Sweeping the Floor: Examining EPL Gameweek 2 Fantasy Points on DraftKings
Sweeping the Floor: Examining EPL Gameweek 2 Fantasy Points on DraftKings

This article is part of our Sweeping the Floor series.

TOP FLOOR PLAYERS

Thirty three players scored at least 8.00 floor points (fantasy points minus goals, assists, cards and clean sheets) on DraftKings in Gameweek 1, with that number increasing to 36 this past weekend. One interesting (at least I thought it was interesting) note is that of the nine highest-scoring floor players, only three – Burnley's Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Liverpool's James Milenr – took at least one set piece. That isn't to say that set pieces weren't important, as the next 10 highest floor scorers did get at least one dead-ball opportunity.

Gudmunsson, whose 14.75 floor points were the highest in Gameweek 2, and Trippier, the second-highest floor scorer at 14.00, are names we expect to see near the top of a floor list, and hindsight makes us think that's it's totally reasonable that Sergio Aguero (14.00) and Gabriel Jesus (13.50) could reach high totals almost solely from shots and shots on goal against a heavily overmatched Huddersfield side. Throw in Benjamin Mendy's 13.50 thanks, in part, to his 12 crosses, and we're unsurprisingly left with lots of Man City.

That doesn't mean we were without surprises, as Burnley's Matthew Lowton tied Mendy and Jesus with a stat line that included eight crosses and a gameweek-high six tackles won. Lowton's high tackle total against Watford made many – including my podcast co-host Jordan Cooper – claim that the Opta scorers must have been extra aggressive on awarding tackles won. However, the opposite was

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award
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