DraftKings Thoughts: Roland Garros Day 1

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Rather than naming a team that could be copied by many, I will post a list of players I love at their price (winners), players that are overpriced (unforced errors), and some underdogs that could be interchangeable in a couple of teams if you are in search of a low salary upset.


– Yulia Putintseva ($10,500) –  Flipkens has had an unfortunate lead-up in terms of COVID-19 quarantine issues, and in these heavier conditions this match has the ability to be incredibly one-sided in my opinion. 
– Federico Coria ($9,600) – I’m not sure where the advantages lie in these conditions for Jason Jung. Best of 5 sets hasn’t been kind to him, and when you look at the Coria form on clay over the course of 2020 it is hard not to expect a Coria victory.
– Simona Halep ($11,100) – What an unfortunate draw for Sorribes Tormo. I don’t see any positives for SST in these conditions against the tournament favourite. If Halep is on from the outset, then watch out.

Unforced Errors

– Kei Nishikori ($8,500) – I am not sure which part of his form since returning from injury would instil confidence in backing him into your DraftKings team, however I am happy to be proven wrong here. Looks too out of touch to trust in heavy conditions.

– Dayana Yastremska ($9,900) – Another who looks to be a little too expensive in the heavy conditions in New York. Fitness is a question mark for her opponent in Daria Gavrilova, however her court coverage and ability to extend rallies is going to make life incredibly difficult for Yastremska is tough conditions.

Upset Alert

– Antoine Hoang ($5,400) – If you think the absurd break point conversion and saving own break point run from Dom Koepfer over the last fortnight is going to come to an end, then Hoang is worth a play here. It may free up some significant salary in some teams.

As always, if you have any questions about any specific players, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via Twitter.