The first round of the French Open continues on Tuesday. Tennis DFS players will need to get up to speed with the matchups to prepare for the flagship GPP on DraftKings. The buy-in is $20 for the main GPP, which is set for 7,058 lineups and full 150-max entries. There’s $30,000 up top, which is a bit lower then we saw at the Australian Open, but a huge boost for the DraftKings Tennis lobby. The main slate has 28-matches, so like Days 1 and 2, there is plenty to lookout for in Stokastic’s Tennis DFS projections.
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French Open Tennis DFS Projections & Plays: Top Values
Yannick Hanfmann $8,900; Thiago Monteiro $5,900
Roland Garros brings out all the big names. Novak Djokovic cruised yesterday, as did Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz. The main attractions for Tuesday’s French Open slate will be Iga Swiatek on the women’s side and Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev on the men’s. But behind those payout options lies a lot of value, especially in the matchup between Yannick Hanfmann and Thiago Monteiro.
Hanfmann enters as a significant favorite. His implied win and straight set probability could easily pay off the $8,900 price tag. Stokastic’s Tennis DFS projections have Hanfmann at 57.98 fantasy points. That’s the fourth best points-per-dollar value on Tuesday’s slate, sitting just behind the $10,000 and $11,000 spend-ups. He is currently projected for 19.45% ownership, which makes sense given the price. He’ll allow you more roster flexibility than some of the bigger names.
And despite Handmann’s value, there’s plenty to like on the other side of the court. Monteiro is projected for 36.84 fantasy points, which is pretty fair at his low $5,900 salary. Likewise, he is currently projecting for just 9% ownership. He’s unlikely to break the slate, but a win at his salary could be enough to get you there. It’s rare that a match has two great value plays on such a large slate, but Monteiro’s projection is supplemented by ace upside. It’s never easy to rack up a ton of aces on clay courts, but Monteiro could get enough in a win to give him a huge boost. He is projected for ~5 aces in the match, which is likely to go over if he can pull off the upset.
Giulio Zeppieri $7,600
At 21-years old Giulio Zeppieri could be ready to burst on the Tennis scene. Betting markets certainly think that’s a possibility when he takes on Alexander Bublik Tuesday morning as the slight favorite. Zeppieri has yet to make a name for himself in major ATP events, but if he can advance past the first round or more at Roland Garros he might be on his way.
The most important metric for Zeppieri is simply his price. The $7,600 price on him is low enough to make Zeppieri one of the top points-per-dollar plays on the slate. He projects for 49.1 fantasy points and 15.3% ownership. His opponent, Alexander Bublik has looked particularly shaky as of late. Bublik has been defeated soundly in his last two matches. His most recent was a straight set loss to Marcos Giron in which he won just four games. Given the pricing and odds, this is a good time to take a shot on Zeppieri.
Arthur Rinderknech $7,200
Like the aforementioned Thiago Monteiro, the appeal of Arthur Rinderknech is his ability to score aces. There won’t be a ton of ace-bonuses in Tennis DFS this week given the court and the matchups. However, in a win., Rinderknech could be one to reach the 15-plus aces needed, which could dramatically increase his upside and raise his floor. Rinderknech is no John Isner, but he projects for an average of 9.78 aces.
The bump from the aces and bonus potential is enough to make Rinderknech a strong value play at $7,200. He’s a slight underdog, but still enters Tuesday with a 45.0 average projection. His current ownership is at 12.27%, which is plenty low for a player sitting just outside the top-10 in points-per-dollar plays on this slate.