Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

EPL DFS Lineup Picks for DraftKings (2/4/23) - English Premier League Soccer Matchweek 22

Welcome back to “The Kick-Off” and welcome to 2023! The Winter Transfer Window has come and gone and some clubs have made massive changes, while others are looking at the Summer to make moves. The Starting XI will be fluid for a few gameweeks as clubs get used to their new players and it is imperative that you watch closely for last-minute scratches prior to kick off

There are two large favorites heading into this gameweek, Brighton & Hove Albion -290 versus AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United -270 versus Crystal Palace. I will guide you through this five-match slate starting at 10:00 A.M. EST.

If you have any questions on today's slate, bankroll management, GPP strategy, Cash game strategy, or anything else, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or via Twitter @df_solutions or on “SLACK”.


The Kick-Off - EPL Matchweek 22

Vegas Odds for the Day


Robert Sanchez- DK $5.9K || FD $12

Opponent - AFC Bournemouth

Sanchez and the rest of Brighton have faltered in form as of late, conceding 4 goals to Arsenal and 2 goals to Leicester and collecting just one clean sheet in the last five games in domestic play. Luckily, after a quick domestic break, they will be playing a transformed and questionable AFC Bournemouth team at home. Over Bournemouth’s 20 matches, they are averaging 0.95 Goals For Per 90  – seventh worst club in the league –. They are however the worst club in both Shots For Per 90 – 8.35 – and Created Chances For Per 90 – 6.4 –. This offers Sanchez the perfect spot to bounce back with a clean sheet, however, the odds of him having a ceiling game are slim to none due to the lack of production from Bournemouth.                 

Others To Consider (Cash/GPP): De Gea (DK $5.7K || FD $13), Alisson (DK $5.3K || FD $12)



Leon Bailey-DK $7.2K || FD $14

Opponent - Leicester City

Outside of Evan Ferguson of Brighton, there are only a few viable options for strikers this gameweek and Leon Bailey will certainly fit the bill. The forward for Aston Villa will have a prime matchup against Leicester City who continues to struggle defensively. Leicester is seventh in both Shots Against Per 90 – 13.35 – and Chances Created Against Per 90 – 10 –. Despite the lack of shots and created chances against, Leicester is the third-worst club in Goals Against Per 90 – 1.6 – thanks to their keepers. For someone like Bailey who has struggled to score, this is a great opportunity. In his last five matches in domestic play, he has 1 goal, 14 shots, 4 created chances, 16 crosses, 4 corners, 5 tackles and 3 clearances.             

Evan Ferguson- DK $8.3K || FD $17

Opponent - AFC Bournemouth

Ferguson should no longer be a stranger as he was highlighted in the final match before the domestic break. The striker did not disappoint, posting 1 goal on his only shot. He will have another favorable matchup this gameweek against Bournemouth’s giving defense. They are the worst club in both Shots Against Per 90 – 16.05 – and Goals Against Per 90 – 2.0 –. They are also the second-worst club in Chances Created Against Per 90 – 11.8 –. In Ferguson’s last five appearances in domestic play – 2 starts –  and his only appearances in the top flight thus far, he has 3 goals, 2 assists, 8 shots, 3 created chances and 1 interception. He is currently facing a late fitness test per Rotowire and his status leading up to kick off will need to be watched closely. If he does not start, Danny Welbeck and Deniz Undav will be the next candidates in line.                  

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): Nunez (DK $9K || FD $19), Weghorst (DK $4.5K || FD $16)



Bruno Fernandes- DK $8.3K || FD $21

Opponent - Crystal Palace

Fernandes should be back as an automatic ‘lock’ now that teammate Christian Eriksen is out with an injury. The Red Devils are expected to go back to the midfield maestro for set pieces, which would instantly boost Fernandes’s value tenfold. Through his last five appearances in domestic play, he has 2 goals, 3 assists, 11 shots, 14 created chances, 15 crosses, 8 corners, 13 tackles and 6 clearances. Crystal Palace is the fifth-worst club in Crosses Against Per 90 – 20.15 – and they are the seventh-worst club in Created Chances Against Per 90 – 10 –. This is a great floor play at a manageable salary with the possibility that Fernandes blows up and reaches his ceiling.                   

