provides both a nice floor and upside.
At the cheap end, I absolutely love Seydou Doumbia. The striker should start for Newcastle, who were embarrassed in midweek, and Doumbia provides a much needed presence in attack. He comes at an insanely cheap $3,200, and his gamelog is ugly from the Champions League, keeping his ownership percentage at a reasonable rate. Charlie Austin and Rudy Gestede are options in GPPs.