English Premier League (EPL) begins the New Year with a bang, as games are scheduled for both Monday, January 1st, and Tuesday, the 2nd. Check out DraftKings who feature several contests for each day.
Let’s take a look at Tuesday match-ups. There are only four tomorrow, but Manchester City is one of the contenders. Your chances to win are increased exponentially when the roster is loaded up with Manchester players, Gabriel Jesus injury notwithstanding. However, there is a problem with having too many Citizens on a single roster as Manchester players are expensive. To solve the budget dilemma it becomes necessary to mix in low salaries.
In deference to that, each of the three players listed below–one defender, one midfielder, and one striker–is a potential bargain, and will allow some roster flexibility if you target the high-priced players at the core of your squad.
Defender: Ahmed Hegazi (WBA, $3,000): Third most clearances in EPL.
Midfielder: Oriol Romeu (SOU, $3,200): Close to eleven hundred passes.
Forward: Marko Arnautovic (WHU, $7,600): Scored four goals the last three games
Happy New Year!
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