Learn how to shuffle the pack

How utility picks can give you more late-swap options

In Pellegrini poised to engineer changes we questioned what sort of line-up the Manchester City boss would put out against the Baggies in Gameweek 33. The Citizens face PSG in the 2nd leg of their Champions League quarter-final and  it has since been confirmed that David Silva will miss the WBA clash, although Yaya Touré is back in contention.

DraftKings have some more King of the Pitch qualifiers which feature all of Saturday’s games that kick-off at 3pm UK time or later, which means that you will have access to starting line-ups for 5 of the 6 fixtures prior to confirming your line-up. You will also be able to exercise the late swap option if you select any players who are participating in the Man City vs West Brom encounter.

So how do you shuffle your pack?

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Well, as we mentioned in the earlier article, City have the highest goal expectancy this weekend so you want to give yourself the opportunity to get 2 or 3 of their players into your line-up if possible. If you select two of their players as utility picks, you will have the option to switch to alternative formations, should Manuel Pellegrini spring any surprise team news.

We’ve gone for Jesús Navas and Kevin De Bruyne as our ‘flex’ choices and have also opted for Samir Nasir who could start here. If Wilfried Bony gets the nod he could easily be drafted in at the expense of one of the others and you also have the option of bringing in Sergio Agüero in a double change, as long as you stay within budget.

Remember that you can edit your selections at any time, as long as the fixtures involving the players in question are still to get under way, so make sure you reference all breaking team news!

Samir Nasri – value selection at $3,000 on DraftKings UK (vs WBA, $50K Budget)