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FanDuel Soccer: EPL DFS Picks and Helper for 3/9/24

Nicholas Vazquez
Nicholas Vazquez@nickvaz
FanDuel Soccer: EPL DFS Picks and Helper for 3/9/24

Just four games on this slate, but we've got some fun options to consider this week.

As always, we're covering FanDuel's main slate, which kicks off at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday. All betting lines come from the soccer odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, and they may change after the article is published.

EPL DFS Picks

Slate Overview

Sheffield United (+700) at Bournemouth (-290)
Over 2.5 Goals: -213 | Most Likely to Score: Dominic Solanke (-110)

Fulham (+180) at Wolves (+150)
Over 2.5 Goals: -125 | Most Likely to Score: Rodrigo Muniz (+230)

Luton Town (+370) at Crystal Palace (-135)
Over 2.5 Goals: -125 | Most Likely to Score: Odsonne Edouard (+170)

Brentford (+1100) at Arsenal (-470)
Over 2.5 Goals: -233 | Most Likely to Score: Gabriel Jesus (+115)

Positional Breakdown

Forwards/Midfielders

Arsenal are by the biggest favorites on the slate, so it makes sense to target some of their players. The thing to keep in mind is that they are playing in the late game, so be sure to check the starting lineup one hour before kickoff at 12:30 EST.

The main target for Arsenal will be Bukayo Saka ($24, +135 anytime goal scoring odds). He has contributed with a goal or assist in his last eight league matches. He takes corner kicks, which allows him to get points from crosses, and also will be on penalty-kick duty.

Another Arsenal player that we'll want to target is Martin Odegaard ($22, +195). He has over 34 FanDuel points in three of his last four matches and gets to play against a Brentford side that has conceded 19 goals in their last eight games.

The salary is hefty on Dominic Solanke ($23, -110) may cause sticker shock at first, but he does have the best goal-scoring odds on the slate. He's also playing against a Sheffield United team that is one of the worst we've ever seen in the Premier League, ranking dead last in both goals allowed and expected goals (xG) allowed.

Marcus Tavernier ($20, +295) is also a Bournemouth player that looks good to roster in this spot. He has over 20 FanDuel points in three of his last five games without contributing to a goal, so his floor is very high in a game where he could easily record multiple goal contributions.

Jordan Ayew ($18, +250) had a monster game two weeks ago with 14 crosses and 5 chances created to go with a goal and an assist. Now, he'll face Luton Town, who are only above Sheffield United in xG allowed.

Andreas Pereira ($17, +400) hasn't been a big goal scorer this season but is capable of racking up fantasy points through crosses and creating chances.

Added time -- There aren't a ton of good values that can score on this slate. If we're looking for low-salaried players at this position, we can look at some defensive midfielders. Jefferson Lerma ($15, +240 to score or assist) can score fantasy points from tackles, clearances and interceptions.

It's never comfortable rostering a Sheffield United player, but Vinicius Souza ($15+, 600) has at least 10 FanDuel points in his last seven games. That includes games of 36.5 and 43.4 points.

Defenders

Alfie Doughty ($15, +310 to score or assist) leads the league in crosses, despite playing for lowly Luton. In a matchup that's not too scary, he's the top defender at a high salary on the slate.

We're going to have to save some salary to fit in those forwards. Ben White ($12, +260) is a good option if you want more Arsenal players. Nelson Semedo ($12, +410) also makes sense for the same salary as a defender who will get forward and cross.

Adam Smith ($10, +400) and Rayan Ait-Nouri ($10, +310) are two of the best values on the slate at defender; they are both home favorites as full backs who like to attack.

Added time -- Zanka ($9) and George Baldock ($9) are two center backs that could accumulate defensive stats in their respective matchups.

Goalies

Aaron Ramsdale ($14) will be between the sticks for Arsenal, who have conceded the fewest xG in Europe's top-five leagues and have -115 odds of keeping a clean sheet.

Jose Sa ($10) is favored at home against Fulham, who have recorded the sixth-fewest xG in the league.

Added time -- Thomas Kamlnski ($9) has a fairly low salary for a keeper that is facing a team that has the third-fewest xG in the Premier League. He's an option that you can use as a punt with less fear that he will get blown up than the two other keepers below him in salary.


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