Duke’s EPL DFS Preview for Sunday’s Showdown slate…
HAPPY SATURDAY!! We’ve had a pretty successful week. I’m heading into Sunday with more in my account than I started the week. That’s always a good feeling! Sunday we have a bizarre schedule of games. Frankly, I wish the EPL would sort their shit out. This is too many games every single day.
What happened to Friday (occasionally) Saturday and Sunday games? MONEY. These greedy Premier League execs want games and eyeballs on every day of the week apparently. More opportunity for us. We also have the return of Champions League football this coming week so the content won’t stop.
For Sunday we have games at 7am, 9am and 2pm. We also have the Carabao Cup final kicking off at 11:30 right smack in the middle. It’s a full day of football. Let’s just attack the first REASONABLE slate of the day and enjoy our afternoon. Shall we?
To the desert…
The rivalry I didn’t know was a rivalry until a few years ago. It’s true! It’s a bit embarrassing but Leeds have been out of the Prem for so long that I didn’t put much thought into it. Obviously, the history of transfers from Leeds to United is interesting. You think back to Rio Ferdinand as the initial impact. After just a few years at Leeds he made the big money move to United to anchor their back line for more than a decade. The one I distinctly remember was Alan Smith. That was when I learned of the heated rivalry of the old days. Leeds fans were not happy about the move. It’s been festering for years but has been rekindled this year.
The first official match between the two in a decade was one for the ages. Leeds away, right? The final score was 6-2 with the home team coming out on top. It was 2-0 just 3 minutes in behind 2 goals from Scott McTominay. If that doesn’t scream random variance I don’t know what will. Basically, Leeds were playing catchup from literally the second minute. That game flow should not dictate how this match might go.
As we know, our eyes tell us Leeds are a bit more reserved at home and the stats back up that theory. United have been fantastic away from home. They were able to slice open this back line with ease. The open style that Leeds play does suit the United attack. It will be a different look this time around as Cavani should lead the line but Greenwood is in great form and Rashford should give his 65-70 minutes before limping off. Both teams will be up for the game but with Raphinha and Rodrigo both missing this match, it is likely too big of a blow to expect Leeds to push on for a win.
- Fernandes – MU – $12k
- Bagged 2 in the first match between these two but hasn’t scored since his goal at Man City in early March. The floor has fallen off a touch but I do see upside here in this matchup. 4 shots in 3 of his last 4 games. They will start to fall.
- Greenwood – MU – $10.4k
- Certainly the form player. Looks as confident as ever and shoots from everywhere.
- Maguire – MU – $5.2k
- Leeds are the new United. They are really struggling on set pieces and Harry is the best in the air. It’s an interesting GPP option at CPT that opens up a lot of salary.
- Phillips – LEE – $4k
- No Raphinha.
- Shaw – MU – $7.6k
- Still has set pieces and is getting forward a ton. When he was really in a good spell he was assisting goals routinely. Coming off a match with 6 shots assisted is always a good sign.
- Rashford – MU – $9.6k
- He’s carrying little injuries that have forced him off early in 3 straight. I like him but more as a flex option.
- Bruno – MU – CASH AND GPP
- Rashford – MU – CASH AND GPP
- Greenwood – MU
- Pogba – MU – CASH AND GPP
- Shaw – MU – CASH AND GPP
- Harrison – LEE
- Phillips – LEE – CASH AND GPP
- Bamford – LEE
- Henderson – MU
- Dallas – LEE – CASH AND GPP
- Maguire – MU
- Wan-Bissaka CASH AND GPP
- Cavani – MU
- McTominay – MU