It’s time for EPL Matchweek Six and we have the biggest slate this entire season to look forward to.
That said, there are not a ton of superstars on the DraftKings slate. On FanDuel, Manchester City joins the mix, adding a twist over there.
Saturday 9/3 EPL
Leeds United (+240) at Brentford (+115)
West Ham (+500) at Chelsea (-180)
Crystal Palace (+275) at Newcastle (+105)
Bournemouth (+285) at Nottingham Forest (+105)
Fulham (+550) atTottenham (-205)
Southampton (+230) at Wolves (+125)
Manchester City (-320) at Aston Villa (+800) – FanDuel only
9/3 EPL Top Plays
Alexander Isak – Newcastle – $6,600 – We’re used to usually spending up here. However, Alexander Isak arrives in Newcastle highly regarded and already added to his EPL goal account in his debut in Anfield facing Liverpool. He should likely start for a much easier matchup hosting Crystal Palace. Morgan Gibbs-White is another option in this price range providing solid value at the forward position. Over the last two matches, Gibbs-White has taken over set-piece duties for Nottingham Forest. I think it would be fair to give him a writeoff for last week’s matchup versus Manchester City.
Erling Haaland – Manchester City – $24 – It is f*cking Haaland and Man City is a -340 favorite. The only reason not to play him is leverage in a large tournament hoping that he busts or doesn’t play and people don’t late swap/swap poorly. I will have AT LEAST two Man City guys in my lineups or at least all cash and head-to-head.
DraftKings – Patrick Bamford – $4,900 “low-end”, Morgan Gibbs-White – $6,100 “mid-range”,Harry Kane – Tottenham – $10,500“high-end”
FanDuel – Pedro Neto – Wolves – FD, Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – $17 “mid-range”, Harry Kane – Tottenham – $22 “high-end”
Midfielder and FanDuel Second Forward/Midfielder
Jack Harrison – Leeds United – $8,400 – Harrison has seemingly taken over set pieces for Leeds and also has open field scoring upside. It’s not the world’s best matchup for Leeds, but he has a lot of ways to rack up points.
FanDuel Second Forward/Midfielder
Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – $17 – Just too cheap and what can I say in DFS, especially now, it’s Man City for life. Between him and Haaland if one is out you should be able to swap, leave a couple of bucks if you want though.
FanDuel – Phil Foden – Manchester City – $19, Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace – $20
Neco Williams – Nottingham Forest – $6,100 – Neco Williams is just stuffing the stat sheet right now. This must be the juiciest matchup that Nottingham Forest has had all season as for the first time they’re favored!
Pivots: Matt Targett – Newcastle – $5,200, Aaron Cresswell – West Ham – $4,400
Aaron Hickey – Brentford – $7 – Haaland doesn’t come free so we have to slum it as much as possible at the defense spot. Hopefully, one day this season we get a $5 defenseman after lineups.
Pivots: Ezri Konza – Aston Villa – $8 “Villa should get blasted so lots of clearances”, Anyone cheap
Neto – Bournemouth – $4,300/$8 – Those who slummed it with our pivot goalie Neto last week were rewarded. This week he has an even easier matchup despite the Cherries being the road underdog.
Pivot: David Raya – Brentford -$5,000/$11
EPL Top Bet
Bet – Nottingham Forest/Bournemouth – U 2.5 Goals (-145) Bet MGM – 1 Unit -“Ideally should be a snoozer hopefully help us get a goalie clean sheet”.
Rich Masana is a real money daily fantasy player and sports bettor who plays DFS on DraftKings under the username “JetsFan303” and on FanDuel under the username “JetsFan3032”. Rich has been ranked as high as in the top 3% of all DFS players according to Rotogrinders.com and has lifetime profitability across all of the applicable betting sites since legalization in Colorado in 2020. Rich does not guarantee the accuracy of all advice and reserves the right to use different players on occasion as necessary to fit roster builds. You can reach him on Twitter @JFan303 or on Discord at @RichMasana