DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday EPL Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

For detailed odds and stats, check out the Fantasy Premier League: Saturday Cheat Sheet.

MATCHES (EST)

10:00 a.m: Crystal Palace v. Burnley
10:00 a.m: Huddersfield v. Brighton
10:00 a.m: Leicester City v. Watford
10:00 a.m: Manchester City v. Bournemouth
10:00 a.m: Newcastle v. West Ham
12:30 p.m: Southampton v. Manchester United

FORWARDS

Manchester City Attackers

The biggest consideration for Saturday's slate will be how much Manchester City exposure is necessary for cash games. They're all acceptable fades in GPPs in terms of ownership leverage, but a quick look at the odds for over/under 2.5 goals explains why you may need to get really lucky if you fully fade them: HUD/BHA +175 over/-225 under, LEI/WAT -110/-110, NEW/HUD +120/-150, CRY/BUR +100/-125, SOU/MUN -110/-110, MCI/BOU +300/-400. Betting odds aren't everything, of course, but there is a very compelling case to play multiple Manchester City attackers in cash games. Unfortunately, they are all very expensive and they've all been performing of late, making it difficult to key on just one or two. Here is a summary of their fantasy points over the past six games (four in the Premier League and two in the Champions League), a span which has seen them score 21 goals on 72 shots (including 33 on target), pick up 17 assists, send in 65 crosses and win 37 fouls. With Bernardo Silva ($8,600) and Ilkay Gundogan ($6,300, midfielder) seemingly unlikely to play after being held out of Tuesday's Champions League match against Lyon due to injuries, we're

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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