Written by Chris Maley on February 9, 2019

Kieran Trippier (DK: $5,300): The soccer Must-Have for this slate is the English fullback for Tottenham, Kieran Trippier. The set piece situation on most of the four teams on this slate is split, but Trippier at least leads his team in set pieces by a large margin. This helps him average eight crosses per ninety minutes (the most out of regular starters on the slate) and create nearly two chances. His basic peripherals, in the form of almost an interception and two and a half tackles per game, add to his floor, but so does his strong team defense. Tottenham has good clean sheet odds since they are playing at home where they concede less than a goal per game, and due to their opponent, twelfth-place Leicester (the only non top-5 team on the slate), who concede nearly twenty crosses per game. Leicester are coming in to this tough road match in poor form; in their last five games, they have four losses and a tie. With Benjamin Mendy out for Manchester City, Trippier is the top defender option to pay up for in cash games as well as GPPs. He has the best floor and upside, to accompany his reasonable price and matchup. Trippier has averaged double-digit crosses in his last three starts, and he has hit double-digit FPTs in all three. We do not expect that to change this week. For these reasons, we recommend locking Trippier into your lineups for this slate.

 

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