DraftKings will have classic contests available for a four-game English Premier League slate on Wednesday. We’ve gotten to see teams in action as they look to regain form after a length break, and we have selected some ideal picks at each position below. You can set your lineups here.
Raul Jimenez ($10,500) is the priciest forward in the slate and picked up where he left off in his June debut by scoring his 14th goal of the season on a header against West Ham. He’s a machine when it comes to cranking out shots and has thrived as an elite finisher this season. I like his odds against another below average defense.
Richarlison ($7,600) trails Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($7,100) in goals, but was far more effective against Chelsea in Everton’s last match. Both players should be targets to keep an eye on against last place Norwich City, which gives up more points to forwards than any other Premier League club. Both can light it up, but Richarlison has the higher floorl
Although Marcus Rashford is back for Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes ($11,300) has continued to lead the team. His lone goal against Tottenham was scored on a penalty, but he also took five other shots and contributed by sending in crosses. He’s the most involved player Manchester City has right now and hasn’t dropped below 10 DKFP since joining the squad.
Norwich City doesn’t have much to offer, but Emiliano Buendia ($8,200) is a bright spot. He’s almost always a lock to send in crosses and takes corners as well.
Matt Doherty ($6,200) gets the nod over Lucas Digne, who tallied one cross against Liverpool in his last outing after averaging 10 per game. Although Doherty doesn’t have the crossing upside of the Everton fullback, his pursuit of goal makes him enticing against a Bournemouth team that just lost to Crystal Palace 2-0.
Although Bournemouth left Diego Rico ($4,400) out of the starting lineup earlier this week, I think he could be a factor this time around. His ability to rack up interceptions is top notch, and he’s much more progressive than his club’s other fullbacks in terms of getting forward.
Sheffield hasn’t scored since the EPL returned, and that makes Manchester United’s David de Gea ($5,900) a desirable keeper. I’d bank on top rated defenses against one of the least productive offenses since the EPL resumed play.
Wolverhampton’s Adama Traore ($9,200) is a wild card to look out for. Although he lost his starting spot before the season was put on hold, he was a super sub against West Ham and provided an assist off the bench. His strength is unrivaled, and more playing time will help him be more productive. If he gets back in the starting lineup, he could be dangerous.