What to expect from this article: I will be breaking down a preferred player pool by position and having notes about specific matchups. Once we see some games played we can possibly provide an expected lineup and formations. Lineups usually release about 30-90 minutes before a game, so my best advice is jump into our Discord Chat and our Team can advise you of lineup plays and questions can be asked. Good Luck!
DFS Soccer Run-down:
We will be targeting two different type of lineup builds between DK and FD.
On Draftkings you are awarded for crosses and will want players that accumulate stats by playing wide, attacking or on. set pieces. When a player is on “Sets” this simply means he is favored to be the player on the ball for corner kicks and free kicks. Each corner kick usually results in a cross and you will see guys accrue a goals worth of fantasy points by crosses alone. Shots on goal are also a juicy stat but much harder to predict. So generally if you hear a guy is on “Sets” then he will be a target for DK and even more so if he is on a betting favorite. DFS Soccer has a lot to do with possession of the ball. The more a team has the ball, then ideally the more. stats they can accrue.
Fanduel works a bit differently as Goals and tackles are much more of a desired stat and Goal scorers and Centre backs (CBs) come in to play. You can still accrue stats but picking out the goal scorers becomes much more important. Also having a winning goalkeeper is much more important because of their scoring system.
Diagram Key: RED CIRCLES (Set takers/Preferred CASH plays), GREEN CIRCLES (CASH plays), YELLOW SQUARE (GPP plays)…If a Player is underlined in Red it means he has taken SET pieces before and could steal a few.
**Be Sure to check back 30-60 minutes before lock for updates**
Everton vs Leicester City
Game notes: Lucas Digne will be highly owned today because if his immense floor. Just treat him like you would Trent Alexander-Arnold and play him as a LOCK in CASH games. Gylfi Sugurdsson also can take a lot of SET pieces but I am not as high on him but he is a fine play. The LEI side features a James Maddison-less team with Tielmans and Albrighton more than likely splitting SET piece action. Albrighton is fun to play because he LOVES to cross the ball and accrue DFS points. Chillwell and Justin are great CASH game pieces as well with Vardy as a priced down striker that can expose this EVE defense a bit. Ndidi is a great Fanduel play along with Vardy. Richarlson for EVE can be considered a CASH game piece here. I just like LEI’s defense so I think they limit him some but he can explode!
Bournemouth vs Newcastle
Game Notes: David Brooks should be the cheap SET taker we are looking at on this slate. Consider him in CASh games. Adam Smith and Kelly are cheap but low ceiling guys. Ake is a cheap punt with SET piece upside as he is a header target and gets a lot of tackles. (FD value). Shelvey is a great CASH game staple also. I lean on Shelvey as a possible must have in CASH games today. A Newcastle stack is very enticing in GPP with Joelinton, Gayle, ST. Maxim, and Shelvey as pieces to stack. Joshua King is also a borderline CASH forward as he shoots a lot and takes PKs for them.
Arsenal vs Norwich City
Game Notes: Buendia is in for Norwich and he is a great Piece for CASH games and has a high ceiling as well. They are an away underdog here but he is very very viable. Ceballos, Xhaka or Nelson will be on SETs for Arsenal and I lean Ceballos here. Aubameyang should probably be a priority on DK builds as he has the highest GOAL odds and he is a must play on Fanduel.
- I do not Tout GKs for Dfs soccer because anything can happen. Here is my thoughts though for this position.
- Try to not play a GK against your attacking players. Unless it is a small slate (3 games or less).
- I usually don’t like to pay up for GK unless I think the bottom of the pool Keepers could legitimately go negative.
- GKs can be scored on and still be great plays. Saving a shot on goal and giving up a goal can net a zero. Clean sheet bonuses and wins both give you Dfs points but it is much easier to predict shot volume against than predicting clean sheets. I have seen -15000 favorites give up a goal in soccer so nothing is for certain. If you pay at GK for a huge favorite you may not have your GK see any shots at all which severely hampers your upside.
- I usually target the Cheapest GK (normally playing at home) that isn’t against the huge favorites.
SHOWDOWN EPL BONUS
West Ham vs Chelsea **UPDATED**
Game Notes: Builds should be 5-1 or 4-2 in favor of Chelsea here. Willian is my favorite CASh cpt. Pulisic for GPP or Tammy. Alonso or Azpicuelta for CASH CPT also in consideration.
Do not forget to get in our Discord Chat. The Author of this article may not play all the plays listed, as these plays could change based of confirmed lineups. This article is meant to help with the lineup production process. Good Luck!