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English Premier League (EPL) Fantasy Soccer Picks: DraftKings DFS Targets for July 8

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets and values for Wednesday’s English Premier League (EPL) DraftKings DFS soccer slate, which locks at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ezri Konsa of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on June 27. Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

The 34th gameweek of the Premier League will continue on Wednesday with a few more games. Three of them constitute DraftKings’ multi-game slate. Here are some players to target with studs and value options.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: EPL $80K Wednesday Winger [$20K to 1st]



Raul Jimenez ($9,400)

Jimenez has fit in beautifully in this Wolves setup. Wolves’ preferred modus operandi revolves around patience and a liking for the flanks, particularly with the pace of Adama Traore ($8,600). Those swinging deliveries are usually first met by Jimenez before the opposing defense. He has scored 15 goals already this season.

Others to consider: Riyad Mahrez ($10,000).


Gabriel Jesus ($8,500)

Jesus has had to come off the bench too frequently this season. In his brief appearance against Southampton he couldn’t do much. He should get the start in this game, having been asked to come off the bench again in the previous game. He has scored 10 goals along with five assists in the Premier League so far.



Kevin De Bruyne ($11,700)

Manchester City will be keen to unleash its best after a massively disappointing loss to Southampton on Sunday. The unfortunate recipients of that wrath might be Newcastle. De Bruyne came off the bench in that game but he should be back in the starting XI for this one. He has maintained his reputation as one of the best players in the world with his performances this year.


Raheem Sterling ($8,900)

Sterling hadn’t scored a goal in 2020 for a long time. He finally scored his first goal this year in the first game after the Premier League restarted. He has now found some fluency, including a classy goal against Liverpool in Manchester City’s previous game at Etihad. In total, he has scored 13 goals this season.

Others to consider: Dwight McNeil ($9,100).



Matt Doherty ($5,400)

Wolves is coming off a 2-0 loss to Arsenal in its previous game. Apart from that, Wolves has been solid at the back since the restart. Doherty likes to move forward on the right flank, which is why he could be a potential offensive contributor as well. I don’t see Wolves conceding to Sheffield United in this game.


Kyle Walker ($4,800)

After a mistake by Zinchenko, a long-range effort caught Ederson napping, allowing Southampton to complete the win in the previous game. Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola will be eager to ensure those errors aren’t repeated. Walker should be an impenetrable force at the back in this game.


Rui Patricio ($5,200)

Wolves has conceded just 36 goals this season. Sheffield United has scored 34. Both these teams prefer slow, patient build-ups instead of quick-paced soccer. As a result, there are unlikely to be too many goals in this fixture. I’d back Patricio to make a few saves and even keep a clean sheet on the road.

Others to consider: Ederson ($5,900).

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.