Welcome to the English Premier League DFS coverage of FanTeam Fantasy Soccer’s Player Matchups for Matchdays 24 and 25. Below are the top EPL DFS picks on FanTeam Fantasy, which consider all aspects of the slate and future season daily fantasy soccer output.
EPL DFS Picks for FanTeam Fantasy Soccer
What is FanTeam Fantasy Soccer Player Matchups?
FanTeam is a Fantasy Soccer site that offers contests composed of the entire game week. This article will touch on the EPL game week 24 and 25 fantasy picks for the site. The team is composed of 11-man roster and the formations can change. Players can use up to five defenders and as little as three. Up to three forwards are allowed and as little as two. The midfield is composed between two and five players, and there is one starting goalkeeper. The main scoring aspect is goals, shots on goals and assists. The shots and goals from defenders and midfielders are valued at a higher point mark than forwards.
A win adds value to each player’s final score as well as clean sheet bonuses for goalkeeper and defenders. The roster construction must stay under an $105 million salary cap, with prices ranging based on the current form of the players. Users field no more than three players from one team and select both a Captain and Vice Captain. The Captain scores 2x points, and the Vice Captain will score 2x points only if the Captain does not play in the game week.
Jarrod Bowen (FanTeam: $13.3M)
Jarrod Bowen has two plus matchups on this slate, with games against Watford and Leicester City. The poor defensive form for both opponents have them sitting near the bottom of the EPL in expected goals. West Ham is fourth in the EPL offensively with 1.45 expected goals per match and an actual goals per match of 1.78. Bowen contributes on 33% of West Ham’s scoring and averages 2.64 shots per match, which leads the club. He is second on the team sheet in created chances with 3.10, and the win bonus is in play for a club that seeks a Europa or Champions League birth for next season.
Michail Antonio can be stacked with Bowen, as he tallies 3.41 created chances and contributes on 35.8% of West Ham’s scoring. Antonio leads the club in shot volume and hits target on 31.6% of his attempts. He comes in at $13.1 million and has the same plus matchups.
Diogo Jota (FanTeam: $13.4M)
Diogo Jota has done well to keep Liverpool turning without the presence of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Both could return for this slate, which would only boost Jota’s performance. His attempts without them have slipped, but he has still found the back of the net. With them he sees a boost in goal contribution. He averages 3.45 shots per match and contributes on 18% of Liverpool’s scoring. Liverpool has fixtures against Leicester and Burnley on this slate. The Leicester match will provide plenty of scoring opportunity, similar to the mentioned advantage West Ham will have. Burnley is a tougher defense at home that allows 1.08 expected goals, which ranks third best in the EPL. Liverpool is the best road offense in the EPL, with 2.45 expected goals per match. They will look for the victory in both matches as they chase down Manchester City for the league title.
The attackers for Liverpool would be stacking pairs with Jota should they return. If not, consider a chance on Fabinho. He would handle penalties with no Salah and is in line for the win bonus. Fabinho does not do much in the way of offense but offers a salary discount down to $10.5 million. If Salah is ready to go once he returns, it makes sense to pay down on a cheaper defensive stack of Midfield stack and find the $14.1 million for him.
Other Options: Kevin De Bruyne (FanTeam: $14.4M), Raheem Sterling (FanTeam: $14.6M), Connor Gallagher (FanTeam: $10.3M), Raphinha (FanTeam: $8.9M), Bernardo Silva (FanTeam: $14M), Demarai Gray (FanTeam: $9.1M), Ollie Watkins (FanTeam: $11.3M), Harry Kane (FanTeam: $12.3M), Emiliano Buendia (FanTeam: $10.7M)
Conor Coady (FanTeam: $6.8M)
Manchester City and Liverpool defenders paired with the keepers are a safe option. Those picks come with a cost of offensive players due to the high salaries. Wolverhampton is in solid form, and their defenders come at a significant discount. Conor Coady mans the center of the back line as they take on Arsenal and Tottenham. Both matches will be tough, but these opponents are struggling to find scoring form. Wolverhampton has allowed two total goals in their last six matches and has four clean sheets. The win bonus will not come without big performances, but the clean sheet is very much alive with salary relief across the back line and keeper.
Coady offers scoring chances when attacking corner sets and has surpassed his average FanTeam score of 5.84 with clean sheets alone in those four shutouts. He rarely comes out of matches, so he has a strong floor with the complete match stat. Should Wolverhampton concede in any match, the defense will find trouble hitting value. For midfield salary relief, Reuben Neves or Joao Moutinho can make room for a Cancelo or Alexander- Arnold.
Other Options: Joao Cancelo (FanTeam: $12.5M), Trent Alexander -Arnold (FanTeam: $11.1M), Andrew Robertson (FanTeam: $10.7M), Aaron Creswell (FanTeam: $10.1M), Virgil Van Dijk (FanTeam: $10.3M)
Jose Sa (FanTeam: $7.2M)
Other Options: Hugo Lloris (FanTeam: $9.9M), Ederson (FanTeam: $11.8M), Alisson (FanTeam: $10.6M)
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