James Ward-Prowse- DK $8.6K || FD $17

Opponent - Brentford

Many will be intrigued by the expected return of James Maddison for Leicester City, however, we will pivot to James Ward-Prowse. The midfielder has been lights out for Southampton producing 4 goals, 10 shots, 12 created chances, 34 crosses, 19 corners, 8 tackles, 7 interceptions and 3 clearances over his last five matches in domestic play. The difference between Maddison and Ward-Prowse is both their salary and matchup. Ward-Prowse is the lesser of the two in salary and he has the better matchup. Brentford is the fourth-worst club in both Crosses Against Per 90 – 20.4 – and Created Chances Against Per 90 – 11.65 –. That is the bread and butter for Ward-Prowse. The hosts are also the third-worst club in Shots Against Per 90 – 15.25 –. To keep things in perspective, Aston Villa is the seventh-best club in Crosses Against Per 90 and the sixth-best club in Chances Created Against Per 90.                     

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): March (DK $8.2K || FD $19), Jensen (DK $6.1K || FD $11)



Luke Shaw- DK $5.5K || FD $12

Opponent - Crystal Palace

Alongside Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw should also see an uptick in value with teammate Christian Eriksen out. The fullback is a candidate to oversee a portion of the set pieces as well and he offers plenty of open-play value too. Through his last five appearances in domestic play, he has 1 goal, 2 shots, 3 created chances, 13 crosses, 4 corners, 9 tackles, 5 interceptions and 12 clearances. As aforementioned, Crystal Palace is one of the worst clubs in Crosses Against Per 90 and that is where Shaw thrives on the left flank. With the lack of ‘safe’ plays at defense this gameweek, Shaw could garner a fair amount of ownership as well.              

Alex Moreno- DK $5.3K || FD $12

Opponent - Leicester City

After making his move away from the La Liga for the first time in his career, Moreno has now played two matches – 1 start – for Aston Villa with Lucas Digne out with an injury. Digne may be healthy this weekend, however, Moreno is the expected starter. In those two appearances, Moreno produced 4 shots, 3 created chances, 5 crosses, 3 tackles and 3 clearances. Unsurprisingly, he produced similar start lines to what he was capable of in the La Liga for Real Betis. This is positive news for Aston Villa as they look for another quality and consistent fullback. Leicester’s defense was aforementioned above when regarding crosses against. This could be another floor outing for Moreno at home in a favorable matchup.            

Others To Consider (CASH/GPP): Robertson (DK $6.2K || FD $12), Killman (DK $2.7K || FD $10)


Corner Takers:

Aston Villa: Luiz/Bailey

Leicester City: Maddison/Barnes

Brentford: Jensen

Southampton: Ward-Prowse

AFC Bournemouth: Anthony/Christie

Brighton & Hove Albion: Gross/March

Manchester United: Fernandes/Shaw

Crystal Palace: Olise/Eze

Wolverhampton: Sarabia/Nunes

Liverpool: Robertson/Alexander-Arnold

Thanks for reading The Kick-Off! Good luck in all of your contests today!


