20th April 2016
One of the most exciting English Premier League seasons in history is approaching the finish line and there are some great games to look forward to this week, with three on Wednesday and another on Thursday. As not every team is taking to the field and there are fewer players to choose from, it could be a great opportunity to pick out some bargain buys.
Liverpool look like the team to back in their Merseyside derby against Everton, who have been struggling for form and will also have one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final. Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool’s win at Bournemouth on Sunday and needs a strong end to the season to book his place in England’s Euro 2016 squad. Lining up against a brittle Everton defence, Sturridge’s salary of $5,500 at DraftKings appears really good value.
If you’re looking for a good goalkeeper, it may be worth a gamble on Watford’s Heurelho Gomes. The Brazilian has a very low salary of $3,300 at DraftKings and would leave you with lots of money to pack the rest of your team with star players. Watford have a tough match against West Ham, but they do have home advantage and Gomes was simply brilliant in his last game. He not only kept a clean sheet but also saved two penalty kicks, working out at 22.5 Fantasy Points Per Game, and a similar performance would do very nicely for his fans.
Arsenal need a win against West Bromwich Albion to cement their spot in the top four, and their major creative force all season has been German playmaker Mesut Ozil. He will cost you $7,700, but his FPPG for the season is 14.7 and West Brom are the sort of team you would want to play at this time of year – as realistically they are not going to go down and have nothing significant left to aim for.
The league will continue with further big games at the weekend as Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur carry on battling it out for the title, and there are loads of great EPL contests to enjoy at DraftKings. Enter now and you could have reason to celebrate as if you were lifting up the Premier League trophy itself. Best of luck!