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Fantasy Tennis Picks: Top DraftKings DFS French Open Targets, Values for October 5

Kenny Ducey gives his picks for Monday morning’s DraftKings French Open fantasy tennis slate, which locks at 5:00 a.m. ET.

2020 French Open - Day Seven Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

We are still in the Round of 16 at Roland Garros, which means we’re winding down our DFS contests for tennis as the slate shrinks and the matches intensify. The best option on this slate might be at $10K, while there are a whole host of great options to be found under $8K. We take a look at options to consider for your fantasy tennis rosters on DraftKings.

Set your DraftKings fantasy tennis lineups here: TEN $50K Round of 16 Special [$10K to 1st] (French)

High-priced Options

Novak Djokovic ($11,100)

The World No. 1 has lost exactly five games in each of his three matches at Roland Garros, but the road will be a little tougher against Karen Khachanov ($4,000) and his big forehand. A quarterfinalist at the French last year, Khachanov brings talent and experience to this matchup, and should push Djokvovic a bit early on. I think after what might be a 7-5 first, Djokovic cruises, and therefore is a pretty good option at this price. It’s hard to guarantee straight sets with any of the top guys, but if you’re looking for a true high-priced option, I’m fine with Novak.

Andrey Rublev ($10,000)

Here’s the guy I probably love the most up in this price range. Andrey Rublev has been an absolute madman on the clay dating back to his title in Hamburg, and he’s shown little sign of slowing down since his near-loss to Sam Querrey. Looking from a strict style perspective, his opponent Marton Fucsovics ($4,900) is more of a finesse player and deals well with players who like to get into long rallies. Rublev loves to take the ball early and shorten rallies with his big forehand, and should make Fucsovics uncomfortable throughout this one. I expect nothing short of domination, and love that you can get him at just the third-highest price on the slate.

Others to consider: Petra Kvitova ($9,600)

Value FLEX Options

Fiona Ferro ($7,100)

I think Fiona Ferro will likely go on and win the French Open and paying just $7.1K for her — a price given to a player expected to lose — is irresistible. As we saw in Hugo Gaston’s five-set thriller against Dominic Thiem, this crowd in France is lifting their French players to new heights. Ferro has now won 18-straight matches dating back to exhibition play during the shutdown, and has been unstoppable on the red clay in Roland Garros. Sofia Kenin ($7,500) stands on the other side of the net, an opponent with name recognition and plenty of career accolades, but one who is simply a shell of herself right now. The unforced errors are coming in bunches for the American, and I think she’ll crumble in the face of relentless groundstrokes down the line from Ferro.

Paula Badosa ($6,600)

The Women’s side of play should be where you’re looking for value, as I think we might see an upset in almost every match. Paula Badosa’s opponent Laura Siegemund ($8,100) has not made it through one match comfortably to this point, and has served up an average of eight double faults per game. Badosa is an exciting young player with a big game, and has arguably taken down better players than Siegemund on her way to the Round of 16. She’s also served up an average of six aces during the French Open, which should give her a little extra kick in this one.

Others to consider: Ons Jabeur ($7,800)

Set your DraftKings fantasy tennis lineups here: TEN $50K Round of 16 Special [$10K to 1st] (French)

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