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Brandon Hughes10 mins ago

Hopes To Pitch Monday
Jameson Taillon15 mins ago

Becoming More Of A Strikeout Artist?
Anthony Davis16 mins ago

Collects A Big Double-Double Versus OKC
Drew Smyly20 mins ago

Fine-Tuning His Mechanics
Zach LaVine22 mins ago

Scores 33 Points With Six Triples
Justin Steele28 mins ago

Cubs Not Concerned With Justin Steele's Velocity
Joel Embiid28 mins ago

Almost Has A 50-Point Triple-Double Friday
James Paxton35 mins ago

To Face Live Hitters Saturday
Luka Doncic36 mins ago

Falls Just Short Of A Triple-Double Friday
Jake Woodford40 mins ago

To Open Year In Starting Rotation
Luke Kennard42 mins ago

Hits 10 Treys Off The Bench
Kenley Jansen45 mins ago

Expects To Pitch Before Camp Ends
Keldon Johnson50 mins ago

Bags A 30-Point Double-Double
Jayson Tatum58 mins ago

Pours In 34 Points Against Indiana
De'Aaron Fox1 hour ago

Exits With A Hamstring Problem
Tage Thompson1 hour ago

Questionable For Saturday
Cale Makar1 hour ago

Returns With A Three-Point Effort
Luis Ortiz2 hours ago

Optioned To Triple-A After Subpar Spring Training
Valeri Nichushkin2 hours ago

Has Two Assists In Friday's Win
Nathan MacKinnon2 hours ago

Keeps His Point Streak Going
Jack Roslovic2 hours ago

Dishes Out Two Assists
Dylan Cozens2 hours ago

Reaches The 60-Point Mark
Trey Murphy10 hours ago

III Questionable On Saturday
De'Andre Hunter10 hours ago

Questionable Versus Indiana
Kyle Lowry11 hours ago

May Miss Saturday's Game
Seth Curry11 hours ago

Won't Play Against Miami
Trae Young11 hours ago

Questionable Versus The Pacers
Dejounte Murray11 hours ago

Removed From The Injury Report
Miami Dolphins11 hours ago

Justin Bethel Re-Signs With The Dolphins
Johnny Gaudreau11 hours ago

Records Two Points In Victory
Brock Nelson12 hours ago

Has Multi-Point Game In Loss
Alex Tuch12 hours ago

Scores Two Goals In Victory
Jack Hughes12 hours ago

Scores Two Goals In Loss
Ezekiel Elliott12 hours ago

Bengals "Looming Large" In Move For Ezekiel Elliott
Zane Gonzalez12 hours ago

Not Released, Traded To San Francisco
Kenley Jansen13 hours ago

Feels Light-Headed Friday
Steven Sims14 hours ago

Added By Houston
Dylan Dodd15 hours ago

Pushing For Spot In Braves Rotation
Bryan Reynolds15 hours ago

Says No News On Contract Extension
Joey Wentz15 hours ago

To Fill In As Tigers Fifth Starter
Daniel Lynch15 hours ago

Has Shoulder Strain, Likely Injured List Bound
Ryan Pepiot15 hours ago

Wins Spot In Rotation
Ramón Urías15 hours ago

Ramon Urias Scratched From Lineup Friday
Hunter Brown15 hours ago

Throws Friday
Alex Verdugo16 hours ago

Triston Casas Could Lead Off Against Righties
Philipp Kurashev17 hours ago

Ruled Out For Saturday
Zach Collins17 hours ago

Out On Friday Evening
Jakob Chychrun17 hours ago

Doubtful For Saturday's Game
Tyrese Haliburton17 hours ago

To Return Against Boston
Jaylen Brown17 hours ago

Available Versus Indiana
John Klingberg17 hours ago

To Remain Out On Saturday
Alec Martinez17 hours ago

Won't Play Saturday
Filip Zadina17 hours ago

Ruled Out For Saturday
Cale Makar17 hours ago

Returns To Avalanche Lineup
Patrik Laine18 hours ago

Out For 2-4 Weeks
Seattle Seahawks18 hours ago

Seahawks Still In Contact With Bobby Wagner
Tyler Naquin19 hours ago

Keston Hiura, Tyler Naquin Won't Make Brewers Roster
Julio Urías19 hours ago

Julio Urias Officially Starting Opening Day
Corbin Burnes19 hours ago

To Start Opening Day For Brewers
Nassir Little19 hours ago

Considered Probable For Friday
Tyrese Haliburton19 hours ago

Participates In Shootaround
Juan Soto19 hours ago

Taking Dry Swings Friday
Kelly Oubre19 hours ago

Jr. Uncertain For Friday
Terry Rozier19 hours ago

Unlikely To Play On Friday
Marquez Callaway20 hours ago

Signs With Broncos
Marquise Goodwin20 hours ago

Signing With Browns
Zane Gonzalez20 hours ago

Panthers Release Zane Gonzalez
David Blough20 hours ago

Re-Signs With Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles21 hours ago

Eagles Sign Terrell Edmunds
Blake Bell21 hours ago

Remaining With Chiefs
DJ Chark21 hours ago

Joins Panthers
Nelson Agholor22 hours ago

Ravens Agree To One-Year Deal With Nelson Agholor
Cory Sandhagen22 hours ago

Can Earn Back-To-Back Victories
Marlon Vera22 hours ago

Finds Himself In Main-Event Spotlight Saturday
Yana Santos22 hours ago

Looking For Biggest UFC Win Of Her Career
Holly Holm22 hours ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Austin Lingo22 hours ago

