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DraftKings Gameweek 30 fantasy picks: Head-to-head

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The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea will be involved in the FA Cup, but Gameweek 30 in the Premier League promises to be yet another exciting one for all involved. 

A number of the big boys may well have priorities elsewhere, but the two sides currently occupying the top positions in the Premier League are set for action. 

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City took yet another step to the Premier League title in Gameweek 29 as they secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Watford, but they won't be resting on their laurels as they prepare to play host to struggling Newcastle United. 

Tottenham, on the other hand, will be desperate to get back to winning ways after failing to secure all three points against north London rivals Arsenal. 

Manchester City can't afford to drop points against Norwich City while it looks set to be another important weekend for the likes of Newcastle United and Swansea City, who are embroiled in a relegation scrap. 

With a lack of games, selecting the right player for your DraftKings team becomes even more crucial. If you're struggling to identify which players to select, then these player comparisons should help you make your selections. 

Jamie Vardy - $7,800 (V Newcastle United) vs Harry Kane - $8,800 (V Aston Villa) 

The top two are set to meet the bottom two this weekend and goals should be aplenty at Villa Park and the King Power Stadium.  

Clearly, then, you just can't overlook Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane ahead of your picks for Gameweek 30. The goalscoring duo have been two of the standout performers throughout the course of the season - they have 36 league goals between them - but it's likely that you will only be able to fit one of them in your DraftKings team. 

Kane, with an average of 14.7 fantasy points per game (FPPG), has been prolific for Spurs this season. He will certainly be riding high after scoring and securing 26 points against north London rivals Arsenal in his last outing. 

In truth, Tottenham's talisman is the ideal DraftKings pick; he has struck 17 shots in his last three games with nine of those being on target.

He played like a man possessed against Arsenal and will surely fancy himself to find the back of the net against an Aston Villa side who are leaking goals for fun. With 55 goals conceded, Remi Garde's side will struggle to keep Kane from adding to his impressive tally.

Vardy's goals have dried up to an extent recently - he hasn't scored in his last three games - but the England man could get back to his best against an extremely vulnerable Newcastle United. He netted against the Magpies in the reverse fixture and will be confident of delivering the goods once again. With an FPPG average of 14.6, there's nothing to split him and his international counterpart.

In fact, priced at $7,800, Vardy is $1,000 cheaper than Kane, but it would be foolish to overlook the Tottenham man in Gameweek 30.

Verdict: Kane has to be your man - Villa won't be able to handle him. 

Fraser Forster - $3,900 (V Stoke City) vs Jack Butland - $3,700 (V Southampton)

Despite failing to secure points on a consistent basis recently, both Southampton and Stoke City find themselves in the top half of the table as the season approaches its latter stages. In Gameweek 30, the two sides meet at the Britannia Stadium and an away day win for Saints will place them above their opponents in the Premier League table. 

The clash will also see two of England's finest goalkeepers on display and they will have key roles to play throughout proceedings. Stoke shot-stopper Jack Butland has been impressive throughout the course of the campaign while Fraser Forster has been in top form since returning from injury back in January. First thing's first, both Southampton and Stoke have fine defensive records this season - Saints have conceded just 29 goals while Mark Hughes' side have shipped 34. 

Saints 'keeper Forster could be the man to inspire them to victory in Gamweek 30. With the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri on show, the England man may well have his work cut out. 

But there's no reason why he won't be able to keep them at bay; averaging 9.9 fantasy points per game (FPPG), the 27-year-old should be able to rack up the points once again. His season high of 25 points against Arsenal back in February came after the Gunners spurned chance after chance - he made 10 saves in north London. At $3,900, Forster could be worth selecting. 

Butland has a case, however; with 26 points in his last two games, he has made nine saves and only conceded on one occasion. But are Koeman's side really going to test him that often? Saves will secure you points and Southampton are hardly firing on all cylinders right now - they have only scored four goals in their last seven Premier League outings. 

Verdict: Forster will be the busier of the two goalkeepers and an impressive display could see him secure a high total of fantasy points. 

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