DraftKings Premier League Picks for Saturday, December 3

DraftKings Premier League Picks for Saturday, December 3 0001

There are key decisions to make for your DraftKings Premier League lineups this Saturday. Not only are you looking for the top value plays, but you'll need to consider which footballers will be highly-owned and overlooked. Let's take a look through some of the best picks going into this weekend's games.

Goalkeeper

Stoke's goalkeeper Grant has helped his team to stop leaking goals quite so heavily, indeed, Stoke has not conceded more than one goal since the September 18 defeat to Crystal Palace. Since then, Stoke's defence has been as solid as most. Remember, one-goal matches will get you points, and so they, as well as clean sheets, are valuable. Stoke plays Burnley, one of the league's lowest-scoring teams, which adds to the sense of logic here.

Randolph made several significant saves to keep the score at 1-1 between West Ham and Manchester United on Sunday; ignore the Hammers' poor league position and focus on the improved performances.

Though Arsenal is theoretically a tougher opponent than United, there are reasons, such as creeping mid-season tiredness for Arsenal, plus the reliance on a small number of attacking players, to imagine that this will not be a swashbuckling away win for the Gunners. Indeed West Ham has the ability to temper that attack.

Defender

McAuley scored against Hull last weekend and showed the strength of West Brom's defenders at corners and other set-pieces when they come forward. Tony Pulis drills the situations well, and it's thanks to that plus regimented defence that has put Albion in ninth with an average 16 goals conceded. West Brom faces Watford, a side that has also scored 17 goals, this Saturday, but has the quality to come out on top.

Fonte can be very pleased with his performances so far this season, which has the team in 10th with 12 goals conceded and a defeat of Everton to a clean sheet last time out. The Portuguese is remarkably low-priced considering he appears to be fit, and is a first-choice centre-back in one of the best defensive sides in the league. With struggling Crystal Palace coming up, this could be a productive Saturday.

Midfield

McClean is a winger who gives you a known quantity each week, and has a reasonable amount of pace allied to a good delivery which has produced a goal and an assist so far. Like Barrow (below) he is mid-priced, and he is also appealing bearing in mind his team's form and the defensive difficulties of opponent Watford.

Barrow is a quick, tricky winger who has been one of the more threatening Swansea players for most of the season so far. He's inconsistent, which is why his form depends so heavily on that of the team, but with Spurs in a major form dip, and Swansea having picked up a confidence-boosting second win of the season last weekend, this might be a time for Barrow, less owned and cheaper than team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson, to add to his two assists.

Forward

As with Fonte, Austin will benefit from playing Palace at such a low point for the south London side, and on decent scoring form, having hit the winner against Everton last weekend. He has six goals and assist in total, and is exactly the sort of straight-up penalty-box finisher that Palace has had so many problems with recently.

Having lost to Liverpool on Saturday, Sunderland is bottom, but it's hard to remember a more positive-seeming basement club. Anichebe has only entered the side in recent games, but has served the double purpose of giving Jermain Defoe a partner up-front and adding a more physical factor to Sunderland's attacks, which has made the team look more dynamic.

The former Everton and West Brom striker has three goals from five appearances in the Premier League, and with upcoming opponent Leicester defensively frail in domestic football, Anichebe could reward you.

Stuart Garlick

Stuart Garlick

Stuart Garlick is a freelance journalist who writes about daily fantasy sports and sports betting. Stuart has played Fantasy Premier League in the UK since it began in 1993, and has jumped into daily fantasy soccer with both feet. He also writes on non-sporting matters for The Baltic Times and Agence France Presse, among other publications.

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