On Verge Of Three-Fight Winning Streak
Nate Landwehr23 hours ago

Hoping For Third Straight Strong Performance
DeAndre Carter23 hours ago

Visiting With Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles23 hours ago

Eagles Give Lane Johnson One-Year Extension
John Tavares23 hours ago

Bags Three Assists In Thursday's Win
Auston Matthews23 hours ago

Continues Strong Finish To The Season
Alex DeBrincat23 hours ago

Breaks Out Of Slump With Three Points
Mika Zibanejad24 hours ago

Continues Hot Spell With Two Assists
Bryce Young1 day ago

Impresses At Pro Day
Eddy Piñeiro1 day ago

Panthers Re-Sign Eddy Pineiro To Two-Year Deal
Tony Jones Jr.1 day ago

Signs One-Year Deal With Broncos
Will Levis2 days ago

Meeting With Panthers Thursday
Ryan Succop2 days ago

Buccaneers Release Ryan Succop
Ezekiel Elliott2 days ago

Narrows His List Down To Three Teams
Maycee Barber2 days ago

Can Continue Her Flyweight Ascent
Andrea Lee2 days ago

In Need Of Victory To Keep Momentum Going
MMA2 days ago

Manel Kape On The Hunt For Fourth Straight Victory Saturday
Alex Perez2 days ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Albert Duraev2 days ago

Can Rebound With A Victory
Chidi Njokuani2 days ago

Hopes To Get Back In Win Column
Taylor Montgomery4 days ago

A Hard Fade In Austin
Sam Burns4 days ago

Hard To Trust At WGC Dell Match Play
Max Homa4 days ago

A Strong Contender In Austin
Tom Hoge4 days ago

A Bracket-Buster In Match Play
Hideki Matsuyama4 days ago

Doesn't Perform In Match Play
Kamaru Usman4 days ago

Unsuccessful In Bid To Recapture Title
Leon Edwards4 days ago

Defends Crown At UFC 286
Viktor Hovland4 days ago

Has Struggled In Match Play
Rafael Fiziev4 days ago

Has Strong Showing But Takes Loss
Justin Gaethje4 days ago

Puts On Another Highlight-Reel Performance
Tyrrell Hatton4 days ago

The Favorite In His Group
Bryan Barberena4 days ago

Suffers Second Straight Submission Loss
Gunnar Nelson4 days ago

Scores Impressive Finish At UFC 286
Will Zalatoris4 days ago

Needs Birdies At WGC Match Play
Jordan Spieth4 days ago

Can Advance At WGC Match Play
Matt Fitzpatrick4 days ago

May Struggle At WGC Match Play
Chris Kirk4 days ago

Draws A Bit Unlucky At WGC Match Play
Patrick Cantlay4 days ago

Has Good Chance At WGC Match Play
Brian Harman4 days ago

Has Putter's Chance To Contend At WGC
Tommy Fleetwood4 days ago

Has Challenge At WGC Match Play
Casey O'Neill5 days ago

Takes First Defeat Against Former Champion
Jennifer Maia5 days ago

Earns Decision Win Over Undefeated Opponent
Roman Dolidze5 days ago

Suffers Setback With Decision Loss
Kyle Busch5 days ago

Finishes In Top 10 At Atlanta
Ty Gibbs5 days ago

Finishes Strong In Atlanta
Erik Jones5 days ago

Gets His First Top-10 Finish Of The Season
Ryan Blaney5 days ago

Bounces Back From Speeding Penalty
Denny Hamlin5 days ago

Has A Strong Showing
Tyler Reddick5 days ago

Hangs in For Fifth Place At Atlanta
Corey Lajoie5 days ago

Corey LaJoie Uses Course To Advantage On Sunday
Christopher Bell5 days ago

Ends Up With Another Top Five Result
Christopher Bell5 days ago

Brad Keselowski Noses Christopher Bell Out For Second
Joey Logano6 days ago

Goes From Pole To Win Sunday