DraftKings and FanDuel outdid themselves with Saturday’s contests, offering two drastically different slates. We have five EPL games on the schedule for the Fourth of July, and if you want to play all five, you have to go to FD. Even then, FanDuel is offering limited contests for the five-game slate; the offerings are much more robust for the four-game main slate. With that in mind, our Example Lineups are for the 10 a.m.ET main slate, though we have included players from the early game in the Playbook.

Over on DraftKings, the only offering is the two-game 10 a.m. ET slate, as well as individual showdown contests. I usually prefer as many games as possible so that I have more options, but the last time we played a two-game DK slate, all of my lineups cashed. Hopefully, we can repeat that this time around. As always, you can ask questions about any of the slates in the FANation chat between now and kickoff.

Playbook

 

Goalies
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Kasper Schmeichel LEI CRY 5500 8.34 11 12.48
Onlyl Norwich have scored fewer goals than Palace this season, and for as bad as Leicester have looked of late, only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals this season.
David de Gea MUN BOU 5900 7.27 14 11.36
United have allowed the same number of goals as Leicester this season, and Bournemouth have scored the fourth-fewest goals in the league. United are huge favorites, so you're paying a bit more to virtually guarantee you pick up the points for the win.
Vicente Guaita CRY LEI 3900 8.34 9 13.12
Leicester have only scored two goals in three games during the restart, and Guaita has conceded one goal over his last five games. He's a strong GPP play and will allow you to pay up elsewhere.
               
Forwards
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Jordan Ayew CRY LEI 7200 9.68 17 13.46
Ayew struggled against Liverpool, but if we ignore that game, Ayew has at least 11.5 DK fantasy points in five straight games. He had four shots and drew four fouls against Burnley, and if Palace scores against Leicester, there's a great chance Ayew is involved.
Marcus Rashford MUN BOU 9100 15.33 18 22.16
All three United forwards are in play for GPPs, especially on DK. I think Rashford is the safest for cash lineups, and it doesn't hurt that he's cheaper than Martial on both sites.
Wilfried Zaha CRY LEI 6700 9.08 13 8.98
Zaha has had an extremely quiet season, but he has been quietly consistent, with at least 6 DK fantasy points in nine of his last 10 games. His forward eligibility makes him a strong play in cash games, but there's no reason to mess with him on FD.
Mason Greenwood MUN BOU 8300 5.67 15 8.96
Greenwood is significantly cheaper than his attacking teammates on FD, so I'll probably have him in a lot of my lineups even though his ownership will likely be higher. He has at least 30 FD fantasy points in two of his last five games.
               
Midfielders
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Marc Albrighton LEI CRY 6500 6.65 8 7.11
As one of our readers pointed out in the FA Chat, Albrighton is a strong play when he starts, even though his price has increased. He is a better play on DK thanks to all the crossess he sends into the box
Todd Cantwell NOR BHA #N/A #N/A 12 12.47
If Cantwell and Norwich are ever going to provide attacking returns, it will probably be in this game. Emiliano Buendia and Teemu Pukki are strong options if you can afford to spend a bit more.
Luka Milivojevic CRY LEI 6100 9.53 14 12.99
He is entering must-start territory for cash lineups, especially against a Leicester side that is struggling. Luka is averaging 10.7 DK fantasy points over his last eight starts.
Paul Pogba MUN BOU 5600 8.38 16 14.58
Pogba and Fernandes are United's two most consistent attackers, and Pogba costs half the price on DK. He would be even more safe if Fernandes is unable to start.
Dani Ceballos ARS WOL #N/A #N/A 13 9.71
Ceballos has at least 7.8 FD fantasy points in seven consecutive games. He's a safe cash play who will allow you to spend up elsewhere.
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Bruno Fernandes MUN BOU 11000 22.72 21 31.44
Fernandes suffered an injury in training Friday, and we don't know his status for Saturday. If he plays, he is by far United's safest option. If he is out, Paul Pogba would be a must for cash games, and the rest of the United attackers would all feel a bit safer
Christian Pulisic CHE WAT #N/A #N/A 16 16.82
Pulisic was entering must-play territory before a disappointing game at West Ham. I expect Pulsic and his teammates to bounce back at home against Watford. If for some reason Pulisic doesn't start, we can easily pivot to Mason Mount or Olivier Giroud.
               
Defenders
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Jonny Evans LEI CRY 3800 5.52 12 13.93
Evans got involved in the attack against Everton, with two shots and two fouls drawn. If he can do that again, it would be an added bonus. On DK, we're mostly chasing a cheap clean sheet that will allow us to spend up in attack. He is pretty safe on FD because he is sixth in the league in clearances. If he doesn't get many clearances in this game, it probably means he'll be involved in the attack again.
Marcos Alonso CHE WAT #N/A #N/A 14 18.89
No defender on Saturday's schedule is averaging more fantasy points than Alonso. At home against Watford is about as good a matchup as it gets.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka MUN BOU 5400 9.14 15 15.35
While everyone loads up on United attackers, don't forget about Wan-Bissaka. He has at least three crosses in every game of the restart, including assists in two of those games.
James Justin LEI CRY 5300 7.88 13 11.13
Justin has at least two crosses in all four starts this season, and at least three crosses in all three games since the restart. He is a cheaper alternative to Ben Chilwell, even if he doesn't have Chilwell's upside.
Romain Saiss WOL ARS #N/A #N/A 11 15.33
He's awfully cheap for someone who has been pretty consistent. I'm not particularly scared of Arsenal, and Saiss has a chance to rack up clearances.
Player Team Opp. DK $ DK FPPG FD $ FD FPPG
Lewis Dunk BHA NOR #N/A #N/A 13 14.78
Dunk is pretty much a must-play in the five-game slate. He had 18 FD fantasy points against Norwich earlier this season, and he could easily go over that total Saturday.

