Paddy Power have recently launched their new daily fantasy game, with cash prizes on offer every single day of Premier League action!
Here at Fantasy Football Hub, we are going to be getting involved in the big money contests and sharing plenty of tips to help you play and win too.
We are entering the Blue Ribbon tournament for Gameweek 30 – the £12K Saturday EPL Wonder Strike. There’s a £12,000 prize pool guaranteed to be won, with 1st place scooping a tidy £2,000 and a prize for the top 825 positions. We will also be entering the £1k EPL Free Play, £700 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 entry) and the £800 EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry).
Why Play Daily Fantasy Sports?
You spend a considerable amount of time on the Premier League, you’re aware of fixture difficulty, you research and analyse player stats then you put all of your effort into a single game or two (Fantasy Premier League and possibly Sky). Some of you like to chase overall rank, but for me the most fun aspect is participating in the mini leagues I’ve entered and the thrill of winning some money. It’s a nice feeling to get rewarded for all the effort you put into something and this is a great opportunity to monetise your hobby.
I strongly urge you to at least try out the free, £0.25 and £1 event to get a feel for the game and to potentially win some money for very little by utilising your existing knowledge and skills.
Paddy Power Daily Fantasy Rules and Strategy
Take a look back at the Gameweek 8 article if you want a thorough breakdown of how these differ from Fantasy Premier League and other Fantasy games.
£12K Sat EPL Wonder Strike (£2K to 1st)
The tournament we’ll be covering here is for the five games from the afternoon and early evening evening kick-offs on Saturday, with prize money given out to the top entrants. Finishing in the lowest prize spots will guarantee you at least double the very reasonable £4 entry fee.
Clean Sheet Odds
Daily Fantasy Scoring – how do I utilise stats to help make my decision?
Using Fantasy Football Hub’s OPTA stats you can create customised tables to help you to identify the best assets for each position. I have transferred the information to Excel, as I want to filter out all of the players that don’t feature in the specific fixtures for this game and I’m looking at the last four Gameweeks.
It’s quite simple here, the bulk of your points come from Clean Sheets (CS) and saves:
Apart from goals and assists, the big points come from defenders that create a lot of chances and those that get a lot of shots on target:
Similar to defenders, apart from goals and assists, the big points come from a lot of chances created and shots on target:
Daily Fantasy – My Lineup
Kepa (£9) doesn’t have the best stats, but he’s excellent value with a great chance of a Clean Sheet (CS).
With no points awarded for a CS I’ve gone for the attackers that have high number of Shots on Target (SoT) and Chance Creation (CC) registered.
Alonso (£15) is a goal machine with three goals in the last four games, he picked up a red card in the UCL, so there’s a good chance he will play in the league. Aston Villa have the worst defence in the league.
Van Aanholt (£15) was the original Alonso, making a name for himself as an attacking defender. He’s created the most chances in the last four and is more than capable of scoring.
I’ve taken a few risks here, as the stats have identified some great mid priced options and I also think there’s value in mostly fading City assets because of how highly selected they will be:
Fraser (£12) has created eight chances, but he’s also made 10 clearances demonstrating his ability to rack up attacking and defensive points. Bournemouth desperately need points and Palace are relatively safe now, so there could be a drop in performance.
Barkley (£12) was the man of the match against Everton last week and Villa are a lot worse defensively. He’s picked up three assists in his last four games from the eight chances he’s created and I expect that tally to grow this weekend.
Pedro (£14) has also created eight chances but has only picked up a single assist, however he impressed against Everton, as Chelsea have been missing a direct threat since the injuries to Pulisic and CHO.
De Bruyne (£22) I can’t totally fade City, KDB has the best points per game, Pep has indicated he wants his players in a rhythm before the big games, so he should play and he’s the most likely to be involved in any attacking returns.
I will be re-entering my Wonder Strike lineup into the £1k EPL Free Play, £700 Sat EPL Equalizer (£1 single entry) and the £800 Sat EPL Toe Poke (£0.25 entry) . This requires zero effort, as I can just select to duplicate the Wonder Strike entry.
New Customer offer, min £5 deposit. Your qualifying entry will be your first settled paid entry. No refund will be applied if you finish in the prize positions. Refunds will be processed within 48 hours after the contest has settled. Max £20 refund. T&Cs apply.
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