Round 2 of the French Open continues on Thursday, and all eyes will be on Iga Swiatek as she looks to continue her WTA dominance. It goes without saying that Swiatek is the highest-priced and highest-projected player on Thursday’s slate, but there are plenty of other options to consider. The value range has interesting pay-down options in the $5,000 range, and there’s another spend-up woman that stands out for tomorrow’s tennis DFS tournaments on DraftKings.
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French Open Tennis DFS Projections & Plays: Purcell, Parry Could Pop
Max Purcell $5,700, Diane Parry $5,600
Max Purcell and Diane Parry are the two best salary-saver options on Thursday’s slate. In Purcell’s case, he is also the top point-per-dollar play available. Stokastic’s Tennis DFS projections give Purcell and average projection of 36.92. He’s unlikely to cruise by his opponent, Yoshihito Nishioka, but any victory at his $5,700 salary could be enough if a few of the high-priced options score well. Purcell’s 30% implied win probability means an upset is well within the realm of possibility. Anything else would be icing on top and a huge boon to lineups that roster Purcell, whose ownership projection is just 10%.
Purcell isn’t the only $5,000-range player with solid value numbers on tomorrow’s French Open tennis DFS slate. Parry is projected for 35.81 fantasy points and 9.8% ownership. Those metrics are definitely worth of consideration alongside Purcell. Don’t sleep on Parry’s upside either. She’s just 20 years old and taking on another new player in Mirra Andreeva. Both sides have boom/bust potential, giving this match the potential ceiling score output that is crucial for larger DFS tournaments. .
Frances Tiafoe $7,200
The high-volatility matchup between Parry and Andreeva has exciting potential, but don’t sleep on the steady hand of Frances Tiafoe either. Tiafoe came into his own at last year’s U.S. Open and is now rounding into form for another grand slam. He isn’t flashy, but the price is right for his shot at a victory. He will need to do a bit more at $7,200 than Purcell or Parry need to do. Luckily, he has the potential to deliver.
Stokastic’s Tennis DFS projections have Tiafoe for 45.65 fantasy points and just under a 50% implied win probability. He’s $500 cheaper than his opponent, Aslan Karatsev, despite being nearly a coin flip to win the match. Tiafoe projects for just over 15% ownership, which could be a steal if he performs half as well as he did in Round 1. He picked apart Filip Krajinovic, notching a straight-set victory.
Ons Jabeur $10,900
Just underneath Swiatek in pricing and projection comes Ons Jabeur. She might be expensive as well, but Jabeur is almost as likely as Swiatek to pay off the price. Jabeur has had her ups and downs, but those ups include several matches where she completely locks down her opponents. Jabeur projects for 69.5 fantasy points and win odds just a notch below Swiatek’s. She’s also $400 cheaper than Swiatek and comes with slightly less ownership. It won’t be easy to get to Jabeur, but her potential for 6-0 sets gives her an upside that many other players in her range can’t offer on Thursday’s tennis DFS slate.
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