Example Lineups

The players bolded in the pivot lineups are the pivots from the player in the same spot in the lineup above the pivot.

 

 

DK Cash     DK GPP
Pos. Player Team Opp FPPG Salary     Pos. Player Team Opp FPPG Salary
F Jordan Ayew CRY LEI 9.68 $7,200     F Mason Greenwood MU MU 5.67 $8,300
F Wilfried Zaha CRY LEI 9.08 $6,700     F Marcus Rashford MU MU 15.33 $9,100
M Paul Pogba MU MU 8.38 $5,600     M Paul Pogba MU MU 8.38 $5,600
M Luka Milivojevic CRY LEI 9.53 $6,100     M Luka Milivojevic CRY LEI 9.53 $6,100
D Jonny Evans LEI CRY 5.52 $3,800     D Ben Chilwell LEI CRY 10.79 $6,400
D James Justin LEI CRY 7.88 $5,300     D Diego Rico BOU MU 10.33 $3,700
GK David de Gea MU MU 7.27 $5,900     GK Vicente Guaita CRY LEI 8.34 $3,900
Util Marcus Rashford MU MU 15.33 $9,100     Util Marc Albrighton LEI CRY 6.65 $6,500
        Total $49,700             Total $49,600
                           
DK Pivot Cash     DK Pivot GPP
Pos. Player Team Opp FPPG Salary     Pos. Player Team Opp FPPG Salary
F Jordan Ayew CRY LEI 9.68 $7,200     F Mason Greenwood MU MU 5.67 $8,300
F Wilfried Zaha CRY LEI 9.08 $6,700     F Marcus Rashford MU MU 15.33 $9,100
M Bruno Fernandes MU MU 22.72 $11,000     M Paul Pogba MU MU 8.38 $5,600
M Luka Milivojevic CRY LEI 9.53 $6,100     M Luka Milivojevic CRY LEI 9.53 $6,100
D Jonny Evans LEI CRY 5.52 $3,800     D James Justin LEI CRY 7.88 $5,300
D James Justin LEI CRY 7.88 $5,300     D Aaron Wan-Bissaka MU MU 9.14 $5,400
GK Kasper Schmeichel LEI CRY 8.34 $5,500     GK Vicente Guaita CRY LEI 8.34 $3,900
Util Harry Maguire MU MU 5.73 $4,400     Util Patrick van Aanholt CRY LEI 9.19 $5,700
        Total $50,000             Total $49,400
                           
FD Cash     FD GPP
Pos Player Team Opp FPPG Salary     Pos Player Team Opp FPPG Salary
F/M Paul Pogba MUN BOU 14.58 $16     F/M Mason Greenwood MUN BOU 8.96 $15
F/M Willian CHE WAT 17.22 $20     F/M Christian Pulisic CHE WAT 16.82 $16
F/M Christian Pulisic CHE WAT 16.82 $16     F/M Jordan Ayew CRY LEI 13.46 $17
F/M Marcus Rashford MUN BOU 22.16 $18     F/M Marcus Rashford MUN BOU 22.16 $18
D Jonny Evans LEI CRY 13.93 $12     D Romain Saiss WOL ARS 15.33 $11
D Diego Rico BOU MUN 15.48 $7     D Marcos Alonso CHE WAT 18.89 $14
GK Kasper Schmeichel LEI CRY 12.48 $11     GK Vicente Guaita CRY LEI 13.12 $9
        Total $100             Total $100
                           
FD Pivot Cash     FD Pivot GPP
Pos Player Team Opp FPPG Salary     Pos Player Team Opp FPPG Salary
F/M Paul Pogba MUN BOU 14.58 $16     F/M Mason Greenwood MUN BOU 8.96 $15
F/M Dani Ceballos ARS WOL 9.71 $13     F/M Christian Pulisic CHE WAT 16.82 $16
F/M Christian Pulisic CHE WAT 16.82 $16     F/M Nicolas Pepe ARS WOL 13.60 $17
F/M Marcus Rashford MUN BOU 22.16 $18     F/M Marcus Rashford MUN BOU 22.16 $18
D Jonny Evans LEI CRY 13.93 $12     D Romain Saiss WOL ARS 15.33 $11
D James Justin LEI CRY 11.13 $13     D Marcos Alonso CHE WAT 18.89 $14
GK Kasper Schmeichel LEI CRY 12.48 $11     GK Vicente Guaita CRY LEI 13.12 $9
        Total $99             Total $100